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07/21/2018 East Boston Ma -East Boston is seeing growth in housing and other developments. New construction on Decatur Street and Liverpool Street in the shadow of older housing. Reporter:Topic

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff

Don’t let Eastie become Southie, residents say

Community leaders have called for a temporary halt to the development that has taken over East Boston, until a master plan can be put in place.

Malcolm Butler on the bench during Super Bowl LII while Bill Belichick patrols the sideline.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

I had to ask about Malcolm Butler, and Belichick just didn’t want to go there

The Butler question has greeted me every day since Super Bowl LII. But it seems we will get no answer.

Associated Press/Biogen

Experimental Alzheimer’s drug significantly slowed patients’ cognitive decline, buoying hopes for treatment

The drug, from Cambridge-based Biogen and Eisai, a Japanese company, performed markedly better than a placebo.

Boston MA., 10/02/17, Senator Will Brownsberger is leading the charge for a nation-leading criminal justice bill. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Lawmakers move to repeal Valor Act

The controversial law allowed veterans to avoid criminal charges simply by citing their military service.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/1005307474.jpg US and Europe forestall trade war with preliminary agreement

President Trump said the Europeans agreed to work toward lower tariffs and other trade barriers, and to buy billions of dollars of US soybeans and natural gas.

The Nation

US and Europe forestall trade war with preliminary agreement

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) deliver a joint statement on trade in the Rose Garden of the White House July 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump and Juncker announced the beginning of negotiations to eliminate trade tensions between the European Union and the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By Mark Landler and Ana Swanson

President Trump said the Europeans agreed to work toward lower tariffs and other trade barriers, and to buy billions of dollars of US soybeans and natural gas.

How Cohen’s audio clip unraveled Trump’s false statements

 Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer and fixer.

By Matt Apuzzo and Maggie Haberman

The recording shows President Trump directly involved in talks about whether to pay the Enquirer for the rights to the woman’s story.

Researchers find 12-mile-wide lake of liquid water under the ice on Mars

By Martin Finucane

Researchers have detected a lake of liquid water under the ice that stretches more than 12 miles across, according to a new study published Wednesday.

The World

Turkey: American pastor on trial for terror let out of jail

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY

An American pastor who had been jailed in Turkey for more than 1 ½ years on terror and espionage charges was released Wednesday and put under house arrest as his trial continues.

UK Supreme Court rejects woman’s appeal in divorce case

By Danica Kirka

The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a woman must remain married to her husband of 40 years after he opposed her request for a divorce, saying its hands were tied by the country’s divorce laws.

As Greek wildfire closed in, a desperate dash ended in death

Firefighters from Cyprus rested Wednesday during a wildfire at a village near Athens.

By Jason Horowitz

Dozens gathered in the hope that they could find the narrow path leading to a small staircase down to the water. Officials found their bodies the next day, Tuesday; several were still clinging to one another.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | David Cancel, David Chang, Diane Hessan, Kathleen D. Kennedy, Jesse Mermell, and C.A Webb

Mass TLC supports a half-baked awards process, once again

The technology association produced 15 male finalists for three prestigious awards. Where are the women?

By David Cancel, David Chang, Diane Hessan, Kathleen D. Kennedy, Jesse Mermell and C.A. Webb

The technology association produced 15 male finalists for three prestigious awards. Where are the women?

Opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Trump’s bid to silence dissent violates spirit of First Amendment

(COMBO-FILES): This combination of file photographs show from left: Former CIA Director John Brennan during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing about Russian actions during the 2016 election on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 23, 2017; then FBI Director James Comey during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign on March 20, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper prepares to testify on May 8, 2017, before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC; then Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Andrew McCabe during a press conference at the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, on July 13, 2017; then US National Security Advisor Susan Rice speaks about US President Barack Obama's upcoming travel to Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia, during the Daily Press Briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, November 12, 2015. The White House said Monday, July 23, 2018, it was looking into revoking the security clearances of former CIA director John Brennan, a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, and several other top former US officials, including former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA chief Michael Hayden, and former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice. Brennan, Comey, Clapper and Hayden, in particular, have been harsh critics of Trump since he took office. Following the president's summit last week with Russia's Vladimir Putin, Brennan described Trump's behavior as

By Alan M. Dershowitz

No president should use his enormous powers over our national security to stifle or deter dissent.

JOAN VENNOCHI

What does abortion have to do with being secretary of state in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin speaks during the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By Joan Vennochi

Josh Zakim is trying to make Bill Galvin’s anti-abortion voting record from decades past a reason to oust him from his current job as secretary of state.

Metro

Lawmakers move to repeal Valor Act

Boston MA., 10/02/17, Senator Will Brownsberger is leading the charge for a nation-leading criminal justice bill. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

By Matt Stout

The controversial law allowed veterans to avoid criminal charges simply by citing their military service.

Don’t let Eastie become Southie, residents say

07/21/2018 East Boston Ma -East Boston is seeing growth in housing and other developments. New construction on Decatur Street and Liverpool Street in the shadow of older housing. Reporter:Topic

By Milton J. Valencia

Community leaders have called for a temporary halt to the development that has taken over East Boston, until a master plan can be put in place.

Priest who alerted church officials to abuse allegations against Washington, D.C., prelate wants investigation into how they responded

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. McCarrick has been removed from public ministry since June 20, 2018, pending an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

By Michael Levenson

A priest who wrote to Cardinal Sean O’Malley in 2015 about sexual abuse allegations involving a Washington, D.C., prelate said there should be an investigation into who in the church hierarchy knew and why no one spoke out earlier.

Business & Tech

Unanswered questions surround sale of Necco

By Katheleen Conti

The identity of the buyer is still a mystery, but one thing seems to be certain — there isn’t much Necco candy supply on the market.

National Grid lockout causing headaches for customers

Jennifer Wilson hung up laundry with her 7-year-old daughter in their backyard.

By Katie Johnston

A month after the utility company locked out 1,250 workers over a contract dispute, residents in need of gas work are experiencing significant delays.

Massachusetts home prices set new record

By Katheleen Conti

The median price for a single-family home reached $430,000 in June, according to a report from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

Obituaries

Sergio Marchionne, who revived Fiat and Chrysler, 66

By Olesia Plokhii

Sergio Marchionne, the executive who pulled two ailing carmakers from the brink of collapse and led the improbable transformation of Fiat Chrysler into an automotive giant, died Wednesday in Zurich. He was 66.

Donald Kaul, irreverent columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, dies at 83

By Adam Bernstein

Donald Kaul, irreverent columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, dies at 83

James V. Young, who helped save Boston from fiscal collapse in mid-’70s, dies at 76

By Bryan Marquard

James V. Young, 76, of Charlestown, who died April 16, helped save Boston from fiscal collapse in mid-1970s as treasurer and deputy mayor.

Sports

The Red Sox were furious with way Orioles handled rained-out game

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 25: The grounds crew pulls the rain tarp onto the field during the second inning as the Baltimore Orioles play the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 25, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

“I’m not happy about it,” manager Alex Cora said. “I’m pissed,” David Price added.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Buck Showalter has nothing but praise for Steve Pearce

Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce leads off first during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

By Peter Abraham

The Orioles manager on Pearce: “Steve’s got no ego. It’s all about contributing and winning. He’s just a winning player.”

Alex Speier

Red Sox traded for Eovaldi without giving up a premier prospect

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Friday, July 20, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

By Alex Speier

Jalen Beeks is major-league ready, but there is little chance he comes back to haunt the Sox as a latter day Jeff Bagwell-for-Larry Andersen move.