Seaport bridge project sparks debate over traffic in Boston

Engineers cited rotting floorboards when they closed the bridge in 2014 (left). A decision on retaining parts of the bridge or replacing it entirely is expected later this year.

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Should a new Northern Avenue Bridge in Boston have car access, or would that only worsen traffic in the Seaport?

// Race for House seat in Ohio is too close to call

The congressional faceoff tested anew President Trump?s political clout ? and the appeal of his signature tax cuts.

// 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.

// Can today?s debate help Ayanna Pressley in battle with Michael Capuano?

Representative Michael Capuano and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley ventured into touchy issues of race and seniority during a tense debate Tuesday.

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, 16, dies after jumping into Westford quarry

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

Construction workers signed a wall in the basement of One Dalton.

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Photo Essay

Crews top off Boston?s tallest new building, One Dalton

Workers, developers, and local officials gathered to mark a milestone in the construction of the Four Seasons One Dalton.

// After racist diatribe, Dorchester man is charged with disorderly conduct

The Boston police force?s civil rights unit is investigating to see if additional charges are appropriate.

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.

Boston Red Sox' J.D. Martinez is greeted at home plate byMitch Moreland after he hit a three-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)



Mitch Moreland?s homer helps Red Sox beat Blue Jays

Moreland and J.D. Martinez each drove in four runs as the Red Sox again won in extra innings.

Sean P. Murphy | the fine print

// Should airline reimburse couple who waited for lost luggage?

Neil and Maureen Ferris planned a two-week trip of a lifetime in Europe to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. But they did not plan that the airline would lose their luggage.

// 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.

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.

In an undated photo provided by, Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, an American couple among four cyclists killed in Tajikistan when their group was deliberately struck by Islamic State adherents. The couple documented how their long cycling journey was a chance to live an openhearted life, and had embraced the notion that the world was overwhelmingly good. The end was sudden and swift. ( via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH TAJIKSTAN CYCLISTS ISIS BY CALLIMACHI FOR AUG. 8, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

An American couple found many moments of kindness while cycling the world. Then came Day 369

The couple, both 29, were biking with a group of other tourists in southwestern Tajikistan. It was there that a carload of men believed to be associated with the Islamic State group spotted them.

Becca Kufrin (right) and fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen spoke Tuesday.

?Bachelorette? and new fiancé address Instagram controversy

Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen hope to move forward after Yrigoyen liked Instagram posts that mocked transgender people, feminists, and Parkland survivors.

// 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.

Chief executive David Segal said Neighborhood Health plans to compete with the state?s big three health insurers.

Neighborhood Health Plan to be rebranded as AllWays Health Partners

The company will sell insurance to employers and their workers, competing with the state?s largest health plans.

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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.

At the Studio Allston Hotel, the lobby pops with color.

Sleeping around

Inside Boston?s hottest hotels, from bleak to chic, and everything in between

Travel writer Christopher Muther slept around so you don?t have to. A look inside Boston?s hottest hotels.

// Elon Musk says he may take Tesla private. Shares soar

By taking Tesla private, Musk believes the company would be able to focus on its operations without the distraction of pleasing investors.

// 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?

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.


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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.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// 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.

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The Big Picture

Summertime festivals around the world

Photographers capture communities gathering at events organized to celebrate a variety of cultural observances.


// Play the crossword

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