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Markey holds solid lead over Gomez, poll says

Edward Markey has a 13-point lead over GOP rival Gabriel Gomez with 10 days to go in the Senate race, but disengaged voters remain unpredictable.

Caroline Reinsch and Christian Williams were seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings.


Amid death and anguish of bombing, a gift of life

Bombing victims Caroline Reinsch and Christian Williams kept the news of her pregnancy a Father’s Day surprise.

(Clockwise from left) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still zinging passes at 35. David Ortiz, 37, is under contract with the Sox until he is 39. Paul Pierce, 35, uses a hyperbaric chamber to recover faster. Zdeno Chara, 36, gets more ice time than younger teammates.

Older athletes playing longer, pushing boundaries

A brave new sports world is dawning, as more and more athletes prolong their careers into their late 30s and early 40s. Players are rethinking how they approach their careers, planning to compete longer. Owners, general managers, and coaches are reexamining what value older players can bring to teams. With older stars such as Tom Brady, David Ortiz, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Zdeno Chara, Boston is a prime example of this phenomenon. No longer do teams simply cast aside players 35 or older. Instead, they gamble more on veterans, trying to predict the effects of aging and anticipate any sharp declines in performance. The franchises that predict well will enjoy a competitive advantage as older athletes stay in the game longer.

The Boston Pops concert and fireworks show each July 4 brings more than a half-million people to the Charles River Esplanade. Ratings of the TV broadcast, however, have fallen.

July 4 fireworks gala loses its national pop

For the first time in more than 20 years, the July 4 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will not be televised nationally.

The Nation

Cybersecurity stings expert it has rewarded

J. Michael McConnell expressed concerns about security.

By David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth

Questions have been raised over the access that Booz Allen Hamilton and other government contractors have to sensitive intelligence secrets.

Sequester’s gridlock cuts into city services

By Mark Niquette

US mayors who gathered for the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting say the automatic federal budget cuts are starting to ripple through their cities.

The Nation Today

Firefighters make gains battling Colorado blaze

A Colorado sheriff said Saturday that firefighters ‘‘are getting the upper hand’’ on the most destructive wildfire in state history.

The World

Iran elects moderate, signals call for change

Many celebrated the victory by Hassan Rowhani, as Iranians were looking to their next president to change the tone, if not the direction, of the nation.

By Thomas Erdbrink

Iranians elected a moderate, cleric Hassan Rowhani, in a repudiation of those in power.

The World Today

North Korean regime proposes talks with US

North Korea’s top government body is proposing high-level nuclear and security talks with the US days after a planned meeting with rival South Korea collapsed.

Riot police empty Istanbul park of protesters

Protesters try to resist the advance of riot police in Gezi Park, Istanbul, Saturday.

By Elena Becatoros and Jamey Keaten

Riot police fired water cannons and tear gas as they drove protesters out of Istanbul’s Taksim Square and neighboring Gezi Park on Saturday.

Editorial & Opinion


Employers are not immigration officers

Farm workers rested before planting artichokes near Watsonville, Calif., in April.

By Jeff Jacoby

Immigration enforcement is the government’s job, not the private sector’s, and no employer should be punished because of an employee’s immigration problems.


Boston FBI, old and new, on trial

By Joan Vennochi

The FBI is under the microscope during the Whitey Bulger trial, and for its role in not tracking Tamerlan Tsarnaev before the Marathon bombings.

Joanna Weiss

Humanities at risk

By Joanna Weiss

Instead of trying to steer students back to humanities degrees, we should be rethinking the way we teach humanities in general.


Women fight off attackers in Mission Hill

By Dan Adams and Nikita Lalwani

Boston Police are investigating the attempted sexual assaults and non-life threatening stabbings of two women in separate incidents near Mission Hill on Saturday.

From struggling young mother to top of her class

After a rough patch, Shabrinna McCalpine landed at Boston Day and Evening Academy and thrived, school officials said.

By Jeremy C. Fox

In 2011, Shabrinna McCalpine moved to Boston Day and Evening Academy, where she will graduate as valedictorian.

Felix G. Arroyo launches campaign for mayor

Boston mayoral candidate Felix Arroyo kicked off his campaign in the South End with his wife, Jasmine Acevedo

By Dan Adams

Calling himself “a son of Boston,” Councilor at Large Felix G. Arroyo officially launched his campaign for mayor of Boston.

