Headmaster leaves English High in turmoil

Hired as a savior, Sito Narcisse was a young, new principal that upended everything at the school but this: the pattern of failure.

Senator John F. Kerry defended his work as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the accomplishments of the panel. “We have issued some very constructive reports,” he said in an interview.

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Senator Kerry’s closeness to Obama draws fire

Critics say the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has his eye on the secretary of state’s job and, as a ­result, has been too lenient on oversight of the administration’s policies.

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Mitt Romney’s deal with Michael Milken in the late 1980s transformed Bain Capital and the future Republican candidate’s business career.

In Massachusetts, Ron Paul’s Liberty Slate swept the Republican caucuses in April, stealing delegate spots that were expected to go to Mitt Romney’s friends and allies, whom he had selected.

Mass. Republicans oust Ron Paul delegates

Seventeen delegates and alternates were disqualified from representing Mass. Republicans at the RNC because they did not deliver an affidavit in support of Mitt Romney on time.

Filis Casey greeted 11-year-old Bernadine with a lollipop on a return visit to an orphanage in Kenscoff, Haiti.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Newton woman brings hope to orphans in Haiti

Filis Casey has traveled the world, lifting children out of the shadows and into adoptive homes, but she has never seen anything like the problems plaguing the country.

Scientists rethink old ideas about the moon

The moon holds a frozen record of the early history of the solar system, and understanding the details of its formation and composition may provide valuable insight.

Yvonne Abraham

A dangerous silence

Somebody fires into a crowded city park, hits a 4-year-old child, cripples a community with fear. And one year later, the lowlife is still walking around.

Guide to upcoming MBTA changes

The price of all passes and fares is rising an average of 23 percent, though some riders will see a much steeper increase. Here is a guide to the changes, which take effect next Sunday.

Bob Ryan

Statue a fitting tribute for PawSox owner

Thirty-five years ago, Ben Mondor took a bankrupt franchise and turned it into as important a social and cultural institution as there is in all of Rhode Island.


All-Scholastics: Honoring the area’s best

It’s time to toast local athletes for their achievements. Led by Carla Forbes of Newton North, the season’s best shined bright.


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Red Sox 8, Braves 4

Will Middlebrooks, right, has gone 10 for 14 in his last five games with three homers, three doubles and nine RBIs.

Middlebrooks shines in victory

As questions continued about the future of Kevin Youkilis, Will Middlebrooks had another solid outing to lead the Red Sox over Atlanta.


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Starts & Stops

The Rockport train station is one of the stops where there’s no place nearby to purchase tickets before boarding trains.

MBTA commuter rail riders rankled by surprise surcharge

A hidden fare increase coming for all commuter rail riders who buy tickets on board, an issue generating reader feedback and legislative attention.


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Linda K. Zecher, Chief executive, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Bankruptcy over, Boston’s Houghton Mifflin looks ahead

Linda K. Zecher, the company’s chief executive, spoke to the Globe in her first interview since a New York bankruptcy judge approved the reorganization.


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The Olympic Stadium will be the site of the Opening and Closing ceremonies and the track and field competition during the London Olympics.

For the London Olympics, tourists are the big beneficiaries

No city does pomp and pageantry better than London — think royal weddings and the Diamond Jubilee, but with 10,500 athletes and 600,000 tourists added to the mix.