Man in kidnapping case was loner, neighbors say

Nathaniel Kibby, who is accused of kidnapping Abigail Hernandez, “kept to himself,” said one neighbor.

The Boston Harbor Cruises whale watch vessel Cetacea, pictured in this company photo, was freed early Tuesday.

COURTESY BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES

Seas were too rough to rescue whale watch boat overnight

The Cetacea became stranded when one of its propellers was entangled in a rope about 15 miles off of Nahant.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/29Demoulas206.jpg Pressure mounts on Market Basket board of directors

The board of directors met to again consider a buyout offer from Arthur T. Demoulas but agreed only to continue negotiating.

Carol Anne Geary (center, with husband David and Representative Ellen Story) says bullying led to her being hospitalized, and eventually fired.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Dealing with bullies in the workplace

Victims say the problem is tangled by workers’ fear of retribution, lack of legal protections, and concerns about what constitutes abusive behavior.

Photos: Destruction and disbelief in Revere

A rare tornado uprooted hundreds of trees, ripped roofs off houses, and spurred an intensive recovery effort.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester is seeking what was described as a “competitive offer consistent with the market” but nothing that would be considered precedent setting.

Red Sox put Jon Lester on the market

Learning that Lester wants a new deal worth $22-24 million a year over 5-6 years has led the Sox to try and trade him.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/house150-12723.jpg State House remodeling ambitions grow wider

After the governor and state Senate unveiled plans to rehab their quarters, the House quietly approved a $20 million makeover.

Opinion

Cathy Young

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Mvd6625933.jpg Putin’s strange bedfellows

Both leftists and rightists see Putin’s Russia as perhaps the only force that can counteract American hegemony.

Books

Book Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/jamesleeburkecreditfrankveronsky.jpg ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ by James Lee Burke

In his dense new novel, Burke, author of 20 Dave Robicheaux mysteries and numerous other works, explores the very idea of sin.