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President Obama seeks Congressional OK on Syria

The surprise announcement effectively delayed any US military operation in Syria until after the summer recess, which ends on Sept. 9.

Turns out, Boston really is the hub, new survey finds

Residents of Greater Boston identify deeply with the capital city, a resurgent urban center that suburbanites visit more frequently than a decade ago, according to a new University of Massachusetts Amherst/Boston Globe poll.

Derek Nally’s sisters Cathy Brennan, Susan Giugno, and Cheryl Wolfe want answers in his death. Arbour staff waited to try to revive him, officials say.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Staff failures cited in deaths at Arbour psychiatric centers

Three questionable deaths within 18 months in the Arbour Health System involved staff failures identified by state or federal health regulators.

The Nation

Decades after huge quake, new Bay Bridge to open

The self-anchored suspension of the new eastern section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge stands behind the current bridge, parts of which collapsed in the 1989 earthquake.

By Jason Dearen

The Bay Bridge failure in San Francisco prompted one of the costliest public works projects in California history.

Graves reopened at Florida reform school site

A team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida began reopening suspected graves Saturday at a former reform school for boys in Marianna, Fla.

By Brendan Farrington

University of South Florida researchers began reopening graves at a former Panhandle reform school where horrific beatings have been reported.

Clinton Foundation includes whole family in fund-raising

By Philip Rucker and Tom Hamburger

The foundation’s causes are expanding from those championed by the former president to include newer domestic priorities embraced by Hillary and Chelsea.

The World

Teen gets 3 years in India gang rape case

Plainclothes police escorted an Indian teenager, his head covered, after he was sentenced for participating in a gang rape.

By Pamposh Raina

A court sentenced a teenager to three years in a juvenile detention center for participating in a gang rape that led to the death of a 23-year-old woman.

UN official criticizes Sri Lanka over human rights

Navi Pillay, of the UN, said Sri Lanka shows signs of going in an “authoritarian direction.”

By Krishan Francis

United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said Sri Lanka shows signs of going in an “authoritarian direction.”

Defectors recount for UN panel N. Korean prison camps

By Chico Harlan

They told stories about North Korea’s brutal network of criminal detention and political prison camps, and their evidence was physical.

Editorial & Opinion


The Dan Wolf exemption

State Senator Dan Wolf holds 23 percent interest in Cape Air.

By Joan Vennochi

If Democrats believe the ethics law, as written, is too onerous and keeps too many people like state Senator Wolf from public office, they should change it through the legislative process.


Privatizing Logan fixes ethics problem

By Jeff Jacoby

The controversy over whether someone like Dan Wolf ought to be in government obscures a different issue: Why should the state be running Boston’s airport?


Organized labor is on the ropes

Thousands of public school teachers went on strike last year after the Chicago Teachers Union had failed to reach an agreement with the city.

By Tom Keane

The economy that gave unions their birth has changed dramatically, and a once-vital movement now seems obsolete.

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Yvonne Abraham

The would-be Boston mayors’ mayors

(From left to right) Ray Flynn; Martin O’Malley; Héctor Luis Acevedo; Michael Nutter; Kim Driscoll; Ed Rendell; Kevin White; Amram Mitzna; and Tom Menino.

By Yvonne Abraham

Ask the current mayoral candidates to pick their favorite mayors, and you get some pretty revealing answers.

Foxwoods offers Milford bigger project, more cash

By Mark Arsenault

Foxwoods wants to increase the size of its proposed Milford casino resort by 41 percent while also dramatically raising its proposed annual payment to the town to more than $30 million.

Riders take Greenway carousel for its first spin

James Brunger helped his daughter, Stella, off the newly opened Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Carousel.

By Gal Tziperman Lotan

The carousel, designed and built over three years by Newburyport sculptor Jeff Briggs, opened for business on Saturday.

Money & Careers

Rising prices, tight supply complicate house hunting

Tight supplies have made house hunting difficult for Carrie and Rich Garfield. The couple has lost out in three bidding wars on homes in Newton and Belmont.

By Jay Fitzgerald

As a result of the supply-and-demand imbalance in Mass., most signs suggest the competition among buyers will only intensify this fall.

Innovation economy

Start-ups take on tough customers: lawyers

Brightleaf vice president Jeff Turner (left) and CEO Dan Gaffney. The firm’s goal is to help lawyers streamline the document production.

By Scott Kirsner

There’s a noticeable increase in Boston-area start-ups pitching new technologies to law firms or corporate legal departments.

Nuclear power plays a diminishing role in mix

By Erin Ailworth

Analysts expect more nuclear plants to shut down, unable to compete economically with natural gas and, increasingly, renewable sources.


Tim Tebow among 13 players cut by the Patriots

It became clear that throwing accuracy and good decision-making were not among Tim Tebow’s strengths.

By Shalise Manza Young

Tebow, punter Zoltan Mesko, and defensive linemen Jermaine Cunningham and Justin Francis were the biggest names released on Saturday.

Red Sox 7, White Sox 2

Jake Peavy takes charge against White Sox

Jake Peavy delivers a pitch in the first inning against the White Sox. Peavy went seven strong innings for the win.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox pitcher threw seven strong innings against his former team that lifted the Red Sox to a 7-2 victory.

Dan Shaughnessy

Tiger Woods now in the Boston spotlight

Tiger Woods drove his way to a 4-under-par 67 and a tie for 20th.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Woods, who is six strokes off the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship, is practically an honorary Boston sports honk.

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On Second Thought

College swimmer sets sights on Antarctica

By Kevin Paul Dupont

red sox notebook

Red Sox acquire John McDonald from Phillies

By Peter Abraham

Sunday Baseball Notes

Bringing back players tied to Biogenesis a tough call

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Football Notes

When chasing NFL dream, cuts can really hurt players

By Ben Volin

Sunday Hockey Notes

Many NHL free agents still waiting for deals

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Sunday Basketball Notes

Larry Sanders is central figure for new-look Bucks

By Gary Washburn

on football

Tim Tebow leaves, yet questions remain

By Ben Volin

Clemson 38, Georgia 35

Clemson holds off fifth-ranked Georgia

By Pete Iacobelli

Boston College 24, Villanova 14

In debut, BC coach Steve Addazio delivers

By Craig Larson

Wisconsin 45, UMass 0

UMass can’t keep up with No. 23 Wisconsin

By Daniel I. Dorfman

What They Were Thinking

Catching a wave in Nantucket

By Stan Grossfeld

Deutsche Bank Championship

Tee times for Sunday’s 3d round



Rise of the mayors

By Leon Neyfakh

How a once-ceremonial job became a powerful force in American politics.

The trouble with grade inflation: It works

By Keith O’Brien

Easy A’s really do open doors, suggests a new study.

Why cursive is hard to read

By Charles Zanor

Recognizing written words takes different skills than recognizing print— and they’re skills we’re letting go

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Uncommon Knowledge

Fight death with alcohol

By Kevin Lewis


The delicious taste of subway stations

By Kevin Hartnett


Joyce Foster, 84; neighborhood activist known for optimism

Ms. Foster led co-operative housing projects and helped minorities get an education.

By Kathleen McKenna

Ms. Foster was active in the Fenway community and worked with the state’s Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance.

Anthony Pawson, 60; biologist in cell protein breakthrough

Scientists developed drug treatments based on cell structure findings by Anthony Pawson.

By Paul Vitello

Dr. Pawson’s pathbreaking insights helped spur the development of a class of drugs that target cancer, diabetes, and other diseases.

Darren Manzella, advocated against ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’; at 36

Mr. Manzella’s appearance on ‘‘60 Minutes’’ was followed by his discharge.

Mr. Manzella appeared on “60 Minutes” and criticized US policies on gays openly serving in the armed forces; he was subsequently discharged from the Army.

Sunday Arts

Michael McKean turns it all the way up for Hoover

Michael McKean at the American Repertory Theater.

By Sarah Rodman

McKean is returning to Brattle Street to play J. Edgar Hoover to Bryan Cranston’s LBJ in the historical drama “All the Way.”

critic’s notebook

All hail the women of summer

Aubrey Plaza in “The To-Do List.”

By Ty Burr

The period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is when the boys get to run riot at the nation’s movie theaters, but women ended up setting the terms of the 2013 summer zeitgeist.

Things to see at the Toronto International Film festival

Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

By Ty Burr

With 288 films screening in just 11 days, one needs a plan.

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Photography Review

The Middle East through women’s cameras

By Mark Feeney


Great TV finds more outlets

By Matthew Gilbert


A snub, then a strike at the BSO

By Matthew Guerrieri

Album review

Volodos Plays Mompou

By Seth Herbst

Album review

Britten: Songs

By David Weininger

Album review

Shostakovich: ‘Leningrad’ Symphony No. 7

By David Weininger

Family-friendly films

By Jane Horwitz

Top Picks

Harrison Ford, silent movie star?

By Tom Russo

My Instagram: Matthew Eriksen

By Christopher Muther

the one thing

An early bird alarm

By Marni Elyse Katz

quick bite

Italian rebellion at Ribelle

By Devra First

Critic’s picks: Visual art

By Sebastian Smee

Critic’s picks: Pop music

By Sarah Rodman

Critic’s picks: Television

By Matthew Gilbert


Justin Timberlake wants to play the Riddler

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Bryan Cranston to play the next Lex Luthor?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Storyteller visits MFA’s ‘She Who Tells a Story’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Mikhail Gorbachev covers N Magazine

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Gold Dust Orphans: New York or bust

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


JFK Library to screen ‘Letters to Jackie’ Sept. 17

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Grub Street leads to book deal for local writer

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Novelist, keeps car stocked with books

Nicholson Baker

By Amy Sutherland

Book review

‘MaddAddam’ by Margaret Atwood

By Valerie Miner

Book review

‘Evil Eye’ by Joyce Carol Oates

By Priscilla Gilman

Book review

‘The Maid’s Version’ by Daniel Woodrell

By Madison Smartt Bell


An undying belief in cheating death

By Kate Tuttle

the word on the street

John Mitzel’s Calamus Bookstore newsletter a local gem

By Jan Gardner


A more perfect union?

By Katharine Whittemore



Bad trips: The true story of your vacation


By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Admit it: The most interesting travel tales are the ones in which things go horribly wrong.

The question that tests diplomacy: ‘How was your vacation?’

By Beth Teitell

What’s the best way to respond to a question no one wants answered?

Newburyport food tour leads to good eats

Marie Kosnik (left) and Carrie Kosnik ate lunch at Ten Center Street Restaurant and Pub during the Taste of Newburyport food tour.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Patrick “P.J.” Halloran launched Taste Newburyport food tours in May and has been leading foodies around the city for a sampling of choice eats garnished with bits of history.

Globe North

Staving off the last picture show

Co-owners Andrew Mungo and Nancy Langsam at the Screening Room in Newburyport, which is shifting its equipment to a digital format.

By Joel Brown

The Screening Room needs moviegoers to drop a little cash in the (popcorn) bucket. The owners need to raise about $60,000 to convert to digital projection.

Film festival this month highlights real reality films

In “Good Ol’ Freda,” a documentary about the Beatles, Freda Kelly tells of her years working with the band.

The Screening Room is one of the host venues for the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, a role it will take on again for the eighth annual event.

Last call for the Brew marks a new start for Amesbury band

Caught in the stage lights during the Brew’s farewell concert in Amesbury were  Dave Drouin, Aaron Zaroulis, Joe Plante, and Chris Plante,

By James Sullivan

The Brew band members are being cagey about their next move, but one thing is clear: they’re not about to retire from the music industry.

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Schools search for more space

By Sarah Shemkus


Funding from an old trust returns

By David Rattigan

Who Taught You to Drive?

What accounts for rising car insurance rates?

By Peter DeMarco

In Uniform

Globe North military notes

By Alice C. Elwell

Dining Out

In a Saugus mini-mall, mining a hidden gem

By Kathy Shiels Tully


Truck Day coming to town

By John Laidler


Tickets on sale for Taste of Chelsea

By John Laidler


War memorial renovation completed

By Jarret Bencks


Playground comes in for new school year

By Kathy McCabe


Sign program accepting applications

By Brenda J. Buote


City looking for committee volunteers

By Jarret Bencks


Bank foundation donates $25,000 to theater

By Brenda J. Buote


Walk raises money to fight ALS

By John Laidler


Attorney general approves shade tree bylaw

By Brenda J. Buote


Town offers online building permits

By Brenda J. Buote


Renovated $71m high school set to open

By John Laidler


Paint Day auction brings in $20k

By David Rattigan


Renovated stadium, field to open

By David Rattigan


Equestrian center owner amends plan

By David Rattigan


Marblehead High School students to return on Tuesday

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Festival of Trees seeks fund-raiser support

By Karen Sackowitz


Officials work to fix town boat ramp

By Taryn Plumb


ROOF schedules fund-raiser

By Brenda J. Buote

North Andover

Writers group seeks new members

By Brenda J. Buote


City using new data program

By John Laidler


Pop artists set to headline Topsfield Fair

By David Rattigan

Globe South

Marshfield, Scituate

Flood maps raising cost of insurance

A kayak was paddled down the flooded esplanade area of Brant Rock in Marshfield this past March.

By Jennette Barnes

When Laurie Futch bought her parents’ converted cottage in the 1980s, she paid almost $50,000 to raise it above the government-designated flood level.


Downtown housing a possibility

By John Laidler

For the first time in nearly six decades, Bridgewater may soon provide developers a green light to offer housing in the heart of its downtown.

Get up & Go

Rowers keep an Irish tradition alive on waves

Members of the Boston Irish Currach Rowing Club train together in the waters off the Quincy Yacht Club at Houghs Neck.

By Emily Sweeney

On most Tuesday and Thursday evenings, a group of men and women can be seen rowing traditional Irish boats in the waters off Houghs Neck in Quincy.

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Currachs by the book

By Emily Sweeney


Union protests health plan shift

By John Laidler

Part of Quincy project redesigned

By Jessica Bartlett

Beverly Beckham

A gift in memory of a child, and a sign

By Beverly Beckham

Dining out

In Duxbury, a twist on tradition

By Anne Steele


Economic strategy session

By Jennette Barnes


Square traffic project underway

By Dave Eisenstadter


Senior TV show returns

By John Laidler


Gallery 4 regional fall art showing Rockland

By Katherine Finnell


Joint facility considered

By Juliet Pennington


Town drops its K9 program

By Johanna Seltz


EEE threat cancels evening activities

By Johanna Seltz


Community Health Fair

By Katherine Finnell


Coalition assesses its efforts

By Johanna Seltz


Volunteers needed

By John Laidler


Bridgewater tax hike approved

By John Laidler


Life is Good Festival set for Sept. 21-22

By Dave Eisenstadter


Out-of-towners banned from homecoming

By Jessica Bartlett


Term limits pushed for town officials

By Dave Eisenstadter


Preservation public forum

By Rebecca Delaney

East Bridgewater

Surplus sale yields $10,000

By Rich Fahey


Foss memorial chosen

By Jessica Bartlett


Children’s museum

By John Laidler


Tweets for the high school

By Robert Knox


Learning to write life stories

By Paul E. Kandarian


Town Hall to open on Fridays

By Emily Sweeney


Road job application approved

By Paul E. Kandarian


New police officers

By John Laidler


Center for innovation

By Jessica Bartlett


Locals seek match for historic grant

By Jessica Bartlett


Housing for emergency personnel

By Juliet Pennington


Blood drive honors 9/11 victims

By Jennette Barnes


New town counsel sought

By John Laidler


Comics gather for friend

By Rich Fahey


ZBA hearing on group home

By Johanna Seltz


Real estate inspections

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Computer literacy program

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Crowd behavior at music festival improves

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Breaking ground for new bank

By Emily Sweeney

West Bridgewater

Historic church gets facelift

By Rich Fahey


Seeking tenant for Eastern Bank space

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Students get Google Chromebooks

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Lack of quorum delays AC and planning position

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


A palette as large as life

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Globe West

Concord rabbi listens with his soul

Rabbi Darby Leigh, who is deaf, practiced blowing the ceremonial shofar outside Concord’s Congregation Kerem Shalom. “I prefer the lower bassy sound,’’ he says. “I can feel it better.”

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Rabbi Darby Leigh exudes enthusiasm as he goes about the simple tasks of the day. He is just the second deaf rabbi to lead a congregation in the US.


Neighboring towns speak out on casino

By Ellen Ishkanian

Officials in Milford’s neighboring communities are not ready to concede any ground to the developer whose casino they say will alter the character of the region.


Four-way mayoral race is slow to boil

By Evan Allen

With less than three weeks to go before Newton’s preliminary election, the mayoral race is practically invisible, save a lawn sign here or there.

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Selectmen criticized for firing official

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


A festival of meals on wheels

By John Swinconeck

College Bound

Application time nears for seniors

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

In Uniform

By Alice C. Elwell


Coolidge Corner has opening in top job

By Brock Parker


Renovations will shift town agencies

By Jennifer Roach


Academy offers behind-the-scenes peek

By Brock Parker


Meeting hears plan for growing pot

By Nancy Shohet West


Whole Foods sets opening date for store

By Brock Parker


Climate change’s toll on flowers, insects

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Museum to host art festival on Town Day

By Brock Parker


Coliform bacteria cited in water report

By Matt Gunderson


Board to discuss medical pot bylaw

By Jennifer Roach


Community group to host expo

By Brock Parker


Foundation offers community grants

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


New shuttle bus launches Tuesday

By Brock Parker


Farmer gets probation for illegal dump

By Jennifer Roach


Contest aims to get kids outside

By Jaclyn Reiss


Selectmen set up system for comments

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Coffee, conversation for school newcomers

By Nancy Shohet West


Local Friendly’s is back in business

By Jaclyn Reiss


Programs on Korean War, Shaker Village

By Rachel Lebeaux


Water quality improving, official says

By Nancy Shohet West


Library to resume Saturday hours

By Calvin Hennick


Openings for town planner, consultant

By Davis Bushnell


Committee seeks input on town charter

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Fire station to host barbecue

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Tibetan Buddhist to discuss karma

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Hospital works on new geriatrics unit

By Davis Bushnell


Vote to fill school board seat

By Calvin Hennick


Filipov forum to honor journalist

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Cable company to get a public review

By Matt Gunderson


Music festival to aid veterans next Sunday

By Abby Jordan


Blazar payout was OK, counsel says

By Calvin Hennick


Health, nutrition events at farmers market

By Rachel Lebeaux


Tax work-off program for veterans

By Rachel Lebeaux


Register to cover deeds, real estate topics

By Rachel Lebeaux


Pan-Mass. ride for kids next Sunday

By Abby Jordan


Back to school on Tuesday

By Abby Jordan


Audubon talk on nature at library

By Rachel Lebeaux


Club plans charity golf tournament

By Rachel Lebeaux


Wrentham Day returns on Saturday

By Abby Jordan


Senior Center’s fall fair is Saturday

By Ellen Ishkanian


School group recruiting new members

By Ellen Ishkanian


Cat shelter to hold yard sale Sept. 21

By Ellen Ishkanian


Knitting group will meet Wednesday

By Ellen Ishkanian