Boston’s neighborhoods: the consensus map

With so much history and loyalty attached to Boston’s neighborhoods, you might think it would be easy to say where they begin and end. You’d be wrong.

Christopher L. Gasper

// John Lackey pitching like an ace again

The Red Sox starter, who took the loss Saturday against the Yankees despite another quality outing, has remade his body and his image.

// Timeline: 37 years without answers

In 1976, four youths left Worcester for a day of fishing off the coast of Plymouth. The next day, their boat was found, but the people were gone.

// Package sent to Globe brings end to long mystery

The story of four young people who vanished at sea in 1976 seemed lost to the passage of time, until the arrival of a package containing skeletal remains.

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Leominister man arrested after Pike crash killed a woman

A man was arrested this morning after allegedly driving the wrong way on the Mass. Pike and causing a crash that left a New Jersey woman dead, according to State Police.

Three-year-old Chelsea girl survives three-story fall

The girl suffered a broken arm after falling about 40 feet from a porch this afternoon, a fire official said.

Firefighters on Saturday tied up hundreds of hoses as crews made overnight progress against a wildfire near Idyllwild, Calif.

Firefighters make gains on Calif. wildfire; evacuations lifted

Thousands of people were allowed to return to their homes in Southern California mountain communities near Palm Springs today.

// Phil Mickelson wins British Open

Mickelson shot a 5-under 66 today to match the best round of the tournament and win his first claret jug.



// Too much transparency

Under the spotlight, politicians harden their positions and become less willing to compromise.

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Elin Hilderbrand writes serious beach books

“Beautiful Day,” Hilderbrand’s 12th novel, is a bestseller in Boston and beyond, but its roots and heart are in Nantucket.