Money & Careers

As Mayor Menino departs, there’s work left to do

By Casey Ross

Boston is facing some crucial issues as it prepares to elect its first new leader in 20 years.

New England states move to increase hydropower

By Erin Ailworth

Hydropower could play a larger role in New England’s energy mix as five of the region’s states, including Mass., move to import more of it.

Innovation economy

Put these ride-sharing services to the test

For people looking for a ride, there are now several options. The new services encourage Bostonians to give them a spin.

By Scott Kirsner

Many Bostonians are aware of the mobile app Uber, but last month, two new transportation services began operating in Boston.


Game 2 | Bruins 2, Blackhawks 1

Bruins win in OT, even Stanley Cup Final

Daniel Paille, who scored the winning goal, is in the middle of this bear hug as the Bruins got together to celebrate in overtime of Game 2.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The newly formed third line of Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly, and Tyler Seguin scored two goals to turn a 1-0 deficit into a Game 2 win over the Blackhawks.

Dan Shaughnessy

Tyler Seguin adjusts, powers Bruins to win

Tyler Seguin was willing to battle every single Blackhawk in Game 2 — and that included goalie Corey Crawford.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The 21-year-old was a difference-maker in Game 2, playing his best game of the playoffs as part of a newly formed line with Daniel Paille and Chris Kelly.

Older athletes playing longer, pushing boundaries

(Clockwise from left) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still zinging passes at 35. David Ortiz, 37, is under contract with the Sox until he is 39. Paul Pierce, 35, uses a hyperbaric chamber to recover faster. Zdeno Chara, 36, gets more ice time than younger teammates.

By Shira Springer

Pro sports teams -- particularly the ones in Boston -- rely more than ever on aging stars.

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On Second Thought

Chicago to Boston was a long ride down the track

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Sunday Baseball Notes

MLB trade market revolves around pitchers

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Football Notes

Ryan Mallett an intriguing asset for Patriots

By Ben Volin

Sunday Hockey Notes

Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin scores at pay window

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Sunday Basketball Notes

Julius Erving jumped into biopic with both feet

By Gary Washburn

Red Sox 5, Orioles 4

Red Sox end drought in win over Orioles

By Peter Abraham

Bruins Notebook

Ailing Nathan Horton back in action for Bruins

By Fluto Shinzawa


Even Bruins’ Zdeno Chara knows his limitations

By Kevin Paul Dupont

red sox notebook

Mike Napoli returns to Boston, undergoes tests

By Peter Abraham

No goal call stings the Blackhawks

By Daniel I. Dorfman

US Open notebook

Tough outing for Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy

By Michael Whitmer

On Hockey

New third line gave Bruins a second wind

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Bridgewater-Raynham 4, Nashoba 0

Bridgewater-Raynham wins baseball crown

By Alex Hall

Hingham 7, Auburn 6

Hingham beats Auburn in 12th for Div. 2 title

By Tim Healey

Milford 1, Agawam 0

Milford softball shuts out Agawam

By Colleen Casey

Grafton 2, Burlington 1

Grafton tops Burlington to repeat

By Seth Lakso


Roundup: Concord-Carlisle girls win tennis title

By Elizabeth Thomas


Bonfilo impresses at national track championships

By Bob Holmes

What They Were Thinking

Crossing the dragon boat finish line

By Stan Grossfeld

US 4, South Korea 1

Local product leads US women in rout

By Emily Kaplan

Middleboro 4, Hopedale 3

Middleboro defeats Hopedale for Div. 3 title

By Anthony Gulizia

Assabet Valley 5, St. Mary’s 2

Assabet Valley wins school’s first softball title

By Patrick Bradley



Western Sahara: Why Africa’s last colony can’t break free

Western Sahara, near the Mauritanian border.

By Jenn Abelson

In global politics, playing by the rules doesn’t always help.

What a little chaos does for music

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

How Olin College professor Diana Dabby developed a dizzying technique for creating new variations.


The laws of cyberwar

Michael Schmitt of the United States Naval War College.

By Gal Beckerman

Inside the new effort to set rules for a battlefield no one can see.

