Rights suit to allege drugs were planted in Lowell

The federal lawsuit is against the city of Lowell and a police officer who relied on two informants suspected of planting drugs on dozens of innocent victims.

Kenly Hiller worked along the shore at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Falmouth. Hiller is trying to raise $6,000 so she can design and study barriers that block nitrogen runoff from polluting coastal waters.

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Scientists calling on the crowd for funding

Scientists are learning that friends, family, and strangers are willing to chip in small and large sums to help fund their work.

President Obama met with National Security adviser Susan E. Rice and Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham (right) in the Oval Office to discuss strategy in Syria.

Hints of more US help for Syrian rebels

Senator John McCain said he would back a limited strike if President Obama did more to arm the rebels and the attack weakened the Syrian military.

US slices federal funds for MBTA security

Federal security funding has been cut in half, preventing the transit agency from instituting new measures at stations, yards, and tunnels.

Boston school officials are hoping more students will eat the school lunches now that cost is not a barrier.


Without paperwork, school lunch free in Boston

Boston public schools will begin serving free lunches to all students this school year even if families have the financial means to pay.

Felix Arroyo greets Bunny Meyer of Jamaica Plain before a March on Washington commemoration.


Felix Arroyo banking on ground game in race

The candidate is on a difficult quest to prove that the route to the mayor’s office in Boston is paved not solely with money.

Boston’s line for problems draws big following

The number of calls to Boston’s constituent service program has climbed by 35 percent since 2010, driven by a leap in reports via smartphone.

Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill, on Boylston Street near Fenway Park, is a popular destination for Red Sox fans.  Remy’s son, Jared Remy, is accused of killing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel.

Jerry Remy’s businesses apt to weather murder case

The charge against Jared Remy, the son of the Red Sox broadcaster, is not likely to cripple his father’s business ventures, an industry specialist said.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0903oped_mcmorrow.jpg Scared of heights

Boston has a reflexive antipathy toward tall buildings, whether in residential neighborhoods or the heart of the downtown.


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Red Sox starter John Lackey shows his frustration after Victor Martinez scores the game’s first run on a triple by Andy Dirks in the seventh.

Red Sox come up empty against Tigers

The Tigers hung another tough loss on John Lackey. The Red Sox have been shut out 11 times this season, six times with Lackey on the mound.