New York is limiting Uber. Boston? won?t. Here?s why

Don?t expect Boston to follow New York City?s aggressive clamp-down on Uber and Lyft.

// Does the Electoral College disenfranchise voters?

A Harvard Law professor, former governor William Weld, and Al Gore?s onetime attorney argue that the Electoral College system encourages presidential candidates to devote all their time to a handful of swing states and ignore the vast majority of the country.

Actor Bill Murray.

Owner of Martha?s Vineyard restaurant defends Bill Murray in spat with photographer

The account from Katherine Domitrovich, owner of Lola?s in Oak Bluff?s, was starkly different from statements that photographer Peter Simon gave previously to police and the Globe.

Four dead in shooting in New Brunswick; suspect in custody, police say

Police in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton say a suspect is in custody after a shooting left four people dead, including two police officers.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Dave Epstein

Just how wet is this weekend going to be?

Here?s the outlook for Saturday and Sunday.

// Former public radio host Tom Ashbrook launches new online media venture

The website,, features conversations between Ashbrook and various cultural luminaries, similar to the format he adopted for his syndicated ?On Point? program.

Woman killed in head-on crash involving Somerset police cruiser

A Somerset Police Department cruiser and a sedan collided early Friday as the cruiser was responding to an emergency call.

President Donald Trump.

Trump says he is doubling steel and aluminum tariffs ?with respect to Turkey?

The Friday morning tweet from President Donald Trump caused Turkish currency to fall further.

A great black hawk in Biddeford, Maine.

Doug Hitchcox/Maine Audubon/Associated Press

Hundreds see great black hawk in Maine

Bird enthusiasts have flocked to Biddeford, Maine, this week to get a glimpse of a hawk that has only been seen in the United States once before.

Wanted: someone with good pipes and a love of one song. Every night, before the Bruins game

They arrived at TD Garden on Wednesday night facing an admittedly Herculean task: trying to replace the Boston Bruins? decidedly irreplacable Rene Rancourt.

Plastic that China no longer wants stacks up at E.L. Harvey and Sons in Westborough.

David L Ryan/Globe file photo

How to recycle the right way

Many of us aren?t very good at recycling, throwing items in bins that simply don?t belong there. Environmental advocates call that ?wish-cycling? or ?optimistic recycling,? and it?s not helping.

Ralph Webb (22) is untouched as he takes it into the end zone for the Patriots? second touchdown of the game.


26 thoughts from the Patriots? preseason-opening win

Adjusting to different players wearing familiar numbers, early impressions of the defense and running back competition, and more.

// Julian Edelman was fired up over his return to the field

The wide receiver saw his first live game action since suffering a season-ending ACL injury in the preseason finale last year.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump chairs a meeting with administration and state officials on prison reform at the Trump National Golf Club August 9, 2018 in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

President Trump slams NFL players, again

The president is back to criticizing NFL players, tweeting his disapproval Friday morning against the handful of demonstrations that took place during the preseason games around the country Thursday night.

// Mookie Betts becomes third Red Sox leadoff hitter to ever hit for the cycle

He is now the 21st player in Red Sox history to hit for the cycle.


// Even in a rare loss, extraordinary things happen with this Red Sox team

On a night that didn?t go their way, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez provided the entertainment.

// Photos: Jimmy Buffett performs at Fenway Park

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed Thursday night at Fenway Park, the band?s first time back since they played two gigs there in 2004.

True Rowing, based in Cambridge, is developing a rowing exercise system that incorporates visuals shot on rivers, including the Charles.  It?s planning to eventually also use live video.

True Rowing


These exercise startups are sweating it out

Three local companies are using technology to make working out more appealing.

Renée Graham

// The Populist Academy Awards? [eye roll]

These scrappy popular films, with their nine-figure budgets and ginormous box office hauls, need the extra attention as much as the wealthy need a tax cut.

// Now hiring: teenagers (and anyone else willing to work)

After years of falling employment rates, the share of teens with jobs has been rising in a historically tight labor market where the number of job openings exceeded the number of job seekers for the first time on record this year.

// ?Crazy Rich Asians? comes to the screen with big expectations

The movie arrives with big expectations from readers ? and viewers.


// What Spike Lee said to Barack Obama on a Martha?s Vineyard golf course

?I could see on his face ? that shock,? Lee said in the latest Time cover story. ?It was Aug. 12, year of our Lord, 2017.

// Striking sheet metal workers want bigger piece of the building boom

After making concessions during the recession, Local 17 members look to share in the wealth.

// The only known photo of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe is up for auction

No photo was believed to have been taken of Monroe and Kennedy together the night she sang her unforgettable rendition of ?Happy Birthday? ? or ever.


// In Boston this weekend, it will be super to be a fan

Fan Expo Boston takes over the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center starting Friday for three days of nerding out.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Martin F. Nolan

//[1].jpg The road to the White House runs through the Ivy League

Many potential 2020 contenders graduated from Ivy League schools. Historically speaking, that?s not unusual.

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

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


// Can this man bring science back to the White House?

Meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier could soon become the country?s top-ranking scientist.

Globe event

// 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

Recent home sales west of Boston (Aug. 8)

WELLESLEY: 12 Nantucket Road; One-family Colonial, built in 2017, 6,101 square feet, 11 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, on 21,110-square-foot lot.


A view of the end of one of the sections of the ?Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ?Round the World.?

This document of whaling history has a really big story to tell

Long before movies, people were entertained by scrolling panoramas and panorama barkers, who narrated the harrowing tales depicted. One of the biggest of these paintings is now on view in New Bedford.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

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

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate


//$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.


// Play the crossword

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