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Rail link coming to fast-growing Seaport

Little-used Track 61, near the Convention Center in the Seaport District, which would get a train station.
The trains that will be used for Back Bay-Seaport service are an updated version of Budd cars used in the 1950s and 1960s. They are self-propelled and cost far less than train sets that require a separate locomotive.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The state plans to launch an innovative train service on a dormant rail line between the Seaport District and the Back Bay in just two years.

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State Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry appears to be in line to take over hosting duties at the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston.

Southie St. Patrick’s Day breakfast slugfest begins early

The idea that state Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry, a Haitian-American from Dorchester, is poised to take over as host is culturally and politically loaded.

Long term care insurance premiums on the rise

Sharp increases in rate requests means retirees may not be able to afford coverage for assisted living, nursing homes, and related health services.

Black leaders split on mayoral race strategy

Boston’s black community is divided over the best strategy for winning the mayor’s seat, with some leaders urging that the field of six candidates of color be whittled down before the preliminary election, and others staunchly opposing that effort.

5 patients at Cape hospital at risk for rare brain disease

Five patients at Cape Cod Hospital may have been exposed to a rare, deadly brain disease during spinal surgery performed with a potentially contaminated instrument that was previously used at a New Hampshire hospital where patients also may have been exposed.

// Daniel Conley a somber prosecutor, affable candidate

Conley, the 55-year-old Suffolk district attorney, often presides over grim press conferences, but friends say he has a quick, self-deprecating wit.

The Nation

NSA succeeds in thwarting much Internet encryption


The agency has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption that guards global commerce and everyday communications, according to newly disclosed documents.

Calif. inmates end hunger strike as lawmakers vow hearings

By Don Thompson and Paul Elias

Legislators said they would review solitary confinement policies that kept dozens of gang leaders and members locked up more than a decade.

Mayor’s economic pitch: Come to Minn. for wedding

Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis displayed an ad during his visit to a Chicago neighborhood,

By Don Babwin

Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis told gays and lesbians in Chicago they should consider holding their marriages in his city.

The World

Obama arrives at summit amid tension

President Vladimir Putin and President Obama had a businesslike greeting Thursday.

By Peter Baker

President Obama arrived in St. Petersburg for the G20 meeting as the US’s estrangement with Russia grows, and confrontation with Syria looms.

Islamic militia reportedly kills Indian writer in Afghanistan

Sushmita Banerjee wrote “A Kabuliwala’s Bengali Wife,” which later became the basis for “Escape from Taliban.”

By Amir Shah and Nahal Toosi

A woman whose memoir about life under the Taliban was turned into a Bollywood movie was shot dead Thursday, officials said.

UN ambassador decries Russia

“What we have learned is that the Security Council the world needs to deal with [Syria’s] crisis is not the Security Council we have,” said Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN.

By Rick Gladstone

In her first extensive public remarks about Syria, Samantha Power accused the Kremlin of holding the Security Council hostage.

Editorial & Opinion


The hospital lap

By Joan Wickersham

Even parents of adults can think they’ll never be done taking care of their children — and they’re right.


Governor Deval Patrick, chart a new course

By Scot Lehigh

There’s a growing sense that inertia has set in, that the governor is bored with the job and just marking the days until his term is over.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Don’t force out black candidates

By Derrick Z. Jackson

Activists should spend the time left before the Sept. 24 primary asking citizens to give all the candidates a serious look.

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Students were welcome at his side

letters | seamus heaney, 1939-2013: readers find the words

Hearing the poems in his gentle brogue

letters | seamus heaney, 1939-2013: readers find the words

A parting message


Two concerts canceled amid Molly concerns

By Peter Schworm

The cancellations mark the latest fallout from three recent fatal drug overdoses, which have prompted an aggressive police investigation.

Adrian Walker

No one should drop out of the mayor’s race for Charlotte Golar Richie

By Adrian Walker

The idea that some African-American candidates should get out of the way is an effort to draw politics in stark terms of black and white of long ago.

GOP candidate Charles D. Baker debuts more upbeat image

“The guy I know, I didn’t see him,” Charles D. Baker said of his 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

By Jim O’Sullivan and Frank Phillips

Baker, who lost the 2010 gubernatorial election, is working to appear as a warmer candidate who is willing to listen — not lecture.

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Michael E. McLaughlin pleads not guilty to fund-raising charges

By John R. Ellement and Martin Finucane


Man is killed in Mattapan shooting

By Derek J. Anderson


Two officers hurt in Brighton crash

By Nicholas Jacques

Movie Review

Vin Diesel rides again as Riddick

By Ty Burr


Patriots’ popularity unharmed by rocky offseason

Though off-field infractions may cause fans to raise their eyebrow, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s success has made fans gloss over them.

By Callum Borchers

The team’s brand appears to be undented by a tumultuous summer.

Staples cuts jobs in ‘leadership’ positions

By Erin Ailworth

Staples Inc. said that it has “eliminated a number” of US jobs as the office supply chain continues to reinvent itself to take more of its business online.

Fight for control of Market Basket leads to new lawsuit

Arthur T. Demoulas filed suit in Suffolk Superior Court. It is the latest legal battle over Market Basket.

By Casey Ross

The president of the company is challenging the company’s chairman and asking a judge to stop a $300 million payout to shareholders.


Joeritta Jones de Almeida, 69; longtime Wheelock College teacher

Dr. Jones de Almeida, “gave away her love, goodness, and light to everyone equally,” a friend said.

By J.M. Lawrence

Dr. Jones de Almeida also taught in the Boston school system and advised METCO students in Belmont.

William Glasser, 88; psychiatrist saw choice as mental health factor

Dr. Glasser believed that the effort to change others is doomed and the cause of most emotional problems.

By Paul Vitello

Dr. Glasser authored a series of books about resolving emotional and mental problems by accepting responsibility for them.

Frederik Pohl, master of science fiction; at 93

Mr. Pohl’s  view of a high-tech tomorrow was darkened by doubts about the social consequences of progress.

By Gerald Jonas

Mr. Pohl edited magazines and books before finding renown as a writer, often with collaborators.


Red Sox 9, Yankees 8

Red Sox beat Yankees in 10 innings

Jacoby Ellsbury didn’t beat the throw home, but he slid in safely for the go-ahead run as the ball was short-hopped to catcher Austin Romine in the 10th.

By Peter Abraham

After blowing a five-run lead, the Red Sox forced a blown save by Mariano Rivera and rallied to win and extend their AL East edge.

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox-Yankees classic rekindles the rivalry

Alfonso Soriano was tagged out by Dustin Pedroia after being picked off in the ninth inning.

By Dan Shaughnessy

In a game that evoked memories of the teams’ classic 2003-04 contests, the Red Sox showed that they should not be doubted this season.

Why the Patriots offense is so dominant

Tom Brady is now in his 13th season as the Patriots’ starting quarterback.

By Ben Volin

The Patriots offense has taken on the personality of its chief. Tom Brady’s talent and smarts infect his teammates and carry the team a long way.

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on baseball

Red Sox trying to leave no doubt in AL East

By Nick Cafardo

minor league notebook

Red Sox prospect Manuel Margot makes nice recovery

By Julian Benbow

Roster analysis

Meet the 2013 Patriots

By Shalise Manza Young

Sports Media

CBS analysts still high on the Patriots

By Chad Finn

Broncos 49, Ravens 27

Peyton Manning’s 7 TDs lead Broncos past Ravens

By Arnie Stapleton


Aqib Talib praises Bills’ Stevie Johnson

By Michael Whitmer

bruins notebook

Prospect Zach Trotman pushes for second-year jump

By Fluto Shinzawa

Downs & Distance

Johnny (Manziel), please be good

By Jim McBride

G: Arts & Movies

Pop provided a perfect vehicle to explore JFK assassination

A screen print from Andy Warhol’s “Flash — November 22, 1963” (1968).

By Mark Feeney

Andy Warhol’s screen prints form the Pop centerpiece of “Flash – November 22, 1963, ” a 50th-anniversary exhibit about John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

One theater, one guvnor at Lyric Stage Company

Spiro Veloudos is encouraged by the local theater scene. “I think it’s a much bigger sense of community than there ever has been,” he says.

By Joel Brown

As the Lyric enters its 40th season, producing artistic director Spiro Veloudos is still a larger-than-life character in the local theater community.

First stage role has actor/writer exploring his ‘Issues’

“Patti [Lupone] is so fierce. In her performances, she has a full-on, out-for-blood quality that I locked onto to distract me from the craziness at home,” said Ben Rimalower.

By Terry Byrne

“Patti Issues,” which comes to Boston’s Club Café, is a 60-minute monologue chronicling the transformative power of star Ben Rimalower’s relationship with Patti LuPone.

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Classical Notes

Flutist Thomas J. Wible to play as competition winner

By David Weininger

Movie Review

Natural beauty grounds ‘Terraferma’

By Peter Keough

Movie Review

‘Hell Baby’ talk: kitschy kitschy goo

By Peter Keough


The dimensions of ‘Last Tango in Halifax’

By Matthew Gilbert


‘Boardwalk Empire’: In and out of greatness

By Matthew Gilbert

An encore for Peter Hook

By Mark Shanahan

Noisy Neighbors

Patty Larkin, ‘Still Green’

By James Reed

High Five

Pete Wentz on saving rock

By Sarah Rodman


‘The Internet Police’ by Nate Anderson

By Hiawatha Bray


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Scene & HEARD

There’s something about Merrie Amsterburg

By James Reed


Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen show off Brentwood home

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Kristen Bell has a life-saving dish at Post 390

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Glee Gifts gets ‘charmed’ for Joe Andruzzi Foundation

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Project Smile gets help from some notable bachelors

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Randy Fenoli on his way for Fenway Bridal Festival

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


If you get caught between the moon and . . . Natick

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein