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.

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

Courtesy Boston Harbor Cruises

Whale watch boat returns to Boston after night stuck at sea

One of the vessel’s propellers had been entangled on a lobster trap rope about 15 miles offshore.

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.

“I will and we will make no apologies for our engagement,” said Secretary of State John Kerry.

John Kerry truce bid assailed, defended

The secretary of state’s allies responded to withering attacks from the Israeli political and media establishment.

Barbara Cardone surveyed the damage to her yard and home on Taft Street in Revere on Monday.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Destruction and disbelief in Revere

A tornado? In Revere? In the old city’s streets, there was disbelief but the proof was impossible to ignore.

// 100 homes damaged as tornado jolts Revere

Residents emerged from their homes to see what one resident said looked like a “war zone.”

Nathaniel E. Kibby (left) was was arrested and charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez.

Man charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez

The 34-year-old man faces one count of felony kidnapping in the case of the N.H. teen who was missing for nine months.

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 to trade their ace.


Cathy Young

// Putin’s strange bedfellows

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


Book Review

// ‘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.