Manchester-by-the-Sea deals with its unique moniker

Michael Krauser of Ipswich maneuvered his way out of his slip at Tuck’s Point in Manchester-by-the-Sea on Friday.

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Many locals fear the name makes a town that already had a snobby reputation sound even snobbier.

Artist Liz LaManche worked on a tattoo to represent England, one of the many countries represented along a dock in East Boston.

Artist’s ‘tattoo’ project will cover pier

Liz LaManche’s work on a long, narrow East Boston pier is part of the neighborhood’s annual HarborArts Festival.

Thomas Farragher

A wholesome family treat at the Big E

There are no one-arm bandits or pit bosses or scantily clad waitresses. What’s left instead is a piece of Americana.

Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo singled in the fourth inning on Friday night in Baltimore. Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)


Rusney Castillo will be playing more ball this fall

The Red Sox’ goal is for the Cuban outfielder to accumulate 200 plate appearances in total before shutting down for the offseason.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media Friday amid the league’s problem with domestic violence. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Carmine Galasso)


Roger Goodell’s words ring hollow

Goodell’s press conference Friday was business as usual for a big business that just wants to bury a scandal.

// Goodell apologizes, says he won’t resign

The NFL commissioner acknowledged problems with his handling of the Ray Rice incident and pledged to take action.


// New Chicago archbishop brings a moderate voice

Archbishop Blase Cupich eschews cultural battles and embodies Pope Francis’s vision for a bishop, many believe.

Welding company found at fault in fatal blaze

A federal probe found a Malden company did not follow safety precautions, leading to the inferno that killed two firefighters.

The Race for Governor

// Baker criticizes Coakley for ambiguous answers

Martha Coakley’s campaign defended her, casting the candidate as open to collaboration.

MCAS results released, 6 schools ‘underperforming’

This year might mark the last time state officials release MCAS scores as they consider a new, online standardized test.


Movie Review

// ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ revisits the fall of Saigon

The story Rory Kennedy tells in the documentary is at once riveting and heartbreaking.