Man attacked by shark off Cape Cod

08-15-2018: Victim of possible shark attack is loaded onto helicopter. (Waiting more complete caption info.) Photo: David Curran

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A 61-year-old man suffered puncture wounds to his hip area Wednesday and beachgoers rushed to help him off the beach. He was flown by helicopter to a Boston hospital for treatment.

Map: Here are the 473 bridges in ‘poor’ condition in Mass.

About 9 percent of bridges statewide were rated in “poor” condition as of last year.

// In a heated debate, Pressley launches an offensive against Capuano

The contest between Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and incumbent Michael Capuano is seen as a test of voters’ willingness to embrace newcomers.

// Boston firefighters battle 3-alarm fire in Roxbury brownstone

There was “heavy fire” when firefighters arrived, and second and third alarms were called. No injuries were reported.

The four troopers will be suspended while investigators probe overtime pay discrepancies at the beleaguered agency, according to a statement from State Police.

4 Mass. State Police troopers are suspended without pay amid OT probes

The four Massachusetts State Police troopers who were temporarily relieved of duty earlier this week were suspended without pay Wednesday.

// Amazon’s silence on HQ2 only stokes more speculation

Some observers have taken to seizing on the slightest whiff of a clue about where the e-commerce giant might decide to locate its coveted $8 billion complex.

// In Vermont, transgender nominee catapults to national attention

Christine Hallquist won the Democratic nomination for governor. She is the first openly transgender gubernatorial candidate from a major party in the nation.

// More than 30 people overdose on synthetic marijuana at Connecticut park

Most of the overdoses happened on the New Haven Green throughout the day Wednesday, officials said. Some people fell unconscious and others vomited.

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Dracut

Lake Mascuppic has been closed until further notice, the town’s health department said.

A sign calling out Jim Koch, the co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, the producers of Samuel Adams beer, for a pro-Trump statement.

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Sam Adams is the latest brand with a Trump problem

Boston Beer founder Jim Koch is learning that talking politics can be tricky under a deeply polarizing president.

Boston Red Sox's Drew Pomeranz in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


Called on in a tight spot, Drew Pomeranz unravels out of the bullpen

The onetime starter continued to struggle on the mound, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk in one inning of work.

Jim McBride

// Five things to watch in the Patriots’ preseason game vs. Eagles

Can Eric Decker make a push? Will Jason McCourty play? And other things to keep an eye on.


// The message was clear with Tom Brady’s tweaked contract: Bill still reigns

Brady was no doubt looking for a more lucrative and longer-term restructuring. Score one for Bill Belichick.

// Aly Raisman, at odds with USA Gymnastics, isn’t backing down

In an interview with the Globe, Raisman talked about her fractured relationship with the governing body and her survivor advocacy.

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A couple dances right into Boston Harbor

A man and a woman lost their balance dancing to “Footloose” and fell into Boston Harbor on Tuesday night.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/16/ One man shared his story of a terrifying brush with death. This artist says it saved her life

A Middleton artist whose aneurysm burst is grateful to another survivor for sharing his cautionary tale.

Amanda Ferrara, an archive associate at Smith College, said she spoke with Fonda once by phone. “She talks about having many acts in her life.” Below, some of Fonda’s recent work with Lily Tomlin.

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Jane Fonda donates papers to Smith College

Hollywood icon and activist Jane Fonda has donated more than 130 boxes of personal papers, films, photographs, correspondence, and other items to Smith College in Northampton.

Are millennials really killing mayonnaise?

A Philadelphia Magazine writer argued that millennials are rejecting the condiment, which “they sneeringly consider a boring white food.” Of course, readers had some opinions.

// Flowers out, tech in: Massive Kendall Square-like development in South End nears approval

A huge development that could transform an old corner of the South End is poised to win key city approvals Thursday night.

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/15/ Citgo sign here to stay, but maybe not surrounding buildings

Developer Related Beal on Tuesday went before the Boston Civic Design Commission to submit its updated plans to redevelop buildings on Commonwealth Avenue near Deerfield Street.

// These are the highest-paying jobs in the US right now

The Glassdoor report, which was released Wednesday, gathered salary data from millions of employees and used algorithms to estimate the median annual base pay.

// How to make the most of New England’s rail-trail system

Ready to hit the trail? Here are five top-ranked rail-trails in New England.

Opinion & Ideas

Editorial Board

Journalists are not the enemy

A central pillar of President Trump’s politics is a sustained assault on the free press. Journalists are not classified as fellow Americans, but rather “the enemy of the people.”

Special reports

// This MBTA route showcases all of the T’s bus problems

The 111 is a rolling case study of all that ails MBTA bus service: overcrowding, delays caused by traffic and passengers who pay in cash, and frequent cancellations.


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// As Alzheimer’s drug makers abandon today’s patients, where is the outrage?

No experimental Alzheimer’s drugs are being tested in late-stage clinical trials to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer’s.

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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.


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SEC is said to subpoena Tesla after Elon Musk's tweet

Federal securities regulators have served Tesla with a subpoena, according to a person familiar with the investigation, increasing pressure on the electric car company as it deals with the fallout from several recent actions by its chief executive, Elon Musk.

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

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

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Summertime festivals around the world

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


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