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Jury acquits Zimmerman in Florida killing

A Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter Saturday night in a case that alternately fascinated and appalled large segments of a spellbound nation.

Jenna Lockwood was hugged by her sister, Jessica, after she and Kristen Welch were denied a marriage license.


Same-sex couples in the South left out of trend

Across the South — in states where gay marriage is uniformly banned — gay men and women say they still live as second-class citizens.

Gene therapy’s time seems to have come

Years after it was hyped, vilified for the death of a teenager, and then mostly forgotten by the general public, gene therapy has rebounded, and hospitals, companies, and investors in the Boston area have jumped on the bandwagon.

The Nation

Jury acquits Zimmerman in Florida killing

Demonstrators reacted to news of the not-guilty verdict outside the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford.

By Lizette Alvarez

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

Some radicals make heroes of Tsarnaev brothers

The latest issue of Inspire, a magazine published by followers of Al Qaeda, depicted alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a revered martyr for the wider cause of Islamic terrorism. The magazine urged its readers to follow their lead.

By Bryan Bender

In the dark recesses of radical Islamic websites around the world, the suspects in the Marathon bombings are being lionized.

The Nation Today

California hospital fires 6 in privacy breach

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has fired five workers and a student researcher for peeping at patients’ private medical records in the days after Kim Kardashian gave birth.

The World

Switching joint faulted in French train crash

Workers inspected the wreckage of the train that crashed Friday while leaving Paris.

By Steven Erlanger

A rail joint that worked loose from a track switching point appears to have caused France’s worst train accident in years.

Edward Snowden’s bid for asylum unclear

By David M. Herszenhorn

Senior Kremlin officials said that Russia’s Federal Migration Service had not yet received a formal appeal for asylum from the former NSA contractor.

The World Today

Gunmen kill seven UN peacekeepers in Sudan

Gunmen ambushed a United Nations peacekeeping team in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, killing seven and wounding another 17.

Editorial & Opinion

derrick z. jackson

E-cigarettes: the new fracking

Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity amid a big push by tobacco companies, but their long-term health effects are still unknown.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

As with fracking, electronic cigarettes are being pushed as a better alternative without a clear understanding of long-term effects.


Consumer, protect thyself

By Tom Keane

The conditions that gave rise to the need for government intervention have changed, brought about largely by the explosion of information now available.


Frustration rises with FBI on bombings

Representative William Keating (right) at a hearing in early May on the Marathon bombings.

By Joan Vennochi

The quest for answers about what the FBI knew before the Marathon attacks should not evolve into blame-shifting.


Plan to tear down Beacon Hill house riles residents

By Meghan E. Irons

Developer Dean Stratouly is rebuilding his historic row house, but taking down a building in Beacon Hill is close to sacrilege.

Yvonne Abraham

Evil knows no social bounds

By Yvonne Abraham

So many grim stories have converged this week: Bulger, Tsarnaev, Hernandez, DeSalvo, and now Gideika.

Trying to ease dementia caregivers’ burden

By Sanjena Sathian

A study is increasing outreach to family members of people with dementia to see if patient and caregiver well-being is improved.

Money & Careers

Boston Fed chief says economy still needs work

Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

By Megan Woolhouse

Eric Rosengren is one of 12 voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee that will decide a schedule to pare back the central bank’s interventions.

Banks struggle to keep up with mobile demand

By Deirdre Fernandes

Many banks are not offering mobile technology as fast as their customers are ready to adopt it.

Innovation Economy

Can France create its own Kendall Square?

The University Paris-Saclay is an effort to create an education, research, and innovation cluster about half an hour outside of Paris. Today, much of the area is still farmland.

By Scott Kirsner

The University Paris-Saclay is an effort to create an education, research, and innovation cluster about half an hour outside of Paris.


athletics 3, red sox 0

Jon Lester, Red Sox fall to A’s

Manager John Farrell gives Jon Lester a pat after pulling the starter in the seventh inning. Lester dropped to 8-6.

By Peter Abraham

The lefthander lost again Saturday night as the Red Sox were beaten, 3-0, by the Athletics in Oakland.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox have rebounded from disaster of 2012

John Lackey has been the poster boy for Red Sox rehabilitation.

By Dan Shaughnessy

It’s the All-Star break and the Red Sox have made a case for themselves as the best team in baseball.

NASCAR in New Hampshire

Tony Stewart has more than made his mark

Tony Stewart will be among the NASCAR stars competing in New Hampshire on Sunday, but his impact on the sport runs far deeper.

By Michael Vega

Stewart will be among the NASCAR stars competing in New Hampshire on Sunday, but his impact on the sport runs far deeper.

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On Second Thought

Oh baby, Hollywood Park learns a lesson

By Kevin Paul Dupont

From the

By Chuck Waseleski

Sunday Baseball Notes

MLB braces for a memorable second half

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Football Notes

NFL headlines you may have missed

By Ben Volin

Sunday Hockey Notes

Free-spending Flyers strike big in free agency

By Fluto Shinzawa

Sunday Basketball Notes

After a difficult period, Pistons on the way back

By Gary Washburn

red sox notebook

Trade for Matt Thornton comes at a good time

By Peter Abraham

Dynamo 2, Revolution 1

Revolution fall to the Houston Dynamo

By Nick Ironside

What They Were Thinking

Ducks hold up baseball game

By Stan Grossfeld


Should chimpanzees have legal rights?

By Chris Berdik

The “animal personhood” movement believes dolphins, great apes, and elephants deserve to be able to sue — and now it has a plaintiff.

Colbertism failed in France. Will it work in China?

Painting of French statesman Jean-Baptiste Colbert by Claude Febvre, 1666. Painting is housed at the Versailles Palace

By Jacob Soll

The world’s largest nation takes a page from the 17th century.


The curious religions of multiplayer video games

Priest (Night Elf) from World of Warcraft.

By Abraham Riesman

Online gamers are putting gods in the machine.

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What my dog knows

By Greg Harris

Uncommon Knowledge

How fast food destroys patience

By Kevin Lewis


Introducing the smell-camera

By Kevin Hartnett


Robert Gustin, creative force of advertising firm; at 58

Robert Gustin opened his Franklin firm in 1998.

By 1Todd Feathers

Mr. Gustin, known to all as “Bob,” founded Gustin Advertising, steering the business as the internet revolutionized the industry.

Jim Buck, New York City’s first professional dog walker

Jim Buck started walking dogs professionally in the early 1960s.

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Buck, 81, eventually presided over a business in which he and two dozen assistants walked more than 150 dogs a day.

Philip Caldwell; CEO who turned Ford’s finances around

Mr. Caldwell beat out Lee Iacocca to head of Ford Motor.

By Patrick J. Lyons

Mr. Caldwell, 93, fostered development of the Ford Taurus, which became the top-selling car in America for five years and helped to save the company.

Sunday Arts


Fringe festival shakes up Berkshires theater

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

An increasing number of so-called fringe theater troupes are now at work in the Berkshire theater scene, bringing funny names and off-beat shows with limited commercial potential.


Two photography collections with personality

“Champ-de-Mars, View From the Eiffel Tower” by Ilse Bing.

By Mark Feeney

Interesting collections, like interesting people, have personalities that are recognizable while remaining at least a little bit unpredictable.

Burt Lancaster: Hunkus Americanus at 100

Among the films starring Burt Lancaster (here in 1976 with Deborah Kerr) to be screened at the Harvard Film Archive are “From Here to Eternity.”

By Mark Feeney

Harvard Film Archive’s “Burt Lancaster: A Centennial Celebration” kicks off Friday.

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Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

Forecasting the Emmy nominations: gimmes, maybes, and if-onlys

By Matthew Gilbert

DVD picks

Jackie Robinson steps up to the plate

By Tom Russo

Also this week

DVD reviews

History Repeating

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees, on tour

By Geoff Edgers

Movie Stars

Movie capsules

Family Filmgoer

By Jane Horwitz

Novelist & relisher of powerful narratives

Elin Hilderbrand

By Amy Sutherland

Book review

‘Italian Ways’ by Tim Parks

By Richard Eder

Book review

‘Rose Kennedy’ by Barbara A. Perry

By Julia M. Klein

Reading tours | KATE TUTTLE

Teacher and author Rafe Esquith at Brookline Booksmith

By Kate Tuttle

new england writers at work

Joan Wickersham, all a matter of altered states

By Eugenia Williamson

Critic’s picks: Art

By Sebastian Smee

in brief | kate tuttle

Capsule reviews of recent titles

By Kate Tuttle

Critics’ picks: Dance

By Karen Campbell

Critic’s picks: Pop

By Sarah Rodman

Critic’s picks: Television

By Matthew Gilbert

My Instagram: Nissa Lafond

By Christopher Muther

The one thing

Fun Flats

By Marni Elyse Katz

Light up the night

By Marni Elyse Katz

Quick bite

An eclectic mix at Society on High

By Devra First


Outside the Box opens with festive spirit

By Scott McLennan

Music Review

Jason Aldean brings country to Fenway Park

By Sarah Rodman


Stars out for Shakespeare on the Common

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Camille Albane salon opens on Newbury Street

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Israel Horovitz in Paris to direct movie

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


2-year-old colt given the name Boston Strong

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Cars drummer David Robinson doesn’t miss a beat

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


First impressions of Japan — meaningful or cliché?

“One never forgets one’s first glimpse of Mount Fuji — and the second view is never quite as delicious.” Peter Grilli, outgoing president of the Japan Society of Boston.

By Sebastian Smee

First-time visitors often fall for its culture, and long for their own lives to take on Japanese qualities upon returning home.

Tokyo in 12 hours

Shoppers walked along Tokyo's ritzy Omotesando Hills shopping mall.

By Sebastian Smee

Though taking in Tokyo in a single day is an absurd notion, a 12-hour itinerary will leave you with a taste of the city.

In the Know

Learning the art of the deal

Good humor is part of the art of fair bargaining, like this merchant’s attitude in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.

By Patricia Harris

Striking a deal, it turns out, is a great way to meet local people on their own turf and engage in a bit of good-natured give and take.

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Fork in the Road

Fat Boy Drive-in, Brunswick, Maine

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

Beautiful campsites in Maine

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright


Portland Observatory surveys history and the sea

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

Here, There, and Everywhere

Franklin Park Zoo to mini chargers


Antiques & Collectibles

By Virginia Bohlin


Are big blue bins bad for recycling?

By Barbara Moran

Does Boston’s current recycling system mean less trash is trashed?

Medical marijuana for kids

Hailey Jean Pease

By Valerie Vande Panne

It’s here. It’s legal. Yet parents are still afraid to ask for a drug that may help.


Divestment now!

By Patrick Gallagher

A recent graduate says universities are uniquely positioned to send a strong message to polluters.

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Style Watch

Kitchen overhaul

By Jaci Conry

Miss Conduct

Wedding woes

By Robin Abrahams


Berry nice

By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Berry pudding at 80 Thoreau

By Rachel Travers

Dinner With Cupid

Missing persons

First Person

Prized leftovers


To the editor

Tales From the City

Rhymes with Wrentham

Globe North

In Burlington, free iPads from grade 6 up

Patrick Larkin says iPads are now reaching  elementary students.

By Lisa Kocian

Two years ago, Burlington High School began requiring each of its students to use an iPad for their school work.


Summer school aims for life learning

Students are led in a singing and dancing exercise called harambee, which means “let’s all come together” in Swahili.

By Christina Jedra

The Connexion Freedom School, which started its second school year on July 1, is the first of its kind in Massachusetts.

A timeline of Portsmouth bridges

By A timeline of the various bridges over the Piscataqua River between Maine and New Hampshire.

A timeline of the various bridges over the Piscataqua River between Maine and New Hampshire.

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$20m assisted living facility planned

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Program puts a new face on downtown

By Wendy Killeen


Casino jobs are key lure, mayor says

By Kathy McCabe

Around the Diamond

Danvers Post’s Driscoll ready for Northeastern

By Taylor C. Snow

Sports Notebook

Somerville teen pushes forward as amputee athlete

By Anthony Gulizia

Globe North

North Shore food tours hit the spot

By Kristen Nyberg


Tavern aids People Helping People

By John Laidler


Sales of tobacco to minors decline

By Jarret Bencks


Curbside recycling is now single-stream

By John Laidler


Fund-raiser aims to fight ALS

By John Laidler


Rep. Lewis is named legislator of the year

By Brenda J. Buote


Andover Chamber Music stretches its reach

By Brenda J. Buote


Argenziano begins interim superintendent’s post

By Steven A. Rosenberg


O’Brien leaves Electric Division

By John Laidler


Greenbelt looking to fill posts

By David Rattigan


Library seeks short reviews from adults

By David Rattigan


Volunteers needed for River Ruckus

By Brenda J. Buote


Proposal in Senate could bring jobs to city

By Karen Sackowitz


Danielle DeVellis wins student art scholarship

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Globe South

Abington and Weymouth

Prepare to be inconvenienced

Bob and Barbara Turpel with contractor Josh MacLenna, worry about Route 18 near their home.

By Jean Lang

The state is planning to widen Route 18 from Highland Place in Weymouth, near Route 3, to Route 139 in Abington, a 4.1-mile stretch.


Two old schools cleared to sell

By Jessica Bartlett

Two unused school buildings in Braintree are about to help solve overcrowding issues, but not by providing classroom spaces.

Norwood now fielding four housing proposals

By Jean Lang

In perhaps a clear sign the housing market is on the upswing in parts of this region, developers have proposed at least four new housing projects in Norwood.

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17th-century house moved to new home

By Jessica Bartlett

Bella English

Star-struck as Hollywood rolls into Milton

By Bella English


Firm faces fine for delay on wind turbine

By Juliet Pennington

Beverly Beckham

For many, remotes are out of control

By Beverly Beckham

Dining Out

Making a meal out of ice cream

By Shirley Goh


Never a cross word in Weymouth couple’s world

By Lucia Hotton


High-tech initiative at Norwood school

By Paul E. Kandarian

Community Bulletin Board

By Compiled Nicole Leonard

Around the Diamond

Mansfield, Sharon players adding value to Foxboro Post 93

By Peter Cappiello

GlobeSouth: Players of the Week

By Peter Cappiello


Cushing Village on agenda Tuesday

By Jaclyn Reiss


New restrictions on outdoor watering

By Jaclyn Reiss


Bicyclist charged with punching motorist

By Johanna Seltz


Charity beach party

By Rebecca Delaney


New parks and rec group seeking members

By Juliet Pennington


New iPads

By John Laidler


Fire chief appointed

By Katherine Finnell


Middle school awarded grant

By Katherine Finnell


Hydrant flushing to cause disruption

By Jessica Bartlett


Road Reconstruction work begins

By Jessica Bartlett


Children’s reading program

By John Laidler


‘Inspired’ arrest

By Dave Eisenstadter


New town administrator

By Robert Knox


Airport work may start in August

By Jennette Barnes


40B proposal hearing continued

By Juliet Pennington


Intersection easements cost $500K

By Jessica Bartlett


Library renovation project in jeopardy

By Jessica Bartlett


Picking the best pizza in town

By Johanna Seltz

East Bridgewater

Building committee sets timetable

By Rich Fahey


Open associate member position

By Juliet Pennington


Senior complex coming

By John Laidler


Commercial building proposed

By John Laidler


Schools seeking state money for repairs

By Johanna Seltz


Zoning proposals

By John Laidler


New principal appointed

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Police catch robber

By Dave Eisenstadter


Principal retires after four years

By Dave Eisenstadter


Police halt check scam

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Zoning bylaw review

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


School posts to be filled

By Paul E. Kandarian


Technology grant for science and math

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Project manager hired for street expansion

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Recycling plant gets approval

By Paul E. Kandarian


Town clerk goes south

By Rich Fahey

West Bridgewater

New school ‘on schedule’

By Rich Fahey


Library opens to public

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Globe West

Unlocking a secret network

The Waban Arches, off Washington Street in Wellesley, and a bridge in Framingham  are links in a series of trails being reopened.

By Ellen Ishkanian

Plans are moving forward to open public trails atop old aqueducts that snake through open space in 14 communities from Clinton to Boston.


Superintendent contract renewal assailed

By Evan Allen

The school committee voted to award Edward Bouquillon a contract after an audit found he violated state procurement rules.

Rules of the aqueduct in Framingham

Instead of no-trespassing signs, new regulations have been posted along the first 1.1-mile section of trail that opened in Framingham last fall.

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Openings on town’s medical reserve corps

By Brock Parker


Sign up for summer reading at the library

By Rachel Lebeaux


Openings on turf field committee

By Rachel Lebeaux


Learn ‘how to draw stuff’ at library

By Rachel Lebeaux


Animal shelter seeks volunteers

By Abby Jordan


Tips for avoiding insect-borne diseases

By Brock Parker


Summer concert series on the lawn

By Brock Parker


Show features area photographers

By Abby Jordan


Curtin lands assistant clerk’s job

By Jaclyn Reiss


Library to restore Monday hours

By Ellen Ishkanian


Online scavenger hunt for ‘DigDug’

By Rachel Lebeaux


Summer concert schedule

By Ellen Ishkanian


Police urge vigilance against con artists

By Jaclyn Reiss


State aid may dip for elementary school

By Matt Gunderson


Group holds drive to aid food pantry

By Jennifer Roach


Meet local vendors on common Thursday

By Nancy Shohet West


‘Babe’ screening at library Friday night

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Tahanto in line for more state aid

By Matt Gunderson


Stone Brook project on agenda Monday

By Jennifer Roach


Weekend work to close commuter rail

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Interim opening on Board of Health

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Apply for community grants

By Jennifer Roach


Man rescued at pond

By Robert Knox


Help with bike, walking safety

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Nature walk Saturday at Cranberry Bog

By Nancy Shohet West


Summer safety tips for seniors

By Rachel Lebeaux


Trash collections now on Mondays

By Nancy Shohet West


Deadline for lower transfer station fee

By Davis Bushnell


Thoreau Society hosts free events today

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Farewell to Wayland High principal

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Free loam for residents at DPW yard

By Davis Bushnell


Two teachers retiring from school

By Matt Gunderson


Learn about new flood maps Tuesday

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Fund-raising road race on July 27

By Abby Jordan