Dan Shaughnessy

Blockbuster Red Sox trade would signify end of failed era

Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Adrian Gonzalez have underachieved and are on the verge of being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dealing Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers would be the biggest Red Sox trade since Babe Ruth was dealt to the Yankees. Hope this one works out better.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine talks with Adrian Gonzalez before Friday’s game. Gonzalez was a late scratch from the lineup amid trade rumors.

On Baseball

Red Sox on verge of trading Beckett, Gonzalez, Crawford

By unloading approximately $270 million of their mistakes, the Sox are hoping to start again with a blank slate.

Tech, bio firms meet resistance in Cambridge

The explosive growth that has made the city a life sciences and technology hub is meeting resistance from residents who say development is overwhelming neighborhoods.

Taylor Swift’s ties to a Kennedy creates buzz

The romance between Swift, 22, and Conor Kennedy, 18, has questions swirling in Hyannis about the young starlet trying on the princess crown in Camelot.

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $1.05b in patent case

The decision could make it harder for competitors to challenge the iPhone and iPad in the massive global market for smartphones and tablet computers.

Mosquitoes spreading fear, new challenges

In Massachusetts and across the country, war is being waged against unprecedented levels of mosquitoes carrying Eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus.

Mitt Romney, shown on the stump at a farm in Commerce, Mich., on Friday, will attempt to rebrand his image at next week’s Republican convention, with an emphasis on his charitable work, religious life, and job-creation record.


Mitt Romney plans personal narrative to reshape image

Romney will attempt to rebrand himself at next week’s Republican convention by highlighting his charitable work, religious life, and job-creation record.

When bands, candidates don’t harmonize

Campaign anthems are meant to meld a candidate’s substance with style. But increasingly, it seems, performers are demanding that candidates stop the music.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/08/22/BostonGlobe.com/Enterprise/Advance/Images/subway002-684--90x90.jpg The T and its predecessors

Private railroads and horse-drawn streetcar companies served the transportation needs of Boston and outlying towns for decades before the MBTA accepted its first token.


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On Football

Tom Brady coughs up the ball while getting smacked by Michael Bennett.

Patriots have the components to keep winning

Here are some of the things we know, and don’t know, about the Patriots heading into the final two weeks before the regular season.

Nation & World

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Syrian children received treatment Friday after shells from government forces hit their house in Aleppo.

Flood of Syrian refugees accelerates

The United Nations said that more than 200,000 refugees had registered in Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey, with 30,000 new arrivals tallied the past week.