Front page

Globe survey finds issues that split mayor race

The Globe questionnaire sizes up the views of the 12 candidates seeking to replace Mayor Menino on a range of topics.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bill90-9700.jpg In break with field, Bill Walczak opposes a casino

The former health care executive became the first mayoral candidate to aggressively oppose a casino at Suffolk Downs.

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said Edwin Alemany will now be charged with the September 2012 crime.

Detective in Alemany case ignored calls, says Davis

The officer demoted by Commissioner Edward Davis failed to return calls from a crime lab on a September 2012 assault involving Edwin Alemany.

The Graves Island Light Station near the entrance to Boston Harbor has no plumbing or utility services, and getting to the front door requires a climb on a 40-foot ladder.

DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE

Graves Island lighthouse not your average fixer-upper

The Graves Island Light Station costs far less than a typical single-family home -- but presents a formidable logistical challenge for anyone looking to buy it.

MIT report’s findings mixed in Aaron Swartz case

A review found MIT did not press authorities to prosecute the Internet activist, who committed suicide, but it raised concerns about university policies.

Private First Class Bradley Manning faces a maximum sentence of 136 years in prison, but it will probably be much shorter.

Manning found not guilty of giving aid to enemy

Private First Class Bradley Manning was convicted of espionage breaches and most of the other charges he faced for leaking documents.

The Nation

Obama offers GOP a deal to create middle class jobs

President Obama detailed  his jobs plan to a crowd of 2,000 at an Amazon distribution center.

By Mark Landler and Jackie Calmes

President Obama offered to cut corporate tax rates in return for a pledge to invest in generating middle-class jobs.

Police say woman defaced sites in D.C.

By Eric Tucker

A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral has been linked to at least four other incidents of vandalism.

Ruling upheld on large soft-drink sales

By E. C. Gogolak

An appeals court unanimously upheld a decision striking down New York City’s restrictions on the sale of large, sugary drinks.

The World

China reprimands 2,290 officials for wasteful excesses

President Xi Jinping hailed the efforts.

By Gillian Wong

Lavish weddings, fancy vacations, and lunchtime wine on the public dime were among the transgressions detailed Tuesday.

Kerry aims for Mideast deal within nine months

Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, and Tzipi Livni, Israel’s justice minister, shared the stage Tuesday.

By Michael R. Gordon

Secretary of State John Kerry said that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators would convene again in the Middle East within two weeks.

EU official says Morsi is doing ‘well’

By Kareem Fahim and Rick Gladstone

The European Union’s foreign policy chief said she had discussed the situation in Egypt with Mohammed Morsi during their talks Monday.

More Stories

Blasts kill 24 in northern Nigeria

By Ibrahim Garba and Michelle Faul

Train driver was speeding, on phone before crash

By Jorge Sainz and Barry Hatton

Pakistan president elected as insecurity threatens

By Ishtiaq Mahsud and Sebastian Abbot

Jewelry heist at Cannes hotel raises questions

By Jamey Keaten and Lori Hinnant

Editorial & Opinion

Derrick Z. Jackson

Motor City hustle

Joe Louis Arena and an abandoned house in Detroit.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

Michigan taxpayers will fund a new, $650 million hockey arena district for Detroit even as the city around it decays.

linda bilmes

Pentagon a ripe target for cuts

A Global Hawk drone was towed at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota.

By Linda Bilmes

With 20 cents of every tax dollar going to the military, it’s time for a reduction in defense spending to help address the federal budget crisis.

Cathy Young

The broken dialogue on men’s rights

By Cathy Young

Men’s advocacy raises important issues, but it’s also prone to toxic rhetoric that subverts its valid points and alienates potential supporters.

Metro

Judge denies ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s sequester request

Former FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick spoke to reporters following his testimony in the Whitey Bulger trial Tuesday.

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

Judge Denise Casper refused to sequester jurors in the trial, saying from the bench that she was “not inclined to inconvenience these jurors.”

Amy Lord remembered as role model, friend

Amy Lord had moved to Boston in 2011 after graduating from Bentley University.

By Nikita Lalwani

A stream of relatives, friends, and neighbors filed into St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Wilbraham to celebrate Lord’s life.

Government Center Station closing postponed

By Alyssa A. Botelho and Matt Rocheleau

State transportation authorities reversed course and said they will delay major repairs to the MBTA station until the Callahan Tunnel reopens next spring.

More Stories

Adrian Walker

Let whole city vote on East Boston casino

By Adrian Walker

Body of reveler who fell overboard found

By Jasper Craven and Melissa Hanson

Kevin Cullen

Will Whitey Bulger testify, or won’t he?

By Kevin Cullen

Day 32

Business

Foundation Medicine could be next hot IPO

By Callum Borchers

The Cambridge firm, a supplier of genomic testing for cancer patients, filed plans with regulators to raise $86.25 million by going public.

ByteLight brings GPS-like technology indoors

ByteLight founders Dan Ryan (left) and Aaron Ganick use LED light waves to send data as the bulbs flicker.

By Callum Borchers

Using signals from LED light bulbs, the Boston tech start-up aims to help shoppers find their way indoors.

Shirley Leung

Boston Beer gives women cold shoulder

Jim Koch, founderof the Boston Beer Co.

By Shirley Leung

For years, Jim Koch brushed off suggestions to put even one woman on the board of Boston Beer Co. Last year, he allowed his wife to join.

Obituaries

Eileen Brennan, 80; actress best known for ‘Private Benjamin’ role

Eileen Brennan was nominated for an Emmy Award seven times.

By Anita Gates

The actress gained her widest attention as an Army captain in both the film and TV versions of “Private Benjamin.”

Sports

Red Sox acquire Jake Peavy in 3-team deal

Jake Peavy will help solidify the rotation as the Red Sox wait for Clay Buchholz to return from the disabled list.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox gave up Jose Iglesias and three lower-level prospects in a trade that netted the ex-Cy Young winner.

Christopher L. Gasper

Jake Peavy was worth the risk

Righthander Jake Peavy was the compromise candidate for the Red Sox.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Red Sox added a valuable starter and didn’t give up premier minor league prospects, whose potential all too often fails to materialize.

red sox 8, mariners 2

Red Sox’ Brandon Workman earns first win

In three major league starts, Brandon Workman has a 2.45 earned run average and 17 strikeouts over 18⅓
 innings.

By Peter Abraham

The rookie pitched 6 strong innings as the offense beat up the Mariners and the Red Sox kept pace in the AL East.

G: Food

Twists on the classic iced coffee

Boston, MA -- 07/18/13 -- Owner Tammy Luu makes Vietnamese iced coffee at New Dong Khanh restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts on July 18, 2013. In the final step, ice is poured over the sweetened condensed milk and coffee mixture. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)

By Debra Samuels

Visiting area cafes to taste the trendy cold brew method and other chilled drinks reveals wide-ranging flavor and refreshment.

Recipe for cold brew iced coffee

Jaime van Schyndel, owner of Dwelltime in Cambridge, says this cold brew coffee should steep for 18 to 24 hours.

Recipe for Farro risotto with dried figs

Farro is a wheat grain that doesn’t become as creamy and tender as Arborio rice in a true risotto, but this has a soft-chewy texture and hearty flavor.

More Stories

Galleries

What’s up at Boston-area art galleries

By Cate McQuaid

Movie Review

3-D sequel finds Smurfs still endearing

By Loren King

A tank away

Bartlett, N.H., has got summer down

By Eric Wilbur

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Names

Tom Brady to open sports therapy center?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Mark Wahlberg screens ‘2 Guns’ in Hingham

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Former Indiana governor no fan of Howard Zinn

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Boston Magazine celebrates Best of Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

2013 New England Book Award winners announced

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Spider-Man pays a visit to Children’s Hospital

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein