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City wants a cutback on new parking

Boston officials are significantly reducing the amount of new parking required with building projects.

Richard E. Neal becomes ‘dean’ of the state’s congressional delegation. He marched Thursday in East Longmeadow’s parade.

As clout fades, state delegation gets unity push

Representative Richard E. Neal of Springfield says he has a plan to protect the state’s interests in Congress as he prepares to become dean of the delegation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/05/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Par7606576.jpg Mubarak-era figures reemerging in Egypt

Remnants of Egypt’s old autocratic government reasserted themselves within hours of the military’s ouster of Mohammed Morsi.

Fireworks exploded over the Charles River during the July Fourth Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston on Thursday.

Secure, scorching, and festive Fourth

Security measures were intense, and memories of the Marathon bombings lingered, but devoted revelers still crowded along the Charles River.

Ibragim Todashev

After FBI probes, questions on granting of asylum

Ibragim Todashev’s desire to return to Russia after being granted a safe harbor is raising new questions about his asylum claim.

The Nation

As clout fades, state delegation gets unity push

Richard E. Neal becomes ‘dean’ of the state’s congressional delegation. He marched Thursday in East Longmeadow’s parade.

By Noah Bierman

Representative Richard E. Neal of Springfield says he has a plan to protect the state’s interests in Congress as he prepares to become dean of the delegation.

Across nation, Fourth celebrants salute liberty

Hundreds of tourists arrived at the Statue of Liberty on Thursday after its reopening to the general public months after significant damage to Liberty Island from Hurricane Sandy.

By Colleen Long

Americans celebrated as President Obama urged citizens to live up to the Declaration of Independence.

Rail talks resume amid strike in San Francisco

Striking workers and transit agency officials returned to the bargaining table for talks that one union leader described as “frustrating.”

The World

Mubarak-era figures reemerging in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of the ousted president held his portrait as thousands rallied in Cairo.

By Ben Hubbard and David D. Kirkpatrick

Remnants of Egypt’s old autocratic government reasserted themselves within hours of the military’s ouster of Mohammed Morsi.

At July 4 party, French official decries US spying

By Elaine Ganley

France’s top security official publicly dressed down the US, though Le Monde reported the European country has a giant electronic surveillance gathering network.

Jet diversion ignites ire at US

Bolivian President Evo Morales said the rerouting of his plane over Europe was a plot by the United States.

Bolivia’s president said the rerouting of his plane over suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board was a plot by the US to intimidate him.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Simon Waxman

Photo ID requirement for EBT is wasteful, punitive

By Simon Waxman

The Department of Transitional Assistance already has what it needs to investigate the $15.6 million in suspicious payments without the proposed change to the cards.

opinion | H.D.S. Greenway

The temptation of other people’s civil wars

By H.D.S. Greenway

Every Muslim country the United States has become involved in militarily just creates more recruits for extremists.

editorial

Why hold US nutrition aid hostage to farm subsidies?

In the current political climate, the combination of nutrition and farm programs in the same bill makes it difficult to critically examine either.

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Numbers don’t alter human rights

letters | demographic tides in the middle east

Justice demands a two-state solution

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Occupation can’t last forever

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Israel’s enablers in US do it no favors

letters | Celtics legends depart

Growing up with Paul Pierce

letters | Celtics legends depart

In quitting, Rivers sets a bad example

Metro

Secure, scorching, and festive Fourth

Fireworks exploded over the Charles River during the July Fourth Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston on Thursday.

By Maria Cramer and Jeremy C. Fox

Security measures were intense, and memories of the Marathon bombings lingered, but devoted revelers still crowded along the Charles River.

After FBI probes, questions on granting of asylum

Ibragim Todashev

By Maria Sacchetti

Ibragim Todashev’s desire to return to Russia after being granted a safe harbor is raising new questions about his asylum claim.

Milton teen dies in Ark. bike accident

The scene of an accident in McCrory, Ark., after a car crashed into a group of cyclists, and three of them were taken by helicopter to hospitals in Memphis and Little Rock.

By Colin A. Young

Merritt Levitan, 18, who graduated from Milton Academy in June, was taking part in a cross-country bicycle tour.

Business

City wants a cutback on new parking

At Maxwell’s Green, a newly completed development in Somerville that is near the Red Line, developers asked city officials to reduce the number of required parking spaces.

By Casey Ross

Boston officials are significantly reducing the amount of new parking required with building projects.

Fracking opposition stepped up in N.E.

By Jay Fitzgerald

Opposition to the drilling technique known as fracking is growing in New England as lawmakers consider banning it.

Wealth gap limits equality of education

A  Hamilton Project report encouraged policy makers to provide more US  grants to low- and middle-income student to help fund their education.

By Megan Woolhouse

High-income families are spending more time and money on education, widening the gulf between rich and poor students.

Obituaries

Paul Smith, 91; pianist worked with Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz pianist Paul Smith, known for his lighthearted style, played piano at his home with bassist Jim De Julio in 2009.

By Peter Keepnews

Tall, lanky, and rugged-looking, Mr. Smith did not fit most people’s image of a jazz musician.

Emilio Colombo, politician in Italy nearly five decades

Prime Minister Emilio Colombo visited President Nixon.

By Emily Langer

Mr Colombo, led his country as prime minister in the early 1970s. He was 93.

Hans Hass, 94; explorer introduced world to sea creatures

Hans Hass produced “Under the Caribbean” in 1945.

By Paul Vitello

Dr. Hass, a marine biologist and underwater filmmaker from landlocked Austria, recorded coral reefs, stingrays, octopuses, and sharks.

Sports

on hockey

Bruins just lost faith in Tyler Seguin

Tyler Seguin has been traded to the Dallas Stars.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Among their frustrations with Seguin, the Bruins stopped believing he could be a bona fide NHL No. 1 pivot.

Bruins trade Tyler Seguin to Dallas

Tyler Seguin

By Fluto Shinzawa

The blockbuster deal sends the 21-year-old Seguin and Rich Peverley to the Stars for a package that includes left wing Loui Eriksson.

red sox 8, padres 2

Red Sox complete sweep of Padres

Jacoby Ellsbury rounded first base after hitting a home run against the Padres during the eighth inning.

By Julian Benbow

Jacoby Ellsbury’s home run led the way for the Red Sox, who closed a sweep of the Padres and an 8-1 homestand with a holiday victory.

G: Arts & Movies

Movie Review

‘The Way, Way Back’ is a shore thing

From left: Liam James, Sam Rockwell, and Jim Rash at the Water Wizz water park in a scene from “The Way, Way Back.”

By Ty Burr

The coming-of-age comedy-drama set on Buzzards Bay is a minor pleasure rather than a major work.

Book Review

‘The Universe Next Door’ by Abelardo Morell

Abelardo Morell’s 2012 tent camera image “View of the Golden Gate Bridge From Battery Yates.”

By Cate McQuaid

The lush, delectable book accompanies a new Morell retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago.

ART Review

Gardner exhibit explores photomontages

Michael Van Valkenburgh’s “Experimental fish farm along the rue de Rivoli, Jardin des Tuileries,’' part of the show at the Gardner Museum.

By Mark Feeney

The ostensible subject of “Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture” is straightforward enough.

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Art Review

Tom Phillips’s brilliance on every page

By Sebastian Smee

Classical notes

BSO trumpeter pulls out the old posthorn

By David Weininger

Movie Review

Exploring the buzz about bees’ demise

By Peter Keough

Movie Review

Thelma and Louise go belly-dancing

By Peter Keough

Keeping the beat for Sir Paul

By James Sullivan

Noisy Neighbors

Ovlov, ‘am’

By Matt Parish

High Five

Bob DiPiero’s wishlist

By Sarah Rodman

Night Watch

Scuba @ Rise

By Andrew Doerfler

Love Letters

He needs more time off