US moving naval forces closer to Syria, Hagel says

President Obama has asked the Pentagon to prepare military options for a possible decision regarding Syria, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

// Jerry Remy to miss at least three more Red Sox games

A NESN spokesman said he had no information about whether the broadcaster, whose son has been charged with killing his girlfriend, will return to the booth this season.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign on Aug. 30 amid a sexual harassment scandal.

Embattled San Diego mayor agrees to resign Aug. 30

Mayor Bob Filner had been accused by at least 17 women of sexual harassment, allegations that eroded his support after nine months on the job.

Market Basket board votes to distribute $250m to owners

The latest action from the board, divided between factions that either support or want to replace the chief executive, was a vote to distribute $250 million to its nine shareholders.

Jake Novak (right) and other cast members of “Kiss Me, Kate” performing a musical number on the Hatch Shell stage Wednesday.

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Many kisses for ‘Kate’ on the Esplanade

There is no better way to spend a summer evening than watching Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra collaborate on “Kiss Me, Kate.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar stylist Amanda Gurdjian with client Cyd McKenna.

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Blow-dry salons come to Boston

Places like Blo, Hairo, and Be Styled don’t cut hair but are being embraced by clients frustrated at seeing their coiffed hair turn limp shortly after hours with a stylist.

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A new book provides the ultimate quiz on ‘Yankee Doodle’

Take this challenging quiz on New England history and lore to see if you’re a true Yankee.

The Martha Graham Dance Company performing at Jacob’s Pillow.

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Graham dancers take a fresh turn at Jacob’s Pillow

The Martha Graham Dance Company demonstrates the best way to perform their late founder’s ballets.



// How limiting is Walsh’s union cash?

Martin Walsh’s big haul of union money raises the question of how independent he could be if elected mayor of Boston.


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A scene from “Chennai Express,” one of the Bollywood movies that has been featured at Apple Cinemas at the Fresh Pond Mall.

Fresh Pond Mall theater goes Bollywood

The newly named Apple Cinemas is offering not only a full range of Indian movies but additional foreign-language films for underserved international audiences.