MBTA proposes selling naming rights for stations

The move would make the MBTA among the nation’s first transit agencies to apply corporate monikers to places woven into city lore.

Customer Arthur Silevicz said in Brockton that people are “going to pay whether it goes up or not.”

Cheaper gas is a tricky political calculus

Gas prices have fallen 50 cents since mid-April and could hit $3 a gallon by the end of the summer, but politicians are remaining uncharacteristically silent on the issue.

Todd Russell (right) made cold calls at Obama campaign headquarters in Manchester, N.H.


Campaigns fight to win over voters in New Hampshire

The sense in both the Obama and Romney camps is that the fight for this state’s four electoral votes will be close and possibly pivotal in the presidential election.

Scot Lehigh

Where are Mitt Romney’s details?

The Republican candidate takes regular refuge in vague answers and foggy formulations that extend to the heart of his core proposals.

Eastern Standard wants employees to be as informed as its customers.


For restaurant’s staff, culture is on the menu

Training for employees of Eastern Standard includes a unique repertoire that seeks to make employees fully versed in the culture and politics of our times.

Joe Forte used a QR code and a smartphone app to learn more about fish and other items sold at Red’s Best at a recent farmers market in Boston.

Farmers markets grow with high-tech advances

With new smartphone apps and other technology, farmers markets are shifting from a cash-only business, and drawing more customers.

Brian McGrory

Tough landing for roaming bear

What exactly will our state environmental officials do for an encore after shooting a black bear 50 feet out of a tree because he had the audacity to visit Chestnut Hill?

A Swiss group will show silhouettes of slaves.

Louis Agassiz exhibit divides Harvard, Swiss group

Racist images of slaves and Brazilian natives, which were commissioned by the 19th-century naturalist, have caused a dispute between Harvard and the exhibit’s organizer.

Office high-rise would join list of Boston’s tallest

Entrepreneur Steve Belkin is renewing his effort to build a skyscraper in the Financial District that would rival the city’s tallest buildings, according to people briefed on the matter.


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Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 1

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 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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“Being an informant in a criminal case does not in and of itself immunize you from crimes,” said US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, on James “Whitey” Bulger’s claim that an immunity agreement with the federal government shielded him from being charged with crimes.

US attorney rebuts Bulger claim of immunity

Informants are not necessarily protected from prosecution, US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said in response to James “Whitey” Bulger’s claim of immunity.


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The SecurID device has a screen that displays a number used to access computer networks.

RSA rebuts report of flaw in its security

The security division of EMC Corp. fired back against a report from a group of computer scientists that suggests RSA’s SecurID technology may be open to attacks by hackers.

Nation & World

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In response to the downing of a Turkish warplane, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey warned Syrian forces to stay clear of their mutual border or face a military response to any perceived threat.

Syria warned to stay clear of Turkey border

Buoyed by support from his country’s NATO allies, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Syrian forces they would face a Turkish military response to any perceived threat.


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Book ReviEW

‘Yes, Chef’ by Marcus Samuelsson

The story chronicles the life of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson from his birth in Ethiopia, adoption by a Swedish family, and hard-won kitchen success.


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.