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2012 case linked to ‘person of interest’ in woman’s death

Erica Tutko was among the women who lined up in South Boston for a whistle and information about keeping safe.

Police failed to follow up on the assault of a woman last September and the suspect, Edwin Alemany, is now under scrutiny in the fatal stabbing of Amy Lord.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tierney90.jpg Ethics panel may scrutinize Rep. John Tierney

The House Ethics Committee said it is considering opening an investigation into the nine-term Salem Democrat.

Pope Francis kissed a child in San Joaquin square in Rio de Janeiro, where he visited for this week’s World Youth Day.

Pope Francis proves to be a pontiff of surprises

Since his March election, Francis has insisted on an informal, populist approach to the papacy, with a special concern for the poor and downtrodden.

Prosecution rests in Bulger trial; capture detailed

The defense plans to call 15 witnesses, but “Whitey” Bulger has yet to decide whether he will take the stand, one of his lawyers told the judge.

Chris Stratton of Northbridge with daughter Caroline and niece Leah Cohen.

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Taylor Swift Dads grin and bear it

Less enamored with America’s sweetheart than with their girls, the dads, like the ones at this weekend’s shows at Gillette, are concert Sherpas.

Kristine Opolais will sing part of Verdi’s Requiem.

Wife of injured Andris Nelsons makes BSO debut

Soprano Kristine Opolais will perform on Saturday night while her husband, the BSO’s new music director, continues to recover from a concussion.