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What it’s like for Aaron Hernandez in jail

Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson in a unit similar to the one where Aaron Hernandez is being held.

“This is not the Ritz,” Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said as he offered a tour of the restrictive conditions under which the ex-Patriot now lives.

Richard Fields, Suffolk Downs’s largest shareholder, is focused on garnering a resort casino license for the site.

The force behind casino hopes at Suffolk Downs

Developer Richard Fields, Suffolk Downs’s largest shareholder, is focused on garnering a resort casino license for the site in East Boston.

SJC upholds investigative e-mail searches

The state’s highest court ruled that prosecutors may scour defendants’ e-mails, but supported safeguards to protect attorney-client privilege.

“Monsters University” is the only G-rated movie released this year.


In edgy times, little room for G-rated films

Film industry experts say studios are aggressively steering G audiences to the more lucrative PG movies.

Cancer, chemotherapy might reduce risk for Alzheimer’s

They are both miserable diseases, but a sweeping study from Boston scientists finds that people who develop cancer appear to have a significantly reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease -- especially those treated with chemotherapy.

The Nation

US rights case vs. Zimmerman would be complex

US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at a Delta Sigma Theta sorority convention about the need for a dialogue on race.

By Pete Yost

Legal analysts saw barriers to a federal prosecution against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case.

ADHD brain-wave test is approved

By Sabrina Tavernise

The FDA said it had approved the first brain-wave test to help diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

Rabbi accused of impersonating officer

Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski has been arrested in one case and is being investigated in at least two more.

The World

Putin says US traps Snowden in Russian zone

By David M. Herszenhorn

By frightening countries that might have accepted NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the US forced him to stay in Russia, President Vladimir Putin said.

US discourages crackdown on Morsi supporters

“We have called on the military to avoid any politically motivated arrests,” said William Burns.

By David D. Kirkpatrick

A US diplomat warned Egypt’s “second chance” at a democratic transition would be in jeopardy if a crackdown on Mohammed Morsi’s supporters continued.

Arabs draft resolution decrying Israel’s alleged nuclear arms

Palestinians on Monday rallied against Israel’s plans to relocate Negev desert Bedouins.

By George Jahn

Arab nations are suggesting that the Jewish state’s refusal to acknowledge it has a nuclear arsenal is threatening Middle East peace.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman

Florida’s unjust gun laws

Marissa Alexander of Florida received a 20-year prison sentence for firing a warning shot at her abusive ex-husband.

By Farah Stockman

Florida is one of the worst places to fire a gun into the air, even as it appears to be one of the best places to actually shoot at a person.

Opinion | TOM KEANE

Family businesses are better survivors

By Tom Keane

High profile cases like the Demoulas clan from Market Basket aside, family-run companies tend to be better run than non-family ones.

Opinion | Ellen Goodman

What are Mandela’s end-of-life wishes?

A man looked at images of former South African president Nelson Mandela presented by the City of Cape Town.

By Ellen Goodman

Perhaps there is one final lesson from Nelson Mandela: Let those saddened by the leader’s imminent demise tell each other how they want to die.

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letters | acquittal of zimmerman stirs reaction

Young black males stuck between worlds of Obama, Trayvon Martin

letters | acquittal of zimmerman stirs reaction

A sign that racism still permeates our society

letters | acquittal of zimmerman stirs reaction

Too easy for us to act as armchair jurors

letters | acquittal of zimmerman stirs reaction

We’ve created excuses for racial violence

letters | acquittal of zimmerman stirs reaction

Armed and dangerous


Mayoral candidate Daniel Conley set to launch TV ads

The Suffolk district attorney’s ads will be followed Thursday by a commercial buy from Felix G. Arroyo, pictured at left. Conley’s campaign looks to keep the focus on the issues.

By Maria Cramer

The Suffolk district attorney will launch the first television advertising campaign of the Boston mayor’s race Tuesday.

Serial killer confesses to ’92 slaying of Westfield boy

Jennifer Nowak, 38, the older sister of James Lusher, fought back tears as she stood with Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless during a press conference Monday in Westfield about the investigation into the 1992 disappearance of the teenager, who was 16 at the time.

By Colin A. Young

Lewis Lent Jr. has confessed to abducting James “Jamie” Lusher, killing him, and then dumping his body into Greenwater Pond in Becket.

