Front page

Westfield leader scrutinized for lavish charges

The spending of Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle, which he attributes to building the school’s “brand,” may be catching up to him.

Brandi Dean adheres to a regimen of antibiotics to combat the effects of Lyme disease.

JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF

Aug. 18

When the ‘cure’ doesn’t end the pain

Scientists are puzzling over why some Lyme disease patients have symptoms that can linger for years despite standard treatment.

Sam Lottner played with a rainbow-colored parachute on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

JESSICA RINALDI FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Greenway becomes people’s park in Boston

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway may not be a world class park, but downtown residents, workers, and visitors are loving it all the same.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan (right) addressed the news media Friday regarding the arrest of Jared Remy, as Waltham Police Chief Keith MacPherson looked on.

Jared Remy case handling defended by DA

Remy’s release on Wednesday following an alleged domestic assault on his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, had fatal consequences.

The Nation

New front-runner in NYC mayor’s race

A poll has Bill de Blasio (right) ahead among Democrats in a race for New York City mayor.

By Jonathan Lemire

Bill de Blasio has gone from afterthought to front-runner with stunning speed.

Military uses force to end Cairo standoff

An army officer pointed his weapon at the crowd Saturday as he helped an Islamist man leave Cairo’s Fath mosque where supporters of ousted president Morsi were holed up. Security forces were trying to convince the supporters to leave.

By Kareem Fahim and Mayy el Sheikh

Soldiers fired on a mosque, turning a central thoroughfare into a war zone.

Egypt challenges Obama’s Arab Spring philosophy

Obama’s resistance to halting US support effectively gives him the role of a bystander issuing strongly worded statements.

By Julie Pace

President Obama’s approach of limited engagement as democratic uprisings emerged in 2011 is facing its toughest test in this North African country.

The World

Christians take brunt of Syria roadside attack

A Syrian rebel pointed to the sky as a regime fighter jet flew overhead in Syria’s eastern town of Deir Ezzor on Saturday. Al Qaeda loyalists attacked a mainly Kurdish town in northeastern Syria, sparking fighting in which 17 were killed.

By Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue

Gunmen shot dead 11 people, an attack described by a local resident as aimed at members of the religious minority.

the world today

Jihadi Salafist leader arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested the brother of Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri, a security official said.

Kingpin’s release is bitter reminder

By Michael Weissenstein

Cartel leader Rafael Caro Quintero walked free this month, 12 years early, after an appeals court in Mexico overturned his sentence for three murders.

Editorial & Opinion

TOM KEANE

Tourists flock to the Cape for more than beaches and clams

A great white shark, lower right, patrolled off  Cape Cod’s Nauset Beach on Aug. 30, 2012.

By Tom Keane

Instead of a reason to stay away, sharks are proving to be another of Cape Cod’s many attractions.

JEFF JACOBY

The Sunshine State means business

Florida Governor Rick Scott.

By Jeff Jacoby

Massachusetts may be a perfect fit for your business, but if it’s not, Florida’s governor would like to remind you: You’ve got other options.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Is Obama retreating from Obamacare?

By Joan Vennochi

In the presidential foot-dragging, the political right sees proof that health reform is unraveling, with help from its creator.

Metro

Slots decision casts a cloud over Plainridge harness track

Jim Hardy (right, in green) and Native Speed round the bend for the finish line.

By Alyssa A. Botelho

Monday, horse racing’s fate grew more uncertain after casino regulators disqualified Plainridge from competition for the state’s single slot machine parlor license.

Dartmouth roiled, again, by student insensitivity

By Alyssa A. Botelho

A fraternity hosted a “Blood and Crips Party,” modeled after two infamous gangs, which ultimately included racialized language, speech, and dress.

Yvonne Abraham

A cab driver who was always worth the wait

By Yvonne Abraham

In one narrow slice of Boston, Wesner Lefleur was a legend — the taxi guy who was just about everyone’s designated driver.

Money & Careers

Mayoral candidates differ sharply on development

(Top, from left) Felix Arroyo; John Barros; Charles Clemons Jr.; Daniel Conley; and John Connolly. (Bottom, from left) Rob Consalvo;  Charlotte Golar Richie; Michael Ross; Bill Walczak; Marty Walsh; and Charles Yancey.

By Casey Ross

A look at the plans of Boston’s mayoral candidates for housing, transit, and other issues in the city reveals sharp contrasts.

On tax policy, Mass. looking more red than blue

As sales taxes continue to increase, shoppers may be more likely to take advantage of tax-free holiday weekends. Some say sales taxes are regressive because all people pay the same regardless of income; others say that makes it more fair.

By Jay Fitzgerald

Recent tax policies appear to be giving the state a slightly different political shade these days.

Innovation Economy

HubSpot looks to its second act

By Scott Kirsner

The Cambridge online marketing company will announce several new products at its Inbound conference this week.

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home of the week

Unique great room and in-law unit in Duxbury

By John R. Ellement

Product Reviews

Replace your high-tech car keys for less

By Consumer Reports

Real estate now | scott van voorhis

Buyers not the only ones watching rising rates

By Scott Van Voorhis

Consumer alert

You need to stay wary of scams on Facebook

By Mitch Lipka

Handyman on call

It may be time to replace decaying boards

By Peter Hotton

On the Job

Steering cab drivers into the app age

By Cindy Atoji Keene

Etiquette at work

Firing during conference call shows what not to do

By Peter Post

Job Doc

Take steps to protest manager’s behavior

By Patricia Hunt Sinacole

On the Hot Seat

Wi-Fi brings connectivity to Gillette Stadium

By Callum Borchers

Sports

red sox 6, yankees 1

John Lackey quiets Yankees as Red Sox perk up

John Lackey allowed one run on six hits over 6⅔
 innings and walked off the field with a four-run lead.

By Peter Abraham

The righthander had one of the best starts of his comeback season, allowing one run before leaving to an ovation in the seventh.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox prove the doubters wrong again

David Ortiz got a hand from Jarrod Saltalamacchia after he hit his 24th homer this season.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Saturday’s win over the Yankees was another demonstration of the resilience of this team. Every time you think you are out, they pull you back in.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 26

Chael Sonnen makes quick work of Mauricio Rua

Chael Sonnen (bottom) won the main event of UFC Fight Night 26 after Mauricio Rua tapped out in the opening round.

By Julian Benbow

Sonnen tapped out Rua with a guillotine choke in the main event that was as unexpected for him as it was for everyone who saw him execute it.

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On Second Thought

No bull, bit of Pamplona brought to the US

By Kevin Paul Dupont

On Baseball

John Lackey comes up big for Red Sox

By Nick Cafardo

Red Sox Notebook

Red Sox’ Mike Napoli sits with sore left foot

By Peter Abraham

From the Maniacal One . . .

By Chuck Waseleski

Sunday Baseball Notes

Scouts appear to be zeroing in on Red Sox

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Football Notes

Buccaneers’ Greg Schiano has bright football mind

By Ben Volin

Sunday Basketball Notes

C.J. McCollum’s big game began at small school

By Gary Washburn

Sunday Hockey Notes

NHL GMs can get an assist by employing analytics

By Fluto Shinzawa

patriots notebook

Bill Belichick pleased with Buccaneers week

By Shalise Manza Young

revolution 2, fire 0

Revolution shut out Chicago Fire at Gillette

By Nick Ironside

world track championships

Usain Bolt easily takes gold in 200 at worlds

By Pat Graham

Ideas

ideas

Do our brains pay a price for GPS?

By Leon Neyfakh

How a useful technology interferes with our ‘mental mapping’ — and what to do about it.

The Internationalist

The secret history of democratic thought in the Middle East

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi protested at the Republican Guard building in Nasr City, Cairo.

By Thanassis Cambanis

Are constitutional ideals alien to the region? Not at all.

Black Sabbath, Billie Holiday, and Leonard Cohen’s best shots at a #1 summer hit

“Of these bands, Black Sabbath has the lowest danceability, the lowest bounciness, and they’re the most dense, sonically,” Glenn McDonald says of Black Sabbath’s “Lady Evil.”

By Leon Neyfakh

Data-mining finds sunshiny pop songs in some unlikely places.

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The Word

Coined by Shakespeare? Think again

By Rachael Scarborough King

Uncommon Knowledge

A cure for insomnia: sleepy, subliminal words

By Kevin Lewis

Obituaries

Lewis Kornfeld; made Radio Shack early player in PCs

Lewis Kornfeld

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Mr. Kornfeld, 97, was president of Radio Shack and in 1977 released the TRS-80, one of the first mass-market and relatively affordable computers.

Haji, 67; played homicidal go-go dancer in cult film

Haji (on roof) was cast as one of three killer dancers, along with Tura Satana (right), in “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Haji was a voluptuous actress who played one of three homicidal go-go dancers in Russ Meyer’s 1965 cult film “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”

Eduardo Falu, Argentine folk music composer; 90

Mr. Falu incorporated indigenous and classic sounds in his music to  ‘‘give another dimension to folklore.”

