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Massport CEO who oversaw Seaport building boom says he will step down

Thomas Glynn, 72, plans to leave in November, ending his tenure one year before his contract expires.

The 111 is one of the busiest bus lines in the MBTA system, transporting 12,000 riders a day along 6.5 miles.
Passengers at Haymarket Square crowded aboard the 111 bus, which is often late and sometimes doesn’t come at all. The trip can be an endurance test.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Traffic, crowding, cancellations: This MBTA route shows all the T’s bus problems

The 111 is a rolling case study of all that ails MBTA bus service: overcrowding, delays caused by traffic and passengers who pay in cash, and frequent cancellations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/kreiter_senioractors1_arts.jpg Retirees speak Shakespeare’s language, one hard-to-memorize line at a time

The Frances Addelson Shakespeare Players, a troupe whose members are mostly in their 70s and 80s, will take 18 months to prepare for a production of “Twelfth Night.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/b99237c5f9d347758a6aef9dc8098562-b99237c5f9d347758a6aef9dc8098562-0.jpg Catholic Church said to have covered for hundreds of ‘predator priests’

A grand jury report released Tuesday said church leaders in six Pennsylvanian dioceses protected more than 300 abusive priests.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Inspector general to review TSA’s ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance program

The inspector general’s office will investigate the program, in which federal air marshals follow US citizens not suspected of a crime on flights and through airports.

The Nation

Catholic Church said to have covered for hundreds of ‘predator priests’

Survivors of sexual abuse by priests were joined by family members at the news conference in Harrisburg, Pa.

By Michelle Boorstein and Gary Gately

A grand jury report released Tuesday said church leaders in six Pennsylvanian dioceses protected more than 300 abusive priests.

Red tide algae’s deadly trail of marine animals has triggered a state of emergency in Florida

Dead fish are piled up near the Gulf of Mexico shore in Bradenton Beach, Fla.

By Alex Horton

Red tide algae’s deadly trail of marine animals has triggered a state of emergency in Florida

Metro

Inspector general to review TSA’s ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance program

By Jana Winter

The inspector general’s office will investigate the program, in which federal air marshals follow US citizens not suspected of a crime on flights and through airports.

Sports

Red Sox 2, Phillies 1

Rick Porcello puts on a show in Red Sox win

Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello dives into second base with a double in the third inning Tuesday.

By Julian Benbow

Porcello pitched seven innings of two-hit ball — and even contributed a double of his own, although manager Alex Cora noted his slide into the bag “was pretty bad.”

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

‘A blessing’: It’s fairly remarkable LeGarrette Blount is still in the NFL

Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount points after an NFL football practice in Allen Park, Mich., Monday, June 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By Ben Volin

The Lions hope the former Patriot’s good karma (three Super Bowl wins in four years) rubs off on them.

PETER ABRAHAM | ON BASEBALL

A borrowed bat in the hands of the right guy gave the Red Sox this win

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 14: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox hits a pinch hit solo home run in the eighth inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 14, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Red Sox won 2-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

Alex Cora made the right choice in the eighth inning as Brock Holt came off the bench to slug the game-winning home run.

Wednesday Food

How to make the most of farmers’ markets now

Produce at the Clark Farm stand at the Salem Farmer's Market.

By Annmarie Timmins

Here are six things to know before you hit that local farmer’s market. And if you don’t know where the closest one is, we’ve got you covered.

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Welcome to the modern pantry. You can make blueberry jam in the microwave.

Microwave blueberry jam

By Sally Pasley Vargas

A single jar of jam, made in minutes, comes in handy when you want to coddle houseguests or take a homemade jar to a friend.