Note: The total number of articles represented here is 5.5 million, but that includes some articles that were downloaded more than once. Swartz was accused of stealing a total of 4.8 million unique works.
The scope of the theft
Author to visit library, remotely
Members of the Fractured Fairy Tales Book Club at the public library will get to speak with the author of their featured book next month, but he will not be there in person. Instead, the library has arranged for Christopher Healy to meet with the club members – children in roughly the third through sixth grades and their parents – by Skype. Healy will participate in a half hour question-and-answer session, part of the club’s overall hour-long monthly meeting on Sept. 29, according to Leslianne Costello, the youth services librarian. The club’s September book is Healy’s “The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom.” “I’m so excited to kick off the new year of our Fractured Fairy Tales Book Club with a Skype meeting with this author,” Costello said. She learned of the opportunity to host the Skype visit when she was exploring activities for the September meeting and noticed on Healy’s website that he is available to meet with groups through that remote technology. Costello said the club welcomes new members and that the Sept. 29 event is open to all.
Two killed in N.H. plane crash
“It dropped, just dropped out of the sky,” a man who witnessed the crash said.
J Mascis, ‘Tied to a Star’
On his second solo album, the Dinosaur Jr. frontman goes acoustic and heartfelt.
Failure to confirm ambassadors has real costs
Republicans have blamed the delay on a handful of poorly prepared political nominees. But that’s not the real cause of the backlog.
Boston-area To Do list
Jeff Bridges The actor’s self-titled album was produced by longtime friend, Grammy-winning T Bone Burnett. Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. $40-$75. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 617-248-9800. www.thewilbur.com
This day in history
Tuesday, Sept. 2, is the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
Student injured in fall from MIT fraternity window
A student was rushed to the hospital when she fell from a window, officials said.
Vacationing couple assaulted in hotel room
A man broke into the elderly couple’s room and robbed them at knifepoint, police said.
Mary Lentz and Bonnie D’Orlando hold Nahant history
Mary Lentz, of Museum & Collector Resource in Concord (and wife of Harvard Art Museums director Tom Lentz), was at the Nahant Historical Society this week to catalog inventory for the organization.
Red Sox lose in 10 innings
The Sox split four games in St. Petersburg and now head to New York to play the Yankees.
Dustin Pedroia may not play against Yankees
Pedroia sustained a concussion Saturday and said he’ll play when he no longer has symptoms.
Rory McIlroy’s frustrating day results in a tie for fifth
McIlroy’s putter betrayed him this time, as he shot a final-round 70, which was 1 under par.
Confident Castillo proceeds — slowly
Rusney Castillo was 0 for 3 Monday in the Gulf Coast League and will play Wednesday for Double A Portland.
Rob Gronkowski says he’ll play in Patriots opener
The tight end said he is “ready to go” on Sunday vs. the Dolphins.
Rex Ryan has high hopes for his Jets
The bombastic coach asserts, “We feel great about our situation, feel great about our team.”
Patriots’ Sealver Siliga can’t rest after making team
The defensive tackle, undrafted in 2011, made his first team out of training camp.
Three reasons to be wary of the Jets
It starts with a defensive unit that might have the best front seven in football.