Bail granted for Trayvon Martin shooter

The judge set bail for George Zimmerman at $150,000, with conditions barring use of any firearms, alcohol, or drugs, and imposing a curfew.

MIT seeks to invest $450m at Hanscom

The Department of Defense has quietly approved an MIT proposal to build a $450 million research facility at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford.

Brian McGrory

An untimely award

A recent award given to the Liberty Mutual board of directors screams that the entire tawdry system of corporate oversight and governance has to be blown up and rebuilt.

President Obama’s supporters expand efforts in swing states

The well-oiled Obama machine is flexing its organizational might with as much, if not greater, urgency as in 2008.

opinion | scot lehiigh

Bill Maher, Ted Nugent pollute the political dialogue

Maher and Nugent have each made highly offensive comments about women, and the presidential campaigns seem pleased to have their support.

Thousands turned out to tour Fenway Park during an open house on Thursday.

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Dan Shaughnessy

It’s Fenway Park’s time to shine

Forget the team’s lousy record for a day. This is about celebrating 100 years of a special home for baseball.

Fenway at 100 | Book excerpt

// Fenway Park an indelible part of Boston history

Why is the park so beloved? Explore in this excerpt from the Boston Globe’s keepsake book on the ballpark’s centennial.

// The Wall is an icon of more than just Fenway

The park’s signature feature has undergone a few facelifts but remains a towering presence and a symbol for baseball and for Boston.

Sports Media

Peter Gammons wrong to call out Globe reporter

Gammons asserted that Globe reporter Bob Hohler should reveal the anonymous sources from his Red Sox collapse story.


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Marching to a familiar sad refrain

Funerals like Chief Michael Maloney’s have a new significance for five members of the honor guard from Woburn’s Police Department, who buried one of their own in 2010.


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Liberty Mutual’s revenue tripled to nearly $35 billion while Edmund F. Kelly was chief executive.

Liberty Mutual critics decry executive’s pay package

The revelation that Liberty Mutual paid chairman Edmund F. “Ted’’ Kelly roughly $200 million over the past four years has angered some customers and watchdog groups.

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Sarkozy’s reelection in jeopardy

Nicolas Sarkozy appears to be running neck and neck with his main challenger, the Socialist candidate Francois Hollande, in the first round of voting Sunday.