Mitt Romney’s ’02 Olympics short on transparency

Romney promised “complete transparency” when he took charge of the scandal-plagued Salt Lake City Olympics, but archivists say most key records about the Games were destroyed.

// Hard-charging start for youngest Mass. mayor

Twenty-two years old and openly gay, Alex Morse was an unlikely victor in November’s mayoral race in Holyoke, where he became the youngest mayor in state history.

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Romney to blast Obama defense cuts in speech to VFW

The presumptive Republican candidate seeks to contrast his view of the country’s national standing with President Obama’s in today’s speech.

Mass. home sales in June post best month in two years

Single-family home sales rose to the highest level for any month in two years, more evidence that the local housing market could be on the mend, the Warren Group reported.

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He knows what you’re thinking

Westborough’s Eric Dittelman brings his mind-reading act to “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday night, but he says he has no idea if he’ll win the show’s prize.


Big time on his mind

Dittelman’s knack for knowing what people think could end up netting him a million bucks.

Opinion | Farah Stockman

// Acceptable risk

Here in America, a key thing that defines us — that sets us apart from the rest of the world — is our willingness to die by gunfire.

Christopher L. Gasper

// NCAA did the right thing on Penn State

For once, the NCAA didn’t hide behind its rule book or some obscure bureaucratic bylaw. It applied the rule of common sense.

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// Captivated by ‘Whale and Calf’

This anonymous depiction of a whale calf in the mouth of its mother, in the New Bedford Whaling Museum, might have been painted by someone who observed such a scene.


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Rangers 9, Red Sox 1

Red Sox starter Felix Doubront (5 IP, 6 R) is pulled by manager Bobby Valentine during the sixth inning.

Red Sox no match for Rangers

The losing streak hit four games on Monday night as Texas pounded Boston, 9-1, putting the Red Sox back under .500 for the first time since June 16.

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Book Review

Author Tana French brings homicide detective Mick “Scorch-er” Kennedy back to be the protagonist of her fourth novel.

‘Broken Harbor’ by Tana French

As Tana French’s fourth novel opens, someone has brutally attacked a family, the Spains, who had been living in a desolate housing development on the Irish coast.


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Cyclists raise money to provide free medical flights

Scott Havemeyer is coordinating a September bike ride that will benefit Angel Flight Northeast, which provides free flights for people who need access to medical care.