Investigators focus on Lowell building’s alarm system

Officials are still trying to determine what caused the fire that killed seven people.

// Lowell fire hits heart of Cambodian community

Though many have little to give, donations of money, clothing, and food have poured in to help the survivors.

// Patrick seeks more power to cut budget

The request, unveiled as the governor signed into law a $36.5 billion state budget, took lawmakers by surprise.

Brock Holt (right), Christian Vazquez, and Stephen Drew all scored on David Ortiz’s double in the sixth inning. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)


Red Sox win their third straight

David Ortiz and Christian Vazquez drove in three runs apiece to support John Lackey on Friday night.

Eric McPhail allegedly got information about American Superconductor Corp. from an executive.

Golf buddies charged with insider trading

The seven friends allegedly made more than $500,000 by sharing information about a local company.

Painting can be more lucrative than other summer jobs, but it is hard, sometimes dangerous, work that can test one’s skill and maturity.

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The Jobs of Summer

Painting houses offers life lessons as a bonus

The pay may be good, but the gig also offers a crash course in growing up.

Seagulls flew above Plymouth Harbor as the moon rose Friday.

‘Supermoon’ on the rise overnight

Today’s full moon, expected to take place at 7:25 a.m., will appear to be unusually big.

Johnny Cammarata (left) and Joey Buceta had coffee at My Cousin’s Place on Hanover Street as summer campers looked on through a window.

World Cup overflows with memories of a bygone North End

For some residents, this year’s competition is as good a time as any to take stock of the changing neighborhood.

Alvin Smith held up a poster across the street from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena heralding the return of LeBron James.

Dan Shaughnessy

LeBron James, the Prodigal Son

Four years ago, LeBron Hate ruled the day. Now, he is loved throughout the land, especially in Cleveland.


// ‘Tammy’ no masterpiece, but may leave you smiling

The movie doesn’t showcase Melissa McCarthy at her crassly funny best, like “Bridesmaids” or last summer’s “The Heat.”