Something new in the chill, salt air: Hope

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The demise of the Grand Banks fishery left tens of thousands out of work, desperate, and angry, but there?s been a renaissance.

// Alex Rodriguez will play his final major league game Friday

After Friday, he will become special adviser and instructor for New York Yankees.

The question in Denver is how long Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian can hold off Paxton Lynch.


For three NFL teams, there?s only one question: How?s the rookie QB?

Let?s take a look at some of the bigger story lines and developments around the league.

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// The untold story of Boston?s iconic Citgo sign

Meet the man who designed one of the city?s most-recognizable landmarks.

The country?s newest, most boisterous national monument

The Stonewall Inn, is an operating Greenwich Village gay bar that was recently given federal recognition as a cornerstone of LGBT history.

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Will closing Newbury Street to traffic help or hurt business?

Newbury Street will close to traffic today in part as a summer treat and to test whether such a policy could work, long term.

// What?s she doing on the beach with that weird thing on her back?

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is teaming with Google Maps to digitally capture scenes of 19 miles of beaches in Greater Boston.

// Another year, another ride to raise money for cancer research

More than 6,000 riders are taking part in this year?s Pan-Mass Challenge, which started Saturday in Sturbridge.

2016 Olympics

The Mangueira slum is backdropped by fireworks exploding above the Maracana stadium during the opening ceremony of the Rio's 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)


A trip through Rio, a city with pronounced contrasts and faces

Artificial attractions, impoverished neighborhoods, and breathtaking nature coexist in the Games? host city.

// Sunday at the Olympics: US women?s gymnasts take the floor

World record-holder Katie Ledecky swims the 400-meter freestyle, and the US women?s basketball takes the court against Senegal.

// A lab is liquidated, and so is decade of cancer studies

A highly unusual chain of events led to the destruction of cancer samples in a lab in Brighton.

// At Suffolk, some questions are answered but others remain

The Boston school is preparing to search for what will be its seventh president since 2010.

James H., a recovering heroin addict, has been a resident of the Dimock Center in Roxbury since September. Roxbury has one of the highest rates of addiction, but James says he has found effective help.


A largely ignored opioid crisis in city neighborhoods

There?s much publicity about the scourge in the suburbs, but it?s been wreaking havoc on Boston proper for years.

// In N.H., Trump calls Clinton ?unstable?

?I think that the people of this country don?t want somebody that?s going to short circuit up there,? Donald Trump said at a rally in Windham.

// 3 decades later, a major milestone for Boston Harbor cleanup

The oldest active case in the federal court system in Mass. is coming to an end, and it seems all parties are celebrating.

Devices on new gantries above the Massachusetts Turnpike will soon collect tolls. For now, they?re capturing data on driving speeds.

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What those gantries on the Pike are secretly doing

The devices will replace tollbooths on the roadway as the state makes the transition to all-electronic tolling.

East Freetown man killed in Lakeville crash

A 21-year-old East Freetown man was killed Saturday afternoon when his car crashed into the woods in Lakeville.


What is it like to live in Franklin?

Debbie Pellegri?s roots run deep in this Norfolk County community of roughly 33,000.

Kevin Cullen

// It?s time to talk about better police preparation

This is a conversation among cops that has been going on locally since the Marathon bombings.

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spoke with Representative Bill Keating, Democrat of Bourne, after Air Force One landed at Joint Base Cape Cod Saturday.

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Obamas arrive at Martha?s Vineyard for 2-week break

President Obama began his seventh ? and final ? summer retreat to the island Saturday.

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

The 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremonies

The Rio Olympic Games officially got underway Friday night with Opening Ceremonies at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.