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Boston’s population boom speeds up

By Robert David Sullivan


The password that even you don’t know

By Kevin Hartnett

Uncommon Knowledge

Does homeownership make unemployment worse?

By Kevin Lewis


Mayo Stuntz, spy, historian, Virginia gentleman; at 97

By Bart Barnes

For 25 years, Mr. Stuntz was in the CIA, serving in Nicaragua and Japan and at the agency headquarters in Langley, Va.

Ken Thomson, 66; cofounder of cohousing community

Dr. Ken Thomson directed the Center for Strong Democracy in Cambridge.

By Kathleen McKenna

Dr. Thomson directed the Center for Strong Democracy in Cambridge.

Jerome Karle, 94, shared Nobel Prize in chemistry

By Emily Langer

Mr. Karle, a US Naval Research Laboratory scientist, shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way to determine the structure of molecules.

Sunday Arts


Lights, camera, Provincetown Film Festival!

John Waters was the festival’s first Filmmaker on the Edge, in 1999, and is its “antic spirit.”

By Peter Keough

The Provincetown festival is now celebrating its 15th anniversary in style with John Waters, its “antic spirit.”


From ‘24’ to ‘Big Brother,’ they are watching


By Matthew Gilbert

We’ve turned the cameras and phone taps of nightmares into a form of entertainment, one that continues to draw ratings.

The Library Test Kitchen at Harvard

Ben Brady is an instructor for Havard’s Library Test Kitchen course and developer of Biblio, a fun, interactive research tool.

By Anne Gray Fischer

In response to Harvard University’s library digitizing, Jeffrey Schnapp created the Library Test Kitchen, a laboratory class in the Graduate School of Design.

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Art Review

Beauty, brilliance at Mass MoCA

By Sebastian Smee

Top Picks

Keeping an eye on the clock

By Tom Russo

history repeating

‘Pippin’: Then and now

By Doug Most

My Instagram: Abigail Sterling

By Christopher Muther

Book review

‘America 1933’ by Michael Golay

By Julia M. Klein


The style legacy of ‘Sex and the City’

By Christopher Muther

one thing

How Sweet It Is

By Marni Elyse Katz

quick bite

Matzoh ball soup in a former church site

By Devra First

Book review

‘TransAlantic’ by Colum McCann

By John Freeman

magician, author, and actor

Ricky Jay

By Amy Sutherland

in brief

Capsule reviews of selected titles

By Kate Tuttle

the word on the street

A blend of art, music and conversation

By Jan Gardner

Critic’s picks: Pop music

By Sarah Rodman

Critic’s picks: TV

By Matthew Gilbert

Music Review

Everything adds up in BEMF Orchestra concert

By Matthew Guerrieri


Marc Maron’s comic roots in Boston clubs

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Robert Kraft receives Medal of Excellence

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Goodwill Industries hits the beach

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Bassist Kim Deal leaves the Pixies

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Rose Garden Party held in the Back Bay

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


cities in the states | seattle

Three days in Seattle

Ryan Rector, a fishmonger at Pike Place Fish Market, entertains with a flying fish.

By Kari Bodnarchuk

From the moment you arrive in Seattle you can be on the move, whether you are exploring the city by foot, kayak, or even by air.

A stint as a guest motorman at Connecticut Trolley Museum

The author and motorman Roger Pierson with a Boston Elevated Railroad trolley.

By David Lyon

Founded in 1940, the museum draws on more than 70 pieces of equipment to explain how trolleys helped develop the suburbs, mill towns, and even amusement parks.

Touring the Crane Estate in Ipswich

The Great House was inspired by 17th-century English country houses.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

A visit to the Crane Estate is an intriguing look at how the 1 percent lived in the Roaring Twenties, North Shore-style.


Globe Magazine

Last of their kind

By Jenna Russell

As fish stocks dwindle and catch limits tighten, a way of life is disappearing, too.


A future worth paying for

A young woman working in a position brokered by a Boston summer jobs program last year.

By Dan Gelbtuch and Lew Finfer

Why we need to help young people find jobs, even if it costs taxpayers money.


Talent show

By Scott Helman

Here, afternoons are full of playing, learning, creating, and collaborating.

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First Person

A son’s songs

Miss Conduct

Whispers at work

By Robin Abrahams


Scandinavian midsummer menu

By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

The tastes of Swedish summer

By Anne V. Nelson

Dinner With Cupid

On the clock


What being a dad really means

By Steve Almond

Tales From the City

Ye olde DVD?

Globe North

It’s all in the names

Bearskin Neck in Rockport.

By Emily Sweeney

Not many people know that Rockport and Gloucester were once called Tragabigzanda. Or that Salem was Sholom Naumkeag.

Robotic boats find clear sailing in Gloucester Harbor

From left, the Endicott College team adjusts its boat; the team from Aberystwyth, Wales,  keeps tabs  on its craft offshore; Sims Gautam of  the Albemarle (Va.). High School team.

By Sarah Shemkus

The robotic sailing team from Olin College in Needham wants, one day, to build a boat that will be able to sail itself across the Atlantic.


Alderman seeks review of eviction proceedings

City officials are looking into frequent evictions at Clarendon Hill Towers.

By Jarret Bencks

The company that manages Clarendon Hill Towers agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit file by federal prosecutors.

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Dining out

Tappingworld of special olive oils

By Kathy Shiels Tully


Injured officer may get full pay

By John Laidler

A Father’s Day quiz for dads

By Steve Coronella


Selectmen honor building inspector

By John Laidler


Special trash collections scheduled

By John Laidler


Street repaving begins Monday

By John Laidler


HarborWalk receives award

By David Rattigan


Melrose Education Foundation formed

By Kathy McCabe


Resident honored for immigrant work

By Brenda J. Buote


Science club recycles, raises money

By Brenda J. Buote


Farmers market opens June 22

By John Laidler


Public forum set on recreation plan

By John Laidler


Outdoor farmers market starts Sunday

By John Laidler


Student wins congressional art contest

By Brenda J. Buote


Wes Slate joins mayoral race

By Steven A. Rosenberg


St. Ann School closes its doors

By Kathy McCabe


CLASS workers will join union

By Karen Sackowitz


Appleton Mills recognized for preservation

By Karen Sackowitz


Reception set for Wayne Melville, retiring town administrator

By David Rattigan


Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for June 25 election

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Playground project meets funds goal

By Brenda J. Buote


Northshore Mall adds stores

By John Laidler


Officials cut ribbons for Mill Dam

By David Rattigan


Trees planted in Point neighborhood

By John Laidler


Masconomet Regional names new principal

By David Rattigan


Selectmen approve police, fire contracts

By David Rattigan

Globe South


Birds vs. beachgoers

While piping plovers are nesting on Duxbury Beach, Sophie Dubuisson acts as a bird monitor, keeping people away from the threatened species.

By Anne M. Steele

Closures of Duxbury Beach to protect piping plovers, a shorebird on state and federal endangered species lists, are nothing new.

Piping plovers: a few feathery facts

By Anne M. Steele

Piping plover populations deemed threatened and endangered in 1986


Condo owner balks at sale

By Jessica Bartlett

Hingham is urging Wanpen Florentine to sell an affordable-housing unit that officials say she owns illegally.

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Bella English

The things they carried — and buried

By Bella English

Suburban Diary

A generation caught in the middle

By Paul E. Kandarian


Officials make video in bid for new school

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Modern dads put the verb into ‘father’

By Beverly Beckham

Dining Out

Old-timey store stocks eclectic provisions

By Paul E. Kandarian


Weymouth woman and dad walking for Jimmy Fund

By Paul E. Kandarian

Globe South Community Bulletin Board

By Compiled Anne M. Steele

Around the Diamond

At tourney time, seniors step up

By Tim Healey


New meters in town parking lots

By Brock Parker


Question of creating historic sites

By Juliet Pennington


Turbine contractor settles safety complaints

By Juliet Pennington


Student wins coveted state scholarship

By Jessica Bartlett


School repairs

By Katherine Finnell


Ginger Betty’s gives back

By Jessica Bartlett


Tie vote on wind turbine

By Emily Sweeney


Foundation to revamp East Milton Square

By Dave Eisenstadter


Arts center, children’s theater to merge

By Jaclyn Reiss


Baby’s rush delivery

By Jennette Barnes


Music fest tickets on sale

By Rebecca Delaney


Grants to nonprofits top $47k

By Jaclyn Reiss


Library adds databases

By John Laidler


Town clerk has absentee ballots

By Jaclyn Reiss


Construction set to start on school sidewalks

By Jessica Bartlett


Grant to expand local bus service

By John Swinconeck


High school grads move on

By Johanna Seltz


Police ask for vigilance

By Juliet Pennington


Voters back marijuana dispensaries moratorium

By Paul E. Kandarian


Briggs resigns from post

By Paul E. Kandarian


Lemonade stands for fireworks

By Johanna Seltz


Public hearing on budget

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Convenience store loses alcohol license

By Dave Eisenstadter


Domestic assault charge

By Robert Knox


Family Safety Day

By John Laidler


Cultural council awards grants

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Plymouth Rubber site slated for development

By Dave Eisenstadter

East Bridgewater

Connors responds to ethics panel

By Rich Fahey


Langwater Estate preservation

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Selectmen to discuss BYOB

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Outdoor drinking at VFW

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Warning on paving scams

By Jennette Barnes


Showtime for eighth-graders

By Jennette Barnes


Synagogue youth win awards

By Jennette Barnes


Possible marijuana plant site

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

West Bridgewater

Voters reject land purchase

By Rich Fahey


Alleged kidnapper out on bail

By Jennette Barnes

Globe West

New England Mobile Book Fair’s ultimate suspense story

Bestselling Author of

By Steve Maas

Every week a new chapter is being written in the story of the New England Mobile Book Fair. And it’s a page turner.


Police officers feted in Georgia

By Jaclyn Reiss

Two Watertown police officers received a dose of warm southern hospitality earlier this month in a trip to Georgia arranged by police there.


Charges of bias scuttle debate

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Five candidates are vying for two new seats on the Sudbury Board of Selectmen in an election that some say will come down to insiders versus outsiders.

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Neighbors question plans for treatment center

By John Swinconeck


Two police officers leave unexpectedly

By Deirdre Fernandes

Around the diamond

Acton-Boxborough had power of four

By Phil Perry


Board to discuss new smoking limits

By Brock Parker


Bench will honor first responders

By Jaclyn Reiss


Forum on senior housing Wednesday

By Brock Parker


Session offers details on solar energy

By Brock Parker


Medical marijuana, tax break on warrant

By Brock Parker


Support group for single parents

By Jaclyn Reiss


Update on bike campaign Monday

By Tom Coakley


Talk on local legacy of Italian POWs

By Jaclyn Reiss


Progress on new Field School

By Andrew Clark


Keefe resigns from school boards

By Matt Gunderson


Hearing on plans for hospital property

By Jennifer Roach


Sign up for tax work-off program

By Nancy Shohet West


Library to feature author Cragin

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Library offers passes to museums

By Matt Gunderson


Summer concert series begins Thursday

By Jennifer Roach


Register, volunteer for reading program

By Jennifer Roach


Learn about solar energy options

By Nancy Shohet West


Free art session for youngsters

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Poetry night at Meeting House

By Rachel Lebeaux


Volunteer for July Fourth celebrations

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Board names new head of DPW

By Nancy Shohet West


Library to be closed Saturdays

By Calvin Hennick


Seniors can work off some taxes

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Town offers resources for seniors

By Davis Bushnell


Town issues call for volunteers

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


New signs to hit the streets

By Davis Bushnell


Vacancies on city boards, committees

By Calvin Hennick


High school studying fitness levels

By Matt Gunderson


Survey cites communication issues

By Matt Gunderson


Museums are free on Friday evenings

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Free show to feature high-flying dogs

By Abby Jordan


Search firm may be decided Monday

By Calvin Hennick


Voters to choose new selectmen

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Library group seeks members

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Help manage town’s sports fields

By Rachel Lebeaux


Dispose of household waste Saturday

By Rachel Lebeaux


Free workshop on special education

By Rachel Lebeaux


Hinkley beach opens Thursday

By Abby Jordan


Town plans day of family fun

By Rachel Lebeaux


Cub Scouts host open house Monday

By Abby Jordan


Register for courses at summer academy

By Rachel Lebeaux


Babysitting class set for June 28

By Rachel Lebeaux


Police focusing on crosswalk safety

By Abby Jordan


Read for a chance to win Bruins prizes

By Ellen Ishkanian


Selectman cited for leadership role

By Jaclyn Reiss