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Are heirloom tomatoes worth the buzz?

Heirloom tomatoes at Copley Square farmers’ market in Boston.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

The power of nostalgia bears fruit for tomatoes with new-found cachet. But that doesn’t mean they’re all tasty.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/25dining1.jpg New Jamaica Plain restaurant Tonic serves up ambition

It’s likely that the swankification of JP will one day overtake this part of the neighborhood, but Tonic arrives ahead of schedule.

Marlins infielder Hanley Ramirez has been linked to the Red Sox in trade rumors.


Would Hanley Ramirez be worth it for Red Sox?

The Marlins infielder has been linked to Boston in trade rumors. But is trading young prospects for offense really what the Red Sox need?

The Podium

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/145762706.jpg Bottle bill is anti-Massachusetts

The bottle bill, which adds a five-cent fee to bottled drinks, is a new tax on Massachusetts families, writes Chris Flynn of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.

Latest news


Mitt Romney addressed the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Tuesday.

Romney says White House is source of leaks

Mitt Romney said someone in the White House has been leaking classified information, although he did not say the president was responsible.

Red Sox 2, Rangers 1

Red Sox are buoyed by Buchholz, Aviles

Clay Buchholz pitched seven strong innings, and Mike Aviles knocked in the go-ahead run in top of the ninth as the Red Sox broke a four-game losing streak.

Patrick open to signing ‘three strikes’ bill

Governor Deval Patrick said he is considering signing the bill, although he wants legislators to make changes to it next year.

PayPal move bringing tech to Financial District

The online payment company has signed a seven-year lease to occupy 65,000 square feet on two floors in One International Place, one of the tallest buildings in the Boston skyline.

Health care law’s coverage, cost shrink after ruling, CBO says

The Congressional Budget Office said about 3 million fewer people will have health insurance by 2022, and costs will be 7 percent less, after last month’s Supreme Court ruling.


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On baseball

After a 9-1 loss Monday night to the Rangers, manager Bobby Valentine and the hapless Red Sox, who fell to 48-49, are sinking.

Red Sox must decide soon: Are they buyers or sellers?

If GM Ben Cherington doesn’t make a deal soon to shake up the Red Sox, there’s no sense buying before the trade deadline. You might as well sell.


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Book Review

Author Tana French brings homicide detective Mick “Scorch-er” Kennedy back to be the protagonist of her fourth novel.

‘Broken Harbor’ by Tana French

As Tana French’s fourth novel opens, someone has brutally attacked a family, the Spains, who had been living in a desolate housing development on the Irish coast.


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G force

Cyclists raise money to provide free medical flights

Scott Havemeyer is coordinating a September bike ride that will benefit Angel Flight Northeast, which provides free flights for people who need access to medical care.