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Revenue projection for Suffolk Downs disputed

Suffolk Downs would have to generate more gambling revenue than any other casino in the country to reach what Boston leaders are counting on.

Flawed contract for jobless claim system cost state millions

When the computer system for unemployment claims was finally rolled out July 1, it was two years behind schedule and $6 million over budget.

Four schools face state takeover after latest MCAS

The Dever and Holland elementary schools in Boston remain underperforming and are likely to be taken over by the state, officials said.

Jalen Wiggins (left), 19, and Ariel Champagnie, 24, knocked on doors for their candidate Tuesday in Mattapan.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Youthful zeal fuels Boston mayoral campaigns

Mayoral candidate Michael P. Ross met with a group of tattooed skateboarders, the recommendation of a campaign intern in his 20s with a passion for the sport. Martin J. Walsh hired a 24-year-old communications assistant who pushes him to pepper his Twitter posts with more exclamation points and adjectives.

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Glen James was honored by Police Commissioner Edward Davis after turning in a backpack with money and checks.

Online fund for Glen James, homeless man, nears $100,000

The fund had tallied donations ranging from $1 to $500 from more than 3,700 people by early Thursday, according to the fund’s webpage.

The Nation

Military base shootings shake sense of security

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the Pentagon to review security at all defense installations worldwide.

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti and Eric Tucker

Twice in less than four years a person with permission to be at a base passed through the layers of protection at a US base and opened fire.

Recovery in Colo. shifts to long term

Search-and-rescue teams went door-to-door on Wednesday in Colorado, as the “high-octane” response wound down.

By P. Solomon Banda

Authorities in Colorado began ramping down emergency operations and beginning the ‘‘long and arduous’’ recovery phase.

US adds $33m to trial of new drug to prevent Alzheimer’s

By Pam Belluck

The clinical trial will test a treatment on people who do not have Alzheimer’s symptoms, but do have two copies of a gene known to increase the risk of getting it.

The World

Russia denounces UN chemical report on Syria

By Steven Lee Myers

Russia sharply criticized the new UN report on Syria’s chemical arms use on Wednesday as biased and incomplete.

Morsi tells family he’s in good health

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi was allowed to speak with his wife, Naglaa Mahmoud (left) and his children twice. Morsi’s legal team has not been able to talk to him.

By Sarah El Deeb

Egypt’s ousted president, Mohammed Morsi, spoke to his wife and children for the first time since the military removed him from office.

France seeks to outlaw child pageants

Pageants like Mini Miss France, won by Oceane Scharre, 10, in 2011, are less common in France than the United States.

By Angela Charlton

French legislators stopped short of approving a measure banning anyone under 16 from modeling products meant for grown-ups.

Editorial & Opinion


Boston soars, but only for some developers

By Joan Vennochi

Don Chiofaro hasn’t been able to get Tom Menino to sign off on his development ideas, illustrating the power of the Boston’s mayor.


Boston needs a chief entrepreneurship officer

By Edward L. Glaeser

Boston’s city government doesn’t make a priority of promoting new business activity, and for that reason the mayoral hopefuls should push for an advocate for startups.


Boston Police exams need to reflect diverse population

The biggest barrier to diversity on the police force is the grip of the Civil Service, which controls the entry exams for police officers and promotional exams for sergeants, lieutenants, and captains.


Ad catches fire in low-profile race to replace Markey

By Joshua Miller

State Representative Carl Sciortino Jr.’s cheeky back-and-forth with his more conservative dad exceeded 150,000 views on YouTube by late Wednesday.

Revenue projection for Suffolk Downs disputed

A model of the proposed Suffolk Downs casino.

By Mark Arsenault

Suffolk Downs would have to generate more gambling revenue than any other casino in the country to reach what Boston leaders are counting on.

Yvonne Abraham

A second act for Charlie Coakley

artha Coakley and Charlie Baker.

By Yvonne Abraham

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker are getting another chance to show their true selves while out on the campaign trail.

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South Boston neighbors hope to save 150-year-old elm tree

By Peter Schworm and Patrick D. Rosso


Sanofi chief says Genzyme purchase paid off

Sanofi chief executive Chris Viehbacher (left ) visited the firm’s lab in Cambridge, where research associate Lan Jiang was working on Wednesday.

By Robert Weisman

Over two years after buying biotech Genzyme Corp. for $20.1 billion, Sanofi SA said the deal has added $40 billion to its market value.

Tech Lab

It’s easier to share files between phones

By Hiawatha Bray

New apps like Bump and AirDrop make it possible to share files between smartphones with ease.

Slow start, strong finish for summer tourism

The Lenox Hotel closed for eight days in April but ultimately ended the summer with occupancy up over last year.

By Lauren Keiper

The summer tourist season began slowly after the Marathon bombings, but ultimately gave way to filled hotel rooms.


Physician built field of cancer outcomes research

Jane Weeks did research at Dana Farber and taught at Harvard University.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Jane Weeks, who died last week at the age of 61, “truly moved the field,” a colleague at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute said.

Ken Norton, 70; was famed for trio of fights with Muhammad Ali

In a rematch six months after their initial fight, Ken Norton hits Muhammed Ali in Inglewood, Calif.

By Tim Dahlberg

Mr. Norton, a former heavyweight champion, beat Ali in 1973 and then lost a narrow decision to him months later in a rematch.


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Red Sox miss another opportunity

David Ortiz slammed his helmet after he grounded into a double play in the 10th inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox will have to wait at least one more day for a playoff spot after a second straight loss to Baltimore.

on baseball

Surging Orioles proving they’re contenders

The Orioles took their second straight win at Fenway Park on Wednesday.

By Nick Cafardo

By beating the Red Sox the past two days, the Orioles are making a big statement that they want to claim one of the wild cards.

on football

Keep expectations for Patriots rookie receivers low

Rookie wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins dropped a pass in the endzone last week.

By Ben Volin

Instant-impact rookie receivers in the NFL are rare — even for guys picked at the top of the draft.

G: Style

Memorializing the Marathon in permanent ink

Krista Perry's tattoo.

By Christopher Muther

In the wake of the April 15 tragedy, many Bostonians looked for ways to show their support for the victims. For some, a tattoo said it all.

Stage Review

Absorbing ‘Tribes’ speaks volumes about failures to communicate

Erica Spyres and James (Joey) Caverly in SpeakEasy Stage Company’s “Tribes.”

By Don Aucoin

Actor James Caverly is first-rate in Nina Raine’s play, now receiving its New England premiere.

Stage Review

A rush of repartee in Stoneham’s ‘Seminar’

Liz Hayes and Jordan Ahnquist in Stoneham Theatre’s production of Theresa Rebeck’s “Seminar.”

By Terry Byrne

Theresa Rebeck returns to her favorite theme — betrayal — in the witty dark comedy at Stoneham Theatre.

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Book Review

‘No Better Time’ by Molly Knight Raskin

By Hiawatha Bray

Bargain Bin

Patch NYC to host open studios preview party

By Ami Albernaz

Ask Martha

Removing wallpaper border

By Martha Stewart


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Mark your calendar

By June Wulff

Handyman on Call

What to do about a negative home inspection report

By Peter Hotton


Tiffany Ortiz joins David at Fenway to the Runway

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Graham Nash shows his photos at Lesley University

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Mass. Maritime gets early screening of ‘Captain Phillips’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Jeff Bridges discusses Boston flop ‘R.I.P.D.’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


New Hampshire Film Festival releases lineup

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


An ARTcetera preview, and Cameron Diaz gets a manicure

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein