City Hall opens door for tower on Harbor Garage site

Don Chiafaro?s recent plan called for one 600-foot tower and a second slightly shorter one.

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Don Chiofaro?s megaproject would redefine one of the most prominent stretches of the waterfront.

// Gambling panel chairman facing ethics investigation

Stephen Crosby is said to have participated in a review of a proposed resort casino on land owned by a longtime friend.


// A casino arms race is underway

In an oversaturated market, in which casino ledgers are awash in red ink, the response has been to build more casinos.

Boston?s bid for 2024 Olympics

Shirley Leung

// Boston 2024 transparency came after pressure

The group behind the Olympic bid says it will file quarterly reports, after cajoling from Marty Walsh and Maura Healy.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

Steven Senne/Associated Press/File 2014

Walsh contradicts himself in remarks about Olympic bid

Mayor Martin Walsh previously said he read the complete Olympic bid ? but did he?

//[1].jpg Games fund-raising lags, say 2024 foes

At the current rate of fund-raising, Boston 2024 would fall short of the $75 million it?s looking to raise, according to an opposition group.

Cambridge police release policy on use of force

The department previously said that disclosing the policy would endanger its officers.

// Texas officer at center of pool party controversy resigns

Officer David Eric Casebolt?s actions were ??indefensible,?? McKinney?s police chief said after Casebolt resigned.

Early retirement plan draws few workers

About 2,700 employees had filed applications as of Monday evening, well short of the state?s goal of 4,500.

Rosemary Scapicchio led her client, Sean Ellis (center), from court last week after his release.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Rosemary Scapicchio continues to beat the odds

Scapicchio has spent a quarter-century specializing in all-but-lost causes, freeing convicts such as Shawn Drumgold and Sean Ellis.

Eduardo Rodriguez, shown during Wednesday?s game, has allowed one run in his first three starts for the Red Sox.


Eduardo Rodriguez looks like the steal deal

The Venezuelan Wonderboy, acquired at the trade deadline last year, has shined in his first three major-league starts.

From top: meatballs in tomato sauce, veggie calzone, Margherita pizza, mac ?n? cheese, and Hearth Pizzeria owner Ivan Millan-Pulecio.

Cheap Eats

In Needham, a family restaurant with something for everyone

Family restaurants aim to offer something for every possible diner, and Hearth Pizzeria in Needham subscribes to that theory.

// Kerry says he?s ?feeling good? a week after surgery

Secretary of State John Kerry is recovering at Massachusetts General Hospital after surgery for a broken leg.

Lyle Moody (left) and Dana Leonard, two members of Warren, N.H.?s, ?men?s coffee club? enjoy a cup of brew and conversation about anything that comes up at Calamity Jane?s Restaurant.

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A tiny N.H. town gets overlooked by presidential hopefuls

In a state that prides itself on meeting and grilling contenders multiple times, the town of Warren hasn?t seen a candidate in decades.

Because of continued volume on the commuter rail during rush hour, passengers have been forced to stand up during their ride.

Months later, commuter rail system still running behind schedule

Seats are still rare, trains are still late, and Keolis, the rail system?s contracted operator, remains under fire.

// FY2016 MBTA plan calls for spending $1.05b on upgrades, expansions

The money would be for long-term investments, such as newer vehicles and improvements to stations.

Nurses protested outside UMass Memorial Medical Center in 2010 over staffing levels at area hospitals.

Debate renewed on nurse staffing

The Health Policy Commission will vote on regulations requiring hospitals to staff ICUs so that each nurse is responsible for no more than two patients.

Demonstrators stood in front of the Supreme Court in April.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Historic rulings on gay marriage, health care are coming soon

Before the end of June, the Supreme Court is set to rule on a number of far-reaching cases.

Ground Game

// Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.



// American millennials rethink abortion, for good reasons

However young people might label themselves, abortion is a choice so few of them are prepared to take.

The Big Picture


Volcanic activity 2015

From Japan to Chile, volcanoes have erupted in dramatic fashion recently, causing destruction and prompting evacuations.