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Links to Delahunt disclosed late in marijuana bidding

The state public health commissioner’s ties to William Delahunt have raised eyebrows, given his firm’s success in gaining three licenses.

The mother of a teen charged with fatally shooting his brother was ushered from Dorchester District Court on Monday.

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Teen charged in Mattapan shooting had violent past

Police and the state have often dealt with the 14-year-old now held in the shooting death of his 9-year-old brother.

Martin J. Walsh announced John F. Barros’s selection at a nonprofit cooking school that trains teens for culinary careers.

Mayor Walsh taps John Barros as economic point man

Barros, one of Mayor Walsh’s pivotal campaign supporters, will be the city’s first chief of economic development.

For many, a home “is the one place they have any equity or any assets,” said Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Mass. AG seeks ban on liens by casinos

Martha Coakley urged regulators to prohibit casinos from placing liens on the homes of patrons with unpaid gambling debts.

Thomas Estey was handed a hamburger on a gluten-free bun by his mother, Lora, at their West Roxbury home.

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Skeptics add to food allergy burden for parents

It takes a village to protect a child with allergies, but some parents say managing their kids’ diet has strained relations with friends and family.

The Nation

Penalty delayed again on employers in health law

Republicans trying to take control of the Senate in the November elections have once again made President Obama’s health care law their top issue, casting it as job killer.

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

The Obama administration granted another year’s delay for a heavily criticized heath law requirement.

US considers drone strike on citizen abroad

President Obama has stiffened rules on when drones such as this Predator can target suspected terrorists.

By Kimberly Dozier

The case underscores the complexities of President Obama’s new stricter targeting guidelines for the use of deadly drones.

Bribery case of ex-New Orleans mayor goes to jury

The corruption case against Ray Nagin was in the hands of jurors after prosecutors said they had presented evidence of a “mayor on the take.”

The World

Shaky start to latest round of Syrian peace talks

A woman carried her belongings as she walked Monday toward an evacuation point in a besieged area of Homs.

By Loveday Morris

The Syrian government and opposition swapped accusations in the start of Round 2 of peace talks in Geneva.

Obama, Francois Hollande laud strong ties

President Obama and French President Francois Hollande toured the grounds of Monticello, the home of famed Francophile Thomas Jefferson.

By Josh Lederman

The French president is traveling in the US after his very public split with his longtime partner.

Iraqi militant kills 21 cohorts in accident

By Durand Adnan

A commander at a secluded terrorist training camp unwittingly used a belt packed with explosives while conducting a demonstration.

Editorial & Opinion

PAUL MCMORROW

Save room for startups that fuel the economy

By Paul McMorrow

Startups and small companies are important parts of the Boston area’s business climate, yet those firms are being priced out of tech hubs.

TOM KEANE

Romney in 2016 is a losing proposition

Mitt Romney spoke about the Supreme Court's health care ruling on June 28, 2012, in Washington.

By Tom Keane

Mitt Romney is gaining headlines as a possible candidate in the next presidential election, but his flaws from the previous election remain.

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Supreme showing

Poland's Kamil Stoch celebrated his win in the men's ski jumping normal hill event.

By Farah Stockman

On some level, winning in sports is about establishing oneself at the top of a social hierarchy.

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At Sochi, Russia honors the geniuses who left

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Protect animals at future Olympics

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Honor athletes, don’t criticize Russia

Metro

Mayor Walsh taps John Barros as economic point man

Martin J. Walsh announced John F. Barros’s selection at a nonprofit cooking school that trains teens for culinary careers.

By Andrew Ryan

Barros, one of Mayor Walsh’s pivotal campaign supporters, will be the city’s first chief of economic development.

Teen charged in Mattapan shooting had violent past

The mother of a teen charged with fatally shooting his brother was ushered from Dorchester District Court on Monday.

By Maria Cramer and Michael Levenson

Police and the state have often dealt with the 14-year-old now held in the shooting death of his 9-year-old brother.

Mass. AG seeks ban on liens by casinos

For many, a home “is the one place they have any equity or any assets,” said Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley.

By Mark Arsenault

Martha Coakley urged regulators to prohibit casinos from placing liens on the homes of patrons with unpaid gambling debts.

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Murray criticizes health care site

By Michael Levenson and Liz Kowalczyk

13 injured in blasts at factory in N.H.

By Travis Andersen, Haven Orecchio-Egresitz and Derek J. Anderson

Kevin Cullen

Addiction is the quiet killer on our streets

By Kevin Cullen

Charlie Baker calls on DCF chief to resign

By Joshua Miller and Michael Levenson

Officials explain waivers for foster parents with records

By Todd Wallack and Michael Levenson

Police look for missing BU grad

By Jacqueline Tempera

Business

Real estate trust buys Seaport towers for $1.1b

The sale comes about a week after Vertex, which relocated from Cambridge, formally opened its new home office in the Seaport District.

By Deirdre Fernandes

A Newton real estate investment trust is buying the two towers that house the headquarters of Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Syrup makers hope new labeling lifts sales

Sean Davan, the owner of Woodville Maples in Hopkinton, said the new grades would be more consumer friendly.

By Sean Lavery

Vermont, the nation’s biggest producer of maple syrup, is dropping its traditional grading system and adopting new international standards.

JetBlue celebrates 10 years at Logan, top carrier status

David Barger, CEO of JetBlue, is in town to celebrate the carrier’s first decade in Boston.

By Katie Johnston

The airline has gone from “Jet who,” as chief executive Dave Barger puts it, to the dominant airline at Logan.

Obituaries

Gabriel Axel, 95; tasted success with ‘Babette’s Feast’

Devout Danish parishioners enjoyed a sumptuous French dinner prepared by Babette in a scene from “Babette’s Feast.”

By Jan M. Olsen

Mr. Axel was the first Dane to win an Oscar for best foreign film.

Walter Cottle Lester, 88; preservationist who didn’t sell out in Silicon Valley

Mr. Lester’s 300 acres on the southern side of San Jose, Calif., will be preserved as a “public historical park.”

By William Yardley

Mr. Lester owned 300 acres on the southern side of San Jose, one of the last large expanses of farmland in a dense and very expensive real estate market.

Sports

BC 4, NU 1

BC wins fifth straight Beanpot title

BC senior center and captain Patrick Brown hoisted the Beanpot as he was mobbed by his teammates.

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Northeastern was in position to break its 26-year Beanpot drought, but a flurry of BC goals late in the third period ended their hopes.

Christopher L. Gasper

Michael Sam distraction angle is ridiculous

Michael Sam is regarded as a mid-round pick (third to fifth round) at best.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The undersized defender simply may not be good enough to make it in the NFL, but being openly gay shouldn’t harm his draft stock.

Shani Davis wants history in 1,000, and more

American Shani Davis has been outskating the rest of the world for a decade now

By John Powers

The American is vying for an unprecedented third straight Olympic title in speedskating’s 1,000.

G: Living

Skeptics add to food allergy burden for parents

Thomas Estey was handed a hamburger on a gluten-free bun by his mother, Lora, at their West Roxbury home.

By Beth Teitell

It takes a village to protect a child with allergies, but some parents say managing their kids’ diet has strained relations with friends and family.

For these artists, it’s all ‘Adventure Time’

Shelli Paroline and her husband, Braden Lamb, have achieved a level of recognition rare among those who draw comics of television shows.

By Eugenia Williamson

Most of the time, husband and wife Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline work out of their Watertown apartment on the “Adventure Time” comics.

‘Cherry Orchard’ is new terrain for Shakespeare company

Steven Barkhimer plays Lopakhin and Marya Lowry is Madame Ranevskaya in the Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” at Pine Manor College.

By Jeffrey Gantz

The Actors’ Shakespeare Project production is “a bit of a roller coaster emotionally,” director Melia Bensussen said.

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New York Fashion week

Wrapped attention on the runway

By Christopher Muther

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

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Movie studio eyes Mitch Zuckoff’s Libya book

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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In town, B.J. Novak gets his own burger

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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A&E wants more of the show ‘Wahlburgers’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Nick Cave-inspired fun is picture perfect

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Jamaica Plain restaurant on Food Network

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Diane Paulus brings Cirque du Soleil to town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Mike Toth celebrates photography exhibit

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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WCVB-TV adds Erika Tarantal to staff

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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John Kerry to speak at Yale commencement

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Wild benefit for Zoo New England

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein