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Kevin Cullen

With Red Sox victory, a lesson in hope

We flirt with cliché when linking the World Series win to the Marathon bombings, but we do so because we are looking for deeper meaning.

Walsh able to find allies in opposing camps

Martin J. Walsh at a Central Boston Elder Services meeting Thursday in Roxbury,

Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe

Martin Walsh has made his way back to semi-prominence by his ability to form alliances with unlikely partners.

John Connolly took his campaign to the same audience in Roxbury  on Thursday.

Connolly is quick to push his passions

John Connolly has used his office as a platform to push for changes, but his passion can also surface as a temper.

Martin J. Walsh visited a Central Boston Elder Services gathering in Roxbury on Thursday.

Photos by Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe

New PAC spends $480,000 on Walsh’s behalf

A new political committee, whose donors were not disclosed, has made a major TV ad buy for mayoral candidate Martin Walsh.

Shirley Leung

What happens if they can’t tell Vegas from Boston

The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau is being threatened with legal action for using a slogan that resembles Vegas’s.

The Nation

Navy Yard shooter’s check done properly, official says

Aaron Alexis had brushes with the law that did not show up in the review for granting him security clearance.

By Eric Tucker

Background investigators who vetted the contractor who killed 12 people did ‘‘what they were supposed to do,’’ an official said.

Soon fliers will not have to stow gadgets at all

By Matthew L. Wald

Passengers can use devices to listen to music, read, and play games in “all phases of flight,” the FAA said, but using a cellphone to talk and text will still be banned.

Court reverses jury verdict in Virginia Tech death suit

Virginia Tech president Charles W. Steger praised the Virginia attorney general’s office for fighting the lawsuit.

By J. Freedom du Lac

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled ‘‘there was no duty for the Commonwealth to warn students about the potential for criminal acts’’ by gunman Seung-Hui Cho.

The World

Syria disabled chemical sites on schedule, inspectors say

By Anne Barnard

The country’s ability to produce chemical weapons has been destroyed and its remaining toxic armaments secured, weapons inspectors said.

Asian nations denounce alleged surveillance by US, allies

By William Wan

Allegations in an Australian newspaper that the United States and its allies use embassies in Asian capitals as electronic-data collection hubs are triggering a new wave of outrage.

Apparent video of mayor smoking crack cocaine recovered

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talked to the media at City Hall on Thursday.

By Ian Austen

The Toronto police have recovered a video showing Rob Ford, the city’s mayor, apparently smoking the drug, the force’s chief said Thursday.

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Iraq’s prime minister calls for more US assistance

By Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt

Nearly 100 migrants die in Sahara

By Krista Larson and Rukmini Callimachi

Editorial & Opinion


The battle after the war

By Joan Wickersham

It has been estimated that 13-to-20 percent of American veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq currently have PTSD, or will suffer from it in the future.


John Connolly’s ‘privileged’ neighborhood

By Lawrence Harmon

Connolly’s attackers have succeeded at exploiting the keen sense of reverse snobbery that still prevails in much of Boston.


President needs Management 101

President Obama talked about the Affordable Care Act at Faneuil Hall Wednesday.

By Scot Lehigh

President Obama’s plea for patience is dismaying and speaks to what a public-relations disaster has been.


Red Sox parade expected to be a rollicking time

A duck boat caravan moved along Boylston Street during the Red Sox World Series victory parade in 2004.

By Peter Schworm and Travis Andersen

The path down Boylston Street will provide a poignant backdrop and pay tribute to a team whose success came to symbolize the city’s resilience.

World Series gear flies off the shelves

Some fans at Modell’s in Medford found Red Sox wear, a day after the team won the World Series.

By Jasper Craven

The most popular items are the so-called “locker room” gear, otherwise known as the apparel worn by the players during last night’s champagne celebration.

New PAC spends $480,000 on Walsh’s behalf

Martin J. Walsh visited a Central Boston Elder Services gathering in Roxbury on Thursday.

By Andrew Ryan

A new political committee, whose donors were not disclosed, has made a major TV ad buy for mayoral candidate Martin Walsh.

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O’Brien seeks dismissal of charges

By Milton J. Valencia


Mario Batali’s Eataly may come to Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali sampled coffee during a preview tour of Eataly before its grand opening in New York City in August 2010.

By Taryn Luna

Batali and his partners said they’ve been scoping out Boston real estate for more than a year in search of another potential home for the Italian market.

Ariad halts US sales of key drug

By Robert Weisman

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. stopped marketing its leukemia treatment after the FDA issued a warning, causing its stock to plunge 44.4 percent.

Shirley Leung

What happens if they can’t tell Vegas from Boston

By Shirley Leung

The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau is being threatened with legal action for using a slogan that resembles Vegas’s.


Alissa Bigelow, 38; hosted cooking show, taught yoga

Alissa Bigelow hosted the web-based “In the Kitchen” for several years before becoming a yoga coach.

By Bryan Marquard

Irreverent and informative, Ms. Bigelow turned raising high a glass of wine into her signature gesture during episodes of “In the Kitchen.”

Earl Browning, 96; US agent warned on use of Klaus Barbie

By Adam Bernstein

Colonel Browning raised persistent but unheeded objections when the US began using Gestapo chief Barbie as a paid informant.

Jay Cochrane; set world records for tightrope walking

Jay Cochrane, atop the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, often performed near the site.

Mr. Cochrane, 69, walked more than 700.16 yards over the Yangtze River. The event made him a legend in China.


Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox were a true feel-good story for Boston

The skies light up as Bug Selig presents the championship trophy to Larry Lucchino, Tom Werner, John Henry, Ben Cherington, and John Farrell.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The 2013 Sox were a gift; they were likable, and more important, they liked one another.

on baseball

What’s next for Red Sox?

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington (center) and John Farrell (right) must begin shaping their 2014 roster almost immediately.

By Nick Cafardo

GM Ben Cherington must begin to shape his 2014 roster now, while trying to avoid the pitfalls that have tripped up past champions.

Patriots plagued by failures on 3rd down

Shane Vereen, a versatile third-down running back, has been out since Week 1 with a broken wrist.

By Michael Whitmer

The Patriots are 37 for 115 on third-down conversions. The only AFC team with a lower success rate is winless Jacksonville.

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red sox notebook

John Henry praises Red Sox’ team effort

By Peter Abraham

the bettor’s edge

Go with Titans, Steelers, Falcons, and Ravens

By Ed Ryan

patriots notebook

Steelers in unfamiliar position: the basement

By Shalise Manza Young

Downs & Distance

Miami-Florida State means something again

By Jim McBride

college hockey notebook

Providence taking shape under Nate Leaman

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Dolphins 22, Bengals 20

Dolphins beat Bengals with a safety in overtime

By Steven Wine

northern illinois at umass

UMass has a dual threat returning kickoffs

By Jeff Wagenheim

Bruins 3, Ducks 2 | shootout

Bruins skate past Ducks in shootout

By Fluto Shinzawa

celtics notebook

MarShon Brooks awaits chance with Celtics

By Gary Washburn

college basketball notebook

Kentucky begins season at No. 1

school football PLAYOFFS PREVIEW

Needham, Duxbury meet in new MIAA playoffs

By Andrew MacDougall

G: Arts & Movies


Sophie Calle returns to Gardner with ‘Last Seen’

A detail of  Sophie Calle’s installation “Last Seen” at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

By Mark Feeney

The French conceptual artist has created a set of works predicated on the 1990 theft of 13 works from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Book REview

‘Americana’ by Ray Davies

By Geoff Edgers

With “Americana: The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story,” the 69-year-old singer shares his history, but on his terms.

John Hodgman can’t fake pleasure of performing stand-up

By David Brusie

The Brookline native’s career has included books of fake world knowledge, a stint on “The Daily Show,” and a Netflix comedy special entitled “Ragnarok.”

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High Five

Naomi Yang’s tribute to Lou Reed

By James Reed

Night Watch

ICA first Fridays: Masquerade

By Steph Hiltz


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

dance Review

Serious seduction in ‘Forever Tango’

By Don Aucoin