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‘Whitey’ Bulger, Kevin Weeks swap vulgarities in court

In this sketch, witness Kevin Weeks, at the request of the defense, identified weapons prosecutors say belonged to Bulger.


Bulger exploded in rage at his trial Tuesday, loudly trading obscenities with his former protégé who berated him from the witness stand as a “rat.”

Amherst College planned to build a science center partly in a hill, but the project was more complex than expected.

$19m later, Amherst College rethinks project

Amherst’s plan for a new science center was more complex than originally expected, and it’s now a $19 million mistake.

Fabian J. Belgrave (left) was congratulated by his mentor, Boston police Detective Larry Ellison (with plaque), following Belgrave’s graduation Tuesday from the Boston Police Academy.


New police officer was pushed in right direction

In front of a standing room-only crowd at the Local 103 IBEW Hall in Dorchester this morning, 70 graduates of the Boston Police training academy took the oath of office and received the badges of their departments. The graduates — 55 of whom will work for the Boston police and 15 of whom will work for departments in nearby towns — stood at attention in full dress unifrom, raised their right hand, and vowed to protect their community as an officer of the law. This graduating class, which Davis said will forever be known as the Marathon class, experienced crisis firsthand when they were called out of the academy to assist at the sprawling crime scene on Boylston Street following the bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15.

Aaron Hernandez is being held at Bristol County Jail, charged with the killing of Odin Lloyd.

Aaron Hernandez gave no sign of concern

“What’s with all the questions?” Hernandez allegedly asked, according to court documents, when police visited his home during the probe of Odin Lloyd’s death.

Files trace betrayal of a prized China-Mass. partnership

The arrest and conviction of an AMSC employee in an Austrian court would be the opening round of a two-year fight by the Devens-based technology firm to defend its intellectual property rights — even as it lost millions of dollars and laid off hundreds of workers as the result of alleged theft of proprietary software theft by a Chinese wind turbine maker. It would also open a window on the sometimes tawdry world of economic espionage.

A motorcade carrying alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev arrived at the Moakley Courthouse in Boston on Wednesday.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces charges in attacks today

The Marathon bombing suspect, who faces charges that he used weapons of mass destruction, could face the death penalty for his alleged crimes.

The Nation

Mechanical failure may have factored in Calif. crash

NTSB chairwoman Deborah A.P. Hersman inspected the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 with an agency investigator.

By Matthew L. Wald

Investigators found that the pilots in Saturday’s jet crash thought they had set devices to maintain safe speed.

Fort Hood suspect quiet before jury pool

By Angela K. Brown

The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage declined to ask potential jurors any questions Tuesday as jury selection finally began.

3 Somali pirates may be put to death

By Brock Vergakis

All three Somalis convicted by a federal jury on murder, piracy, and other charges stemming from a yacht hijacking that left four Americans dead will face potential death sentences.

The World

Egypt’s leaders face criticism for transition plan

Opponents of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s ousted Islamist president, rallied  outside the presidential palace in Cairo Tuesday. The road map calls for elections within months.

By David D. Kirkpatrick

The so-called road map elicited immediate opposition from civilian leaders across the political spectrum.

Former Cypriot defense minister guilty in blast

By Menelaos Hadjicostis

A Cyprus criminal court found a former defense minister guilty of manslaughter for the 2011 explosion of confiscated Iranian munitions that killed 13 people.

Chinese police open fire on unarmed Tibetans, rights groups say

By Andrew Jacobs

Officers fired on unarmed Tibetans who were celebrating the birthday of the Dalai Lama in Sichuan province, injuring nine people, two of them critically, rights advocates said.

Editorial & Opinion


Summer is hot. Who knew?

A pedicab driver cooled off at a vapor shower during a 90-degree day in Boston on Sunday.

By Scot Lehigh

Mayor Menino provided tips on how to handle summer in Boston. But he missed a few things.


Life tenure no longer serves Supreme Court

By Jeff Jacoby

Life tenure plus dramatically lengthened life expectancy has made the Supreme Court ever more unaccountable, unreasonable — and geriatric.


Suburbs must adapt or wither

By Paul McMorrow

The communities that are the slowest to respond will struggle mightily over the next two decades, as changes in the way people live push traditional postwar suburbs to the margins.


Bill aims to increase pharmacy oversight in Mass.

By Kay Lazar

The proposed legislation aims to prevent a repeat of the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak blamed on a Framingham specialty pharmacy.

Poor public transit hard on Latinos, report finds

By Javier Panzar

The report — which focuses on Latino communities — found that nearly 40 percent of respondents said they sacrifice a basic necessity to afford transportation.

Letter carrier complained about heat before collapse

His mother said James Baldassarre complained to his wife of the unbearable heat.

By Meghan E. Irons

The death of James Baldassarre has prompted the Mass. Coalition for Safety and Health to call for tougher standards to protect workers from extreme heat.

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Adrian Walker

Tying the knot after 62 years

By Adrian Walker

‘Whitey’ Bulger, Kevin Weeks swap vulgarities in court

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

WWI medal traced to Mass. family

By Alyssa A. Botelho

Aaron Hernandez gave no sign of concern

By Maria Cramer and Brian Ballou


Boston police vehicle strikes bicyclist, 63, on New Chardon Street

By Melissa Hanson and Jasper Craven

Kevin Cullen

Bulger’s defense wins a Pyrrhic victory

By Kevin Cullen

Day 17

Mass. eliminates high EBT balances

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz


Quebec tragedy unlikely to slow oil shipments via rail

Rail cars were unloaded in Albany at a terminal owned by Global Partners, a Waltham firm that moves petroleum products across the country.

By Jay Fitzgerald

With shipments of crude rising, some say the deadly accident in Quebec was inevitable, but others say trains are the only — and safest — way to move the fuel.

Aerosmith drummer brews own coffee brand

Joey Kramer said coffee has been his second passion for many years.

By Taryn Luna

Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ & Roastin’ organic coffee will debut in all 18 Roche Bros. stores during the second week of August.

For some, train to Cape Cod beats the traffic jams

The CapeFlyer crosses the Cape Cod Canal on the vertical-lift Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge.

By Emily Overholt

Ridership on the CapeFlyer weekend train service between Boston and Hyannis spiked over the July Fourth holiday period.


Edmund Morgan, 97; professor, leading historian of Colonial era

Edmund Morgan, shown at his home in Connecticut, won a Pulitzer Prize for his large body of work.

By Mark Feeney

Dr. Morgan had taught since 1955 at Yale University, where he was Sterling professor emeritus of history.


red sox 11, mariners 8

Bullpen bails out Red Sox in Seattle

Dustin Pedroia drove in three runs, two with a home run in the third inning that started the comeback.

By Peter Abraham

After yet another poor starting pitching performance, the Red Sox rallied for a late-night win in Seattle to stop their losing streak.

on baseball

Red Sox hope Brandon Workman boosts bullpen

Brandon Workman

By Nick Cafardo

Though the highly-touted prospect is a starter, the Red Sox will employ him as a reliever to try and spark their sagging bullpen.

Optimistic Jeff Green ready to lead the Celtics

Jeff Green took strides last season, playing in all 81 regular-season games, averaging 12.8 points, including 16.4 over the final 38.

By Baxter Holmes

The 26-year-old says he’s ready to set an example on a young team that will certainly be younger in seasons to come.

G: Food

Dining Out

Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar a suburban star

Seared scallops in parsnip puree and corn veloute with a summer succotash.

By Devra First

There was a time when it was rare to spot a creature like Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar beyond city limits. Not anymore.

‘A Moveable Feast’ makes Westport grill stop

Clockwise from above: Chris Schlesinger, “Doc’’ Willoughby, and “Moveable Feast” host Pete Evans.

By Michael Floreak

Chris Schlesinger and John “Doc” Willoughby are serving dinner to a dozen guests with food sourced within a few miles of Schlesinger’s Westport backyard.

Recipe for grilled bluefish with smoky chourico relish

The oft-maligned rich native bluefish can be a great New England touch, if fresh and grilled properly.

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Chef creates a buzz in Newton

By Elizabeth Mindreau

Short Orders

Luxurious scoop pop-up

Cheap Eats

Some déjà vu at Amelia’s Taqueria

By Glenn Yoder

Cookbook Review

‘The New Persian Kitchen’ by Louisa Shafia

By T. Susan Chang

Sunday supper

Recipe for Pasta Nicoise

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe for Peach Melba

Television Review

Murder on the border in FX’s compelling ‘Bridge’

By Matthew Gilbert

Television Review

‘Camp’ woe, be gone

By Matthew Gilbert

A Tank Away

Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a perennial favorite

By Matthew Bellico


John Varvatos makes show of Peter Simon’s photos

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Author J. Courtney Sullivan returns to Smith

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


John Hailer and Maureen Farrington wed

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Miss Ocean Club contest takes over Marina Bay

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Matt Damon talks about why he stays out of tabloids

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


John Sayles screening at Plimoth Plantation

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Jeff Daniels excited to work on ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein