Few GOP foes for Mass. delegation

Six of nine House seats will go uncontested in November.

Flames and smoke billowed over a Beverly neighborhood after three houses caught fire on Folger Avenue Sunday night.

Fire blazes in Beverly, burning three houses

The fire began in a house under construction before spreading to two others.

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The strategy of alleging that the scheme went as far as bribing legislators could backfire for prosecutors, analysts said.

Keeper Manuel Neuer of Germany kisses the World Cup trophy with teammates after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time.

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Triumph of German engineering

This team, in retrospect, will be viewed as one of the most impressive of champions.

Students hung out near the entrance to Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury.

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A call to fix or shut Madison Park school

Boston’s only vocational school needs to improve quickly or be shut down, according to an internal School Department memo.

Jim Rooney’s quest to expand the convention center is nearly over.

Convention center director leaves no loose ends

Jim Rooney has become one of the state’s most influential public figures without ever having run for office.

Team chairman Tom Werner said the Red Sox are still evaluating whether to buy or sell at the trade deadline. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Red Sox chairman gives his thoughts on first half

“We’re as disappointed in where we are in the standings as everybody else is,” Tom Werner said.

Ho-Pin Tung sat in a Formula E race car for a test. Backers hope the races will enhance electric-vehicle technology.

Support builds for battery-powered auto racing

Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck has invested in an environmentally friendly auto racing series that uses electric cars.

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James “B’fer” Roth and Chris “Ka-V” Haake are being increasingly called on to build high-end backyard treehouses.