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Boston police leader Edward Davis to resign

The commissioner, whose seven-year tenure leading the department was capped by the Boston Marathon bombings, will pursue a fellowship at Harvard.

Reporters surrounded Carl Yastrzemski at the unveiling of his statue Sunday.


Dan Shaughnessy

Statue an ultimate Boston tribute for Carl Yastrzemski

John Harvard, Samuel Adams, Joseph Hooker, Paul Revere, James Michael Curley, Make Way For Ducklings.

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Politics not as usual: a civil Boston mayoral race

At this stage in a campaign, politicians are known for going for the jugular, especially in a tight race and with the end in sight.

Wind power now competitive with conventional sources

The state’s biggest utilities have signed long-term contracts to buy wind-generated electricity at prices below the costs of most conventional sources.

Kenyan soldiers arrived at a Nairobi mall where militants on Sunday still held captive an unknown number of people.

Ben Curtis/Associated Press

Kenya says most hostages in mall are free

The attack at an upscale Nairobi mall reflected the surprising resiliency of Al Shabab, one of Africa’s most brutal insurgent groups.

The Nation

Obama decries an epidemic of gun violence

Loved ones and family of the Navy Yard shooting victims arrived for a memorial service Sunday in Washington, D.C.

By Nedra Pickler

President Obama called for change in the nation’s gun laws as he memorialized the victims of the Navy Yard shootings.

NRA blames mental health system for mass shootings

NRA official Wayne LaPierre said, ‘If we leave these homicidal maniacs on the street . . .  they’re going to kill.”

By Joan Lowy

Greater efforts are needed to identify and lock up mentally ill people who are dangerous, executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said Sunday.

Clinton ‘pragmatic’ about 2016 presidential run

On all the early interest in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton said, “I just don’t think it’s good for the country.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview with New York Magazine that she is wrestling with running for president again.

The World

Bombers attack Pakistani worshipers; 78 dead

The suicide attackers hit as worshipers were leaving All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan. More than 100 were hurt.

By Ismail Khan and Salman Masood

The suicide attackers hit as worshipers were leaving All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Former Chinese official gets life sentence

Bo Xilai, wearing handcuffs in court on Saturday, contested nearly every aspect of prosecutors’ case against him.

By Andrew Jacobs

A court found Bo Xilai guilty of bribe-taking, embezzlement, and abuse of power in a failed attempt to stifle murder allegations against his wife.

German voters hand Angela Merkel big win

By Alison Smale

Voters handed the chancellor a clear validation of her leadership by giving her conservative party its best showing in 20 years.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | jennifer graham

Free to be you and mean

Former Harvard president and Obama advisor Larry Summers is known for being “brusque.”

By Jennifer Graham

Larry Summers’ reputation for being “brusque” shouldn’t have been a factor while he was under consideration for the chairmanship of the Federal Reserve.


A president who saved the US from war

By James Carroll

If President Obama had actually launched his much ballyhooed military attack on Syria, there would be no promise of progress.

opinion | Frank Lalli

Patients at mercy of Medicare’s codes

By Frank Lalli

Without a Current Procedural Terminology code, Medicare’s own helpline won’t divulge basic information like the out-of-pocket cost of a procedure.


Rivals crowd Boston’s ballot in bid for at-large slots

The candidates faced off at a forum last week at Roxbury Community College. In all, 19 candidates are contending for eight slots on the general election ballot for at-large council seats.

By Wesley Lowery

In the most widely contested municipal race on Tuesday’s ballot, 19 candidates are running for City Council’s four citywide seats.

District 5

Eight in the running for Rob Consalvo’s seat

Rob Consalvo

By Wesley Lowery

Voters in District 5 will be faced with one of the largest slates of choices when they cast ballots for a new advocate on the City Council.

District 8

Five vie to fill seat long held by Michael Ross

By Wesley Lowery

Five hopefuls are running for the City Council’s Eighth District seat that has been represented by Ross since 1999.

Business ǀ Science

Cambridge firm is fertile ground for entrepreneurs

By Michael B. Farrell

Endeca is emerging as a fount of new business activity, helping to expand the region’s technology economy.

A new era: seeking stock investors online

The ForeFund Capital website will help real estate entrepreneurs raise capital.

By Jenna Wortham

Entrepreneurs looking to the crowd to finance their big ideas just got a little extra help from the government.

The Hive

Britain’s iCity plugs into Boston for a few ideas

Food Loft targets alimentary innovators.

Richard Gibbs, the development director of iCity in London, was in town to draw ideas from the Boston innovation scene.


Jane F. Desforges, 91, hematologist, professor known for time with patients

Dr. Desforges was honored with outstanding teacher awards 13 years in a row at Tufts University School of Medicine.

By Emma Stickgold

Dr. Desforges was honored with outstanding teacher awards 13 years in a row at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Carolyn Cassady, writer of Beat Generation; at 90

Ms. Cassady visited the Beat Museum in San Francisco with daughters Jami (left) and Cathy.

By Cassandra Vinograd

Ms. Cassady was married to Jack Kerouac’s travel companion and was also a close friend of poet Allen Ginsberg.

Richard Sarafian, 83; directed cult film ‘Vanishing Point’

By Andrew Dalton

The influential film director worked primarily in television in his early career, directing episodes of shows like “Gunsmoke” and “I Spy.”


Patriots 23, Buccaneers 3

Patriots move to 3-0 with win over Buccaneers

Rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins was walking on air after getting his first NFL touchdown catch in the second quarter. He added his second one series later in the Patriots’ win.

By Shalise Manza Young

It is the first time since 2007 the Patriots have won their first three games, and the fourth time during Bill Belichick’s tenure as head coach.

Christopher L. Gasper

Tougher tests to come for the Patriots

Rookie receiver Aaron Dobson was targeted 10 times by Tom Brady and caught seven passes for 52 yards.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Patriots remain an unfinished product, but they’re finished with the skid row portion of the schedule.

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2

Red Sox put away the Blue Jays

Jackie Bradley Jr. (middle) is greeted at home plate by Ryan Lavarnway (left) and Stephen Drew following his three-run homer.

By Nick Cafardo

The Red Sox have won 95 games and hold a 1½-game lead over Oakland for the best record in the American League.

More Stories

Dan Shaughnessy

Statue an ultimate Boston tribute for Carl Yastrzemski

By Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox Notebook

John Lackey will have a shot to even his record

By Nick Cafardo

Patriots Notebook

Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich given 3-year extension

By Michael Whitmer

A’s 11, Twins 7

Athletics are best in the AL West again

By Antonio Gonzalez

Dolphins 27, Falcons 23

Dolphins ground Falcons to reach 3-0

By Steven Wine

Bengals 34, Packers 30

Bengals edge Packers in wild game

By Joe Kay

Colts 27, 49ers 7

Colts take 49ers to school behind Andrew Luck

By Janie McCauley

Bears 40, Steelers 23

Bears feed on many Steelers mistakes

By Will Graves

Bruins Notebook

Bruins’ David Krejci needs regular-season punch

By Fluto Shinzawa

Football Monday

John Muldoon has Pope John Paul II football roaring

By Steve Sellner


Matt Kenseth wins Sylvania 300 in New Hampshire

By Michael Vega

G: Health


A hidden heart disease that’s often misdiagnosed

Dr. Rodney Falk, director of the Cardiac Amyloidosis Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with patient Thomas Bridenstine.

By Deborah Kotz

Dr. Rodney Falk is among the Boston experts on amyloidosis — a rare heart condition — who are making the city the epicenter of treatment.

65th Primetime Emmy Awards

Plenty of head-scratchers at Emmy Awards

Jeff Daniels is a great actor, and his may be the most bearable character on “The Newsroom,” but his win over Bryan Cranston and Jon Hamm was an epic head-scratcher.

By Matthew Gilbert

Jeff Daniels, Bobby Cannavale, and Merritt Wever were among the surprise winners at the 65th annual Emmy Awards.

Elegant simplicity wins big at the Emmys

Boston’s own Mindy Kaling was a part of a purple mini-trend.

By Christopher Muther

Many of the best gowns at the 65th annual Emmy Awards were not the overworked and too often underwhelming pieces that have become a staple.

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Dance Review

Earthly stars, Boston Ballet shine on Common

By Jeffrey Gantz

Television Review

‘The Blacklist’ is slick and unenticing

By Matthew Gilbert

Music Review

After the BSO’s gala, an opening with Brahms

By Jeremy Eichler

Music Review

Longy celebrates Stravinsky, Copland commissions

By Jeffrey Gantz

In Practice

When patients choose alternative medicine

By Dr. Suzanne Koven

Nutrition and you!

For health and savings, drink up water

By Joan Salge Blake

Health Answers

Why do some people become lactose intolerant as they age?

By Courtney Humphries

Be Well

School anti-bullying efforts may backfire

By Karen Weintraub

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase


Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Music Review

Cantata Singers look back to open 50th

By David Weininger


Boston Ballet packs Boston Common

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Writers read at Newtonville Books

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Donna Karan watches as her designs hit town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein