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Paul Cellucci, former Mass. governor, dies at 65

Paul Cellucci, governor from 1997 to 2001, never lost an election. He died at 65 Saturday of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

John Bohn/Globe File Photo

The Hudson native, who rose from a smalltown selectman to become governor and ambassador to Canada, died Saturday after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Professors take lessons from online teaching

The explosion of free online classes at prestigious universities has provided a vast laboratory to study how people learn.

Survivor Martha Galvis kissed therapist Samantha Geary on the cheek after an exercise folding laundry.

Caregivers, Marathon bombing victims have special bond

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital therapists have carved new paths for those most grievously injured by the April 15 attacks.

David Ortiz and other players often have time-taking habits during their plat appearances that help to slow games.

Why do baseball games take so long?

MLB game times, especially for some Red Sox contests, are running longer than any time in history. And there doesn’t appear to be any change on the horizon.

The Nation

US to help allies battle cyberattacks

By Thom Shanker and David E. Sanger

The Obama administration has begun helping allies in the Middle East and Asia build up their defenses.

Justices’ gay clerks provide evidence of change

By Adam Liptak

Openly gay law clerks are now common in the chambers of both liberal and conservative justices.

Santa Monica killings planned, police chief says

By Tami Abdollah

The gunman who went on a rampage killing four people before being fatally shot by police at a college campus planned the attack, the police chief said.

The World

Suicide car bombing kills 7; Syrian rebels lose key village

Syrians looked at the wreckage of the vehicle in the Adawiya district of Homs on Saturday.

By Sarah El Deeb

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car Saturday in Syria’s central city of Homs.

Mandela back in hospital as lung infection returns

By Christopher Torchia

South Africans said their thoughts were with former president Nelson Mandela, who was in ‘‘serious but stable’’ condition.

The World Today

Prime minister unable to deter Turkish protesters

Tens of thousands of people thronged Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Saturday, and thousands more turned out in Ankara in protests.

Editorial & Opinion

farah stockman

The Wild West in South Sudan

A motorcycle taxi waited for business at the Konyo Konyo city market in Juba in July 2012.

By Farah Stockman

The streets are teeming with what Americans believe makes the US great: the entrepreneurial spirit, in overdrive. But the unregulated underbelly of capitalism flourishes here, too.


Gomez and Markey on other issues

By Jeff Jacoby

Senate nominees Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey answered some nonstandard queries off the beaten path.


Still so many questions for the FBI

By Joan Vennochi

Who in the FBI investigated bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011? And what happened in an Orlando apartment that led an agent to fatally shoot Ibragim Todashev?


Tracks fear new tax on winning bets will sap business

Brian Abboud, a horseplayer and consultant, said the tax will make more work for tellers.

By Alyssa A. Botelho

Gamblers are grumbling over a new state gaming tax on winnings of more than $600, and some say they may take their bets elsewhere.

Yvonne Abraham

Rising and falling

By Yvonne Abraham

Three years after Boston Rising was created to help the Grove Hall neighborhood overcome poverty, residents feel betrayed.

Shared bikes, headaches in New York, Boston

Charles Knowles inspected a Citi Bike station in Brooklyn, part of New York’s new bike-share program.

By Martine Powers

New Yorkers are looking to Boston for reassurance as their city’s bike-share program gets off to a bumpy start.

Money & Careers

Global Partners is now an industry powerhouse

Eric Slifka heads up the company founded by his grandfather in 1933 with one oil truck.

By Erin Ailworth

The family-owned Waltham fuel distributor has turned into a Fortune 500 company in less than a decade.

Changes to dairy subsidies may take Boston out of equation

By Noah Bierman

Billions of taxpayer dollars hinge on the price of milk in Boston, but that may be coming to an end.

Innovation Economy

The region’s tech sector, in a fishbowl

Puffer in better days.

By Scott Kirsner

This is the story of pufferfish, but it’s also the story of those thousand tiny changes that big companies often make when they acquire smaller ones.


Angels, 1st: 9-5 | Red Sox, 2nd: 7-2

Red Sox split doubleheader with Angels

David Ortiz watched the flight of his two-run home run in the sixth inning of the Red Sox’ 9-5 win in the nightcap.

