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Decades after huge quake, new Bay Bridge to open

The self-anchored suspension of the new eastern section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge stands behind the current bridge, parts of which collapsed in the 1989 earthquake.

By Jason Dearen

The Bay Bridge failure in San Francisco prompted one of the costliest public works projects in California history.

Graves reopened at Florida reform school site

A team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida began reopening suspected graves Saturday at a former reform school for boys in Marianna, Fla.

By Brendan Farrington

University of South Florida researchers began reopening graves at a former Panhandle reform school where horrific beatings have been reported.

Clinton Foundation includes whole family in fund-raising

By Philip Rucker and Tom Hamburger

The foundation’s causes are expanding from those championed by the former president to include newer domestic priorities embraced by Hillary and Chelsea.

The World

Teen gets 3 years in India gang rape case

Plainclothes police escorted an Indian teenager, his head covered, after he was sentenced for participating in a gang rape.

By Pamposh Raina

A court sentenced a teenager to three years in a juvenile detention center for participating in a gang rape that led to the death of a 23-year-old woman.

UN official criticizes Sri Lanka over human rights

Navi Pillay, of the UN, said Sri Lanka shows signs of going in an “authoritarian direction.”

By Krishan Francis

United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said Sri Lanka shows signs of going in an “authoritarian direction.”

Defectors recount for UN panel N. Korean prison camps

By Chico Harlan

They told stories about North Korea’s brutal network of criminal detention and political prison camps, and their evidence was physical.

Editorial & Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

The Dan Wolf exemption

State Senator Dan Wolf holds 23 percent interest in Cape Air.

By Joan Vennochi

If Democrats believe the ethics law, as written, is too onerous and keeps too many people like state Senator Wolf from public office, they should change it through the legislative process.

JEFF JACOBY

Privatizing Logan fixes ethics problem

By Jeff Jacoby

The controversy over whether someone like Dan Wolf ought to be in government obscures a different issue: Why should the state be running Boston’s airport?

TOM KEANE

Organized labor is on the ropes

Thousands of public school teachers went on strike last year after the Chicago Teachers Union had failed to reach an agreement with the city.

By Tom Keane

The economy that gave unions their birth has changed dramatically, and a once-vital movement now seems obsolete.

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Metro

Yvonne Abraham

The would-be Boston mayors’ mayors

(From left to right) Ray Flynn; Martin O’Malley; Héctor Luis Acevedo; Michael Nutter; Kim Driscoll; Ed Rendell; Kevin White; Amram Mitzna; and Tom Menino.

By Yvonne Abraham

Ask the current mayoral candidates to pick their favorite mayors, and you get some pretty revealing answers.

Foxwoods offers Milford bigger project, more cash

By Mark Arsenault

Foxwoods wants to increase the size of its proposed Milford casino resort by 41 percent while also dramatically raising its proposed annual payment to the town to more than $30 million.

Riders take Greenway carousel for its first spin

James Brunger helped his daughter, Stella, off the newly opened Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Carousel.

By Gal Tziperman Lotan

The carousel, designed and built over three years by Newburyport sculptor Jeff Briggs, opened for business on Saturday.

Money & Careers

Rising prices, tight supply complicate house hunting

Tight supplies have made house hunting difficult for Carrie and Rich Garfield. The couple has lost out in three bidding wars on homes in Newton and Belmont.

By Jay Fitzgerald

As a result of the supply-and-demand imbalance in Mass., most signs suggest the competition among buyers will only intensify this fall.

Innovation economy

Start-ups take on tough customers: lawyers

Brightleaf vice president Jeff Turner (left) and CEO Dan Gaffney. The firm’s goal is to help lawyers streamline the document production.

By Scott Kirsner

There’s a noticeable increase in Boston-area start-ups pitching new technologies to law firms or corporate legal departments.

Nuclear power plays a diminishing role in mix

By Erin Ailworth

Analysts expect more nuclear plants to shut down, unable to compete economically with natural gas and, increasingly, renewable sources.

Sports

Tim Tebow among 13 players cut by the Patriots

It became clear that throwing accuracy and good decision-making were not among Tim Tebow’s strengths.