By Adam Bernstein

Mr. Falu was an Argentine guitarist and composer who married the rigor and harmony of folk music with the virtuosity of classical technique.

Sunday Arts

movies

‘World’s End’ reunites Nutty Buddies

“The World’s End” actors Nick Frost (left) and Simon Pegg  (center) with  director Edgar Wright, at the Liberty Hotel.

By Tom Russo

The “Shaun of the Dead” trio Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright are back with the sci-fi comedy “The World’s End.”

Photography REVIEW

Garry Winogrand photographed the fairer sex on the fly

Garry Winogrand’s “Untitled (Centennial Ball, Metropolitan Museum, New York), 1969.

By Mark Feeney

It’s tempting to call this Winogrand’s moment with three shows currently running at home and abroad.

Casey Affleck, the subtle one

Casey Affleck.

By Christopher Wallenberg

As the less famous, more soulful and enigmatic Affleck brother, Casey continues to take on interesting projects — while keeping a low profile.

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Score

A Waltz toward ominous themes

By Matthew Guerrieri

BUZZSAW | MATTHEW Gilbert

The curious case of Alec Baldwin

By Matthew Gilbert

Zoom

The brilliance of a ‘Bad’ shot

By Matthew Gilbert

album review | classical music

Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Critic’s picks: Pop music

By Sarah Rodman

My Instagram: Kinesha Goldson

By Christopher Muther

the one thing

Drink up

By Marni Elyse Katz

fashion

The mullet and the damage done

By Hayley Kaufman

Critic’s picks: Television

By Matthew Gilbert

Names

No more Tent at Boston Fashion Week

By Christopher Muther

book review

‘Fallen Land’ by Patrick Flanery

By Jan Stuart

theater director, usually reads 6 books at once

André Gregory

Book review

‘Night Film’ by Marisha Pessl

By Eugenia Williamson

Book review

‘Ecstatic Nation’ by Brenda Wineapple

By David M. Shribman

Book review

‘George Orwell’ by Peter Davison

By Jordan Michael Smith

THE WORD ON THE STREET

Barbara Shapiro finds success with her sixth novel

By Jan Gardner

PLEASE DISCUSS

Winning books on horse racing

By Katharine Whittemore

FOR YOUNG ADULTs

Invasion of the doppelgangers

By Chelsey Philpot

Harvard

Arts center sets up in former library

By Davis Bushnell

Travel

Surprises abound at Shelburne Farms and Shelburne Museum

Brick House pewter hall looking into front hall.

By Sebastian Smee

Maintained and operated by the nearby Shelburne Museum, the Brick House is the Colonial Revival retreat where its founder let her idea for a museum incubate.

Cities in the States | Chicago

Three days in Chicago

The Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals that offers a  route for touring the city’s world-famous architecture.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

A three-day itinerary that takes visitors through world-class museums, a top-notch culinary scene, and vibrant neighborhoods.

Chebeague Island, Maine: under stormy and sunny skies

The waterfront porch at the Chebeague Island Inn.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Chebeague is one of 14 remaining year-round island communities in Maine, with approximately 330 year-round residents.

Magazine

Magazine

How I survived a shark attack

Great white shark.

By Chris Myers

For the first time in his own words, Chris Myers describes his frightening encounter with a great white in July 2012 off Truro, and his return to the beach one year later.

Sharks Inc.

By Warren Cornwall

How one Cape Cod town is embarking on some risky business: attempting to become the great white shark capital of New England.

On a mission to save godless Massachusetts

Myke Wilkerson and Brandon Allison, pictured on Revere Beach, moved their families here from Texas to start a new church.

By Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Evangelical Christians are arriving from Texas and elsewhere to plant the seeds of new churches here.

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Perspective

A mayor of color

By Kenneth J. Cooper

Miss Conduct

Digging up family dirt

By Robin Abraham

Cooking

Just peachy

By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

From the dessert menu

Dinner With Cupid

Higher ed

First Person

Countdown to fall

Connections

Geezer basketball

By Bob Kalish

Tales From the City

Mamma Maria, people can be nice!

Globe North

Tewksbury to vote on casino zoning

By Kathy McCabe

Voters on Tuesday will decide if the proposed $200 million Merrimack Valley Casino should be allowed to be built on 30 acres of woods off Route 133.

college bound

Big changes in student rolls pose challenges

Students peer at code on a computer screen in an AP computer science class at Winchester High School.

By Katheleen Conti and Matt Carroll

Everett and Winchester are among just over a dozen K-12 school districts north of Boston that have experienced a dramatic increase in student enrollment.

AmeriCorps to help Lynn cut dropout rate, boost literacy

By Steven A. Rosenberg

For the next three years, 15 AmeriCorps members will work in Lynn’s high schools and at several nonprofits.

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Who taught you to drive?

A few modest ideas to improve road safety

By Peter DeMarco

Arts

Quilt art on display in Lowell

By Wendy Killeen

Burlington

Library now has free music service

By John Laidler

Malden

Part of rail bed paved for bicyclists

By Jarret Bencks

Medford

City’s bond rating upgraded

By Kathy McCabe

Reading

Flying Flutistas set to perform

By Brenda J. Buote

Saugus

Town to welcome home two troops

By John Laidler

Somerville

Six-story development set for consideration

By Jarret Bencks

Stoneham

Committee prepares for Town Day

By Brenda J. Buote

Wakefield

Art school earns award

By John Laidler

Winchester

Design plan ready for high school project

By Brenda J. Buote

Andover

Red Cross holding blood drive

By Brenda J. Buote

Lowell

Lowell High grad aids housing charity

By Karen Sackowitz

Marblehead

West Nile virus detected in Marblehead

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Methuen

Man bites woman to grab purse

By Karen Sackowitz

Newburyport

YWCA accepting apartment applications

By Brenda J. Buote

North Andover

Free tours offered at Parson Barnard House

By Brenda J. Buote

Rockport

Rockport National Bank president to retire

By David Rattigan

Globe South

Public schools try to reverse loss of students

Rockland‘s renovated high school may be a factor in a slight increase in students.

By Jennette Barnes

The Rockland public schools expect to enroll about 70 more students, a small victory for a district that, like many of its neighbors, lost pupils.

Work begins on expansion at Xaverian

A rendering of the outside of Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, after the renovations are complete.

By Michele Morgan Bolton

The major renovation plan is a multi-phased project to add new classrooms, wellness facilities, turf and other fields.

Quincy-Braintree condo plan back on track after disputes

By Jessica Bartlett

“The project is back on the table, and it’s good for [Braintree],” said Scott Palmer, owner of 7-11 Independence Ave.

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Students still in old school

By Jessica Bartlett

Dining Out

Cafe puts new spin on classic favorites

By Shirley Goh

People

Hingham runners honor a Tar Heel friend

By Paul E. Kandarian

Beverly Beckham

I was the sun, the kids my planets

By Beverly Beckham

Around the diamond

Drifters boast dynamic mound duo

By Peter Cappiello

East Bridgewater

Meet the new school

By Rich Fahey

Mattapoisett

Habitat changes locations

By Paul E. Kandarian

West Bridgewater

Committee openings still available

By Rich Fahey

Raynham

Raynham preparing new students

By John Laidler

Plympton

Teen creates memorial garden

By Juliet Pennington

Norton

Norton Town Meeting set

By John Laidler

Marion

Town tossing popular party

By Paul E. Kandarian

Hanson

Forum with new administrator

By John Laidler

Lakeville

Conservation commission needs member

By Paul E. Kandarian

Bridgewater

Bridgewater special election

By John Laidler

Cohasset

Library’s mackerel weathervane returns

By Johanna Seltz

Stoughton

Overdose prevention seminar set

By Rich Fahey

Whitman

Hearings for liquor licenses

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Holbrook

Holbrook Cultural Council openings

By John Laidler

Hanover

New school administrators

By Juliet Pennington

Wareham

Wareham Housing Authority under review

By Emily Sweeney

Hull

Sewage plant smells fading

By Johanna Seltz

Easton

Protect against West Nile virus

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Brockton

City receives property grant

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Canton

New rules for Reservoir Pond

By Dave Eisenstadter

Norwell

Police get close to full staffing

By Juliet Pennington

Foxborough

Family saved from eviction

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Middleborough

Cape Flyer extends service

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Pembroke

Pembroke recreation programs

By John Laidler

Sharon

Sharon tops list of best places to live

By Jennette Barnes

Randolph

Man charged with lewdness

By Katherine Finnell

Rockland

Organ recital celebrates church anniversary

By Katherine Finnell

Westwood

Road projects in the works

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Carver

Bike path planned

By Robert Knox

Mansfield

New park layout sneak peak

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Marshfield

Tennis courts to open soon

By Jennette Barnes

Braintree

Splash pad parking problems

By Jessica Bartlett

Weymouth

Preliminary election for district one

By Johanna Seltz

Plymouth

Plymouth race to ‘The Rock’

By Emily Sweeney

Scituate

Solar array on track

By Jessica Bartlett

Quincy

Diabetics get healthy options

By Jessica Bartlett

Kingston

Wind turbine flicker

By Robert Knox

Hingham

Marathon painting raises money

By Jessica Bartlett

Upton

Ice cream floats at senior center

By Rachel Lebeaux

Globe South Community Bulletin Board

By Compiled Nicole Leonard

Globe West

For inner suburbs, a surge in young students

A meeting  to discuss school overcrowding in Brookline drew a large turnout last month.

By Taryn Plumb and Matt Carroll

A surge in enrollment has Brookline scrambling for space, and several communities just outside Boston are experiencing an enrollment boom at the elementary level.

In wake of Newtown tragedy, local schools beef up security

By Lisa Kocian

Nine months after a gunman took 26 lives at a Connecticut school, almost all local students returning to class this fall will find beefed-up protections.

Newton

Newton to scrap ‘fixes’ that made traffic even worse

On Cypress Street in Newton Centre, a new stop sign has contributed to traffic headaches.

By Evan Allen

The Board of Aldermen voted Wednesday night to return a headache of an intersection to its original – admittedly bad – configuration.

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COLLEGE BOUND

Avoid fixating on getting into ‘perfect’ school

By Ellen Ishkanian

Notebook

Harvard’s Caroline Hart captures gold

By Marvin Pave

Groton

Fire Department to hold CPR class

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Maynard

Meeting on plans for 129 Parker St.

By Calvin Hennick

Bedford

Openings for after-school helpers

By Nancy Shohet West

Shirley

Concert on town common Friday

By Rachel Lebeaux

Carlisle

Tour school’s campus on Aug. 27

By Nancy Shohet West

Sudbury

Senior Center lines up fall classes

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Northborough

Learn about LEGO robotics teams

By Jennifer Roach

Boxborough

Harvest Fair to be held Sept. 7

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Southborough

Summer Nights festival returns Saturday

By Jennifer Roach

Boylston

Sign up for town’s CodeRed system

By Matt Gunderson

Acton

Free smoke alarms for seniors

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Littleton

Take a day trip with Council on Aging

By Nancy Shohet West

Wayland

Realtor to review housing market

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Berlin

Audit finds town reducing debt

By Matt Gunderson

Wayland

Register for Dudley Pond road race

By Jennifer Fenn Leffert

Hudson

Search committee seeks more input

By Calvin Hennick

Shrewsbury

Opening in treasurer/collector’s office

By Abby Jordan

Bolton

Town DPW targeting poison ivy

By Matt Gunderson

Marlborough

Locals students, teacher in science fair videos

By Calvin Hennick

Ayer

Board seeks part-time assistant

By Davis Bushnell

Wayland

Library group seeks bakers for book sales

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Arlington

Finishing touches at new Thompson School

By Brock Parker

Concord

Town wraps up McGrath purchase

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Arlington

Crafts, music, cleanup day at Spy Pond

By Brock Parker

Brookline

Forum on solar energy Thursday

By Brock Parker

Lexington

Town, LexFarm negotiating first lease

By Brock Parker

Weston

New deadline for assessors role

By Andrew Clark

Belmont

New warning on West Nile virus

By Jaclyn Reiss

Watertown

AARP lauds Tufts for older workers

By Jaclyn Reiss

Watertown

Pension officials to review guilty plea

By Jaclyn Reiss

Ashland

Town warns of delays from road projects

By Rachel Lebeaux

Bellingham

Learn about India at the library

By Rachel Lebeaux

Dover

Council on Aging in new quarters

By Ellen Ishkanian

Franklin

Sign up for fall recreation programs

By Rachel Lebeaux

Holliston

Country Harvest Fair set for Sept. 22

By Ellen Ishkanian

Medfield

Workshop to cover summer reading book

By Abby Jordan

Medway

Apply for openings on town boards

By Rachel Lebeaux

Milford

Cancer support group at hospital

By Ellen Ishkanian

Norfolk

Food pantry seeking donations

By Abby Jordan

Plainville

Middle school opens door for new students

By Rachel Lebeaux

Wrentham

Legion to host barbecue Saturday

By Abby Jordan

Framingham

United Way seeks help to revive hot line

By Jaclyn Reiss