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High school student decline a strain for Boston

Public high school enrollment is on the slide, leaving nearly 3,000 seats empty and raising questions about possible school closures.

Next mayor may usher in new era for Boston

Voters will choose not only the first new mayor in 20 years and add at least four new voices to the City Council, they will also chart a course for the city.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bulger90-7721.jpg Bulger trial puts sketch artists in their element

The sketch artists’ oversized construction paper, erasers, and messy pastels are decidedly old-fashioned but powerful.

Clashes between President Mohammed Morsi’s opponents and supporters killed at least 10 people and injured hundreds.

KHALIL HAMRA/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Millions in Egypt demand removal of president

Egyptians streamed into the streets of cities across the country to demand the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

Mormon teenagers followed a muddy path in Auburn, N.H.

Mormon youth group reenacts 1846 journey

Teens from the Boston area completed a three-day historical reenactment that has become a coming-of-age rite in many Mormon communities.

The Nation

19 firefighters killed battling Arizona wildfire

The fire in Yarnell, Ariz., started Friday before spreading to 2,000 acres on Sunday. Dozens of residents were evacuated.

The wildfire is the deadliest involving firefighters in the United States in at least 30 years.

Garcetti takes reins as mayor of Los Angeles

Eric Garcetti took the oath of office Sunday to become the city’s 42d mayor.

Budget cuts silence July 4 gala at bases

The effects of the sequester include canceling Independence Day celebrations at some military bases.

The World

Millions in Egypt demand removal of president

Clashes between President Mohammed Morsi’s opponents and supporters killed at least 10 people and injured hundreds.

By David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard

Egyptians streamed into the streets of cities across the country to demand the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

49 killed in Pakistani bombings

A Pakistani helped an injured boy at the site of a car bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar Sunday.

Just as Britain’s prime minister was in the capital pledging to help to fight extremism, bomb attacks struck the South Asian country.

Syria’s public sector lost $15b to war

The civil war has also damaged some 9,000 state buildings, a government minister said Sunday.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | jennifer graham

Fireworks freedom

By Jennifer Graham

Here in Massachusetts, we’re safe and insane, secure in the straitjacket of the nation’s strictest fireworks laws, while rocking in the Cradle of Liberty.

JAMES CARROLL

Our halting progress toward justice

By James Carroll

The Constitution takes for granted that the people it protects are flawed, and that their government must be hemmed in by checks and balances.

EDWARD L. GLAESER

Don’t feed the animals (do feed the zoo)

The Franklin Park Zoo’s new  Baird’s tapir calf will make her debut in a few weeks and will look similar to this calf, born there in 2007.

By Edward L. Glaeser

Boston’s important institutions, like the Franklin Park Zoo, ultimately thrive through private contributions, but sometimes the state should lend a hand.

More Stories

letters | learning from last week’s election

To win, GOP must take us seriously

letters | learning from last week’s election

Time to get rid of special elections

letters | why can’t we talk about celibacy?

Double standard on married priests

letters | why can’t we talk about celibacy?

Again, church shuts down debate

letters | why can’t we talk about celibacy?

Spiritual growth requires listening

letters | why can’t we talk about celibacy?

O’Malley should attend talk

Metro

Daniel Conley tops in fund-raising at nearly $1.27m

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley

By Colin A. Young

The Suffolk district attorney set the pace in June, adding about $78,000 more than any other candidate in the crowded Boston mayoral field.

2 men shot at liquor store in Dorchester

Police responding to a shooting at Gigi’s Liquors found two victims,aman inside the store and another on the street.

By Gal Tziperman Lotan

Police responding to the shooting at Gigi’s Liquors found two victims, a man inside the store and another on the street.

Students learn sailing, navigation aboard ship

Julius Anaya and other Harvard Kent School fourth-graders attended World Ocean School aboard the Roseway.

By Jenna Russell

The crew aboard the historic Roseway will teach high-risk and disabled students.

Business ǀ Science

MIT nanotech research targets bone-repair surgery

Professor Paula Hammond

By Naila Moreira

A research team has created a high-tech adhesive that more securely bonds implants to bone.

Software company helps firms save on data centers

Doron Kempel worked at EMC before starting SimpliVity.

By Hiawatha Bray

SimpliVity Inc. aims to save customers money and time by virtualizing entire data centers.

US childbirth is uniquely expensive, study says

The cost of having a baby in the United States is billed item by item, a practice that has spiraled in the last decade.

By Elisabeth Rosenthal

The cost of having a baby in the United States is billed item by item, a practice that has spiraled in the last decade.

Obituaries

Herbert Nieburgs, 99, a force for collaboration on cancer

Dr. Herbert Nieburgs invented a high-magnification microscope for cancer research.

By Kathleen McKenna

Dr. Nieburgs invented a high-magnification microscope for cancer research.

Sports

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4

Red Sox edge Blue Jays with walkoff win

Shane Victorino is mobbed after Toronto’s Josh Thole made an error on his hard grounder to first base, producing a Red Sox walkoff win.

By Julian Benbow

The win gave the Red Sox 50 by July for just the fourth time in franchise history and the first time since 2008.

On Baseball

Brandon Snyder shows Red Sox’ impressive depth

Brandon Snyder knocked in two runs for the Red Sox with a double in the second inning.

By Nick Cafardo

The former No. 1 draft pick of the Orioles who never lived up to his billing came through big for the Red Sox on Sunday.

Bruins, Vincent Lecavalier have ‘good meeting’

Vincent Lecavalier is strong on the puck and skilled in the danger areas.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Nathan Horton’s decision to hit the market when free agency opens jacked up the heat on the Bruins’ chase of Lecavalier.

G: Health

Health

Heroin abuse problems plague rural Mass. towns

Nina Rossi holding her iPod Touch with a photo Lance Rice took after he robbed Rossi’s house.

By Karen D. Brown

Narcotics investigators in Mass. say that in the past three to five years they have watched the drug move from big cities to small communities.

Stage Review

Sluggish ‘Arms on Fire’ fails to light a spark

From left: Guiesseppe Jones, Natalie Mendoza, and James Barry star in the Chester Theatre Company production of Steven Sater’s “Arms on Fire.”

By Don Aucoin

In Steven Sater’s underdeveloped drama, attitudes and poses too often take the place of genuine ideas and feelings.

Stage Review

‘Lion in Winter’ roars to life at Berkshire Theatre Group

Jayne Atkinson as Eleanor of Aquitaine and Treat Williams as Henry II in “The Lion in Winter” in Stockbridge.

By Don Aucoin

What fun it is watching the Plantagenet clan scheme and betray one another in this sterling production of James Goldman’s play.

More Stories

Book Review

‘Do You Believe in Magic?’ by Paul Offit

By Suzanne Koven

Daily Dose

Should obesity be labeled a disease?

By Deborah Kotz

Daily Dose

Memory and hormone replacement treatment

By Deborah Kotz

In Practice

A weighty issue with multiple viewpoints

By Dr. Suzanne Koven

Health Answers

Why snorers can’t hear their own snores

By Courtney Humphries

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Names

Ben Affleck scouting in Georgia for ‘Live by Night’?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Nantucket festival earns stars for another year

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Selena Gomez entertains on City Hall Plaza

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Eugene Mirman brings comedy festival to Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Aquarium celebrates with ‘Reef Madness’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Pixies’ new song has Harvard Square roots

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Celebrities spotted in and around town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein