In a world of super PACs, Mitt Romney rules

The other GOP contenders’ backers raised not nearly as much, and President Obama, long a harsh critic of super PACs, only recently urged his supporters to get into the game.


East Boston unsure if casino is a step up

There are nagging fears, even among some backers, that a Suffolk Downs casino might upset a tenuous balance and knock an up-and-coming community off stride.

Yvonne Abraham

// A flyover in East Boston would be dreamy

The plans for managing traffic around a proposed Suffolk Downs casino fills columnist Yvonne Abraham with joy because Route 1A is the bane of her existence.

The Celtics’ 101-88 loss was likely the last time Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen will play together.

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Heat 101, Celtics 88 | Dan Shaughnessy

NBA Finals dream ends, along with an era

The Heat came up big in crunch time to beat the Celtics in Game 7, as the curtain came down on the era of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen.

Young adults put buying a home on backburner

The number of 25-to-34-year-olds owning homes in Massachusetts dropped 20 percent between 2005 and 2010, according to the US census.

China’s population shift has far-reaching effects

The county’s economic slowdown has deepened — underscored by the cut in interest rates by the Chinese government — with implications for the global, national, and Mass. economies.

// Moroccan transplant is TechBoston’s youngest valedictorian ever

Mohammed Amine Elmeghni, 16, struggled to prove himself, but will soon enter Syracuse University with a scholarship.

Boston’s faces of excellence

Thirty-nine different paths, many that began in distant lands, have brought them together. Here is a snapshot of Boston’s 2012 valedictorians.


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Nationals 4, Red Sox 2

Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchhia banged his helmet with his hand after making the last out of the game in the Nationals’ 4-2 win.

Red Sox offense kept quiet

Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez and four relievers held the Red Sox to five hits as Boston dropped back under .500 for the first time since May 27.

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Spain to accept European economic bailout

The struggling nation will use up to $125 billion to try to stabilize its cash-starved banks after increasingly desperate calls from world leaders to accept the money.


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Young readers’ (nonrequired) summer books list

School is out and for book lovers summer vacation means piles of paperbacks, a well-stocked ereader, and daily trips to the library.