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2012 case bores in on Aaron Hernandez

Prosecutors have begun making the case to a Suffolk County grand jury that former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez should be charged in the shooting death of two men on a South End Street last July, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation.

// Senator Warren bucks her party on loan bill

Senator Elizabeth Warren is urging her colleagues to vote against a compromise proposal to temporarily lower student loan rates.

// Street flooding wreaks havoc throughout Boston

A fierce 2-inch downpour flooded low-lying areas across Greater Boston, snarling afternoon traffic.

Shirley Leung

Businesses watching mayoral race from sidelines

Many Boston businesses don’t want to back a losing candidate and find themselves on the wrong side of a new mayor.

Sergeant Sean P. Murphy was placed on restricted duty after a hearing at State Police headquarters Tuesday.

Ouster unlikely for leaking of Tsarnaev photos

FRAMINGHAM — The State Police sergeant who released dramatic photos of the capture of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev without authorization has arrived this morning at State Police headquarters for a hearing to determine his employment status.

Passengers on a PenAir flight from Plattsburgh, N.Y., disembarked at Logan. The Alaskan airline has expanded on the East Coast, providing service to small markets.

Carrier PenAir links Logan to remote locales

The Alaskan airline has expanded on the East Coast, providing service to small markets.

Teri Murphy (left) and Roberta Case of Quincy watched as Brendan O’Connell created his art at the Quincy Walmart.

An artist finds inspiration in Walmart’s aisles

Brendan O’Connell paints scenes of ordinary life shown through shoppers at box stores or even through the products themselves.

The Nation

Teva gets exclusivity on Plan B contraceptive

The US Food and Drug Administration will only allow Teva Pharmaceuticals to put its emergency contraception, Plan B One-Step, on drugstore shelves without any age restrictions.

By Deborah Kotz

Teva Pharmaceuticals was given exclusive US rights to put its Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive on drug-store shelves without age restrictions.

Back-to-back crimes threaten Hollywood’s appeal

The size of the police force assigned to the Hollywood Entertainment District has increased to 60 from 40 since a robbery rampage and the killing of a tourist.

By Adam Nagourney

The size of the police force assigned to the Hollywood district has increased to 60 from 40 since a robbery rampage and the killing of a tourist.

Rabies death caused by donor’s infected kidney

By Eric Tucker

An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites, according to a report.

The World

7 soldiers, 3 from US, killed in bombing

By Azam Ahmed

An insurgent riding a donkey detonated a bomb in one of the most hotly contested districts in Afghanistan, officials said.

Blast injures 19 as Egyptian violence widens

Supporters of Mohammed Morsi (pictured above) are increasingly mistrustful of the current, military-backed leadership.

By Aya Batrawy and Hamza Hendawi

Eleven people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Morsi since Monday.

Last surviving Nazi criminals sought

A placard in Berlin shows a photo of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

By Kirsten Grieshaber

The Simon Wiesenthal Center launched a poster campaign in several German cities Tuesday appealing for help in tracking down the last surviving Nazi war criminals.

Editorial & Opinion

derrick z. jackson

Soul searching on race? Hardly

By Derrick Z. Jackson

The United States won’t have a real and comprehensive national conversation on race until white America takes the lead in that discussion.


Don’t trash my city

Mayor Thomas Menino toured the student-heavy apartment blocks along Commonwealth Avenue on Aug. 31, 2007, with the Inspectional Services Department.

By Jeff Jacoby

Boston’s sidewalks, streets, and parks aren’t personal garbage dumps, even if some people seem to think they are.


Boston’s zoning code can’t handle Menino’s housing goal

By Paul McMorrow

Boston needs more housing, but the city’s restrictive zoning code does not allow for the type of construction that is warranted.


Flemmi paints Bulger as a pedophile at trial

“I don’t want to see that,” Stephen Flemmi said when presented with a photo of Deborah Hussey’s skull.

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia

Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi testified that he and James “Whitey” Bulger shared a weakness for teenaged girls.

Alleged ‘Whitey’ Bulger ally tapped for reality show

By Milton J. Valencia and Shelley Murphy

Patrick Nee will be featured in a reality TV show on the Discovery Channel, outraging the family of at least one of Bulger’s alleged victims.

Campaign begins to put minimum wage on ballot

By Meghan E. Irons

Advocates for a higher Mass. minimum wage launched a signature drive to put the issue on the 2014 ballot and hoped the effort will spur legislative action.

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Adrian Walker

Ibragim Todashev’s shooting needs explanation

By Adrian Walker

Campaign Notebook

Edward Markey has edge on Scott Brown in new poll

By Joshua Miller

Street flooding wreaks havoc throughout Boston

By Alyssa A. Botelho and Nikita Lalwani

Concord, N.H.

Mass. man charged in N.H. 1991 stabbing death

By Holly Ramer

Kevin Cullen

Sorting out the lowlifes and their misdeeds

By Kevin Cullen

Day 27


Value of Mass. homes, condos climbs in June

By Jenifer B. McKim

Home values statewide continued to soar last month as limited inventory and eager buyers combined to push up prices.

Santander has $200m plan to expand in US

Santander also plans to upgrade its ATMs, streamline its website, and introduce new products.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The Sovereign Bank brand will disappear from the local landscape this fall as the Boston-based regional bank takes on the name of its parent.

Carrier PenAir links Logan to remote locales

Passengers on a PenAir flight from Plattsburgh, N.Y., disembarked at Logan. The Alaskan airline has expanded on the East Coast, providing service to small markets.

By Katie Johnston

The Alaskan airline has expanded on the East Coast, providing service to small markets.


Emile Griffith, 75; boxer unleashed fatal punches

Referee Ruby Goldstein rushed to pull Emile Griffith off Benny Paret in the 12th round of their fight.

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Griffith was most remembered for a fatal barrage of punches in a championship bout at Madison Square Garden in 1962.


red sox 6, rays 2

Jon Lester lifts Red Sox over Rays

Jon Lester received kudos from David Ortiz — and the Fenway faithful — after giving up two runs in 6 1/3 innings.

By Peter Abraham

Lester beat back the doubters with a strong performance and led the Red Sox to a win that extended their lead over the Rays to 1 1/2 games.

Dan Shaughnessy

Ryan Braun deserved harsher penalty

 Ryan Braun did not contest the evidence in this case and the Players’ Association was not summoned for a customary appeal.

By Dan Shaughnessy

In the pantheon of sports dirtbags, Ryan Braun goes down as one of the worst. He forever will be a baseball pariah.

On Baseball

Why the Red Sox rewarded Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia plays the game hard, 100 miles per hour. Can he continue to do that into his mid-to-late 30s?

By Nick Cafardo

The Sox consider Pedroia their Derek Jeter, and they are giving him a somewhat risky 7-year extension so he will be the face of the franchise.

G: Food

dining out

With sausages and beer as cornerstones, Bronwyn is off to a hot start

Bronwyn’s Wurst Platter with sauerkraut, potatoes, bretzel, and Weihenstephaner hausbier.

By Devra First

The Union Square spot, opened in May by Tim Wiechmann and his wife, celebrates the cuisine of Central Europe.

Young farmers network at potluck dinners

Jessyloo Rodrigues, a farming herbalist from Providence, eats a bowl of farmers’ pot luck foods (including, below, cabbage, carrots, wood sorrel)  in Dighton.

By Jane Dornbusch

Farmers joined together to support each other and share a potluck supper at Buckle Farm in Dighton.

The five stages of farm share

Don’t fret when the wide variety of vegetables from your CSA start to pile up.

By Nicole Lamy

Here is a guide to help you navigate the weekly community-supported agriculture bounty and its accompanying newsletter.

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sunday supper

Piquant tandoori chicken on its own, then tucked into naan

By Sally Pasley Vargas


What’s up at Boston-area art galleries

By Cate McQuaid

Book Review

‘Visitation Street’ by Ivy Pochoda

By Chuck Leddy

A tank away

Enjoy a stroll around Block Island, R.I.

By Paul E. Kandarian

Ask Amy

Music Review

Beyoncé proves herself worthy at TD Garden

By James Reed


More personnel issues for the BSO

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Robert Downey Jr. is all smiles in Waltham

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Shea Rose talks — then sings in Kendall Square

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Dick Cavett, comics visit Nantucket for festival

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Aimee Mann files lawsuit over digital music

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Ex-Whitey Bulger associate Pat Nee in ‘Saint Hoods’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Mass. movie ‘Labor Day’ heads to Toronto

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Red Sox wives help out at Room to Grow

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein