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Confessed Boston Strangler’s body exhumed

The remains of Albert DeSalvo were exhumed Friday from the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park cemetery in Peabody.


Pathologists will soon remove a sample of Albert DeSalvo’s DNA and seek a genetic match with new evidence, in hope of linking him to the last of the killings.

Family of Albert DeSalvo outraged by police tactics

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley defended investigators’ use of clandestine tactics to obtain a DNA sample from a relative of Albert DeSalvo, who police now believe with new certainty was responsible for at least one of the Boston Strangler murders.

// ‘Boston Strangler’ detective would be pleased, daughter says

“He would be dancing in the streets right now,” Jeanne Elliott, 64, said of her father, Andrew Tuney Jr., who led a task force on the Boston Strangler case.

A train full of crude oil that was left unattended hurtled into Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing at least 24 people.


Derailment in Quebec heightens train cargo fears

With 24 confirmed dead and 26 still missing, the disaster has prompted calls for reform in an industry that critics assail as too loosely monitored.

Paula Lunder inspected artwork at the Colby College Museum of Art in Maine.

Colby is new home to couple’s $100m art collection

Paula and Peter Lunder’s gift has transformed the Colby College Museum of Art and bolstered an emerging cultural renaissance in central Maine.

The Nation

Janet Napolitano to leave homeland security post

Janet Napolitano’s move west creates an opening that could be hard for President Obama to fill.

By Peter Baker and Tamar Lewin

The secretary of homeland security’s decision sets off a search to fill one of the most challenging positions in government.

Counts multiply in Cleveland kidnapping case

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins

The man accused of holding three women captive was charged with hundreds of additional counts covering the entire period of the alleged imprisonment.

Iowa court OK’s firing based on attraction

By Ryan Foley

A dentist acted legally when he fired a longtime assistant over concerns he would try to start an affair, the state Supreme Court reaffirmed in its second look at the case.

The World

Edward Snowden asks Russia for asylum

Edward Snowden, the fugitive US intelligence contractor, broke his silence after three weeks of seclusion Friday.

By Ellen Barry and Andrew Roth

The fugitive US intelligence contractor told a handpicked group of Russian public figures that he hoped to receive political asylum.

Supporters demand ousted Egyptian leader’s return

By Ben Hubbard and Rick Gladstone

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Mohammed Morsi filled public squares in Cairo and other cities in an intensified campaign aimed at returning him to power.

3 gored during bull run in Spain

An unidentified runner was gored in Pamplona on Friday. The event was televised.

By Daniel Ochoa and Ciaran Giles

A US college student and two Spaniards were gored during a danger-filled run of the San Fermin festival, with one loose bull causing panic in the streets of Pamplona.

Editorial & Opinion


Don’t require more spaces; price curbside ones properly

By Edward L. Glaeser

Instead of allowing a common market price and letting supply respond, cities like Boston kept street parking artificially cheap — or even free — and then mandated more off-street spots.


Car-free future? Not for families

Parking along Broadway in South Boston.

By Lawrence Harmon

Any policy that makes it harder to find street parking is a breach of Boston’s covenant with families that stayed through crises.


Put that phone down and just walk

By Renée Loth

Reports have found that the number of pedestrian deaths and injuries while using a cellphone or some other electronic device is rising.


Thomas Menino celebrates 20 years as mayor

Mayor Thomas M. Menino was surrounded by supporters Friday at his annual block party, held outside his home in Readville.

By Andrew Ryan

Mayor Menino was surrounded by supporters Friday at his annual block party, held outside his home in Readville.

Patrick vetoes transit, local funding from state’s budget

Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the $33.6 billion annual state budget on Friday.

By Michael Levenson and Stephanie Ebbert

Governor Patrick slashed $240 million in transportation funding and $177 million in local aid, provoking an immediate outcry.

July 13

Summer comes alive along ice cream truck’s path

Lily Cyr enjoyed a cone from Carlos Rocha’s truck.

By Javier Panzar

Despite the challenges, ice cream man Carlos Rocha keeps the tradition from melting away.

More Stories

Jurors hear from victims’ relatives in Bulger trial

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

Kevin Cullen

After the degenerates, a dignified widow

By Kevin Cullen

Boston Police officer charged after explosives found

By Javier Panzar and John R. Ellement

Derailment in Quebec heightens train cargo fears

By Brian MacQuarrie and Alyssa Botelho

Confessed Boston Strangler’s body exhumed

By David Abel and Maria Cramer

Day 20


Mass. jobless claim system criticized by users

Joanne Goldstein leads the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

By Megan Woolhouse and Emily Overholt

State officials insist a new online system for requesting unemployment benefits has been a success, despite frustration among users.

Crash puts focus on what happens in cockpit

By Katie Johnston

The spotlight is on what goes on and who does what during long-haul flights following the Asiana accident in San Francisco.

Kraft Group, town settle conflict over Gillette Stadium

By Michele Morgan Bolton

An eleventh-hour compromise over insurance coverage has rescued upcoming concerts and sporting events in Foxborough.


Amar G. Bose, 83; founded Bose Corp., taught at MIT

Amar Bose taught at MIT from 1956 until 2001. As a youth, he had a talent for electronics.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Bose donated most of the stock in his privately held company to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Caroline Glassman, 90, judge on Maine SJC

By David Sharp

Justice Glassman started her climb to the top of the male-dominated legal profession during the 1950s.

Norman Parish, 75; painter ran gallery in Washington

Norman Parish Jr. was born in New Orleans and was a 1960 graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago.

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Parish opened an art gallery that spotlighted African-American artists when few other galleries concentrated on showing their work.


red sox 4, athletics 2

John Lackey leads Red Sox past A’s

John Lackey

By Peter Abraham

Lackey pitched seven strong innings and Dustin Pedroia had the key hit and defensive play as the Red Sox beat the A’s, 4-2.


A’s roster is peppered with former Red Sox

Former Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie hit a home run against his former team on Friday as the Athletics lost to the Red Sox, 4-2.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Playing in Oakland is nothing like playing in Boston and the ex-Red Sox players are experts on the differences.

Bruins lock up Patrice Bergeron in 8-year deal

Patrice Bergeron’s new contract could keep him in Boston through 2022.

By Amalie Benjamin and Fluto Shinzawa

Bergeron will continue to be the heart and soul of the Bruins after agreeing to a $52 million extension through 2022.

G: Family

Six years after its recording, Jessica Pratt’s debut makes waves

By James Reed

Pratt is a contemporary musician based in San Francisco. She opens for Julia Holter at Church on Sunday.

Dance Review

Brazilian troupe’s hip-hop shakes off clichés

Companhia Urbana de Dança, the Brazilian hip-hop group, is making its debut at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket this week.

By Janine Parker

The Brazilian hip-hop group Companhia Urbana de Dança, is making its Jacob's Pillow debut this week.

Book Review

‘Dark March’ by Colin Fleming

Colin Fleming’s stories  are oblique, requiring readers to find the connecting strands.

By Julie Wittes Schlack

In Fleming’s collection of short stories, islands ambulate, birds bicker, and fish have existential debates.