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Police Commissioner William Evans to retire; William Gross named successor

Newly appointed Boston Police Commissioner William Gross (center) hugged outgoing Police Commissioner William Evans during a press conference at City Hall.

Outgoing Commissioner William Evans’ second-in-command, William Gross, will become the first person of color to lead the 2,200-person Boston police force.

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William Gross always wanted to serve in law enforcement, and on Monday, the 33-year BPD veteran was tapped to lead the department.

The New England Revolution’s pitch for a stadium near UMass Boston’s campus ran into neighborhood opposition.

New England Revolution

Soccer stadium in Boston remains elusive goal for Kraft

As search for a site drags on, 16 of the Major League Soccer’s 23 teams have built stadiums in other cities.

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Much of the evidence for marijuana’s benefits and harms remains weak, with little firm science to guide decision-making.

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Hoping to stand out from the crowd, many online daters end up looking just like everyone else.

The Nation

Immigration crackdown extends to new citizens

The Justice Department has moved to revoke the citizenship of Norma Borgoño, shown with her daughter, Urpi Ríos.

By Patricia Mazzei

Some people are finding that taking an oath of citizenship does not give them secure status in their adopted homeland.

Federal judge delays Paul Manafort’s fraud trial

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort hoped his trial on bank and tax fraud charges would be postponed until after he faces related charges in federal district court in Washington on Sept. 17.

By Rachel Weiner

President Trump’s former campaign chairman was in court for the first time since he was sent to jail in June.

Trump tries to cast fresh doubt on Robert Mueller’s inquiry

President Trump spoke Monday during an event at the White House.

By Zeke Miller

The president called the investigation on Russian election meddling a “fraud and a hoax designed to target Trump.”

The World

Record high in Japan as heat wave grips the region

People took to the water to cool off in Tokyo’s Odaiba Kaihin Park on Sunday.

By Mari Yamaguchi

The mercury hit 106 degrees in a city 40 miles northwest of Tokyo.

Toronto shooting leaves 2 dead, 13 injured

Police investigated a car with a bullet hole within the scene of a shooting in east Toronto.

By Catherine Porter and Matthew Haag

Officers opened fire on the suspect, who was identified as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto. He was killed.

In China, vaccine scandal infuriates parents and tests government

By Javier C. Hernández

A major drug producer in northeast China was found to have violated standards in making at least 250,000 doses.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

A worthy successor to William Evans at Boston Police

Newly appointed Police Commissioner William Gross at a City Hall press conference after he was announced as the successor to William Evans.

Mayor Marty Walsh made the right call in appointing William Gross to succeed Evans as commissioner.

JOAN VENNOCHI

The beautification of Kim Jong Un

A South Korean magazine distributed in Busan shows Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in shaking hands on the cover.

By Joan Vennochi

South Korea is accepting Kim’s vague pronouncements about peace and denuclearization, in hopes that it will lead to normalized relations.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

Trump’s abandonment of Syria

Photo Illustration by Lesley Becker/ Globe File Photos

By Richard North Patterson

Nothing better exposes Trump’s geopolitical dereliction than his moral and strategic abdication in Syria.

Metro

Boston’s first black police commissioner hopes to be a catalyst for improved community relations

Superintendent in Chief William Gross hugged a protester last August; on Monday he was named commissioner.

By Michael Levenson

William Gross always wanted to serve in law enforcement, and on Monday, the 33-year BPD veteran was tapped to lead the department.

Police Commissioner William Evans to retire; William Gross named successor

Newly appointed Boston Police Commissioner William Gross (center) hugged outgoing Police Commissioner William Evans during a press conference at City Hall.

By Milton J. Valencia and John R. Ellement

Outgoing Commissioner William Evans’ second-in-command, William Gross, will become the first person of color to lead the 2,200-person Boston police force.

Pot is legal, but is it safe? Here’s what we know

As recreational marijuana dispensaries prepare to open in Massachusetts, you may be wondering whether it’s safe to indulge. Is pot good or bad for your health?

By Felice J. Freyer

Much of the evidence for marijuana’s benefits and harms remains weak, with little firm science to guide decision-making.

Business & Tech

Soccer stadium in Boston remains elusive goal for Kraft

The New England Revolution’s pitch for a stadium near UMass Boston’s campus ran into neighborhood opposition.

By Tim Logan

As search for a site drags on, 16 of the Major League Soccer’s 23 teams have built stadiums in other cities.

Undocumented immigrants seeking special crime-victim visa turn to anti-bias agency

In January of last year, immigration attorneys Susan Church  and Heather Yountz hung flyers at Logan Airport offering free legal help to those affected by the Trump administration’s immigration orders.

By Katheleen Conti

In a rarely deployed move, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination recently approved two “U visa” certifications.

Fidelity rebuffs latest attempt for truce in fight over South Boston hotel name

Governor Charlie Baker joined Omni executives and other dignitaries in May for a groundbreaking.

By Jon Chesto

Fidelity Investments is waging a legal battle against the developers of an Omni hotel that would go up about two blocks away from the Seaport Hotel.

Obituaries

Madeleine Kamman, 87, renowned chef and author who ran sought-after cooking schools

Ms. Kamman ran restaurants and cooking schools in New England, California, and France, and trained some of the finest chefs in the country.

By Bryan Marquard

Ms. Kamman, who ran restaurants and cooking schools in New England and France, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation.

Raymond Hunthausen, 96, outspoken archbishop of Seattle

Archbishop Hunthausen led protests near a base for nuclear-armed Trident submarines at Bangor, Wash., in 1982.

By Gene Johnson

His support for nuclear disarmament, gay rights, and an expanded role for women in the church made him one of the most controversial US bishops.

Dr. Robert Blizzard, 94; gave children hormones to grow

By Randi Hutter Epstein

Dr. Blizzard was in the vanguard of mid-20th-century doctors who forged a new medical frontier.

Sports

RED SOX 5, ORIOLES 3

Red Sox beat the rain, and the Orioles, of course

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

By Peter Abraham

Jackie Bradley Jr. robbed Trey Mancini of extra bases with a backhanded running catch while in the air in the seventh inning.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Zach Britton is the power lefty the Red Sox desperately need

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 27: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 27, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

By Nick Cafardo

For the Red Sox, a trade for the Orioles closer also might be a cheaper offseason sign than trying to re-sign Craig Kimbrel.

Dan Shaughnessy

Offseason drama with Patriots worthy of reality TV

Patriots coach Bill Belichick still hasn’t explained why he benched Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Patriots open training camp this week following a wild 5½ months.

Tuesday Stories

Wine, workouts, and dead fish: The curious similarities of dating app profiles

By Dugan Arnett

Hoping to stand out from the crowd, many online daters end up looking just like everyone else.

TV Critic’s Corner

What is Shonda Rhimes bringing to Netflix?

Shonda Rhimes calls her roster of shows for the streaming service “Shondaland 2.0”

By Matthew Gilbert

Rhimes has announced the first shows she and her production company will developing for the streaming service.

Names

Activist to star as TV’s first transgender superhero

Nicole Maines gained national attention for her battle against her Orono, Maine, school district over her right to use the girls’ bathroom.

Nicole Maines, who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls’ bathroom, will be TV’s first transgender superhero.