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Boston takes first steps on cab industry abuses

Eight weeks after a review was ordered following a Globe Spotlight report, the city says it has started taking action.

Drunken driving charges unlikely to cost Worcester bishop his post

This week, the drunken driving case against Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester is scheduled to take its next turn in a Rhode Island courtroom. The prelate faces civil penalties and criminal charges, which include an allegation that he left the scene of an accident.

Concert promoter Don Law leads the benefit effort.

Many details to orchestrate for Marathon concert

In barely two weeks, Don Law and his team assembled Boston Strong, a star-studded benefit for Marathon victims this Thursday.

Janet Uzoma-Carter of Boston planted flowers at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan Sunday at the grave of her grandfather, who served in World War I.


Fallen heroes remembered in Mattapan

Gordon Gaul knew it would be a day of tears. At Mount Hope Cemetery, where 14,000 veterans are buried, he walked slowly past the small gravestones festooned with American flags searching for his father’s grave. Gaul comes to visit on Memorial Day and on his father’s birthday. Gaul was 9 when his father, Gordon Gaul Sr., a World War 1 veteran, died, and Gaul served two years as a Marine in Vietnam. “Freedom is the cost of war. People just don’t understand,” he said, as tears fell.

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No drama as William Galvin gets No. 2 role again

Next month, William F. Galvin will find himself thrust into the role of backup governor, a heartbeat away from the office he has coveted but never formally sought.

Once a designer of reactors, Jessica Brewer cares for sons Benjamin and Samuel.

Many women with top degrees stay home

A surprising number of women with elite college degrees are choosing to spend more time with their children instead of pursuing careers.

The Nation

Obama pledges solidarity, aid to Okla. town

Walking amid the remains of Plaza Towers Elementary School, President Obama spoke with principal Amy Simpson.

By Michael D. Shear

The president pledged the nation’s support in a visit to comfort victims of last week’s massive tornado in Moore.

Train crash closes bridge for months

Emergency workers inspected the scene of a train derailment and overpass collapse in Missouri.

Cleanup of a collapsed southeast Missouri highway overpass continued Sunday, more than 24 hours after a cargo train crash led to a chain reaction.

Legislators to military: End sex assaults

Pressure is mounting to hold military commanders accountable for the rising number of sexual assaults in the armed services.

The World

John Kerry pitches $4b package to aid West Bank

Israel’s Shimon Peres (left), Secretary of State John Kerry, and Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas met Sunday.

By Anne Gearan and William Booth

The secretary of state said the economic development plan could cut the 21 percent unemployment rate by two-thirds.

Rockets strike Hezbollah’s stronghold in Beirut; 4 hurt

By Anne Barnard

Two rockets crashed into southern Beirut suburbs controlled by the militant group Hezbollah on Sunday.

Paris officials seek clues, motive in stabbing

President Francois Hollande, in Ethiopia, said the Paris stabbing did not appear linked with the London attack.

By Greg Keller

French antiterrorism investigators continued their hunt for a suspect who stabbed a soldier in the throat in the commercial district of La Defense outside Paris.

Editorial & Opinion


Not Apple’s fault

By John E. Sununu

The grilling of CEO Tim Cook before a Senate panel provided a lesson in the complex, convoluted, and often uncompetitive nature of America’s corporate tax code.

Juliette Kayyem

The VA’s generational problem

By Juliette Kayyem

The reticence of the secretary of veterans affairs to jump into a media-savvy, talking-point-hungry, Twitter-obsessed world has its appeal, but it doesn’t represent the attitude of newer veterans.


Revolt at the ballet — and everywhere else

A dancer in “The Rite of Spring.”

By James Carroll

For the 100 years since Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Rite of Spring,” the apocalyptic principle of salvation through destruction has ruled, and still threatens us today.


2 Democrats vie for state representative post

Josh Dawson (left) and Jay Livingstone.

By Joshua Miller

The candidates for the Eighth Suffolk state Representative district are Josh Dawson, a former Mass. political aide, and Jay Livingstone, an attorney.

Thousands take part in run to honor fallen officers

An emotional Samantha Herwig of Salem crosses the finish line of the ninth Run to Remember on Sunday.

