Glory days return to Salem Country Club

Tom Watson, John Daly, and Bernhard Langer will in the field for the US Senior Open this week at the Peabody course.


There and back again: Globe returns to its roots

After six decades on Morrissey Boulevard, the Globe is leaving a building full of quirks, characters, and history for new digs downtown.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) and opponent Tito Jackson gathered signatures last month in Dudley Square.

Walsh has 31-point lead over Jackson in mayoral race, poll shows

The poll also found the city split along racial lines when voters were asked if Boston is a racist city.

A young man walked past the area where Charlene Holmes, was killed on Willow Street in Cambridge.

A neighbor, a friend, a police officer remember a Cambridge teen and the shooting that took her life

Charlene Holmes was 16 when she was killed by a drive-by shooter five years ago.

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Argument breaks out at Deer Island vigil for Bella Bond

One woman accused Michael Sprinsky — who was present — of being complicit in the toddler’s death, leading to a shouting match.


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Murder, they wrote -- accidentally

New Hampshire Senate Bill 66 was on its way to the governor’s office before legislators realized that the law could be interpreted as allowing pregnant women to kill with impunity. Legislators quickly clarified that they had not intended this result for the fetal homicide bill — which allows for someone who causes the death of a fetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy to be liable for homicide or manslaughter charges — and fixed the wording Thursday

Lee G. Johnson, groundbreaking Malden District Court judge, dies at 67

Judge Johnson was the first African-American to serve as first justice in Malden District Court, where he helped launch a drug court program to help change the lives of addicts.

Car crashes into wine store window in Sandwich

A 52-year-old man said his foot was stuck between the gas and brake pedal on Sunday afternoon.

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State Police searching for victim of assault and bicycle robbery

Several witnesses reported the Esplanade attack, but the man had left the scene by the time police arrived.

The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd at the Sheraton Boston.

Photos of the Dalai Lama in Boston on Sunday

The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd at the Sheraton Boston.

The Dalai Lama greeted and blesseed Tibetan monks before speaking to a crowd at the Sheraton Boston.

In Boston, Dalai Lama preaches compassion

The Dalai Lama spoke in Boston on Sunday, gearing his message toward Tibetans continuing to practice Buddhism regardless of where they are in the world.


Savor summer in many ways

Summer is a stroll through a magnificent garden. A beloved family movie under the stars. An early taste of the Fourth of July.

Who put the M-E-N in selectmen?

It was a seemingly common sense suggestion: Maybe it’s time to rethink what a town calls its top governing body. Then the debate started in Wakefield.

Chess notes

The weekly game

This day in history

Today is Monday, June 26, the 177th day of 2017. There are 188 days left in the year.

Eight-year-old girl is injured in Jamaica Plain shooting

An 8-year-old girl was hit in one of two overnight shootings in Boston, police said.

A great white shark swam close to the shore in Chatham in 2016.

Afraid of a shark attack? Don’t worry, the odds are in your favor.

You’re much more likely to die from an asteroid strike, be killed in a car crash, or succumb to the flu.

Man arrested after driving down train tracks to flee Holbrook police

William Ayers, 28, was charged with multiple motor vehicle, traffic and drug offenses, Holbrook police said.

Eight arrested at pipeline demonstration in Sandisfield

he protesters object to the pipeline expansion through the Otis State Forest.

The Dalai Lama waved to admirers upon arriving at the Hyatt Regency Boston on Saturday.

Photos: Crowd greets Dalai Lama in Boston

The spiritual leader greeted the faithful who had gathered on the street outside his hotel.


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New England news in brief

New England news in brief

The Dalai Lama greets Jampa Phunkhang of Medford after arriving at the Hyatt Regency Boston in Boston on Saturday.

Dalai Lama begins two-day Boston visit with joy and blessings

More than 300 people packed sidewalks along Bedford and Chauncy streets as they waited to see the spiritual leader.

Lancaster woman dies after rollover crash

Sandra McAndrews was ejected from a BMW at about 8 p.m., Lancaster police said.

Police search for vehicle involved in Fall River hit-and-run that left construction worker injured

State Police are searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run Thursday night in Fall River that left a construction worker with serious injuries.


sunday’s child

Cole, 13, is a very athletic and friendly boy

Cole is a friendly, easy going thirteen-year-old boy who gets along well with both children and adults. He loves to play football and basketball.

Man, his wife tried to have rape case witness killed, DA says

Cynthia and Jason Coons tried to kill the main witness in Jason Coons’ 2014 rape case, Northwestern prosecutors said.

State Police looking for suspect in hit-and-run on I-95

A 22-year-old Roslindale man was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a hospital, State Police said.

Maybelline Perez Villatoro, valedictorian at East Boston High School, paused at the East Boston Public Library for a portrait.

At East Boston High School, a voice to raise up other young immigrants

Valedictorian Maybelline Pérez Villatoro wants to use her success to motivate many thousands of other young immigrants.

Faces of excellence

Through hard work, caring families, and perceptive teachers, these students made it to the top of their classes. Meet the 2017 Boston valedictorians.

Plea deal for woman who injected pregnant roommate in N.H.

Rhianna Frenette, 38, used an unsanitary syringe to try to inject Felicia Farruggia, police said.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

This day in history

Today is Sunday, June 25, the 176th day of 2017. There are 189 days left in the year.

Inline skaters, bikers, and walkers flock to Memorial Drive on sunny Sundays.

Starts & Stops

Memorial Drive crowds facing two-week detour

It looks as if a bridge project could frustrate those seeking some Sunday afternoon leisure in Cambridge.

Brockton woman arrested in fatal stabbing of boyfriend

Kirsten Smith has been charged in the death of 52-year-old Scott Benoit after she allegedly stabbed him in the chest Friday afternoon, according to officials.

Weymouth man shot in Quincy

Quincy police do not believe the shooting, which occurred early Friday, was random.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, June 24, the 175th day of 2017. There are 190 days left in the year.

In January, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey arrived at a press conference to announce that her office was taking action challenging President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

Maura Healey’s top target these days is Donald Trump

The Massachusetts attorney general has racked up 11 legal cases against the Republican president’s agenda.


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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Maura Healey’s many lawsuits against the Trump administration

Mass. AG Maura Healey has taken action against the Trump administration on numerous fronts in the past six months.

Aaron Hernandez in March.

Prosecutors take fight to reinstate Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction to SJC

The battle over the Hernandez murder conviction is going to the state’s highest court.

Man found fatally stabbed inside Brockton home

Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Brockton.

Head of feared MS-13 chapter in East Boston pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

Santos Portillo-Andrade, 33, a Revere resident who also goes by the moniker “Flaco,” faces a lengthy prison term.

Bill Gidrewicz (center) and director Nanci Baren served a lunch to members of the Ruby Rogers Center in Somerville.

Closure of Somerville mental health center unsettles a community

The Ruby Rogers Center serves Somerville residents with mental illness or disability and will close Sunday after 30 years.

Boston’s DraftKings wants to merge with its former sports fantasy rival, New York-based FanDuel.

Under planned fantasy sports merger, DraftKings would take the lead

Internal documents detail how the now-disputed deal with FanDuel would work.

The Dalai Lama previously visited Boston in 2014.

Dalai Lama to appear in Boston this weekend

The Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to arrive Saturday and appear at an event at the Sheraton Boston on Sunday.

In N.H., police could be close to arresting man who punched woman 39 times

Rochester, N.H., police appear to be closing in on the man who allegedly punched an 18-year-old woman 39 times.

Angelo Colon-Ortiz was arrested in April.

Suspect indicted in Marcotte murder

The Worcester man accused of killing Vanessa Marcotte was formally charged with murder Friday.

Gun stolen from police vehicle found

The Remington shotgun was found in Lowell, Chelmsford police said Friday in a statement.

Jurors in Bella Bond murder trial deliberating nearly four days

Twenty-two hours have passed since Judge Janet Sanders sent the jury to deliberate.

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, the sun rises over the clouds in front of the summit of Haleakala volcano in Haleakala National Park on Hawaii's island of Maui. The National Park Service is studying whether to keep its new system requiring reservations to drive up to Haleakala's summit to see the sunrise. The agency said Thursday, June 15 it will conduct an environmental assessment for the program, which was implemented on an emergency basis earlier this year to address overcrowding. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

New research says the sun may have had a twin

The answer is yes, most likely — according to new research from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University.


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// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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