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Somber ceremonies mark the pain of 9/11

Relatives of victims gathered at the World Trade Center site in New York Wedensday to recite the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001.

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Time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror attacks 12 years ago.

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Mayoral candidates (from top) Felix G. Arroyo, Charlotte Golar Richie, and Daniel F. Conley greeted senior citizens onboard the Spirit of Boston for a cruise for residents of Roxbury, Mattapan, and Dorchester Tuesday.

Mayoral candidates are courting seniors

In this Boston mayoral election with 12 candidates running for mayor, seniors are getting attention as never before.

Amjad Kinjawi, a North Attleborough dentist, has lost two cousins in Syria.

Conventional killings left out of Syria debate

Is it worse for a government to kill 1,400 people by chemical weapons than to engage in a civil war in which more than 100,000 have died by guns and bombs?

Better-off suburbs spurn call of casinos

Since the state legalized Las Vegas-style casinos in 2011, cash-flushed developers promising jobs and benefits have been voted out of more affluent towns.

Tech sector had the tools to fight new tax

Using Twitter and online forums, young technology executives joined with veteran business leaders to turn the political tide against the tax.

Councilor Charles C. Yancy said his under-funded dual campaign is more about people than money.

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Dual bid shows Charles Yancey going his own way

Yancey, the only person to ever represent City Council District 4, was elected at the same time as Mayor Menino. Now Yancey wants his job.

The Nation

Weiner, Spitzer political comebacks fall flat

Anthony Weiner had been leading in the polls until a website revealed that he had been exchanging X-rated messages with Sydney Leathers well after he resigned from Congress.

By Jonathan Lemire

Anthony Weiner’s ill-fated mayoral campaign mustered a mere 5 percent at the ballot box, while Eliot Spitzer lost the Democratic primary contest for city comptroller.

Referendum on Bloomberg looms in NYC election

Bill de Blasio celebrated with his wife and children Tuesday after the Democratic primary.

By Jonathan Lemire

The race to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg is shaping up as a referendum on his legacy after he guided the city through the aftermath of 9/11 and the meltdown on Wall Street.

Federal hiring down, with most jobs going to defense

By Lisa Rein

With fiscal pressures continuing to force spending cuts, government agencies made fewer than 90,000 new hires last year, the smallest number in six years.

The World

Bomb hits Libya’s Benghazi on attack anniversary

A bomb ripped through the Benghazi branch of Libya’s Foreign Ministry, causing massive damage but no deaths.

By Esam Mohamed

A car bomb tore through a Libyan Foreign Ministry building in Benghazi on Wednesday, a powerful reminder of lawlessness in the North African nation.

Prosecutors seek death penalty in India rape case

A woman demanded the death sentence in a rape case outside a New Delhi court.

By Ellen Barry

Prosecutors Wednesday asked for the death sentence for four men convicted of participating in the rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in December.

Iraq takes desperate measures to curb rising violence

By Sameer N. Yacoub

Iraqi authorities are ordering huge numbers of cars off the roads, bulldozing soccer fields, and even building a medieval-style moat around one city in an effort to keep car bombs out.

Editorial & Opinion


Menino, stop the heavy action agenda

By Joan Vennochi

The mayor’s successor should not be bound by last-minute legacy-sealing and behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing.


Diplomacy to the rescue in Syria?

By Nicholas Burns

President Obama is right to pursue a diplomatic solution, but it won’t be easy, and the US and Russia aren’t even close to a completed deal.

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The Rapture People are back

By Alex Beam

The crisis over Syria has enlivened people who see an End of Times as foretold by the Old Testament.


Panel drops John Tierney inquiry

US Representative John Tierney.

By Michael Rezendes

The House Ethics Committee decision ended a legal review into allegations that Representative Tierney failed to report gambling income on his taxes.

John Connolly sees schools as the link to a better future

By Yvonne Abraham

The candidate knows people think he talks only about schools. But he sees a direct line between education and decreased violence.

Dual bid shows Charles Yancey going his own way

Councilor Charles C. Yancy said his under-funded dual campaign is more about people than money.

By Akilah Johnson

Yancey, the only person to ever represent City Council District 4, was elected at the same time as Mayor Menino. Now Yancey wants his job.

More Stories

Timing of Logan fire drill is called insensitive

By Milton J. Valencia and Melissa Hanson

Boston ceremonies mark 9/11, Marathon attack

By Peter Schworm and Maria Cramer

Police say woman ran down ex’s girlfriend

By Jasper Craven and John R. Ellement


Man is struck and killed by train in Norwood

By Nicholas Jacques


Clergy push to curb health costs

By Robert Weisman

The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization will host a forum to grill hospital and health insurance leaders about the rising prices of medical care.

Shirley Leung

What took Deval Patrick so long to fight the tech tax?

By Shirley Leung

Governor Patrick implied he didn’t support the tax, but his administration proposed it. He and leaders now need to find an alternate source of revenue.

Tech Lab

Internet video with a brain

By Hiawatha Bray

Online video is getting smarter, thanks to a new iPad app, Touchcast, that lets video creators inject live Internet data right into their movies.


Lee Tanner; his lens captured pulse, personalities of jazz

Lee Tanner’s images bring to life Boston’s jazz clubs from the 1960s.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Tanner, 82, spent nights in the 1960s photographing musicians at a variety of Boston venues, some famous and some now fading.

Saul Landau; filmmaker gave inside view of Cuba

Saul Landau traveled the world profiling political leaders like Cuba's Fidel Castro and Chile's Salvador Allende.

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Landau, 77, was a writer and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work gave an unprecedented glimpse into Fidel Castro’s Cuba.


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Red Sox slam past Rays in 10th

An excited Mike Carp crossed home plate after his 10th-inning grand slam off Roberto Hernandez.

By Nick Cafardo

Mike Carp delivered a pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning to power a win for the Red Sox, whose AL East lead is now 9½ games.

Versatile Julian Edelman ready for his biggest role?

Julian Edelman caught seven passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns in sunday’s win over the Bills.

By Michael Whitmer

Edelman has usually been a complementary piece on offense — and defense — but now may be called on to be a featured part of the offense.

On Hockey

Bruins to ease off Zdeno Chara’s workload

Chara took a week off in Florida to recover from the throbbing of the loss to Chicago in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final and the pain of an injured hip flexor.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The team hopes to take pressure off Chara, 36. Said coach Claude Julien, “If he plays a little less, he’s going to give us more.”

G: Style

Luke Aaron shows his swoon-worthy frocks in New York

For his New York Fashion Week debut, Luke Aaron (above) set up a high tea, with models perched on settees and posed against a wall of bookcases.

By Christopher Muther

The designer is winning over Boston’s fashion crowd. And now, with his Fashion Week debut, he’s hoping to raise his profile in New York.

Stage Review

This ‘Miss Daisy’ steers away from archetypes

Lindsay Crouse and Johnny Lee Davenport costar in the Gloucester Stage Company’s “Driving Miss Daisy.”

By Terry Byrne

Under the deft direction of Benny Sato Ambush, three extraordinary actors at the Gloucester Stage Company deliver delicately tuned performances.

Q & A

25 years on, the laughs keep coming at Giggles

Giggles Comedy Club owner Mike Clarke.

By Nick A. Zaino III

Giggles Comedy Club owner Mike Clarke on the club, his well-known brother, Lenny, and the heyday of Boston comedy.