By Gal Tziperman Lotan and Derek J. Anderson

MIT’s Sean Collier was honored at the Run to Remember, a road race dedicated to fallen police officers.

Boston takes first steps on cab industry abuses

Cabdrivers waited in line for fares in Logan International Airport’s taxi pool.

By Jonathan Saltzman

Eight weeks after a review was ordered following a Globe Spotlight report, the city says it has started taking action.

Business ǀ Science

Electricians’ skills are going high-tech

Project manager Adam Palmer and electrician Tony Rosa checked the cooling tower valves at the Watermark Building in Cambridge.

By Ted Siefer

Nowadays, being an electrician also means mastering computers and highly complex networks.

Flash sales turning unknowns into bestsellers

Flash sales, a concept popularized by the designer fashion site, have taken hold in the book business.

By Julie Bosman

Flash sales, a concept popularized by the designer fashion site, have taken hold in the book business.

Innovation Economy

At call service, it’s humans to the rescue

Mike Iacobucci

By Scott Kirsner

Could $40 million help make calling a big company on the phone less frustrating? A Franklin start-up, Interactions Corp., has that mission.

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Airlines fighting for upscale travelers

By Mary Schlangenstein and Mary Jane Credeur


Stay on schedule with a timer app

By Kit Eaton


Gladys Rotenberg, 87; taught in Attleboro for more than 60 years

Gladys Rotenberg lived in Attleboro most of her life.

By Kathleen McKenna

Mrs. Rotenberg was known to use magic tricks and to help her students inside and outside of the classroom.


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Red Sox rally past Indians with four-run ninth

Jacoby Ellsbury set off a wild celebration at second base after hitting a game-winning, two-run double in the ninth.

By Julian Benbow

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a bases-loaded, two-run double, scoring the winning runs in the Red Sox’ 6-5 victory.

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Jacoby Ellsbury worth effort to keep on Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury was pumped in the ninth after he saw his bases-loaded liner to left-center roll to the wall, scoring the winning runs.

By Nick Cafardo

Sometimes when you have a player who can handle Boston, it’s best to stay with that guy.

Dennis Seidenberg did his part for the Bruins

Dennis Seidenberg gradually ramped it up in practices, recovering well enough to be thrown back into the fire in Game 5.

By Michael Vega

The Bruins defenseman gradually ramped it up in practices, recovering well enough to be thrown back into the fire in Game 5.

G: Health

Health and Wellness

When the brain is under attack

Josep Dalmau, a neurologist at the University of Pennsylvania, and his lab have conducted important research into anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.

By Dr. Daniela J. Lamas

Symptoms once blamed on psychosis — or even possession — may be a newly discovered disease that is easier to treat.

Book Review

‘The Last of the Doughboys’ by Richard Rubin

Richard Rubin’s book is filled with the recollections of some of the last surviving veterans of World War I, all of whom have since died.

By David Shribman

The book is filled with recollections of World War I veterans, all of whom have since died.

Album Review | ROCK

John Fogerty, ‘Wrote a Song for Everyone’

By Sarah Rodman

The album offers fun and fresh takes on well-worn tunes.

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Album Review | FOLK

Laura Marling, ‘Once I Was an Eagle’

By James Reed

Album Review | Indie rock

Eisley, ‘Currents’

By Marc Hirsh

Album Review | BLUEGRASS

Della Mae, ‘This World Oft Can Be’

By Stuart Munro

Album Review | R&B

The-Dream, ‘IV Play’

By Ken Capobianco

Music Review

At 88, drummer Roy Haynes is one for the ages

By Jon Garelick

Music Review

Musical exploration filled with beauty at PEM

By Jeffrey Gantz


Report: 1 out of 5 children has a mental disorder

By Dr. Claire McCarthy

Be Well

The calming power of music in the ICU

By Karen Weintraub

In Practice

Patients healing patients

By Dr. Suzanne Koven


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase


2nd Boston Calling set for September

By Sarah Rodman


‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham at Boston Calling

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Vineyard-based fishing derby on National Geographic

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Now you can call him Doctor Ben Affleck

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Music Review

Charli XCX packs punch at Great Scott

By Marc Hirsh