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Seaport Boulevard is seen during rush hour traffic on Thursday.

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Shirley Leung

A snarl in Seaport District’s success story

A few months ago, the good people of the Seaport District began noticing something on their streets they never imagined: gridlock.

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Mayoral candidates say they would overhaul BRA

The majority of candidates for mayor would overhaul or dismantle the Boston Redevelopment Authority, raising the possibility of sweeping change at an agency that has shaped decades of development and become a prime lever of power for Thomas M. Menino.

Jane Richard, who lost her older brother Martin and her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, is recovering and using a prosthetic.

Martin Richard’s family continues its recovery

Four months after the Boston Marathon bombing killed their youngest son and severed their daughter’s left leg, Martin Richard’s family is doing its best to cope.

Death toll in Egypt clashes surpasses 600

At Al-Imene mosque in Cairo, mourners carried the coffin of a protester slain in Egypt’s military crackdown.


Violent protests erupted in the wake of the Egyptian military’s bloodiest crackdown on supporters of its deposed Islamist president.

Obama cancels joint exercises with Egyptian military

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday condemned the Egyptian military’s brutal crackdown on Islamist protesters and canceled a joint military exercise with US troops that had been scheduled for next month, but he stopped short of halting $1.3 billion in annual US military aid to the country.

Alice Erickson, 88, enjoyed some line dancing at Sandy Island Family Camp on Lake Winnipesaukee earlier this month.

Alice Erickson goes to overnight camp — for 75 years

As kingdoms go, this isn’t exactly majestic: just 66 wooded acres and 250 people, give or take.

The Nation

Chris Christie addresses RNC in Boston

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie displayed some of his famous in-your-face pugnacity.

By Frank Phillips

The New Jersey governor urged the crowd to display their confidence in the party’s principles and received a standing ovation at the end of his speech.

Obama cancels joint exercises with Egyptian military

“The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces. We deplore violence against civilians,” President Obama said.

By Noah Bierman

The US stopped short of cutting off $1.5 billion in vital aid to the nation.

Plagued by broken part, Kepler telescope will hunt planets no more

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

After months of trying to fix the space telescope’s positioning mechanism, NASA officials said that they are giving up.

The World

Blast kills 18 in Hezbollah stronghold

A car bomb that exploded between the Bir el-Abed and Roueiss neighborhoods in the southern suburbs of Beirut also injured at least 280, officials said.

By Zeina Karam and Bassem Mroue

A powerful car bomb tore through a bustling south Beirut neighborhood, the bloodiest attack in Lebanon yet linked to Syria’s civil war.

Death toll in Egypt clashes surpasses 600

At Al-Imene mosque in Cairo, mourners carried the coffin of a protester slain in Egypt’s military crackdown.

By David D. Kirkpatrick and Alan Cowell

Violent protests erupted in the wake of the Egyptian military’s bloodiest crackdown on supporters of its deposed Islamist president.

India asks Pakistan to rein in Islamist militants

By Ashok Sharma

India believes the Pakistani military has nurtured the militants to fight a covert war over Kashmir, though Islamabad denies the claim.

Editorial & Opinion


Mayoral lab debate takeaways

By Scot Lehigh

Nothing clarifies your campaign impressions like a head-to-head conversation among the candidates.

opinion | robert pape and david schneyer

Why we shouldn’t be afraid of Al Qaeda in Yemen

Yemeni security forces stood behind barriers blocking the access to the US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday.

By Robert Pape and David Schneyer

This “franchise affiliate” is deadly within its own borders, but it has not been able to successfully carry out an attack on US soil.


Translate ‘national champions’ into Latin

Jeffrey Dubuisson specializes in literature, history, and derivatives.

By Lawrence Harmon

After years of falling short, a Massachusetts team has taken its rightful place in the Pantheon of Certamen.


Video reveals bits of attack on Amy Lord

Edwin Alemany was arraigned in the murder of Amy Lord at West Roxbury District Court on Thursday. His lawyer said he tried to commit suicide scratching open the arteries on his neck and arms.

By Maria Cramer

The images were referenced during the arraignment of Edwin Alemany, who is accused of kidnapping and killing the South Boston woman.


One of the good guys retires from US Marshals Service

By Kevin Cullen

Eddie Burke, knocked down many times, could have been consumed with grief. Instead he was consumed with helping others.

Winter storms take toll on Marshfield beaches

People sunbathed Thursday on Marshfield’s Brant Point beach, which has lost a lot of sand.

By Javier Panzar

The ocean has been eating away at Massachusetts beaches for years, but last winter’s storms reminded residents how tenuous their relationship with sand can be.

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Merger market rises around Boston

By Michael B. Farrell

Three recent major acquisitions followed Twitter Inc.’s decision to buy three local start-ups.

Boston hospital executives earned up to $2.1m in 2011

Boston Children’s Hospital chief executive James Mandell was paid a total of $1.5 million in 2011, down from $2 million the previous year.

By Robert Weisman

The pay packages at Boston’s big academic medical centers were generally in line with those at similar institutions across the country, according to federal filings made Thursday.

Shirley Leung

A snarl in Seaport District’s success story

Seaport Boulevard is seen during rush hour traffic on Thursday.

By Shirley Leung

The area is growing so fast that officials realize it is a transportation crisis waiting to happen.


Laszlo Csatary, 98; Hungarian was indicted for death camps role

Mr. Csatary, once the most-wanted for Nazi war crimes, was found after a manhunt.

By Emily Langer

Mr. Csatary was a Hungarian police officer accused of deporting thousands of Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II.

Gia Allemand, 29; reality show contestant, actress

Gia Allemand was a model in Johnson & Johnson and Gerber ads as a baby.

By Chevel Johnson

Ms. Allemand gained fame when she appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” in 2010.

Bertram Yaffe, 93; longtime health care advocate

Bert Yaffe led the Bay State’s Public Health Council for five gubernatorial administrations.

By Kathleen McKenna

Mr. Yaffe founded and led the New England Coalition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the Erna Yaffe Foundation, named for his late wife.


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Red Sox silenced by Blue Jays

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (left) took the ball from starting pitcher Jake Peavy in the seventh inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox wasted a strong start by Jake Peavy and limped home from a 4-6 road trip with their AL East lead down to 2 games.

‘Great sign’ as Tom Brady returns to Patriots

Tom Brady returned to the field on Thursday.

By Shalise Manza Young

One day after a knee injury scare, Brady returned to work with a knee brace on in the Patriots’ final training camp practice.

MLB set to welcome expanded replay

By Nick Cafardo

Managers will be able to trigger replay reviews with challenges in a plan that is expected to be formally approved for next season.

G: Arts & Movies

‘Cool Globes’ presents real world ideas

A number of globes are lined up along the Tremont Street side of the Boston Common as part of the “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet” exhibit.

By Cate McQuaid

The public art project, for which artists designed globes with green strategies to contend with environmental issues, has landed in Boston.

Sculptor: Nancy Schön

Nancy Schon’s globe is entitled “Reading Greens The Future.”

Sculptor Nancy Schön, best known for her bronze “Make Way for Ducklings” statue in the Public Garden, brought her passion for children’s books to the design of her globe.

Painter: Nancy Pochis Bank

Nancy Pochis Bank’s Cool Globe entitled “Willpower.

Chicago painter Nancy Pochis Bank climbed on the Cool Globes bandwagon in its early days.

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Classical Notes

Premieres, projects among new season’s highlights

By David Weininger

Scene & Heard

Twerk craze gives Boston some much-needed bounce

By Luke O’Neil

Noisy Neighbors

Bent Shapes, ‘Feels Weird’

By Luke O’Neil

High Five

Niki Luparelli on David Bowie

By James Reed

Book Review

‘Paris Was the Place’ by Susan Conley

By Karen Campbell


Tom Brady brings the family to Foxborough

By Meredith Goldstein


Local movie directors are festival bound

By Meredith Goldstein

Movie Review

‘Jobs’ gets pulped in laborious film

By Peter Keough