If you?re hoping for more diversity on Beacon Hill, you?ll have to wait

About two dozen candidates of color are seeking seats in the state Legislature, but nearly half of them are seeking seats already held by minority politicians.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/08/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/1012961130.jpg Ohio, Kansas races are deadlocked, but Trump claims Ohio victory

Two high-stakes races that tested President Trump?s clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call early Wednesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/DkDxJcQUYAEQhzH.jpg Firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze in Dorchester

Flames were visible when firefighters arrived at the home just after 2 a.m.

Restaurateur Garrett Harker closed Les Sablons last week. The Cambridge restaurant had been open about a year.

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Shirley Leung

Is a restaurant bubble about to burst?

The closing of Cambridge?s Les Sablons sent chills through the industry as a growing list of experienced owners call it quits on some spots.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryan_bridge2_biz.jpg ?There are a lot of things we need to figure out?

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_capuano_pressley(3).jpg A respectful back and forth between Capuano, Pressley

Representative Michael Capuano and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley ventured into touchy issues at Tuesday?s debate, but there were no personal attacks.

Neil and Maureen Ferris sought to be reimbursed about $1,500 by Norwegian Air. They were offered $54. ?I really expected them to reimburse me,? Neil Ferris said. ?It feels like a case of mistreatment.?

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Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Left holding their bags after a ruined 50th anniversary trip

Neil and Maureen Ferris planned a two-week trip of a lifetime in Europe, but they never expected Norwegian Air would lose their luggage.

Duxbury man indicted on child porn charges

Christopher Barlow, 21, who already is facing a multitude of charges in Mass. and Conn., will be arraigned next week, officials said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/BenEvans-05.jpg Public defenders? bid for union rights again falls short

For the third consecutive legislative session, a bill failed to make it to a vote.

An image from a video posted online Aug. 3 purportedly shows Paul Sheehan of Dorchester going on a racist rant.


Dorchester man charged with disorderly conduct after his racist diatribe goes viral

Paul Sheehan was heard screaming at a black man and a black woman who had pulled over on motorcycles Friday. At least part of the exchange was recorded, and the video was shared more than 18,000 times on Facebook.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/westford.jpg Boy, 16, dies after jumping into Westford quarry

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

Mitch Moreland watched his game-winning homer soar into the stands.

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Same old story: Red Sox go the extra mile for a victory

Mitch Moreland?s 10th-inning homer put Boston back on top after Craig Kimbrel blew the save in the ninth.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Clipboard-20818.jpg Once again, fan favorite Jerry Remy finds himself battling cancer

Remy, 65, has suffered multiple recurrences of lung cancer. NESN said Remy will be absent from Red Sox broadcasts while he receives treatment.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/08262010_26names.7-7691411[1]-11671.jpg ?Obama! Obama!?: Barack is back on the Vineyard

Unlike Alan Dershowitz, it appears the former president shouldn?t be worried about getting the cold shoulder on the island.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_080718_08heat_3832x.jpg Everyone into the pool!

As brutal heat enveloped the area yet again, the quest for comfort took top priority.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/SteveAnnear_08skomal_01_met[1].jpg What it?s like to stare into the gaping maw of a great white shark that?s lunging right at you

Shark expert Greg Skomal reflected on his encounter with one of the predators off Cape Cod last week.

Chad Finn | 3 thoughts on the Patriots

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wiggs_Patriots_6-15433.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner080718METRO08gross88.jpg New commissioner ready for the challenge: ?We know we have more work to do?

In his first sit-down interview since he was sworn in Monday, William Gross listed a range of priorities.

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

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Photo Essay

Crews top off Boston?s newest skyscraper, One Dalton

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/cf6deaa6ef9d4091a77ff16af8803459-cf6deaaff6ef9d4091a77ff16af8803459-0.jpg Jim Brown, always the activist, says he wouldn?t kneel during anthem

The NFL legend has spent much of his post-playing career fighting for social justice and change.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/Portland07a.jpg With Bon Appétit honor, it?s clear Portland ?has never tasted better?

The Maine city was named the magazine?s Restaurant City of the Year, following in the footsteps of Chicago and Washington.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Screen%20Shot%202018-08-07%20at%203.18.55%20PM.png The original Aerosmith tour van found in Western Mass.

?It?s been like 40 years since we?ve been in this thing.?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_080418_05weather_1925x.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/IMG_6553%20(002).jpg A food hall tour of the Big Apple

In addition to choice, the one-stop-shopping eateries offer shelter and a feeling of community.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/TAJIKSTAN_CYCLISTS_ISIS_4.JPG.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/faf3ed0d53334ed180708752dc7fa17d-faf3ed0d53334ed180708752dc7fa17d-0.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/16/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Advance/Images/turner041615BIZ17neighborhood11.jpg 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.

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/family0812mag.jpg Happier parents do these 10 things

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

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Advance/Images/PlusRankedChoice.jpg For better elections, give ranked-choice voting a chance

Ranked-choice voting has been praised as a fairer, more democratic alternative to the status quo.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiSnow26-18739-k6uC--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.JPG 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/statehouse150-3271.jpg This Week in Politics

A convenient digest of the top political news of the past week, delivered every Saturday. Sign up now.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/PHONE_APP-1024x576.jpg 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.

Globe event

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/SeattleTimes_10kirsner02_biz.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/FlfQGTy9_585.jpg 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

Rhode Island sailing program has home on Newport Harbor

Sailing is to Newport, Rhode Island, as?fishing is to Gloucester, Massachusetts, clamming is to Cape Cod, whaling is to the island of Nantucket. Which is to say, it?s iconic and defining.

Love Letters: The Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/lovelettersalbum.jpg Getting over a breakup

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

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/06/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/stan-fellows-home-nest-illustration$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


The Big Picture

Summertime festivals around the world

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/crossword.jpg Play the crossword

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