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Lyme disease figures soar, mostly in Northeast

New estimates indicate that Lyme disease is 10 times more common than previous national counts showed, the federal government announced.

District Attorney Marian T. Ryan vowed to look at steps to protect victims.

DA promises wide review of decision to let Remy go

Jared Remy had been arrested for allegedly slamming his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, into a mirror just two days before prosecutors say he killed her.

After recent attacks, safety tips on hailing a taxi

Police are giving straightforward tips on how to distinguish licensed cabs from the unlicensed vehicles that ply the road.

Sam and Vivian Berman moved into Five Fields in Lexington 61 years ago; their son David now lives next door.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

An era fades at Five Fields in Lexington

Five Fields is a decades-old development, a small, tight-knit, and, for its time, radical community of modernist homes in Lexington designed in the 1950s by a group of architects that included Walter Gropius, the renowned founder of Germany’s Bauhaus school.

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Councilor at Large John Connolly’s campaign will get a cash infusion from Stand for Children, an education group based in Oregon that likes his positions on charter schools.

John Connolly campaign to get $500,000 push

The mayoral candidate will get a cash infusion from Stand for Children, an education group that likes his positions on charter schools.

The Nation

Sandy task force says spend now for future storms

The report said taking steps now could lessen future damage to areas such as Seaside Heights, N.J., hard hit by Sandy.

By David B. Caruso and Meghan Barr

A presidential task force advised coastal communities to take protective measures against floods.

NYC sting yields 254 guns smuggled via discount buses

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly examined some of the weapons seized as the result of a 10-month investigation. Nineteen people were arrested in three states.

A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses.

Besieged San Diego mayor is absent

Bob Filner was out of public view as he tries to survive a recall effort prompted by a cascade of sexual harassment allegations.

The World

Egyptian court orders Mubarak’s release as violence persists

Many of the charges originally brought against Hosni Mubarak have been dismissed.

By David D. Kirkpatrick

Former president Hosni Mubarak has been detained since his ouster in 2011 and is facing a retrial.

Pervez Musharraf charged in death of Benazir Bhutto

By Zarar Khan

A Pakistani court indicted the former president on murder charges in connection with the 2007 assassination of the iconic Pakistani prime minister.

German police arrest hostage-taker, free captives

Police ended a hostage standoff at a city hall on Monday by storming the building, shooting and wounding the captor, and freeing his two captives unharmed.

Editorial & Opinion

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Bring back ‘happy hour’

By Farah Stockman

The happy hour ban in Mass. sends a message that the price of drinks, rather than irresponsible drinking, is the problem.


An unpredictable mayor when it comes to zoning

By Paul McMorrow

When one man inside City Hall sets the rules about zoning and building heights, there really are no rules.


High cost of political exclusion

Dan Wolf has been told by the State Ethics Commission to divest himself of Cape Air before a gubernatorial run.

By Tom Keane

The state’s ethics rules need to be changed to help ensure a political class that is representative of the public.


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s injuries detailed in documents

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured April 19 in Watertown.

By Travis Andersen

Suspected Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev suffered a gunshot wound to the face, among other injuries, before his capture in Watertown, court documents show.

High schoolers get boost from summer courses

Natalie Quevedo, 18, a Berklee summer student from Rochester, N.Y., performed during an Aug. 8 concert on Boylston Street.

By Katherine Landergan

Each summer, thousands of ambitious high school students pour into universities for a taste of college life and a leg up in admissions.

AG takes steps against human trafficking

By Alyssa A. Botelho

Attorney General Martha Coakley’s recommendations include creating a data collection program to keep track of traffickers and their victims.


Boutique hotel may rise in South Boston

By Casey Ross

A developer is proposing to build a 14-story boutique hotel off West Broadway, on a corner once notoriously ridden by crime.

Amid criticism, Dunkin’ moves to replace foam cups

A Dunkin’ cup made of doubled-walled paper is being tested in Brookline, but critics say Starbucks and McDonald’s have done far more to help the environment.

By Taryn Luna

A cup made of doubled-walled paper is being tested in Brookline, but critics say Starbucks and McDonald’s have done far more to help the environment.

Kayak cofounder plans to be tech matchmaker

“When people visit, even if they don’t know what we’re doing, we want it to be so amazing that they say, ‘Please, can I work there?’ ” Paul English said on the new tech incubator, code named Blade.

By Scott Kirsner

Paul English is preparing his next act: a tech incubator in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood.


Bernie Burke, 88, BC hockey standout, mentor

Mr. Burke, an All-American goaltender, backstopped the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament championship in 1949.

By Marvin Pave

Mr. Burke, an All-America goaltender, backstopped the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament championship in 1949.

Albert Murray, 97; writer challenged views on race

Mr. Murray saw integration as the only path forward for the United States.

By Mel Watkins

Mr. Murray saw integration as the only path forward for the United States.

Lee Thompson Young, 29; starred in ‘Rizzoli & Isles’

Mr. Young, who began his acting career as the teenage star of the Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” was found dead.


Red Sox 7, Giants 0

Jon Lester, Red Sox blank Giants

Jon Lester (11-7) scattered six hits, walked two, and struck out three. He threw 115 pitches.

By Peter Abraham

Lester pitched one of his best games of the season, with 8 shutout innings pacing the Red Sox on the opener of their West Coast trip.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox’ future arrives in Xander Bogaerts

Xander Bogaerts stretched before Monday’s Red Sox game in San Francisco.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The newly called-up 20-year-old promises speed, power, and range at shortstop, and he looks and sounds like he can handle the pressure.

Wiffle Ball event a big hit for Travis Roy Foundation

With a familiar wall in left, Little Fenway is the site of a night game Aug. 9. The 12th Travis Roy Wiffle Ball Tournament featured 24 teams.

By Stan Grossfeld

Nearly 18 years after his accident, Roy is still struggling physically. But he is using his foundation to help others who’ve been paralyzed.

G: Living

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Anchor Susan Wornick is changing channels

Susan Wornick with her dog Sammy at home in Needham. She announced in June that she will be retiring in March 2014 after more than 30 years in television news.

By Christie Coombs

Longtime anchor and reporter Susan Wornick will retire from WCVB-TV, but not from the public eye.

Stage REview

‘Fool for Love’ worn through with despair

From left: Tom Brogan, Robert Kropf, Jonathan Fielding in Harbor Stage Company’s production of “Fool for Love.”

By Patti Hartigan

Set in a tumbledown motel room, this is the tale of two lovers who have been trapped in a cycle of despair.

North Shore’s ‘Cats’ has veteran leadership

A rehearsal with Richard Stafford (in black) for “Cats” at the North Shore Music Theatre.

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

Richard Stafford has been a part of “Cats” since 1985, when he became dance captain for its first national tour.

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