Joseph Finn named Boston?s new fire commissioner

The long-serving deputy fire chief will be named as the city?s new fire commissioner, the mayor?s office said.

William Gross, the Boston Police Department?s superintendent in chief, spoke to recruits before they ran from Hyde Park to Roxbury in June.

Adrian Walker

Boston?s residency requirement is a joke

Promoted in the 1970s as a means of keeping middle-class white employees in the city, it?s now an anachronism.

// Tsarnaev told friends it would be good to die a martyr, prosecutor says

The trial of Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev accused of interfering with the Marathon investigation, is underway.

// Search resumes for man missing after Milford quarry jump

Firefighters have resumed the search for an 18-year-old who made a 50-foot jump and never resurfaced.

Brian Comrie, an agent who specializes in Brazil and Argentina, met with Grace Cole of Marblehead.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Business soaring for old-school travel companies

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

Pope Francis celebrated the Angelus noon prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday.

Pope Francis meets sex abuse victims, vows zero tolerance

The pope pledged to carry forward the fight against the scandals that have rocked Catholicism for more than a decade.

Music Review

// BSO, Fleming uncork new season at Tanglewood

The evening, a tasting menu of musical Americana, was clearly conceived as a vehicle for its celebrity soloist, the soprano Renée Fleming.

Editas Medicine chief executive Katrine S. Bosley.


Four Boston biotech firms worth watching

Among the next wave of biotechnology companies, here are four trying to develop game-changing approaches to fighting disease.


// Dawn of the Web: an oral history

How did it feel when the Internet first arrived on your desk? What does a tidal wave look like from shore?