Europe’s biotech firms flocking to Bay State

Executives see the Mass. biomedical cluster as a gateway to a US market that increasingly looks like a safe haven from Europe’s debt crisis.

A DNA display was ready to be unpacked for the BIO convention at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

BIO convention comes back to Boston

The Massachusetts life sciences sector has grown and changed noticeably since Boston last played host to the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in 2007.

Cheryl Senter for the Boston Globe

Different paths led to a deadly encounter

A Greenland police chief and his alleged killer shared N.H. roots and both sought acclaim in public service, but their lives diverged sharply.


Still a long way to go for gay youth

Being a gay adult is easier in Massachusetts than it is in other places. But if you’re a kid, being gay in this state is still pretty tough.

Joe Resnek has gone from a ‘‘Chelsea punk’’ to a Harvard student to a speechwriter in the Obama administration. He recently listened as Alan Solomont, the US ambassador to Spain, practiced a speech.


Joe Resnek is writing his way to the top

The Chelsea native has gone from a flourishing stealing-and-selling business to writing speeches for chiefs of staff and agency heads.

Dan Shaughnessy

Some bad vibrations at Wrigley Field

The hours before the Red Sox-Cubs game Saturday night featured enough snubs and awkward moments to fill a full season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.’’


Theater audiences are growing older

The millennials, so financially strapped that they’ve been dubbed “Generation Debt,’’ might well feel that they’re in no position to be regular patrons.

Students laud Obama’s immigration decision

For many youths living in America illegally, the president’s announcement that the federal government will allow young immigrants eligibility for work permits was a game-changer.

A father’s sacrifice is his son’s calling

For the sons and daughters of the nine firefighters killed in the 1972 Verdome Hotel fire, including BFD District Fire Chief Richard Magee Jr., Father’s Day remains bittersweet.


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Red Sox hang on to defeat the Cubs

Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered to back a strong start by Jon Lester as Boston won the second game of its weekend series in Chicago.


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Emma Miller (center) tried to squeeze in during a game of musical chairs.

Musical chairs event attracts 1,500

Players attempted to set a new record for the largest game of musical chairs at Amesbury Sports Park. Though the game fell short of the 10,000-player target, the winner took home $10,000.


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Mitt Romney rerouted his tour after Pennsylvania’s former governor, Ed Rendell, and several other Democratic officials held a press conference outside the Wawa gas station where the former Massachusetts governor had planned an early afternoon stop.

Romney goes off Pa. itinerary to avoid Dems

Democrats pushed likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney off of his original itinerary as his bus tour wound through Pennsylvania.

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‘The Obamians’ by James Mann

Mann’s “Obamians” is the successor volume to “Rise of the Vulcans,” his sketch of the foreign-policy worldview of those surrounding George W. Bush.


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Kid friendly

After some games at Turner Field in Atlanta, kids get to run the bases.

10 baseball diamonds for the young at heart

Baseball teams are trying to find ways to appeal to the entire family — making the stadium a destination where there’s more to do than just watch baseball.