Mass. SJC rules against sex offender zone law in Lynn

The state’s highest court has ruled against the city’s broad restrictions on where sex offenders may live.

Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian and former chief executive Giovanni Feroce presided over a period of tremendous growth. The company now has 46 stores, including one on Newbury Street (above). Rafaelian’s real estate holdings include Belcourt Castle in Newport.

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Alex and Ani hurt by executive exits, party incident

Behind the New Age marketing and rapid expansion, the jewelry retailer has struggled with some decidedly negative vibes.

US stocks slightly lower after sharp two-day surge

Stocks fell heavily at the beginning of the week on concerns about China’s economy, but had rebounded in the past two days.

A glass pavilion at the Smith Campus Center would create 6,461 square feet of indoor space open to the general public.


Harvard’s glass pavilion plan for plaza meets resistance

Critics say the glass enclosure would intrude on the freewheeling culture of Forbes Plaza at Harvard Square.

//[1]-1526--90x90.jpg TV journalists killed by ex-colleague were shot in head

The medical examiner’s office did not specify how many times Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot during the attack.

A wooden walkway along the Charles River, near the Boston University boathouse and the BU Bridge, provided a scenic backdrop for two young women taking a photo of themselves on Thursday afternoon.

Sunny days ahead, but heat increasing over weekend

As it stands, Boston’s long-range forecast shows Tropical Storm Erika avoiding the region.


// Ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died, Vatican says

Jozef Wesolowski, 67, was found dead early Friday in the Vatican room where he has been held on house arrest.

Woman sues Red Sox owner after 2014 foul ball injury

A Brookline woman who was struck by a foul ball at Fenway Park in June 2014 is suing the team’s principal owner.

Train tracks along the proposed MBTA Green Line expansion area photographed from Lowell Street in Somerville.

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Baker will find a way to get Green Line extension done

With the Green Line, Governor Baker is getting the chance to nip cost overruns in the bud — something he never got to do with the Big Dig.


// NESN owes us an explanation on Don Orsillo termination

Fans and media continue to be perplexed, but so far the reaction from the station has been silence.

Defendant Owen Labrie, left, and his attorney J.M. Carney, in court in Concord, N.H., where Labrie is on trial for rape.


In wake of St. Paul’s case, how do we teach Owen Labries?

While we’re steeped in news about the dangerousness of boys, we’re surrounded by a culture that celebrates their conquests.

//[1]-4373--90x90.jpg Stephen Colbert rehearsing his new persona in full view

As the new host of “The Late Show” takes off his mask, the face we finally see may be a lot more familiar than we expect.

Sarah Palin has defended Curt Schilling, who was suspended by ESPN after comparing Muslims to Nazis.


Sarah Palin comes to the defense of Curt Schilling

Schilling, who was suspended by ESPN for a tweet comparing Muslims with Nazis, has a supporter in Palin.

The Confederate flag was erected about five years ago by a 1969 Walpole High graduate whose property abuts Turco Field.

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Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

However, the school board stopped short of renaming its athletic teams – the Rebels – voting to instead “rebrand” the name.

Movie Review

// ‘Meru’ a visually sublime, dramatic documentary

Attempting to figure out how the incredible shots of mountain climbing were filmed almost spoils them.

Adrian Walker

// The end of a long-simmering war on Beacon Hill

Suffolk University is poised to open a new $62 million building on Beacon Hill, expanding its already substantial footprint in the area.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Why Joe Biden could skip N.H. if he runs for president

The rationale for Biden to skip Iowa and New Hampshire is this: He would enter in the race too late to compete in those states.

Opinion & Ideas


// Curt Schilling and the etiquette of ‘delete’

The Schilling tweet episode highlighted an emerging dilemma of the social-media era.

The Big Picture

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.


// Fitbit outsells smartwatches, report says

Apple is in second place behind market leader Fitbit, which shipped 4.4 million units in the second quarter.


// On Chibok anniversary, Christians caught between hope, experience

Most of the Chibok girls remain missing 16 months into their abduction.