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2012 case linked to ‘person of interest’ in woman’s death

Erica Tutko was among the women who lined up in South Boston for a whistle and information about keeping safe.

Police failed to follow up on the assault of a woman last September and the suspect, Edwin Alemany, is now under scrutiny in the fatal stabbing of Amy Lord.

// Ethics panel may scrutinize Rep. John Tierney

The House Ethics Committee said it is considering opening an investigation into the nine-term Salem Democrat.

Pope Francis kissed a child in San Joaquin square in Rio de Janeiro, where he visited for this week’s World Youth Day.

Pope Francis proves to be a pontiff of surprises

Since his March election, Francis has insisted on an informal, populist approach to the papacy, with a special concern for the poor and downtrodden.

Prosecution rests in Bulger trial; capture detailed

The defense plans to call 15 witnesses, but “Whitey” Bulger has yet to decide whether he will take the stand, one of his lawyers told the judge.

Chris Stratton of Northbridge with daughter Caroline and niece Leah Cohen.


Taylor Swift Dads grin and bear it

Less enamored with America’s sweetheart than with their girls, the dads, like the ones at this weekend’s shows at Gillette, are concert Sherpas.

Kristine Opolais will sing part of Verdi’s Requiem.

Wife of injured Andris Nelsons makes BSO debut

Soprano Kristine Opolais will perform on Saturday night while her husband, the BSO’s new music director, continues to recover from a concussion.

The Nation

Manning leak case now in hands of military judge

Bradley Manning’s defense made their closing argument.

By David Dishneau

During closing arguments, Bradley Manning’s defense attorney said the soldier was negligent in releasing classified material but did not have “evil intent.”

US offers Russia assurances on fate of Snowden

“We believe these assurances eliminate these asserted grounds for Mr. Snowden’s claim that he should be treated as a refugee or granted asylum, temporary or otherwise,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.

By Michael S. Schmidt

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter that the US would not seek the death penalty against NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Splattered with paint, Lincoln Memorial closes temporarily for cleanup

A National Park Service crew removed paint that was discovered splashed on parts of the Lincoln Memorial early Friday.

Investigators are reviewing security camera footage to try to identify suspects in the apparent vandalism.

The World

Morsi charged with role in 2011 prison break

Anti-Morsi protesters chanted slogans during a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday.

By Kareem Fahim and Robert F. Worth

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is being investigated on accusations of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas in a prison break.

Cuba marks revolution anniversary

Presidents Raul Castro of Cuba and Jose Mujica of Uruguay participated in the event in Santiago de Cuba.

Cuba celebrated the 60th anniversary of the onset of its revolution Friday.

Noam Chomsky urges Europe role in Mideast

MIT professor Noam Chomsky  spoke in Geneva

Europe could provide the key to success for a US-brokered resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the MIT professor said.

Editorial & Opinion


The sun state

By Renée Loth

Massachusetts ranks seventh in the nation in the amount of solar capacity installed per capita and offers a personal income tax credit of 15 percent, up to $1,000.

opinion | james mccarthy

All MOOCs are not the same

By James McCarthy

Massive open online courses are praised as vehicles that will expand higher education’s reach, but they are also criticized for possibly reducing the variety of voices heard in traditional classrooms.

opinion | Peter Ubertaccio

The state’s lost clout in Washington

Then-Representative Edward Markey and Senator Elizabeth Warren applauded at a Deval Patrick speech in January.

By Peter Ubertaccio

No member of the Bay State’s congressional delegation holds a leadership position in either the Senate or the House.


$500k bail set for ally linked to Hernandez

 Ernest Wallace (above, right) appeared at his bail hearing yesterday in Attleboro District Court with his lawyer, David Meier.

By Brian Ballou

A prosecutor described Ernest Wallace, who is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder, as the “right-hand man” of Aaron Hernandez.

Panel considers bid for Raynham Park slots

By Mark Arsenault

Representatives of Raynham Park took their turn Friday in the hot seat before the state gambling commission in a half-day hearing.

July 27

Jam-makers capture summer in a jar

Mid-June to mid-July is prime berry season.

By Alyssa A. Botelho

Berry season has sent local fans into a flurry of canning, hoping to capture tangy summer flavors the old-fashioned way.


Turkish Airlines to launch Boston-Istanbul flight at Logan Airport

A view of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. The country has been among the world’s most popular tourist destinations and also serves as a direct link with other countries.

By Katie Johnston

The flight to Istanbul will be Logan International Airport’s only nonstop service to the Middle East and opens up connections to India and Africa for local travelers.

Legoland Discovery Center coming to Somerville’s Assembly Square

Visitors to the Legoland Discovery Center near Chicago can view a model of  Albert Einstein (above) and work on models (below).

By Casey Ross

A mecca of miniature building will be the big draw at the $1.2 billion Assembly Row development in Assembly Square.

Shirley Leung

The case for Janet Yellen as the next Fed chairman

By Shirley Leung

Ben Bernanke’s No. 2 has significant monetary policy experience, unlike Larry Summers.


Thomas B. Hooper, 76, inspiring, challenging teacher

Cambridge resident Thomas B. Hooper, whose long career as an educator included stints teaching at Quinsigamond and Bunker Hill community colleges after his retirement from several decades at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High.

By Alli Knothe

Mr. Hooper was a longtime teacher at Lincoln-Sudbury who in retirement taught at Quinsigamond and Bunker Hill community colleges.

Alex Colville, 92; captured Canadian life in paintings

Alex Colville in front of “Dog and Groom, 1991.”

By William Yardley

Mr. Colville was a celebrated Canadian painter who revealed emotional and cultural tension in his depictions of moments that might otherwise seem mundane.

George P. Mitchell, at 94; oilman, ‘father of fracking’

George P. Mitchell with a statue of himself in The Woodlands, Texas, in 2007.

By Michael Graczyk

The Texas oilman was the son of Greek immigrants, and became one of the wealthiest men in the US.


Patriots get back to business

Nearly 6,400 fans crowded into the bleachers lining the Patriots’ practice fields on Friday morning.

By Shalise Manza Young

In true Bill Belichick fashion, “today” was all he was willing to talk about Friday.

christopher l. gasper

Patriots’ Stevan Ridley visibly needed

Stevan Ridley left the field after the first day of training camp at Gillette Stadium.

By Christopher L. Gasper

With the team remodeling its passing game without Wes Welker and Aaron Hernandez, the running back should have a bigger role this season.

Orioles 6, Red Sox 0

Red Sox fall out of first in AL East

Red Sox starter John Lackey gave up five runs on nine hits, including three homers.

By Julian Benbow

The Red Sox were shut out for the third time in their last nine games after a 6-0 loss to the Orioles.

G: Family

Baby boomers turning to competitive ballroom dancing

George Lacerte and Bette Bissonnette competing at the Yankee Classic DanceSport Championships in Cambridge last month.

By Cate McQuaid

For a group of baby boomers who started to compete in ballroom dancing just in the last three years, the pressure is intense. And they love it.

The cost of competing in ballroom dancing

Competitive ballroom dancing is challenging, romantic, exhilarating — and expensive.

From the Archives

North End feasts

For almost 100 years residents of the North End have honored the patron saints of Italy by parading and celebrating in the streets.