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Senate special election

Edward Markey keeps party’s hold on Senate seat

Edward Markey and his wife, Susan Blumenthal, thanked supporters Tuesday night at the Park Plaza Hotel.


The House veteran cruised to victory over GOP newcomer Gabriel Gomez, despite running a low-key campaign that drew record low voter turnout.

President Obama removed his jacket before speaking about climate change and his proposal on a hot day at Georgetown University in Washington.

Obama offers plan to fight climate dangers

President Obama’s plan includes a long-awaited promise to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant at existing power plants.

Supreme Court voids vital part of ’65 Voting Act

The court, in a 5-to-4 ruling, deemed it unconstitutional for the federal government to single out states for extra scrutiny of their voting procedures.

“I’m in a dream,” conductor Andris Nelsons said during his busy day in Boston.


Whirlwind welcome for BSO conductor Andris Nelsons

The Latvian conductor chosen to become the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 15th music director was embraced by his new city at every turn Tuesday.

Cardinal O’Malley bars talk by priest over views

An Austrian priest who advocates ordaining women and making celibacy optional is banned from speaking at a Catholic parish in Dedham.

The Nation

Judge hears Zimmerman’s previous calls to police

Diana Smith, a police crime scene technician, held up evidence during George Zimmerman’s trial in Sanford, Fla.

By Kyle Hightower and Mike Schneider

A judge considered whether to let jurors hear recordings of George Zimmerman reporting suspicious characters in his neighborhood.

Jesus statue can stay on federal land

By Matt Gouras

A Jesus statue that has for six decades stood near a popular run at a northwest Montana ski resort will not be evicted from federal land.

Built in 1910, NYC carousel is named landmark

The brightly painted Forest Park Carousel in Queens was originally made for Lakeview Park in Dracut, Mass., and was restored and moved to its New York location in 1973.

By Bethan McKernan

The Forest Park Carousel was unanimously declared a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday.

The World

Russia balks at US call for Snowden’s extradition

Edward Snowden has requested asylum from Ecuador. There are no direct flights from Moscow to Quito, the capital.

By David M. Herszenhorn, Peter Baker and Rick Gladstone

President Vladimir Putin appeared to rule out sending Edward Snowden back to the US to face espionage charges.

8 die as helicopter crashes in India

By Rafiq Maqbool

An air force helicopter returning from a rescue mission in flood-ravaged northern India hit the side of a mountain and fell into a river.

8 accused of setting fires in Indonesia

By Kasparman Piliang

The farmers were arrested after being caught ‘‘red-handed,’’ a local police spokesman said.

Editorial & Opinion


A tonic for blighted neighborhoods

By Paul McMorrow

Good restaurants can bring a lift to the blocks around them — but a state cap on liquor licenses often stands in the way.


Edward Markey grinds it out

Ed Markey’s campaign focused largely on traditional Democratic constituency groups.

By Scot Lehigh

Edward Markey courted traditional Democratic constituency groups, while Gabriel Gomez never moved beyond his biography and couldn’t escape that Mass. is a heavily blue state.


The myth of the inevitable Jewish minority in Israel

By Jeff Jacoby

While Palestinian birth rates have dramatically declined, Jewish birth rates in Israel have been heading up.


A big brother, a ‘free spirit’ recalled

Ana Cruz, 22, and Felix Garcia, 20, were among three who were fatally shot at a party in Dorchester.

By Brian Ballou

People who knew the three victims of a triple homicide early Saturday morning in Roxbury are trying to come to terms with their deaths.

In Copley Square, a symbol of grief dismantled

City archivist John McColgan bagged items at the memorial, with the tribute to Martin Richard in the foreground.

By David Abel

About a dozen volunteers gathered at Copley Square Tuesday and meticulously picked through the makeshift memorial of the Marathon bombings.

Police tighten security for Fourth

State Police Captain Paul D’Amore (left) and Lieutenant Mark Horgan briefed reporters on security plans at the Esplanade.

By Colin A. Young

In the wake of the Marathon bombings, state and local officials detailed the enhanced security measures for next week’s celebration.

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Bulger defense disputes informant status

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

Adrian Walker

Taking arms against sexual assault

By Adrian Walker

Senate special election

Edward Markey keeps party’s hold on Senate seat

By Michael Levenson and Frank Phillips

Defense lawyer visits Aaron Hernandez’s house

By Travis Andersen and Alyssa Botelho


Police say 1 dead after Maine condo explosion

By Clarke Canfield


Maine budget showdown recalls 1991 government shutdown

By Clarke Canfield


Charlestown man found guilty of murder

By Jaclyn Reiss


Possible drug lab discovered in Rowley storage unit

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Kevin Cullen

Repeat after me, Whitey was a rat

By Kevin Cullen

Day 10

Election Analysis

Edward Markey unlikely to become a celebrity senator

By Jim O’Sullivan


Mass. housing market continues to recover

By Jenifer B. McKim

The median sale price for single-family homes jumped in May at double-digit rates and sales reached heights not seen since 2006.

Court ruling stirs debate over intern pay

Lindsay Boegel with PAN Communications’ Gene Carozza. Boegel said having a paycheck makes her feel more confident in her job.

By Taryn Luna

A recent ruling by a US District judge in New York reinforced a decades-old federal law that says interns deserve a paycheck.

Lower electricity bills predicted for summer

By Erin Ailworth

Energy forecasters are projecting that electric bills will fall to their lowest level in four years, largely due to what they expect will be a mild summer.


Richard Weinberg, 91; was chairman of Rix drug stores

Mr. Weinberg guided Rix drug stores as it went public in 1969.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Weinberg “loved business,” his son David recalled, but also enjoyed sailing and painting portraits of relatives.

Richard Matheson, 87; wrote ‘I Am Legend,’ ‘Shrinking Man’

Richard Matheson

By Derrik J. Lang

With a career spanning more than 60 years, Mr. Matheson crafted stories that deftly transitioned from the page to both the big and small screens.

Bill Hathaway, 89; former Democratic senator from Maine

Mr. Hathaway with Daniel Inouye and Edward M. Kennedy.

A World War II prisoner of war, Mr. Hathaway upset Maine legend Margaret Chase Smith in a US Senate race but lost his seat after one term.


Bruins have plenty to do but not much time

Nathan Horton

By Fluto Shinzawa

By stretching winter into summer, the Bruins left themselves little time to execute their offseason transactions.

Christopher L. Gasper

Bruins’ Stanley Cup run was still inspiring

The emotional whiplash of the final 1:16 of Game 6 had as much to do with the Blackhawks rising to the occasion as the Bruins falling down on the job.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Even if you knew the painful finish ahead of time, would you opt out of the nearly two months of riveting, rollicking, inspiring hockey?

red sox 11, rockies 4

Red Sox erupt in big win over Rockies

David Ortiz was on base four times for the Red Sox in Tuesday’s win.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox had seven runs by the time the third inning was over and finished with a season-best 20 hits.

G: Food

Finding food truck stops

Food truck schedules are subject to change, so be sure to double-check before heading out. Twitter is often the best way to do this.

dining out

Local food trucks offer creativity and personality

Mei Mei Street Kitchen served lunch at Vistaprint in Lexington last fall.

By Devra First

Food trucks are everywhere now. It’s time to take a critical look at a few of these mobile eateries.

The best way to get your goat

Al Bara Market’s Laith Albehacy butchering a goat leg and rack of ribs.

By Luke Pyenson

Versatile, flavorful, sustainable, and healthy, there’s very little goat doesn’t have going for it.

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Cheap Eats

Balance cocktails with a stellar bar meal

By Catherine Smart


Time for fun in the sun at Hampton Beach, N.H.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright


What’s up at Boston-area art galleries

By Cate McQuaid


Pedro Martinez’s advice to Boston: Stay cool

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Denzel Washington has a ball filming ‘Equalizer’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Heat doesn’t slow down Tedy Bruschi’s camp

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Violent Femmes frontman jams in Jamaica Plain

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Celtics Dancers host final auditions at Revere Hotel

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Burlington Players are a winner at festival

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein