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Seaport Boulevard is seen during rush hour traffic on Thursday.

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Shirley Leung

A snarl in Seaport District’s success story

A few months ago, the good people of the Seaport District began noticing something on their streets they never imagined: gridlock.

Mayoral candidates say they would overhaul BRA

The majority of candidates for mayor would overhaul or dismantle the Boston Redevelopment Authority, raising the possibility of sweeping change at an agency that has shaped decades of development and become a prime lever of power for Thomas M. Menino.

Jane Richard, who lost her older brother Martin and her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, is recovering and using a prosthetic.

Martin Richard’s family continues its recovery

Four months after the Boston Marathon bombing killed their youngest son and severed their daughter’s left leg, Martin Richard’s family is doing its best to cope.

The Nation

Chris Christie addresses RNC in Boston

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie displayed some of his famous in-your-face pugnacity.

By Frank Phillips

The New Jersey governor urged the crowd to display their confidence in the party’s principles and received a standing ovation at the end of his speech.

Obama cancels joint exercises with Egyptian military

“The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces. We deplore violence against civilians,” President Obama said.

By Noah Bierman

The US stopped short of cutting off $1.5 billion in vital aid to the nation.

Plagued by broken part, Kepler telescope will hunt planets no more

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

After months of trying to fix the space telescope’s positioning mechanism, NASA officials said that they are giving up.

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The World

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Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Mayoral lab debate takeaways

By Scot Lehigh

Nothing clarifies your campaign impressions like a head-to-head conversation among the candidates.

Metro

Video reveals bits of attack on Amy Lord

Edwin Alemany was arraigned in the murder of Amy Lord at West Roxbury District Court on Thursday. His lawyer said he tried to commit suicide scratching open the arteries on his neck and arms.

By Maria Cramer

The images were referenced during the arraignment of Edwin Alemany, who is accused of kidnapping and killing the South Boston woman.

Business

Boston hospital executives earned up to $2.1m in 2011

Boston Children’s Hospital chief executive James Mandell was paid a total of $1.5 million in 2011, down from $2 million the previous year.

By Robert Weisman

The pay packages at Boston’s big academic medical centers were generally in line with those at similar institutions across the country, according to federal filings made Thursday.

Shirley Leung

A snarl in Seaport District’s success story

Seaport Boulevard is seen during rush hour traffic on Thursday.

By Shirley Leung

The area is growing so fast that officials realize it is a transportation crisis waiting to happen.

Obituaries

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Sports

‘Great sign’ as Tom Brady returns to Patriots

Tom Brady returned to the field on Thursday.

By Shalise Manza Young

One day after a knee injury scare, Brady returned to work with a knee brace on in the Patriots’ final training camp practice.