New streetlights a glaring concern

LED streetlamps in Boston)

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

A multimillion-dollar project will replace all of the roughly 60,000 electric streetlights in the city with more efficient LED fixtures, but critics say the new lights are too bright.

Scenic artist Joshua Wells applied final touches to the Hatch Shell on Tuesday while others checked camera angles in preparation for Wednesday’s July Fourth concert and festivities on the Esplanade.

Fourth of July

Fireworks displays are 1,000 years in the making

Modern displays like the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular have benefited from years of advances in chemistry and circuitry.

Mitt and Ann Romney enjoyed some Bailey’s Bubble ice cream with their family as they continued their vacation Monday inWolfeboro, N.H.

Romneys put tiny N.H. town in the spotlight

With the Romney clan vacationing at their lakeside compound, Wolfeboro residents are getting a taste of what a Mitt Romney presence would feel like should he become president.

As Rep. Tierney continued to deny any knowledge that his brothers-in-law were involved in illegal activity, some constituents were skeptical and insisted that he must have known more than he is letting on.

Some backers skeptical about Rep. Tierney’s assertions

Even long-time backers say they have their doubts about the eight-term incumbent amidst questions over his in-laws’ gambling ring.

// Drop in gifts sparks questions over future for Murray

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray’s fund-raising has plummeted since his highly publicized auto accident and entanglement in the Chelsea housing scandal last year.

In Taunton, a feeling of angst over defense cuts

The Pentagon’s request to cut $334 million from a contract with General Dynamics this year threatens hundreds of jobs, and has left Taunton feeling helpless.

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God Particle announcement

Physicists celebrate evidence of ‘God particle’

Scientists in Europe this morning claimed a discovery ‘‘consistent’’ with the long-sought ‘‘God particle,’’ which helps explain what gives all matter in the universe size and shape.


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Athletics 3, Red Sox 2

The Athletics mobbed Coco Crisp, right, after he hit the game-winning sacrifice fly in the ninth inning.

Red Sox fall to A’s in ninth

The Athletics beat the Red Sox, 3-2, with two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for Boston’s third walkoff loss in six games.


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A dog got a taste of Carvery Creations, Chef Michael’s new line of dog food, at a food truck at the SoWa Open Market on Sunday.

Food truck adds dog treats to menu in Boston

Chef Michael’s rolled out a food truck for dogs in the South End with the goal of giving man’s best friend the chance to partake in the popular ritual.

Food & dining

Food | Travel

Vendors at the Torvehallerne Market offer all sorts food, from cupcakes to traditional Danish open-face sandwiches (right).

Copenhagen’s Torvehallerne Market draws tourists and locals

The 10-month-old market is a treasure trove of foodstuffs and the first of its kind in Copenhagen. About 80 indoor stalls offer wares from Denmark and from around the world.