By Shalise Manza Young

Tebow, punter Zoltan Mesko, and defensive linemen Jermaine Cunningham and Justin Francis were the biggest names released on Saturday.

Red Sox 7, White Sox 2

Jake Peavy takes charge against White Sox

Jake Peavy delivers a pitch in the first inning against the White Sox. Peavy went seven strong innings for the win.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox pitcher threw seven strong innings against his former team that lifted the Red Sox to a 7-2 victory.

Dan Shaughnessy

Tiger Woods now in the Boston spotlight

Tiger Woods drove his way to a 4-under-par 67 and a tie for 20th.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Woods, who is six strokes off the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship, is practically an honorary Boston sports honk.

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On Second Thought

College swimmer sets sights on Antarctica

By Kevin Paul Dupont

red sox notebook

Red Sox acquire John McDonald from Phillies

By Peter Abraham

Sunday Baseball Notes

Bringing back players tied to Biogenesis a tough call

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Football Notes

When chasing NFL dream, cuts can really hurt players

By Ben Volin

Sunday Hockey Notes

Many NHL free agents still waiting for deals

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Sunday Basketball Notes

Larry Sanders is central figure for new-look Bucks

By Gary Washburn

on football

Tim Tebow leaves, yet questions remain

By Ben Volin

Clemson 38, Georgia 35

Clemson holds off fifth-ranked Georgia

By Pete Iacobelli

Boston College 24, Villanova 14

In debut, BC coach Steve Addazio delivers

By Craig Larson

Wisconsin 45, UMass 0

UMass can’t keep up with No. 23 Wisconsin

By Daniel I. Dorfman

What They Were Thinking

Catching a wave in Nantucket

By Stan Grossfeld

Deutsche Bank Championship

Tee times for Sunday’s 3d round

Ideas

ideas

Rise of the mayors

By Leon Neyfakh

How a once-ceremonial job became a powerful force in American politics.

The trouble with grade inflation: It works

By Keith O’Brien

Easy A’s really do open doors, suggests a new study.

Why cursive is hard to read

By Charles Zanor

Recognizing written words takes different skills than recognizing print— and they’re skills we’re letting go

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Uncommon Knowledge

Fight death with alcohol

By Kevin Lewis

Brainiac

The delicious taste of subway stations

By Kevin Hartnett

Obituaries

Joyce Foster, 84; neighborhood activist known for optimism

Ms. Foster led co-operative housing projects and helped minorities get an education.

By Kathleen McKenna

Ms. Foster was active in the Fenway community and worked with the state’s Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance.

Anthony Pawson, 60; biologist in cell protein breakthrough

Scientists developed drug treatments based on cell structure findings by Anthony Pawson.

By Paul Vitello

Dr. Pawson’s pathbreaking insights helped spur the development of a class of drugs that target cancer, diabetes, and other diseases.

Darren Manzella, advocated against ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’; at 36

Mr. Manzella’s appearance on ‘‘60 Minutes’’ was followed by his discharge.

Mr. Manzella appeared on “60 Minutes” and criticized US policies on gays openly serving in the armed forces; he was subsequently discharged from the Army.

Sunday Arts

Michael McKean turns it all the way up for Hoover

Michael McKean at the American Repertory Theater.

By Sarah Rodman

McKean is returning to Brattle Street to play J. Edgar Hoover to Bryan Cranston’s LBJ in the historical drama “All the Way.”

critic’s notebook

All hail the women of summer

Aubrey Plaza in “The To-Do List.”

By Ty Burr

The period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is when the boys get to run riot at the nation’s movie theaters, but women ended up setting the terms of the 2013 summer zeitgeist.

Things to see at the Toronto International Film festival

Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

By Ty Burr

With 288 films screening in just 11 days, one needs a plan.

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Photography Review

The Middle East through women’s cameras

By Mark Feeney

buzzsaw

Great TV finds more outlets

By Matthew Gilbert

Score

A snub, then a strike at the BSO

By Matthew Guerrieri

Album review

Volodos Plays Mompou

By Seth Herbst

Album review

Britten: Songs

By David Weininger

Album review

Shostakovich: ‘Leningrad’ Symphony No. 7

By David Weininger

Family-friendly films

By Jane Horwitz

Top Picks

Harrison Ford, silent movie star?

By Tom Russo

My Instagram: Matthew Eriksen

By Christopher Muther

the one thing

An early bird alarm

By Marni Elyse Katz

quick bite

Italian rebellion at Ribelle

By Devra First

Critic’s picks: Visual art

By Sebastian Smee

Critic’s picks: Pop music

By Sarah Rodman

Critic’s picks: Television

By Matthew Gilbert

Names

Justin Timberlake wants to play the Riddler

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Bryan Cranston to play the next Lex Luthor?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Storyteller visits MFA’s ‘She Who Tells a Story’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Mikhail Gorbachev covers N Magazine

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Gold Dust Orphans: New York or bust

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

JFK Library to screen ‘Letters to Jackie’ Sept. 17

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Grub Street leads to book deal for local writer

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Novelist, keeps car stocked with books

Nicholson Baker

By Amy Sutherland

Book review

‘MaddAddam’ by Margaret Atwood

By Valerie Miner

Book review

‘Evil Eye’ by Joyce Carol Oates

By Priscilla Gilman

Book review

‘The Maid’s Version’ by Daniel Woodrell

By Madison Smartt Bell

READING TOURS

An undying belief in cheating death

By Kate Tuttle

the word on the street

John Mitzel’s Calamus Bookstore newsletter a local gem

By Jan Gardner

books

A more perfect union?

By Katharine Whittemore

Travel

Travel

Bad trips: The true story of your vacation

ILLUSTRATION/OLIVIER LATyK

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Admit it: The most interesting travel tales are the ones in which things go horribly wrong.

The question that tests diplomacy: ‘How was your vacation?’

By Beth Teitell

What’s the best way to respond to a question no one wants answered?

Newburyport food tour leads to good eats

Marie Kosnik (left) and Carrie Kosnik ate lunch at Ten Center Street Restaurant and Pub during the Taste of Newburyport food tour.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Patrick “P.J.” Halloran launched Taste Newburyport food tours in May and has been leading foodies around the city for a sampling of choice eats garnished with bits of history.

Globe North

Staving off the last picture show

Co-owners Andrew Mungo and Nancy Langsam at the Screening Room in Newburyport, which is shifting its equipment to a digital format.

By Joel Brown

The Screening Room needs moviegoers to drop a little cash in the (popcorn) bucket. The owners need to raise about $60,000 to convert to digital projection.

Film festival this month highlights real reality films

In “Good Ol’ Freda,” a documentary about the Beatles, Freda Kelly tells of her years working with the band.

The Screening Room is one of the host venues for the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, a role it will take on again for the eighth annual event.

Last call for the Brew marks a new start for Amesbury band

Caught in the stage lights during the Brew’s farewell concert in Amesbury were  Dave Drouin, Aaron Zaroulis, Joe Plante, and Chris Plante,

By James Sullivan

The Brew band members are being cagey about their next move, but one thing is clear: they’re not about to retire from the music industry.

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Reading

Schools search for more space

By Sarah Shemkus

ipswich

Funding from an old trust returns

By David Rattigan

Who Taught You to Drive?

What accounts for rising car insurance rates?

By Peter DeMarco

In Uniform

Globe North military notes

By Alice C. Elwell

Dining Out

In a Saugus mini-mall, mining a hidden gem

By Kathy Shiels Tully

Burlington

Truck Day coming to town

By John Laidler

Chelsea

Tickets on sale for Taste of Chelsea

By John Laidler

Malden

War memorial renovation completed

By Jarret Bencks

Melrose

Playground comes in for new school year

By Kathy McCabe

Reading

Sign program accepting applications

By Brenda J. Buote

Somerville

City looking for committee volunteers

By Jarret Bencks

Stoneham

Bank foundation donates $25,000 to theater

By Brenda J. Buote

Wakefield

Walk raises money to fight ALS

By John Laidler

Winchester

Attorney general approves shade tree bylaw

By Brenda J. Buote

Andover

Town offers online building permits

By Brenda J. Buote

Danvers

Renovated $71m high school set to open

By John Laidler

Essex

Paint Day auction brings in $20k

By David Rattigan

Gloucester

Renovated stadium, field to open

By David Rattigan

Hamilton

Equestrian center owner amends plan

By David Rattigan

Marblehead

Marblehead High School students to return on Tuesday

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Methuen

Festival of Trees seeks fund-raiser support

By Karen Sackowitz

Newbury

Officials work to fix town boat ramp

By Taryn Plumb

Newburyport

ROOF schedules fund-raiser

By Brenda J. Buote

North Andover

Writers group seeks new members

By Brenda J. Buote

Salem

City using new data program

By John Laidler

Topsfield

Pop artists set to headline Topsfield Fair

By David Rattigan

Globe South

Marshfield, Scituate

Flood maps raising cost of insurance

A kayak was paddled down the flooded esplanade area of Brant Rock in Marshfield this past March.

By Jennette Barnes

When Laurie Futch bought her parents’ converted cottage in the 1980s, she paid almost $50,000 to raise it above the government-designated flood level.

Bridgewater

Downtown housing a possibility

By John Laidler

For the first time in nearly six decades, Bridgewater may soon provide developers a green light to offer housing in the heart of its downtown.

Get up & Go

Rowers keep an Irish tradition alive on waves

Members of the Boston Irish Currach Rowing Club train together in the waters off the Quincy Yacht Club at Houghs Neck.

By Emily Sweeney

On most Tuesday and Thursday evenings, a group of men and women can be seen rowing traditional Irish boats in the waters off Houghs Neck in Quincy.

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Currachs by the book

By Emily Sweeney

Bridgewater

Union protests health plan shift

By John Laidler

Part of Quincy project redesigned

By Jessica Bartlett

Beverly Beckham

A gift in memory of a child, and a sign

By Beverly Beckham

Dining out

In Duxbury, a twist on tradition

By Anne Steele

Marshfield

Economic strategy session

By Jennette Barnes

Milton

Square traffic project underway

By Dave Eisenstadter

Pembroke

Senior TV show returns

By John Laidler

Rockland

Gallery 4 regional fall art showing Rockland

By Katherine Finnell

Norwell

Joint facility considered

By Juliet Pennington

Hull

Town drops its K9 program

By Johanna Seltz

Weymouth

EEE threat cancels evening activities

By Johanna Seltz

Randolph

Community Health Fair

By Katherine Finnell

Avon

Coalition assesses its efforts

By Johanna Seltz

Holbrook

Volunteers needed

By John Laidler

Bridgewater

Bridgewater tax hike approved

By John Laidler

Canton

Life is Good Festival set for Sept. 21-22

By Dave Eisenstadter

Braintree

Out-of-towners banned from homecoming

By Jessica Bartlett

Dedham

Term limits pushed for town officials

By Dave Eisenstadter

Duxbury

Preservation public forum

By Rebecca Delaney

East Bridgewater

Surplus sale yields $10,000

By Rich Fahey

Hingham

Foss memorial chosen

By Jessica Bartlett

Hanson

Children’s museum

By John Laidler

Kingston

Tweets for the high school

By Robert Knox

Marion

Learning to write life stories

By Paul E. Kandarian

Plymouth

Town Hall to open on Fridays

By Emily Sweeney

Mattapoisett

Road job application approved

By Paul E. Kandarian

Norton

New police officers

By John Laidler

Quincy

Center for innovation

By Jessica Bartlett

Scituate

Locals seek match for historic grant

By Jessica Bartlett

Plympton

Housing for emergency personnel

By Juliet Pennington

Sharon

Blood drive honors 9/11 victims

By Jennette Barnes

Raynham

New town counsel sought

By John Laidler

Stoughton

Comics gather for friend

By Rich Fahey

Walpole

ZBA hearing on group home

By Johanna Seltz

Easton

Real estate inspections

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Brockton

Computer literacy program

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Foxborough

Crowd behavior at music festival improves

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Wareham

Breaking ground for new bank

By Emily Sweeney

West Bridgewater

Historic church gets facelift

By Rich Fahey

Middleborough

Seeking tenant for Eastern Bank space

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Westwood

Students get Google Chromebooks

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Whitman

Lack of quorum delays AC and planning position

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Mansfield

A palette as large as life

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Globe West

Concord rabbi listens with his soul

Rabbi Darby Leigh, who is deaf, practiced blowing the ceremonial shofar outside Concord’s Congregation Kerem Shalom. “I prefer the lower bassy sound,’’ he says. “I can feel it better.”

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Rabbi Darby Leigh exudes enthusiasm as he goes about the simple tasks of the day. He is just the second deaf rabbi to lead a congregation in the US.

Milford

Neighboring towns speak out on casino

By Ellen Ishkanian

Officials in Milford’s neighboring communities are not ready to concede any ground to the developer whose casino they say will alter the character of the region.

Newton

Four-way mayoral race is slow to boil

By Evan Allen

With less than three weeks to go before Newton’s preliminary election, the mayoral race is practically invisible, save a lawn sign here or there.

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Wayland

Selectmen criticized for firing official

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Natick

A festival of meals on wheels

By John Swinconeck

College Bound

Application time nears for seniors

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

In Uniform

By Alice C. Elwell

Brookline

Coolidge Corner has opening in top job

By Brock Parker

Westborough

Renovations will shift town agencies

By Jennifer Roach

Lexington

Academy offers behind-the-scenes peek

By Brock Parker

Littleton

Meeting hears plan for growing pot

By Nancy Shohet West

Arlington

Whole Foods sets opening date for store

By Brock Parker

Acton

Climate change’s toll on flowers, insects

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Arlington

Museum to host art festival on Town Day

By Brock Parker

Boylston

Coliform bacteria cited in water report

By Matt Gunderson

Southborough

Board to discuss medical pot bylaw

By Jennifer Roach

Brookline

Community group to host expo

By Brock Parker

Boxborough

Foundation offers community grants

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Lexington

New shuttle bus launches Tuesday

By Brock Parker

Northborough

Farmer gets probation for illegal dump

By Jennifer Roach

Needham

Contest aims to get kids outside

By Jaclyn Reiss

Sudbury

Selectmen set up system for comments

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Carlisle

Coffee, conversation for school newcomers

By Nancy Shohet West

Watertown

Local Friendly’s is back in business

By Jaclyn Reiss

Shirley

Programs on Korean War, Shaker Village

By Rachel Lebeaux

Bedford

Water quality improving, official says

By Nancy Shohet West

Maynard

Library to resume Saturday hours

By Calvin Hennick

Harvard

Openings for town planner, consultant

By Davis Bushnell

Concord

Committee seeks input on town charter

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Groton

Fire station to host barbecue

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Wayland

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Concord

Tibetan Buddhist to discuss karma

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Ayer

Hospital works on new geriatrics unit

By Davis Bushnell

Marlborough

Vote to fill school board seat

By Calvin Hennick

Concord

Filipov forum to honor journalist

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Bolton

Cable company to get a public review

By Matt Gunderson

Shrewsbury

Music festival to aid veterans next Sunday

By Abby Jordan

Hudson

Blazar payout was OK, counsel says

By Calvin Hennick

Ashland

Health, nutrition events at farmers market

By Rachel Lebeaux

Bellingham

Tax work-off program for veterans

By Rachel Lebeaux

Franklin

Register to cover deeds, real estate topics

By Rachel Lebeaux

Medfield

Pan-Mass. ride for kids next Sunday

By Abby Jordan

Norfolk

Back to school on Tuesday

By Abby Jordan

Plainville

Audubon talk on nature at library

By Rachel Lebeaux

Upton

Club plans charity golf tournament

By Rachel Lebeaux

Wrentham

Wrentham Day returns on Saturday

By Abby Jordan

Holliston

Senior Center’s fall fair is Saturday

By Ellen Ishkanian

Hopkinton

School group recruiting new members

By Ellen Ishkanian

Milford

Cat shelter to hold yard sale Sept. 21

By Ellen Ishkanian

Sherborn

Knitting group will meet Wednesday

By Ellen Ishkanian