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First task in Bulger trial finding a jury

The long-awaited trial of James “Whitey” Bulger is set to begin Tuesday with the daunting task of finding 18 impartial jurors in a pool of 675.

The Forum has been boarded up since the bombings.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Closed since bombings, Forum seeks fresh start

The restaurant is the only Boylston Street business yet to reopen since the April 15 bombings.

Wayne and Lillian Graham, with their son, Eddie, in the kitchen, have recovered losses in their retirement fund.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Patience pays off for older investors

It was a nightly debate for countless couples like Lillian and Wayne Graham, who were approaching retirement in late 2008 and early 2009. Should they hold on to the stocks meant to pay for their golden years or bail out of a crashing market?

Lawmakers fault pre-Marathon bombing efforts

MOSCOW — Members of a congressional delegation visiting Moscow to investigate the background of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said Sunday that the attack might have been prevented by greater cooperation between the United States and Russia on intelligence issues and counterterrorism efforts.

Police shot and killed a bear (top left) in Newton Sunday.

Officers kill bear near Pike in Newton

Early Sunday, a young black bear made his way up a tree in Newton. By about 7:30 a.m., the bear was dead on the railroad tracks below.

The Nation

IRS spent $50m on conferences for employees

Representative Darrell Issa released evidence that he said suggested targeting of the Tea Party had roots in Washington.

By Alan Fram

A government watchdog has found that the agency held at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012.

Cardinal Dolan lauds New York’s late mayor Koch

Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated the late former mayor Ed Koch as a Jewish New Yorker who considered Catholics a ‘‘glue’’ that held the city together.

Senate may OK immigration bill

Senator Charles Schumer (center) spoke at a May 23 news conference in Washington.

Senator Charles Schumer said he expects as many as 70 of the 100 senators to vote for the measure heading to the full Senate next Monday.

The World

McCain says Syrian rebels are being ‘massacred’

A Free Syrian Army fighter carried weapons as he emerged from a hole in a wall in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal district Sunday.

By Brian Knowlton

Senator John McCain, back from a surprise trip to Syria, offered his bleakest assessment yet of the hostilities there.

Study in India finds easy cervical cancer test

A simple vinegar test slashed cervical cancer death rates by one-third in a remarkable study of 150,000 women in the country’s slums.

Rising waters threaten Central Europe

Workers passed sandbags along the river Gera dam near Walschleben, central Germany, on Saturday.

Authorities issued disaster warnings and scrambled to reinforce flood defenses as rivers swelled by days of heavy rain threatened to burst their banks.

Editorial & Opinion


An opening in Rome?

Pope Francis freed a dove during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on May 15.

By James Carroll

In a recent homily, Pope Francis showed a willingness to reconcile with those outside the faith — in a way that is unprecedented in recent Catholic theology.

opinion | jennifer graham

The naked appeal of bikes

The Minuteman Bikeway offers 11 miles of paved path from Bedford to Cambridge.

By Jennifer Graham

The bicycle itself — with its exhilarating pairing of speed and wind, and the faint whiff of youth that surrounds it — is the lure, and no tawdry gimmicks are needed.

opinion | Nathaniel P. Morris

Congress can’t micromanage science

By Nathaniel P. Morris

Legislating boundaries within which our scientists must operate is surely not the answer to challenges of fate, and we will fail to capture the accidental advances of the research process.


For summer students in Boston, new laptops

By James Vaznis

The Boston School Department is planning to make low-cost laptops a central feature of summer school for ninth-graders.

Boston police kill man in Dorchester shoot-out

By Matt Rocheleau

Police officers shot and killed a 37-year-old man after he allegedly fired at officers outside a party in Dorchester early Sunday morning.

Urban College of Boston holds 18th graduation

Nancy Daniel (right), Urban College’s dean of academic affairs, applauded as graduate Cecelia Young composed herself while accepting the Jill Alexander Award for Excellence at commencement Sunday.

By Deirdre Fernandes

After nearly closing, the small Boston college is stronger and still helping nontraditional students realize big dreams.

Business ǀ Science

Whole Foods Market will grow produce on roof

The Lynnfield market’s rooftop garden is expected to lower heating and cooling costs and decrease stormwater runoff.

By Erin Ailworth

The soon-to-open Lynnfield store will offer its customers “rooftop produce.”

Apple set to defend self in e-book collusion case

By Brian X. Chen and Julie Bosman

Government lawyers are trying to prove that the company conspired with publishers to raise prices in the e-book market.

Innovation Economy

Start-up breaks Hollywood’s language barrier

Olenka Polak is cofounder of myLINGO.

By Scott Kirsner

A new start-up, myLINGO, is developing a mobile app to make it easy to rent a movie audio track in a variety of languages.


Merrill Feldman, 88; veteran who helped develop cancer treatments

Dr. Feldman was awarded the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and two Purple Hearts.

By Todd Feathers

Dr. Feldman helped develop more effective and less invasive methods of treating breast and bowel cancers.

Franca Rame, 84, Italian actress, senator, wife of Nobel laureate writer

Ms. Rame appeared with her husband, seen impersonating Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister at the time, during a preview of a satirical show in Rome in 2003.

Ms. Rame’s death was marked with a moment of silence in Parliament, and President Giorgio Napolitano praised her “passionate civic engagement.”

James Tolbert, lawyer who represented black entertainers; at 86

Mr. Tolbert (right) is shown with Herbert Hill of the NAACP in 1963, when the organization urged film studios and unions to portray blacks in more diverse roles.

By William Yardley

Mr. Tolbert played a central role in an early effort to improve the way blacks were portrayed on film and increase their numbers behind the scenes.


Red Sox 3, Yankees 0

Red Sox beat Yankees in rain-shortened game

David Ortiz hit a home run to help the Red Sox win on Sunday.

By Peter Abraham

Clay Buchholz was credited with a complete game win as David Ortiz’s home run helped wrap up the Yankees after 5 1/2 innings.

Dan Shaughnessy

Clay Buchholz looks like best pitcher in MLB

Clay Buchholz improved to 8-0 after a win on Sunday night.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Buchholz improved to 8-0 Sunday with an MLB-best 1.62, and he’s a big reason the Red Sox are in first place.

Christopher L. Gasper

Playoffs are David Krejci’s time to shine

David Krejci practices Sunday after the center got the Bruins going Saturday night with the first two goals in their win over the Penguins.

By Christopher L. Gasper

We always demand that our athletes play their best in the biggest games, and that’s exactly what Krejci does.

G: Health

Health and Wellness

Gap in treating female athletes

Chloe O’Connell at Children’s Hospital. The 20-year-old from Wellfleet is going through the hospital’s new Female Athlete Program after suffering stress fractures in both heels.

By Karen Weintraub

Female athletes are prone to different types of injuries than their male counterparts, but specific training for women still lags.

Daily Dose

Alternatives for pills to boost sex drive

By Deborah Kotz

A New York Times magazine story last week touted two new pills in the pipeline to boost a woman’s low libido.

Daily Dose

Menino’s surgery for benign prostate disease

By Deborah Kotz

Mayor Menino had surgery last Friday to fix a problem with his prostate that most men over age 60 experience.

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Opera Review

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Book Review

‘What Doctors Feel’ by Danielle Ofri

By Dennis Rosen


Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Music Review

New Kids serve up heartthrob nostalgia

By Marc Hirsh

Music review

Luke Bryan delivers a bash studded by ballads

By Sarah Rodman


Tom Brady takes walk in park, charity ride

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


New Kids make it ‘best day’ of her life

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Jane Alexander receives the Radcliffe Medal

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Celebrities spotted recently in and around town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein