6-grade high schools mulled in Boston

Boston?s Haley School has added a new building to accomadate 7th and 8th graders.

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Superintendent Tommy Chang is floating the idea of high schools that start at grade 7.

Arnold Palmer slipped into his green jacket with help from Jack Nicklaus after winning the 1964 Masters.

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Giant of golf Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Palmer rose from a blue-collar background to become part of the sport?s royalty.

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Some nursing home workers were counting on a new state law that was aimed at boosting their wages.

Hostra University students played the roles of the candidates and moderator during a rehearsal for the first US presidential debate at Hofstra University.

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Clinton and Trump manage expectations ahead of Monday night debate

The candidates sent their key aides forth on Sunday to frame how the highly-anticipated first debate could unfold.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/COMP%20COMP-451.jpg A reading list for the first presidential debate

Essential stories from the Boston Globe on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ahead of the first presidential debate of 2016.

Man killed during police-involved shooting in Claremont, N.H.

Authorities identified the man killed as Cody Lafont of Claremont, but they released few other details.

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No arrests had been made as of Sunday evening, and no information on a suspect or suspects was available, a police spokesman said.

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Organizers sought to honor diverse cultures and make sure other people knew what their religion is truly about.

Anne Verrill, who owns Grace, a restaurant in Portland, does not welcome diners who own an assault weapon.

Fred Field

For Maine restaurateur, a gun debate turns nasty

Online ratings for Grace and the Foreside Tavern plummeted after an anti-assault rifle post to Facebook.

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The shooting was not fatal, according to police.

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An amorphophallus titanum, better known as a corpse flower, is set to bloom at Franklin Park Zoo.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_john_rizzo.jpg John J. Rizzo, survivor of Cocoanut Grove fire, dies at 96

Mr. Rizzo, a waiter at the nightclub during the 1942 inferno, survived by breaking a window, and then helped others escape.

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Now there?s an app for man?s best friend. More than a few of them, actually.

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Officials are investigating the cause of the fire at a single-family home in the western Massachusetts town of Greenfield.

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans

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Adrian Walker

Tangled up in blue

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans drew the wrath of his department?s largest union last week.


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The Sox struck out 21 in nine innings, tying a major league record.

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The second baseman clinched the three-game sweep with some fancy footwork.

nick cafardo | on baseball

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David Ortiz said words could not describe the pain.


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Bill Belichick is tight-lipped about the status of Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett for Week 4.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight9090-11856.jpg The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades ? and continues.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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

The Big Picture

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South Africa motorbike racing

Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave.