Tragedy in Auburn

Fallen officer was friendly, thoughtful man

?He was the one that kept pushing me forward to get a better life, get a job,? said Ahmed Altekreeti, a friend of Ron Tarentino.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Diane Desaulnier of Leicester attended a vigil Sunday for slain Auburn police officer Ron Tarentino.

// Slain officer was a married father of 3

Ron Tarentino worked as a police officer in Leicester, where he lived, before joining the Auburn force.

// Suspect in Auburn police shooting killed in gun battle

Jorge Zambrano died while exchanging gunfire with officers in Oxford, and a state trooper was injured.

The exterior of Bridgewater State Hospital.


Lawsuit on care of Bridgewater patients allowed to move forward

The suit, filed by families of three former patients, claims that officials discriminate against the most severely mentally ill.

Even though Madonna was singing

Madonna pays tribute to Prince at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna took the stage Sunday for a much-hyped ? and by some, hotly debated ? tribute to the late music icon.

// Worcester express part of rail schedule changes debuting today

The MBTA has revamped schedules for nine of its 12 commuter rail lines.


// Remembrances pour in for Elizabeth Baker, governor?s mother

Baker, who died Saturday, offered firm life lessons ?with a soft voice? to her son, Charlie, and others she encountered.


// Deadline day: Tom Brady?s time to appeal is here

Monday is the deadline for Brady to appeal the decision to reinstate his suspension in the Deflategate case.

// A Keurig machine for marijuana?

Even though the drug isn?t fully legal in Mass., companies are lining up for a potential expansion of the market.

// Elizabeth Warren invokes ?Lemonade,? life as a blonde in Suffolk speech

The US senator also drew laughs when she jokingly asked how her speech was polling in comparison to Donald Trump.

// Hillary Clinton supporters giving wide latitude to Bernie Sanders

Top Clinton backers are keeping the kid gloves on, for now, as they deal with the defiant US senator.

In search of sanctuary

The pews grew emptier and emptier. Until at last they realized: the Congregational Church of West Medford was dying. But they were people of faith and they believed in resurrection.

// Obama says US lifts long-standing arms embargo on Vietnam

The US wants to bolster a nation once seen as an enemy but now viewed as a crucial, though flawed partner.

// Watch ?Simpsons? actor address Tufts grads as Moe

?I didn?t have a fancy, high-falutin education,? said Hank Azaria-as-Moe. ?I went to BU. I majored in not getting hit by cars on Commonwealth Avenue.?

Salem hospital to end heart surgeries

Partners HealthCare plans to stop heart surgeries at North Shore Medical Center and send patients instead to Mass. General.

Brielle Arias (left) and Paige Giraldo of the O?Bryant School of Math & Science in Roxbury visited Cuba in February.

Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe

O?Bryant students get up-close lesson in Cuban ingenuity

The students will remember the creativity, hospitality ? and poverty ? they saw on a trip to the country.


// Is this where the Cavaliers fall flat? No way!

There might not be a more underplayed story in sports than the Cavaliers? run of dominance in the East playoffs.

Opinion & Ideas


// What?s all this talk about resilience?

Resilience talk is just a little too glib, a little too modish, a little too nonsensical.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Why party unity is overrated in this election

The rule about candidates getting the entire party to fight for them after a bruising primary might be tossed out of the window.

The Big Picture


Balance (Defined)

One in an occasional series exploring the definitions of words via photography.

Globe investigations

// Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Design New England

Design New England

// When inspiration strikes

With their home as canvas, the couple behind KTII Design Group embrace the stylistic power of change.