Scathing study cites Bridgewater practices

The report demands reforms far beyond what Governor Patrick plans.

Dedham Square improvements include pay stations that cater to people running quick errands.

Communities make changes to improve parking

An increasing number of suburbs are turning to the parking study as the key to revitalizing struggling centers and addressing gridlock.

Israeli soldiers watched smoke plumes rises from Gaza following an Israel Air Force bombing Saturday.

Israel calls for north Gaza evacuation after raid

Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday.

As Andrea LaVigne of Grafton lay in bed with her baby, 1-month-old Aliana’s heart stopped. Half the child’s face was covered with a blanket, and she was born drug-dependent.

A wave of infants lost in DCF families

A review found the risk of sudden infant death doubles in households monitored by state social workers.


The Nantucket housing shuffle

From the largest mansion to the tiniest salt box, housing on Nantucket is simply more expensive.

German coach Joachim Low is hoping to guide his side to its first World Cup in 24 years, when West Germany won before reunification.


Argentina, Germany set for World Cup final

The Germans have played in seven finals since returning to the global stage in 1954 after their postwar ban.

The Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors won’t go away.

Sunday Baseball Notes

Marlins getting calls on Giancarlo Stanton

Trade rumors won’t go away until ownership signs the superstar to a megadeal.

A 1932 Babe Ruth baseball card sits in a display case below other items.

Babe Ruth’s Boston contract fetches $1 million at auction

The contract was among about three dozen Ruth-related items up for auction Saturday night.

Diver in Kelp Forest at Cashes Ledge.

In a briny preserve, fish and controversy thrive

Cashes Ledge, long closed to fishing, could reopen, but that’s setting up another battle.


//[1].jpg Treehouses: High-end style goes out on a limb

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