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Isaac gains strength as it nears Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Isaac may become a hurricane and possibly hit late Tuesday along a 300-mile stretch from the bayous southwest of New Orleans to the Florida Panhandle.

Opinion | Peter S. Canellos

Putting Ann Romney in the spotlight is a smart move by the GOP

Ann Romney’s speech Tuesday night at the Republican convention will be a chance for women to hear a woman speak who is at ease and empathetic before crowds.

TSA set to fire 6 Logan Airport staffers

The Transportation Security Administration moved to fire six bag-screening officers at Logan and suspend 14 others for failing to meet work standards.

China Altman and Carl Foster in one of the four rose beds at the Public Garden last week. Altman and her fellow volunteers are called the Rose Brigade.


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The rose maven of the Public Garden

For 25 years, the volunteers of the Rose Brigade have tended the Public Garden’s roses. Founder China Altman has been their field general since the very beginning.

One DivcoWest executive said the firm intends to market its properties like 330 Congress St. to a range of companies.

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Boston, Cambridge lure California firm

DivcoWest, an overseer of a stable of Silicon Valley power addresses, is hoping to replicate its success there with developments in the Seaport District and East Cambridge.

Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka made his return to the mound on Monday against the Royals.

Red Sox 5, Royals 1

Red Sox overtake Royals for series win

Daisuke Matsuzaka was strong after missing the last 48 games on the disabled list as the retooled Red Sox won three out of four against the Royals.

Hull woman battles to preserve right to feed birds

Officials and neighbors of Gail Kansky in Hull are seeking an injunction in response to her alleged overfeeding of swarms of birds.


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David Ortiz hit against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park on Aug. 24, 2012.

David Ortiz on 15-day disabled list, hopes for return

The Red Sox designated hitter believes a platelet-rich plasma injection will assist in healing his sore right Achilles’ tendon so he can return in September.


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Matthew Tomsicek earns money through YouTube.

Many reap profit in posting YouTube videos

Thanks to YouTube’s Partner Program, a new class of digital auteurs are turning the popularity of their videos into profits.

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Book Review

In “Fire in the Ashes,” activist Jonathan Kozol returns to the South Bronx.

‘Fire in the Ashes’ by Jonathan Kozol

In his new book, the education activist returns to the South Bronx to bring readers up to date on the children he has followed for decades.

Health and wellness

G Force

“I had one participant who said, ‘It feels like my stories are carried on my back and one by one I’m unloading the burden,’ ” said Pamela Post-Ferrante.

Using writing to aid the healing process

Pamela Post-Ferrante, who had four major cancer surgeries in the 1990s, recently wrote a book to help individuals and groups use writing as therapy.