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Developer pitches new design for Filene’s site

The empty Filene’s site (left) and a rendering of the proposed tower (right).

Pat Greenhouse/Globe File (left); Handel Architects

The proposal would feature a 606-foot glass skyscraper with 500 residences at the former Filene’s department store in Boston.

State Street Corp. plans to build an 11-story office building at the Channel Center complex off A Street in South Boston.

State Street to get tax break for waterfront office

Boston officials will give the financial firm $11.5 million in tax cuts to construct a new office building on the South Boston waterfront.

// Victoria Kennedy invites Brown, Warren to debate

The widow of Edward M. Kennedy has invited Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren to a September debate that would be moderated by Tom Brokaw.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

On basketball

Celtics not guaranteed to break up Big Three

The future of the Kevin Garnett-Ray Allen-Paul Pierce era is uncertain. But it’s no sure thing they won’t return.

 A soldier scans across the border at houses in Pakistan during a June patrol in Afghanistan.


Suicide is the biggest foe for US troops

While the Pentagon has made serious and sustained efforts to address suicide, the growing number of these cases suggests that the message isn’t taking hold.

Melinda Doolittle (left) and Crystal Aikin performing Saturday at Symphony Hall.

Music Review

Gospel with the Pops resonates with joy, reverence

The Boston Pops’ Gospel Night is a testament to how much the genre has adapted to modern tastes in music.

New England’s newest casino opens in Maine

The Oxford Casino, built on former farmland, opened early this month, two years after voters narrowly approved it in a statewide referendum.


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Rajon Rondo was the only Celtic able to score in the final 6:10 of Game 7. During that time, the score was Miami 13, Rondo 4.

Celtics’ Rajon Rondo defiant after loss to Heat

Rondo, who had his fourth triple-double of the playoffs in Boston’s Game 7 loss, felt the Celtics’ downfall was the result of simply missing shots they normally make.

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Health and wellness

Daily Dose

How to rewire your brain to be more optimistic

A new book, “Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain,” redefines what optimism is. Try the following four measures to alter your outlook on life.

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Head to head

Can Boston compete with Silicon Valley?

Shawn Harris of and Niraj Shah of Wayfair, who have been building businesses in the region for more than a decade, talk about running start-ups.