Gross lists neighborhood crime as key priority for Boston Police

New Boston Police Commissioner William Gross.

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In his first sit-down interview since he was sworn in as the city?s 42nd commissioner Monday, Police Commissioner William Gross listed a range of priorities.

OAK BLUFFS, MA - AUGUST 25: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama goes to lunch at Nancy's Restaurant while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard with his family August 25, 2010 in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. The Obama's are heading into their last weekend on the island before returning to Washington on Sunday. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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?Obama! Obama!?: Barack Obama is back on Martha?s Vineyard

Unlike Alan Dershowitz, it appears Barack Obama shouldn?t be worried about getting the cold shoulder on Martha?s Vineyard.

// Boy, 17, dies after jumping into Westford quarry

The youth, who has not been identified, visited Merrill?s Quarry with three friends.

// Governor LePage?s office defends attack on Mass. toll system for ?harassment? of Maine drivers

The Maine governor sent a letter to Charlie Baker accusing the Massachusetts toll collection system of bullying a Mainer into paying unjust late fees.

// Elections taking place in 5 states today, pitting Trump supporters against resisters

The day?s races, like dozens before them, pitted the strength of President Trump?s fiery supporters against the Democratic Party?s anti-Trump resistance.

After Worcester water main break, drivers are encouraged to avoid area

A major water main break in Worcester on Tuesday afternoon may have deprived residents across the city of water, according to the city.

Outside firm to review Boston Water and Sewer Commission after discrimination complaints

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission is being sued by two employees who allege the agency is beset by unchecked gender and racial discrimination.

Opinion | Ralph D. Gants

// When it comes to setting bail, judges can?t predict the future ? or ignore the law

In setting bail, a judge?s discretion is not clairvoyant, and it is constrained by law.

// The Mass. Legislature is among the least diverse in the US

The status quo is especially stark compared to other states: Massachusetts is already near the bottom for racial diversity in its Legislature.

Woman raped near Carson Beach bathhouse

State Police say they are searching for a man who raped a woman near a bathhouse on Carson Beach in South Boston Tuesday morning.

Police looking for hit-and-run driver after cyclist struck in JP

State Police are seeking the public?s help to identify the suspect.

// Rick Gates says he and Manafort disguised foreign income as loans

Paul Manafort?s longtime deputy told jurors Tuesday how he spent years disguising millions of dollars in foreign income as loans to lower the former Trump campaign chairman?s tax bill.

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Jerry Remy is facing another battle with cancer

NESN announced Tuesday that Remy will be absent from its Red Sox broadcasts while he receives treatment.

// Dramatic video shows strength of Webster tornado

A Webster brewery and beer garden posted video captured during the tornado that slashed through the area Saturday.

08skomal -- MA State biologist Greg Skomal (Steve Annear/ Globe Staff)

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What it?s like to stare into the gaping maw of a great white shark that?s lunging right at you

State biologist and shark expert Greg Skomal reflected on his recent encounter with one of the predators off Cape Cod last week.

// Map: The latest shark sightings in Mass.

Where have sharks been spotted in Mass.? Click the points on the map for more information.

// Two Cape Cod beaches closed due to shark sighting off Truro

The beach was closed to swimmers around noon Tuesday after a great white shark was spotted by staff at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Chad Finn | 3 thoughts on the Patriots

Release of Malcolm Mitchell a harsh reminder of life in the NFL

In a just world, Mitchell would have been a productive and admired Patriot for years.

Foxborough-08/07/2018 The New England Patriots held training camp at their practice fields at Gillette Stadium. Coach Bill Belichick during practice.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


Bill Belichick seems to have found a work/life balance

No days off? It?s a catchy T-shirt slogan, but Belichick is still going strong specifically because he doesn?t let himself burn out.

// Tesla stock trading halted after CEO Elon Musk said he may take the company private

Tesla?s stock spiked Tuesday after Musk made the abrupt announcement in a terse tweet.

// Bon Appétit picks Portland for Restaurant City of the Year

Following in the footsteps of Chicago and Washington D.C., Portland, Maine, is Bon Appétit?s Restaurant City of the Year. Wait, what?

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// Happier parents do these 10 things

Raising children shouldn?t rob us of joy. Here?s how one mother restored her sense of contentment.

A commuter on a Blue Bike pedaled along Commonwealth Avenue on Tuesday.

Amid the Comm. Ave. construction, bike share may become your new best friend

More people are using the construction shutdowns as a chance to pedal to work.

// ?I went right at him.? Boston deli owner chases alleged robber with baseball bat

A man who allegedly broke into a well-known Polish market in Dorchester early Saturday morning was caught and detained by Boston EMS until police arrived.

// Boston Beer chairman Jim Koch to have dinner with Trump tonight

Jim Koch, founder and chairman of Boston Beer Co., will be among a group of business leaders who will dine with President Trump at Trump?s New Jersey golf club and resort.

R.I. Police shut down kids? lemonade stand at tourist spot

Officials shut down the stand at Newport?s famed Cliff Walk, citing a local ordinance aimed at keeping the trail commercial free.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Ralph D. Gants

// When it comes to setting bail, judges can?t predict the future ? or ignore the law

In setting bail, a judge?s discretion is not clairvoyant, and it is constrained by law.

Special reports

// TSA tracking travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program

Air marshals are conducting a new domestic surveillance program, tracking people as they fly and move through airports. It might be illegal.


// This Week in Politics

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// Can an app?s warnings to avoid triggers prevent opioid addiction relapses?

The app, conceived at an MIT hackathon, aims to help people avoid friends and places that might threaten their recovery.

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// Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable ? and confounding ? art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Real Estate

This historical Brookline home is listed for $2.85 million

Originally built in 1864 by the Philbrick family, well-known Brookline builders and abolitionists, 195 Walnut Street in the ?Pill Hill? district of Brookline Village has been recently renovated in collaboration with the Brookline Historical Commission, according to realtor Marc Charney. This newly-modernized property is on the market for $2,850,000.

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// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, July 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: the Puerto Rican Parade, Taylor Swift performing at Gillette Stadium, and celebrating fourth of July.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.