By Julian Benbow

David Ortiz powered the Red Sox in a 9-5 win in the nightcap after the bullpen lost its way in the opener.

Rob Gronkowski’s recovery time up for debate

Though only 24, tight end Rob Gronkowski already has taken a lot of hits in his career, so the Patriots are expected to be cautious with his return from back surgery.

By Ben Volin

Experts think the Patriots’ star tight end will be fine, but players caution against rushing him back.

Game 7 win over Leafs started Bruins’ run

Adam McQuaid, left, and Torey Krug celebrated after McQuaid scored in the third period against the Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday.

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

After bouncing back in remarkable fashion against Toronto in the first round, the Bruins made things quite a bit easier on themselves.

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On Second Thought

NHL mascot Peter Puck has left the rink

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Sunday Baseball Notes

Four of MLB’s preseason favorites are duds

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Basketball Notes

Tracy McGrady has regrets despite ride to Finals

By Gary Washburn

Sunday Football Notes

Ex-NFL players seek ways to improve life after football

By Ben Volin

Sunday Hockey Notes

On visors, NHL and players seeing things clearly

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Red Sox Notebook

Shane Victorino returns to duty for Red Sox

By Julian Benbow

From the Maniacal One . . .

By Chuck Waseleski


Nick McIntyre helps give Winchester tennis a lift

By Nick French


Marshfield’s Ellen DiPietro wins in high jump

By Bob Holmes


Xaverian prevails in OT in lacrosse semifinal

By Tim Healey

Boys’ volleyball state semifinals

Milford volleyball plows ahead in extra sweet win

By Andy Deossa


Billerica baseball rolls over Westford Academy

By Alex Hall

Blackhawks 4, Kings 3

Blackhawks to face Bruins in Stanley Cup Final

By Jay Cohen

On Basketball

Heat’s Chris Bosh able to block out criticism

By Gary Washburn

What They Were Thinking

Sailing in heavy fog

By Stan Grossfeld

Revolution 0, D.C. United 0

Revolution, D.C. United play to scoreless draw

By Michael Whitmer


How Boston changes in summer — by the numbers

By Leon Neyfakh

Each June, a bustling student metropolis gives way to a warmer, sleepier city. Here’s a look at the anatomy of the change.

Someone tell the Vatican: Monarchy and banks don’t mix

A depiction of the interior of a bank owned by the Medici family of Florence. Woodcut, Italian, 15th century.

By Jacob Soll

Why Europe’s last kinglike ruler has a serious problem on his hands—and we might, too.


Larry Hunter, the Cassandra of digital privacy

Larry Hunter of the University of Colorado.

By Kevin Hartnett

Thirty years ago, one man saw what the Internet was about to take away.

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The Word

Why we love ‘cronuts’

By Ben Zimmer


A daily calendar made of tea

By Kevin Hartnett

Uncommon Knowledge

My Facebook posts make me love myself

By Kevin Lewis


Paul Cellucci, former Mass. governor, dies at 65

Paul Cellucci, governor from 1997 to 2001, never lost an election. He died at 65 Saturday of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

By Bella English and Frank Phillips

The Hudson native, who rose from a smalltown selectman to become governor and ambassador to Canada, died Saturday after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Sunday Arts

Critic’s Notebook

Scene-stealing abounds among 2013 Tony Award nominees

David Hyde Pierce and Billy Magnussen in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

By Don Aucoin

This year’s Tony Awards, which will be televised Sunday at 8 p.m., can be seen partly as a tribute to the stealthy art of scene-stealing.


Seeking moviegoers’ ‘Steel’ of approval

By Tom Russo

When director Christopher Nolan took Batman to new heights the question that followed was how to do the same for Superman. The answer, Warner hopes, is “Man of Steel.”

Third ear | jeremy eichler

At BEMF, Mozart’s instruments in US debut

“These instruments entice us with the prospect of connecting with the intimate particulars of Mozart’s musical life, the very sounds he heard.”

By Jeremy Eichler

Mozart’s own violin and viola are due to arrive from Salzburg to make their American debuts at the Boston Early Music Festival.

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the 2013 tony awards

At Tonys, Huntington’s prize a sure thing

By Don Aucoin

buzzsaw| matthew gilbert

Age of the talky TV producers

By Matthew Gilbert


Alternative ‘Man of Steel’ villains

By Peter Keough

Top Picks

Somewhere way, way over the rainbow

By Tom Russo

My Instagram: Chelsea Quattrone

By Christopher Muther

Iced tea, elegantly brewed

By Marni Elyse Katz


Thigh of relief

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Book review

‘The Guns at Last Light’ by Rick Atkinson

By David M. Shribman

Law professor and book fiend

Noah Feldman

Book review

‘The Silver Star’ by Jeannette Walls

By Eugenia Williamson

Book review

‘The Unwinding’ by George Packer

By Jordan Michael Smith

Reading Tours

‘F in Exams’ by Richard Benson

By Kate Tuttle


Photo book of John F. Kennedy’s West Germany trip

please discuss

Selected books on tornadoes

By Katharine Whittemore

History repeating

Mick Jagger Then and Now

By Geoff Edgers

June 9: Family filmgoer

By Jane Horwitz

Critic’s picks: Television

By Matthew Gilbert


Neil Gaiman turns tweets into ‘Calendar of Tales’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Mark Wahlberg’s war flick sounds promising

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Mary Bonauto honored by the ADL

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Red Sox pitchers visit the Floating Hospital

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Community Servings salutes three at gala

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


ART’s Diane Paulus has another project in works

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Campaign for Catholic Schools marks milestone

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


An idyllic escape in the south of France

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Cap d’Antibes in the south of France.

By Maria Karagianis

A playground for the rich and famous, Cap d’Antibes has been drawing the global 1 percent since well before the 1920s.

In Transit

The CapeFlyer to Hyannis

The sea breeze greets you when you get off at the Hyannis Transportation Center.

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

The CapeFlyer doesn’t really fly, but it doesn’t sit in traffic either as it rolls from South Station down to Hyannis, the Cape’s own hub.

Taking time to savor the Cape’s birdlife

Top row from left: David Griffin, Barry Chin/Globe staff, istockphoto, istockphoto. Middle from left: Brooks Mathewson Photography, Brooks Mathewson Photography, istockphoto, Robin M. Arnold, istockphoto. Bottom from left: istockphoto.

By Stephen Jermanok

260 species of birds have been recorded at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, preserved and maintained by Mass Audubon.


Your Home: Relaxed Elegance

Seaside haven

Craig and Ana Weatherley, with daughter Adin, enjoy quiet time in the main living area, which looks out at the ocean.

By Jaci Conry

With a soft color palette and sensational water views, this Barnstable home feels at once sophisticated and cozy.

Your Home: The Guide

How to get your house cool this summer

By Elizabeth Gehrman

There are more air-conditioning options than ever — from so-called ductless split systems to high-efficiency models. We help you choose what’s best for your family.

Your Home: Relaxed Elegance

Against the gray

Brass and stainless pendant lamps by Lunabella hang over the stairwell.

By Marni Elyse Katz

Shades of one handsome hue make bright accents pop in a young family’s dream home in Winchester.

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Your Home: Relaxed Elegance

Lots of luxe

By Cheryl Fenton

Your Home: Relaxed Elegance

California comfortable

By Jaci Conry


A Greek tragedy?

By Phil Primack


Hub and spokes

By Scott Helman

First Person

Beach ball

Style Watch

Under cover

By Marni Elyse Katz

Miss Conduct

Back-seat parenting

By Robin Abrahams


Really good humor

By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

S’mores ice cream sandwiches


Hazards of his profession

By Noelle Graves

Dinner With Cupid

True romance

Tales From the City

How many is that?

Children's Museum

Playtime is elusive, but also essential

Violet O’Connell, 3, of Jamaica Plain has a blast onahand-powered cycle.

By Kara Baskin

Boston Children’s Museum is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer and fall with themed exhibits and special events honoring the Power of Play.

1913-2013: The evolution of play

Kids in the Grandmother’s Attic room at the Children’s Museum in 1974.

By Andrew Doerfler

In the 100 years since the Boston Children’s Museum opened with the goal of providing a place for playful learning, a slew of different ways to play have been handed to kids.

Bored teens forced a strategy change

Charlotte Fitch of Lowell was fascinated by pinwheels at the museum a few years ago.

By Alison Lobron

In the last half century, the museum’s core audience has grown steadily younger, reflecting a shift in the lives of American adolescents.

Globe North

HUD helps area cities fight lead paint in housing

By John Laidler

Five cities north of Boston will be protecting families from lead paint contamination and other hazards with the help of a new infusion of federal dollars.

Festivals show what matters to their communities

A New Orleans-style parade kicks off  the Lowell Folk Festival each year.  This year it runs July 26-28, with music ranging from polka to Portuguese fado.

By Joel Brown

In Gloucester, St. Peter’s Fiesta celebrates at the waterfront in ways both religious and raucous.

Cities rezoning for marijuana law

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Several cities and towns north of Boston have elected to pass moratoriums that will allow them up to a year to zone where the shops could operate.

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Plan to build a big house causing a stir

By David Rattigan

Who Taught YOU to Drive?

More on roadside memorials, bikes

By Peter DeMarco

Around the Diamond

LeBlanc leading on mound at Marblehead High

By Pat Bradley

High School Notebook

Making an impact as UConn freshman

By Anthony Gulizia

Dining out

Great meals, hold the pretense

By Tom Long


Library’s summer hours begin next Sunday

By John Laidler


Art Walk displays local talent

By John Laidler


Apartment building changes hands

By John Laidler


City Council to discuss mitigation

By Kathy McCabe


Appeals board meets Wednesday

By Kathy McCabe


Local banker honored for citizenship

By Brenda J. Buote


Police continue helmet reward program

By John Laidler


Board of Health offers shingles vaccine

By Brenda J. Buote


YMCA planning expansion

By Brenda J. Buote


Hydrant flushing begins at Hospital Hill

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Town to complete sewer improvement

By John Laidler


Marine Railways to repair pier

By David Rattigan


Voters sought for Town Meeting

By David Rattigan


Documentary highlights gay struggles

By Karen Sackowitz


Absentee ballots available for June 25 election

By Steven A. Rosenberg


School Committee to present budget

By Karen Sackowitz


Town seeks planning coordinator

By David Rattigan


Officials apply mosquito larvicide

By Taryn Plumb


Lighthouse is open for tours

By Brenda J. Buote

North Andover

Running club hosts July Fourth race

By Brenda J. Buote


Used-car dealer wants to expand

By John Laidler

Globe South

Festivals highlight the summer season south of Boston

The 2011 Soule Homestead Harvest Fair featured a music tent. This year’s event is set for Sept. 21 and 22.

By Jennette Barnes

We’ve gotten our first taste of hot weather this season and the solstice is approaching. It’s time to start soaking up summer.

Summer festivals south of Boston

Jake Koczera was the winner of the frog race at the 2012 edition of the Rochester Country Fair.

By Compiled Anne M. Steele

A sampling of summer festivals south of Boston.


Firefighters ramp up fight against opiate abuse

By Meg Murphy

Weymouth firefighters are creating a network of free addiction-support services to serve as a model for other communities.

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Woman’s club hopes to save mural

By Dave Eisenstadter

Dining Out

Basic Peruvian fare, close to home

By Shirley Goh

Beverly Beckham

Celebrating life, just like Mom

By Beverly Beckham

Around the Diamond

Avon keeps Nick Watson in mind

By Tim Healey

East Bridgewater

Letter ends ethics probe

By Rich Fahey


ACES end of school year celebration

By Johanna Seltz


Farmers market kicks off

By Paul E. Kandarian


No new faces after low-turnout election

By Johanna Seltz

West Bridgewater

Fin Com against land purchase

By Rich Fahey


Zoning approved for pot dispensaries

By Juliet Pennington


New school superintendent

By Emily Sweeney


Committee structure under review

By Jennette Barnes


Officer earns sergeant’s promotion

By Paul E. Kandarian


Applications available for summer program

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Off the board

By Robert Knox


Police launch alertness campaign

By Dave Eisenstadter


Father’s Day Road Race

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Loop bus may continue

By Dave Eisenstadter


Search for next Wheaton College president

By Jennette Barnes


Summer recreation registrations due

By Jennette Barnes


Great summertime reading

By Jennette Barnes


Mosquito spraying

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Silver Lake superintendent contract renewed

By Juliet Pennington


Flying turkey and a new baby

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Officials hope for fewer pond closures