Salmonella outbreak sickens 12 in state, triggers closure of Clover restaurants

By Deborah Kotz

Twelve people in Cambridge, Boston, and possibly elsewhere in the state have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak since late June, prompting the closure of all Clover restaurants and food trucks with locations in Cambridge, Brookline, Burlington, and Boston.Ayr Muir, chief executive of Clover, said he was informed late Friday about the salmonella outbreak in Massachusetts by state health investigators and decided to close all his operations over the weekend as a precautionary measure. “Some of the people diagnosed with the strain they’re investigating had eaten meals at Clover,” he said, “and they told me they haven’t spoken to everyone yet.”So far, no hospitalizations or deaths have occurred from the outbreak, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


Boston’s office market in midst of a resurgence

Congress Street is located in the heart of what has been named Boston's innovation District.

By Casey Ross

Rents are rising swiftly as local companies add employees and move forward on construction of new buildings in the city and nearby suburbs.

Unrest in Middle East pushes gas cost higher

In early July, Egyptian soldiers guarded a border area beset by violence after the Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was ousted.

By Jay Fitzgerald

Even with increased domestic production, gasoline prices are soaring again because of political troubles halfway around the world.

Fireman Capital sells pricey Calif. jeans maker

By Beth Healy

Fireman Capital Partners of Boston is selling its high-end jeans maker, Hudson Clothing Holdings Inc., to Joe’s Jeans Inc. for $97.6 million.


Leonard Garment; advised Nixon during campaigns, Watergate

Mr. Garment presented Richard Nixon’s first detailed defense in the Watergate affair.

By Eric Lichtblau

Mr. Garment, 89, was a top adviser to President Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal, then went on to flourish as one of the capital’s most powerful lawyers.

Thomas J. Brown; created job placement agency for African-Americans

Mr. Brown connected more than 10,000 Boston area residents to jobs, records show.

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. Brown, 88, connected more than 10,000 Boston area residents to jobs, records show.


What it’s like for Aaron Hernandez in jail

Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson in a unit similar to the one where Aaron Hernandez is being held.

By Stan Grossfeld

“This is not the Ritz,” Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said as he offered a tour of the restrictive conditions under which the ex-Patriot now lives.

All-Star David Ortiz feeling comfortable at break

All-Star David Ortiz embraced Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes during the Home Run Derby. Cespedes went on to win the event.

By Peter Abraham

At 37, the Red Sox DH is making his ninth All-Star Game appearance and having one of the best seasons of his career.

On Baseball

When will Clay Buchholz finally be healthy?

Injuries have caused Clay Buchholz (center) to miss pitching in both All-Star Games (2010, ’13) he has been selected to.

By Nick Cafardo

At some point the Red Sox ace may have to alter his cautious approach and pitch through discomfort. But that will be up to him.

G: Living

Royal baby puts strollers in the spotlight

Lynn Cooper, owner of Stroller Spa Boston, repairs and details baby strollers at locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

By Beth Teitell

A celebrity pushing a stroller can fuel the brand upward or stoke stroller envy. And just wait until the royal baby arrives.

Frame by Frame

‘Hong Bowl’ tells tale of rich, rigid China Trade

By Sebastian Smee

One thing museums exist to remind us of is that objects can be more interesting than their functions.

Rolling Stones book is latest effort for rocker

Bill Janovitz in his home studio, which he has dubbed “The Bomb Shelter,” in Lexington. Janovitz has a new solo album coming out, his band, Buffalo Tom, plays Boston Common this week, and he has written a book on the Rolling Stones.

By Sarah Rodman

For a guy who has dubbed himself “Part-Time Man of Rock,” Bill Janovitz is awfully busy.

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Music Review

A traditional opening to an unusual Monadnock season

By Matthew Guerrieri


David Lynch’s ‘Dream’ a big improvement

By James Reed

ALBUM REVIEW | Heavy metal

Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals, ‘Walk Through Exits Only’

By Scott McLennan


Mayer Hawthorne, ‘Where Does This Door Go’

By Ken Capobianco


Pet Shop Boys, ‘Electric’

By Christopher Muther

Album Review | Comedy

‘Andy and His Grandmother’ by Andy Kaufman

By Nick A. Zaino III

Book Review

‘Five Star Billionaire’ by Tash Aw

By Jan Stuart

A poster guy for bicycle advocacy

By Vanessa Fernandes


Court Yard Hounds, ‘Amelita’

By Sarah Rodman


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff


Hoping to score starring role in film about Pele

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Gaslight Brasserie throws Bastille Day fête

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Country stars spice up Jason Aldean after-party

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Governor Patrick honored at arts event in P-town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Michael De Paulo styling in the Hamptons

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein