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A call to fix or shut Madison Park school

Boston’s only vocational school needs to improve quickly or be shut down, according to an internal School Department memo.

Few GOP foes for Mass. delegation

Six of nine House seats will go uncontested in November, highlighting how politically stagnant the state has become.

Probation case focus on lawmakers may backfire

The accusations that legislative leaders influenced hiring has left some analysts wondering why none were charged.

Ho-Pin Tung sat in a Formula E race car for a test. Backers hope the races will enhance electric-vehicle technology.

Support builds for battery-powered auto racing

Backers of Formula E are betting that the quieter cars will be the sound of motorsports’ future.

Bopha Malone, president of the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, consoled a member of the Sak family. Danny Sak (foreground), 14, is one of the two surviving children in his family.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Community gathers to remember Lowell fire victims

“The city will never forget this tragedy,” Mayor Rodney Elliott said.

Jim Rooney has played major governmental roles for decades.

Convention center director leaves no loose ends

Jim Rooney has become one of the state’s most influential public figures without ever having run for office.

The Nation

Few GOP foes for Mass. delegation

The US Capitol.

By Matt Viser

Six of nine House seats will go uncontested in November, highlighting how politically stagnant the state has become.

Two lawmakers target flood of migrant children

President Obama “has tools in his toolbox” to solve quickly what most officials say has become a humanitarian crisis, Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan said.

By Alicia A. Caldwell

President Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis without waiting for Congress, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers.

Small S.C. town rallies for fired gay police chief

Crystal Moore, a gay police chief in Latta, S.C., was fired by the mayor; the town council later hired her back.

By Jeffrey Collins

Residents said Crystal Moore’s dedication to the town mattered more than her sexual orientation.

The World

17,000 Palestinians flee northern Gaza homes

The military wing of Hamas launched rockets from Gaza City into Israel.

By Karin Laub and Josef Federman

Israel warned of a possible invasion as its airstrikes against Hamas went into the sixth day.

Ukraine batters rebel-held city

By Sabrina Tavernise

Forces pounded rebel positions in an area of Luhansk, but fell short of retaking it.

No progress on Iran nuclear talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) met with Secretary of State John Kerry (right) during talks about Tehran’s nuclear program.

Joint efforts by Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western officials failed to advance faltering negotiations.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Christoph Westphal

Boston’s biotech, pharma success will breed more success

By Christoph Westphal

Boston can be a key global player for other innovation-based industries.

opinion | Jennifer Graham

‘Birthday marketing’ invites consumers to splurge

By Jennifer Graham

In a nobler culture, birthdays would invite introspection; here we have a license to shop.

opinion | William Cotter

Buffer zone rhetoric belies facts about pro-life demonstrators

Demonstrators stood just inside the buffer zone at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston last month.

By William Cotter

There have been no arrests, nor threats of arrest, since the Supreme Court ruled the Mass. buffer zones outside of clinics illegal.

Metro

A call to fix or shut Madison Park school

Students hung out near the entrance to Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury.

By James Vaznis

Boston’s only vocational school needs to improve quickly or be shut down, according to an internal School Department memo.

Probation case focus on lawmakers may backfire

Former Probation commissioner John J. O’Brien.

By Milton J. Valencia

The accusations that legislative leaders influenced hiring has left some analysts wondering why none were charged.

John Tierney, 2 rivals run close cash race

John Tierney.

By Joshua Miller

Candidate fund-raising is a public metric that often signifies the health of his or her campaign.

Business ǀ Science

Convention center director leaves no loose ends

Jim Rooney has played major governmental roles for decades.

By Casey Ross

Jim Rooney has become one of the state’s most influential public figures without ever having run for office.

Data-driven scheduling predicts patient no-shows

By Michael B. Farrell

Smart Scheduling links up with scheduling programs that doctor offices use to book appointments.

Student debt ‘help’ is often abusive, officials say

By Rachel Abrams

Regulators are spotting abuse as companies zero in on those having trouble with student loans.

Obituaries

Lennie Sogoloff, 90; ran legendary jazz club Lennie’s-on-the-Turnpike

Lennie Sogoloff turned Lennie’s-on-the-Turnpike in Peabody into a destination for musicians.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Sogoloff opened Lennie’s-on-the-Turnpike in the early 1950s and built a national reputation by booking many of the top names in jazz.

Lorin Maazel, at 84; intense, prolific, and enigmatic conductor

Mr. Maazel’s performances could seem fastidious and emotionally distant as well as fiery and intensely personalized.

By Allan Kozinn

Mr. Maazel evoked strong feelings, favorable and otherwise, from musicians, administrators, critics, and audiences.

John Seigenthaler, at 86; journalist, defender of civil rights, aide to RFK

Mr. Seigenthaler recalled his efforts to protect civil rights  in 1961 during a visit to Montgomery, Ala., in 2007.

By Kristin M. Hall and Lucas L. Johnson II

Mr. Seigenthaler helped shape USA Today, and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration.

Sports

Support builds for battery-powered auto racing

Ho-Pin Tung sat in a Formula E race car for a test. Backers hope the races will enhance electric-vehicle technology.

By Shira Springer

Backers of Formula E are betting that the quieter cars will be the sound of motorsports’ future.

Red Sox 11, Astros 0

Red Sox end first half on high note

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez hugged Clay Buchholz after he finished a complete game win in Houston.

By Peter Abraham

Clay Buchholz pitched one of the best games of his career, and the Sox entered the All-Star break at 43-52.

GERMANY 1, ARGENTINA 0

Germany beats Argentina to win World Cup

Germany's Mario Goetze shoots to score a goal against Argentina during extra time.

By Mattias Karen

Mario Goetze scored the only goal of the final match in the 113th minute.

G: Health

With disease’s resurgence, officials urge whooping cough boosters

Two-month-old Saoirse Ball receives a dose of the pertussis vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

By Yasmeen Abutaleb

Public health officials are pushing preventive measures meant to keep pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, at bay.

Music Review

Nelsons arrives, raising the tempo at Tanglewood

Andris Nelsons acknowledged the Tanglewood audience prior to the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s all-Dvorak program on Friday night.

By Jeremy Eichler

Andris Nelsons led two performances at Tanglewood this weekend, his first appearances at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home.

Book REview

‘Landline’ by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell’s writing appeals to grown-ups and young adults.

By Sophie Flack

Rainbow Rowell is possibly best known for her New York Times bestseller, “Eleanor and Park,” a young-adult novel about an unlikely high school pair.

More Stories

Music Review

Maxwell heats up summer night in Boston

By Maura Johnston

Daily Dose

Cause of obesity epidemic remains elusive

By Deborah Kotz

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Names

Tom Brady joins Gisele Bundchen in Brazil for World Cup

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Robert De Niro and Ann Patchett are honored in Provincetown

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Stars filming in town dine around Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Dean Wareham opens new ICA concert series

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

New Kids finish four shows in Vegas

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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