Paul LePage toes hard line on drug crisis

The Maine governor supports enforcing laws over treatment options.

David Ortiz is out at second trying to stretch a single in the 12th; later he was left off the All-Star team. Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

On baseball

It doesn?t feel right that Red Sox got any All-Star nods

Maybe there should be a new rule: If your team stinks there should be no All-Stars.

State law targets gas leaks

The new measure sets a timetable for repairing lines, and customers are expected to see savings in the long run.

// Supreme Court rulings jolt groups into action

Two recent cases have galvanized Mass. voters, politicians, and organizations around issues of women?s health.

Dive teams searched a Milford quarry for a missing 18-year-old.

Teen missing after jump in Milford quarry

Rescue crews spent much of the day searching Fletcher Quarry for the body of the 18-year-old and plan to resume their efforts on Monday.

Audley Travel, a British company that specializes in customized trips, opened its first US office on North Washington Street in Boston in March.

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Business soaring for old-school travel companies

Growth is driven mostly by baby boomers looking for a more immersive experience from their vacations.

Almost every Friday, President Obama retreats into a quiet chamber of the White House ? most often the Map Room or Roosevelt Room ? and sits before the microphones and a video camera for several minutes.

Obama?s weekly address an enduring anachronism

In nostalgic defiance of today?s hyper-drive news cycle, President Obama continues a tradition evocative of the fireside chats.

Sumul Shah of Solaya Energy secures his safety clips at the top of the wind turbine at Gloucester?s Blackburn Industrial Park.

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Rare chance to climb Gloucester wind turbine pays off

The climb was arduous. The view was amazing. Cars like ants on Route 128. Gloucester harbor laid out below us as on a map.

In the building Joe Fidler cleans, 10 teachers and other classroom instructors who have not worked for the city as long as he has live in the suburbs, according to payroll records.

Boston?s residency rule routinely flouted

A Globe review found scores of violators who have decamped to the suburbs.


// Why are we obsessed with having a pretty lawn?

Does your neighbor trim his lawn with scissors? Tidy it up with a shop vac? I?m trying to understand this growing obsession.