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Greenway deserves public support

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is well-loved but severely underfunded, and someone has to pay, writes Renée Loth.

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Children learn yo-yo tricks at Boston’s Race Amity Day.

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Cafe tables await diners at High Street.

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Parkgoers cool off in a fountain.

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James Surls’s “Walking Flower Times the Power of Five.” is on on parcel 21.

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The Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenwayincludes a labyrinth of grass and stone.

06/19/2012 NEWBURYPORT, MA A Peregrine Falcon (cq) carousel character. Artist Jeffrey Briggs (cq), works on a custom carousel, commissioned by the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy (cq). The finished carousel is set to be installed on the Greenway next year. Briggs works out of a studio at his home in Newburyport. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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A peregrine falcon will be in a custom carouselset to be installed next year.

Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, and Kyla Ross of the gold medal-winning US women’s gymnastics team.

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A critic’s first Olympics

The Globe’s Matthew Gilbert has reluctantly found that astounding athletics and human drama make the Games TV gold.

Stage set for sprinting showdown

The marquee event of these Games is the men's 100 meters, writes Chad Finn, which will feature Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake and Americans Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin.

New Bedford infant, mother found dead

A young mother and her infant daughter were found dead in their apartment Friday, but foul play is not suspected at this time.

twins 6, red sox 5, 10 innings

Red Sox lose third straight

The Red Sox suffered yet another loss to the Twins Friday night, this one in 10 innings, as they squandered a four-run lead.

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President Obama seized on a report that showed the US gained 163,000 jobs in July, while Mitt Romney pointed to the rise in the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent.

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Chris Myers, the wisecracking Boston native who survived the first great white shark attack on a Massachusetts swimmer since 1936, spoke at a press conference on Friday.

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Join Globe editor Peter Canellos, author Michael Grunwald, and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker for a look at the US presidential race.


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Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown have differing views on greenhouse gases.

Brown, Warren split on environmental policies

US Senator Scott Brown, who says he regrets having supported the region’s effort to cut greenhouse gases, has dismayed environmental advocates, who have turned to Elizabeth Warren.


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Movie Review

Farrell as Doug Quaid with Jessica Biel as his freedom-fighter girlfriend.

Total mind games

This remake of “Total Recall,” the 1990 science-fiction movie, has excellent production design and starts well before it works its way toward average.