Two die, 20 fall ill at music festival

Mansfield police said two people died and 45 others were arrested after an electronic music concert at the Comcast Center on Thursday night.

Study predicts Mass. economy will lose momentum

The US economy lost momentum over the past three months and Massachusetts is expected to follow as consumer spending slows and the economic crisis in Europe takes its toll.

Nancy Baym (left) and Mary L. Gray are social media researchers at Microsoft Cambridge, becoming anthropologists of the digital age.

Cambridge becoming social media research hub

Some of the Boston area’s brightest minds are studying, in real time, changing attitudes and behaviors for Harvard, MIT, IBM, Google and Microsoft.

Patrons ate clams and fries at a picnic table next to the water outside J.T. Farnham’s in Essex.

The Roads to Summer

A clam lover’s paradise

From the Clam Box in Ipswich to J.T. Farnham’s in Essex, this 9-mile ribbon of Route 133 is a clam lover’s paradise, boasting an unrivaled array of the delicious morsels.

Adrian Walker

Boston City Council districts should be scrapped

The best way to empower voters of color and form a body that really looks like Boston, is to elect the entire council citywide.

A pulsating soundtrack and giant puppets from “Harry Potter” were main characters in opening ceremonies for the London Olympics.

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For its opening act, Britain’s great

Britain greeted the world Friday with an extravagant celebration that included a tour through the country’s history and popular culture.

Elizabeth Beisel will swim the 400-meter individual medley Saturday.

Elizabeth Beisel a gold-medal favorite

In her second Olympics, Rhode Island’s only representative comes to the Games as the woman to beat in Saturday’s 400-meter individual medley.

Red Sox starter Aaron Cook lasted only four innings.

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Red Sox get blasted in series opener vs. Yankees

It was an embarrassing performance for the Red Sox, marked by poor pitching and fielding and an approach at the plate that bordered on unprofessional.

Dan Shaughnessy

The Red Sox are done

The Sox lost again Friday night, 10-3, in the Bronx. Since Sept. 1 the Sox are 56-71, yet still cling to the preposterous notion that they are part of baseball’s elite class.


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Davio’s executive chef Eric Swartz stocked the restaurant’s the walk-in cooler with produce bought from the Dining Alliance.

Boston restaurants work together to save money

Scores of restaurateurs are joining forces through the Dining Alliance to leverage their purchasing power and save money on everything from pork to pignoli.

Nation & World

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Many of the athletes from around the world will be posting both text and images on Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media, documenting their time in competition and in around the Olympic Village in London.

Welcome to the Socialympics

Thanks to the soaring popularity of social media, fans of the Olympics will have the opportunity to follow the London Games more comprehensively, and obsessively, than ever before.