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Beach closed for plovers

By Rebecca Delaney


87 seniors graduate Hull High School

By Johanna Seltz


Water flushing

By John Laidler


July Fourth fund-raiser

By Emily Sweeney


Whitman’s Pond management plans

By Johanna Seltz


Aquarion to host environmental talks

By Jessica Bartlett


Public workshop on schools’ future

By Jennette Barnes


Adams Center praised

By Robert Knox


Yoga classes benefit YWCA, watershed group

By Jennette Barnes


Seatbelt use is clicking

By Juliet Pennington


North Quincy wins WGBH Quiz Show

By Jessica Bartlett


Gala for marathon bombing victim

By Katherine Finnell


Make way for ducklings

By Dave Eisenstadter


Ben & Jerry’s approved

By Jessica Bartlett


Community theater auditions

By Katherine Finnell

Globe West

Take in some fun this summer at a festival, concert, or fair

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Traditional dancers will be among the attractions at the Aug. 17 event in NARA Park.

By Nancy Shohet West

With the final days of May having ushered in the region’s first heat wave of the year, it finally seems plausible that summer is coming.

A summer full of festivals

By Nancy Shohet West

Here is a list of some of the festivals and other diversions on tap this summer in the suburbs west of Boston.

In Carlisle, Mosquito keeps buzzing

At the Mosquito (left), general manager Susan Emmons (right) and proofreader/writer Nancy Pierce and her dog, Sylvia.

By Kathleen Burge

No bit of news is too small for the Carlisle Mosquito, a newspaper sent free most weeks of the year to every household in town.

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Acton, Boxborough to unite pre-K to 12

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Work will squeeze library parking

By Brock Parker


Grants provide extras in schools

By Brock Parker


Rotary to hold awards banquet Tuesday

By Brock Parker


Winter market wraps up today

By Brock Parker


Minimum smoking age graduates to 19

By Brock Parker


Forum on community’s health Wednesday

By Brock Parker


Talk on predicting earthquakes

By Andrew Clark


Marathon quilt project in town Monday

By Jaclyn Reiss


Homeless facility receives donation

By Jaclyn Reiss


Bid to sell alcohol at BJ’s store

By Matt Gunderson


New hours, offerings at library

By Nancy Shohet West


Public hearing on rail trail plan

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


School hatches plan for turtle eggs

By Matt Gunderson


Fifer’s Day celebration Saturday

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Design logo for town’s 375th festivities

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Country Gardens Tour next weekend

By Nancy Shohet West


Grant will pay for fire equipment

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Weekly bereavement group at library

By Rachel Lebeaux


Panel to review school design proposals

By Jennifer Roach


Talk on gun safety Thursday

By Jennifer Roach


Learn to use library’s online catalog

By Jennifer Roach


Forum on gun-violence legislation Monday

By Nancy Shohet West


Hazardous waste collection Saturday

By Calvin Hennick


New assistant principal for middle school

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


New roles on Board of Selectmen

By Davis Bushnell


Benefit offers music, wine and dessert

By Laura Gomez


Charter study panel seeks comments

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


ADHD discussion on Tuesday

By Abby Jordan


Fill out survey on school plans

By Calvin Hennick

Town starts 375th party Saturday

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Help with superintendent search

By Davis Bushnell


Remove flowers, decorations in cemeteries

By Calvin Hennick


Town plans 275th festivities

By Matt Gunderson


Brainstorming on Main Street

By Rachel Lebeaux


Business group plans awards banquet

By Rachel Lebeaux


Auditions for ‘Les Misérables’ roles

By Rachel Lebeaux


Talk on financial planning at library

By Ellen Ishkanian


Auction to benefit dog rescue group

By Abby Jordan


Sunshine Group offers summer camp

By Rachel Lebeaux


Senior Center seeks new director

By Ellen Ishkanian


Summer hours at the library

By Rachel Lebeaux


Openings on town committees

By Rachel Lebeaux


Deeds officials plan Town Hall session

By Rachel Lebeaux


Linsky to hold office hours Monday

By Jaclyn Reiss


Library show features artist, instructor

By Ellen Ishkanian


Opening for chief tax assessor

By Jaclyn Reiss


Details on Mount Whitney climb

By Jaclyn Reiss