Is it time for Mass. to move to a new time zone?

The clock has started ticking on an unusual legislative project: a task force to study whether Massachusetts should leave Eastern Standard Time behind.

// Sprawling South Boston project nears approval

The Andrew Square site is set for 650 residential units, retail, and maybe even a supermarket.

Hillary Clinton held a rally in Des Moines on Wednesday while Donald Trump attended one in Abingdon, Va.

Chris Keane/Reuters

With eyes on a win, Democrats warn about complacency

Democrats are watching Donald Trump?s downward spiral but are also warning their troops not to be too confident.

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign rally in Abingdon, Virginia August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

The shaking ground beneath Donald Trump

Trepidation about Trump?s candidacy is rippling throughout the Republican Party.

// Trump accuses Obama of being the ?founder of ISIS?

??In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama,?? Donald Trump said during a rally in Florida. ??He is the founder of ISIS.??

// Boston GOP execs ponder what to do about Trump

The nomination of Donald Trump has many Republican business executives in Mass. tortured by conflicting impulses.

Ann LePage, Maine's first lady, gave a high five to customer John Libby of Phippsburg, Maine.

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Paul LePage?s wife starts a waitress job to pay off a car

Maine?s governor is often viewed as a stubborn grouch, but his wife, Ann, seems to have carved out a parallel universe at McSeagull?s.

// City official has little-known dual roles in development

A development manager for the City of Boston and another city employee have led an private real estate firm.

//[1].jpg Ceremony celebrates success of at-risk youth

At the closing ceremony for a Boston program targeting at-risk youth, none of the participants? past struggles mattered.

// Police sift through more than 100 tips in Princeton slaying

More than 20 officers are working around the clock on the killing of a 27-year-old jogger that has shocked the community.

// Former Mafia boss ?Cadillac Frank? held without bail

Francis Salemme was arrested on a charge of murdering South Boston nightclub manager Steven DiSarro in 1993.

Niko Horster of Shire Beef held the torch in the opening ceremony.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Forget Rio ? Vermont has Olympics for farmers

While the world focused on Rio, a different type of games played out in a small corner of New England.

2016 Olympics

//[1].jpg Thursday at the Olympics: Golf returns to the Games

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman will compete for all-around individual gold in women?s gymnastics.


// Katie Ledecky anchors relay team to gold; Michael Phelps cruises

Ledecky and the US women won the 4 x 200 relay; Phelps was tops in the 200 IM semis.

Innovation Economy | Scott Kirsner

// Brainstorming the business of music

For three weeks, 17 students at Berklee College of Music?s Open Music Initiative dreamed up ideas to help musicians make a living.

Opinion | Scott Gilmore

// Black Lives Matter goes international

To an outsider, it is astounding that the United States, in the 21st century, is still wrestling with the horrifying legacy of slavery.

// US increases oversight of foreign students

An immigration official has made hundreds of visits to Massachusetts schools in two years to ensure they comply with regulations.

Yvonne Abraham

// Suffolk?s board of trustees acts like a firing squad

What a massive hash the board of trustees has made of Suffolk Univeristy and its reputation.

What our critics say

Drake dipped into a seemingly bottomless bag of tricks during his TD Garden concert on Wednesday night.

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

Music review

Drake, Future contrasting collaborators in Garden extravaganza

Their careers have been intertwined for years now, but Drake and Future showcased dynamically disparate styles in a Summer Sixteen Tour stop.


// Does Naz?s change come too quickly?

Some are saying that Naz?s change from an innocent to a criminal in jail feels too sudden.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Scott Gilmore

// Black Lives Matter goes international

To an outsider, it is astounding that the United States, in the 21st century, is still wrestling with the horrifying legacy of slavery.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

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.

The Big Picture

Gang of Christ in Mexico

In the troubled fringes of Monterrey, an aspiring priest is using his faith to reach out to young gang members and at-risk youth.