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Roxbury college nominates interim president

Roxbury Community College’s board of trustees selected Dr. Linda Edmonds Turner to be interim president, eight days after Terrence Gomes announced his retirement amid controversy.

State OK’s $31m in tax breaks

A state economic development board on Tuesday awarded more than $31 million in state and local tax breaks to companies for 17 projects.

Nora Ephron, wry writer of ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ dies at 71

Nora Ephron, an author, screenwriter and playwright who brought a wry take on life, love and loss, has died.

University presidents approve NCAA football playoff

A committee of university presidents approved a plan for a four-team playoff to begin in 2014 put forward by commissioners of the major football conferences.

// Cape Cod bear turns up in Brookline

The bear, which was safely removed from Brookline by wildlife officials this morning, first made headlines after a weeks-long romp across the Cape.

Salt and pepper shrimp on a bed of cabbage slaw.

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

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Park Restaurant a nice fit in Harvard Square

It can be difficult for a restaurant to remake itself, replacing a former identity with a completely new concept. But this is what Park Restaurant & Bar has handily done.

Exclusive Wednesday Preview | Food

UpStairs on the Square has staying power

The eclectic clientele and the zany decor have kept the Harvard Square restaurant a go-to institution. For longtime patrons, the whimsy is part of the draw.

Opinion | The Podium

Paying it forward with 1,000 days to live

After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and told he had about 1,000 days to live, Avi Kremer founded nonprofit Prize4Life to help accelerate the discovery of a cure for ALS.

Boston Capital

How the little biotech guys beat big odds

For every famous Cambridge biotech company in the news, there are dozens of smaller ventures trying to maneuver through the same business obstacle course in relative obscurity.

Daniel Nava, right, celebrated with Ryan Kalish after they scored on Dustin Pedroia's single in the seventh inning, breaking a 1-1 tie.

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 1

Red Sox bats come alive late

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a tying solo homer and the Red Sox added two more runs with two outs in the seventh inning to rally for the win.


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A “for sale” sign hung in front of a home, in Milton, Mass. in this 2011 file photo.

Mass. home sales jump sharply in May

The number of single-family homes sold in Massachusetts last month was the largest monthly total in nearly two years, the Warren Group said Tuesday.


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.