181 vie for Mass. medical marijuana dispensary licenses

The size of the applicant pool “exceeded most people’s expectations,” said one medical marijuana expert.

Crowded Boston election may leave poll checkers outside

Election officials have tried to identify tight spots long before the Sept. 24 preliminary election.

Man applies for jobless benefits, gets $45,339 bill

Dennis Cutrona’s trouble is the latest to come as the state Department of Unemployment Assistance has moved to a new $46 million computer system.

A wide N.E. divide on health overhaul

The differences highlight how the consumer experience will vary widely under health care reform.

Handheld device lets officials translate on the go

“The box” is supposed to connect authorities to live translators in less than a minute.

When it is ready, the firm rind will not give when you tap it. “Too early or too ripe, and all you hear is a thud,” said Carl Hills. This one was not quite ripe.

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Taste of Summer

Watermelon makes its arrival

The fruit’s arrival wraps up three hot months of sowing and harvesting on Kimball Fruit Farm, Carl Hills’s 200-acre idyll on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border.

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

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 tresses turn limp shortly after hours with a stylist.

John Lackey pitched one of the best games of the season for the Red Sox, and it wasn’t close to good enough.

Dodgers 2, Red Sox 0

Shutout continues downward slide

The Red Sox have not won consecutive games since Aug. 6-7 and are now percentage points behind Tampa Bay in the AL East.

Dan Shaughnessy

Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford won’t talk about Red Sox

The odds of any athlete talking to me after not having time for Jenny Dell are about one hundred million-to-one.


Derrick Z. Jackson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Derrick_Z_Jackson_150px-2030.jpg Clueless at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College far too often seems to exist solely to reveal the depths of racial catatonia among cloistered white students.

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A soldier stood watch near Cairo’s Mustafa Mahmoud mosque, one of several closed off on Friday to squelch gatherings.

Egypt’s military heads off protests

A tight lockdown on Cairo all but squelched a planned day of protests by the Muslim Brotherhood and allies, suggesting that the military government had gained a decisive edge.


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99 Bottles

Brewers Guild Fest returns

More than 80 styles of beer from more than 30 Massachusetts breweries will be available to sample in the Seaport World Trade Center.