Mayoral candidates pushing hard for Latino votes

Candidates are distributing Spanish-language literature on their political positions, rolling out Hispanic volunteers to make a pitch, and hiring Latino staff members.

// Inside the double life of Aaron Hernandez

Family turmoil and rough associates marked the football player’s life growing up in Bristol, Conn.

An Egyptian walked in front of a burned-out car and leftover debris from a protest camp in Cairo on Thursday.

Death toll in Egypt violence rises to 421

The Egyptian Health Ministry also raised the number of injured from Wednesday’s violence to 2,926.

Bulger juror bristles at online criticism

A juror in the trial of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger defended the panel against attacks on social media deriding their performance in the Boston case that drew attention across the globe.

Words on gays cost bishop post at Dartmouth

A prominent African bishop’s deanship was rescinded because of controversy over his views on homosexuality.

Small cosmetic changes were made to the Forum restaurant’s second floor.

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Four months after Marathon bombings, Forum reopens

Euz Azevedo faces a new challenge: jump-starting a business that is also the site of one of the city’s biggest tragedies, and is the last to reopen after the bombings.

Federal court Judge Joseph Tauro has spent about four decades on the Massachusetts bench.

Groundbreaking federal judge to step back

US District Court Judge Joseph Tauro, who gained national attention as the first judge to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, is retiring from full-time status on the bench.

Yvonne Abraham

Raynham track owner riding on luck

Now, more than ever, it’s great to be George Carney. “Some people are lucky, and some people aren’t. I’ve been very lucky.”

Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels were in the swing — before Brady hurt his left knee at practice.


Tom Brady’s injury is Patriots’ latest misfortune

Typing the words “Brady” and “knee sprain” in the same sentence is never a good thing, even if the quarterback doesn’t miss much practice time.



// Obama has an opening with Iran

Obama now has the opportunity to open talks with Iran for the first time in 34 years. He has the right instinct — diplomacy first before thinking about war with Iran.


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The owner of this Charlestown boatyard says evictions are needed to clear the way for rebuilding, but about 30 boats there also serve as residences.

State, boatyard owner at odds over repairs

A judge is expected to rule on an injunction that would force the owner of two decaying piers on Boston’s scenic waterfront to fix the structures.


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State Senator Karen Spilka admits she didn’t oppose the IT tax in a recent bill.

Lawmaker moves to repeal software tax

Democratic state Senator Karen Spilka, running for Congress, has filed a bill to repeal the software services tax that caught many in the tech sector off guard.


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Book Review

‘The Realm of Last Chances’ by Steve Yarbrough

In “The Realm of Last Chances,” Yarbrough takes a calm, somewhat relaxed attitude toward his characters’ decay.