Wind turbine noise is targeted in Mass.

Environmental officials are considering new regulations that would require the state to review potential noise issues before wind turbines are built.

// Tennis Hall of Fame quiet on alleged abuse

Nine months after the hall announced it would investigate sexual abuse allegations against inductee Bob Hewitt, it turns out there is no inquiry.

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4 students killed memorialized in BU ceremonies

Boston University graduated more than 6,700 students in a ceremony that paused in silence to remember four students killed this spring but mostly looked ahead with optimism.

Loophole in state law protects some drunk drivers

Attorney General Martha Coakley and state legislators are seeking to tighten Melanie’s Law to prevent lax treatment of admittedly drunk drivers whose cases are continued.

Iris Apfel worked on her exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in 2009.


Fashion icon to bequeath trove to Salem museum

Iris Apfel, the celebrated New York fashion doyenne, will give the Peabody Essex more than 600 pieces of clothing and accessories by world-famous designers.

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Cigar already lit for Celtics’ win in Game 5

The Celtics are simply better than the Sixers and should be embarrassed that they are in this position, with the series now tied, 2-2.

Massachusetts firm in $1.25b deal in China

Alternative energy start-up GreatPoint Energy will announce that it will build a plant in Western China to convert coal into synthetic natural gas.

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The science behind sin

Researchers are trying to make sense of our darker impulses, and may just help save us from ourselves.

Donna Summer, pictured at Bank of America Pavilion in 2008. She died May 17 at age 63.

Donna Summer was more than just her dance hits

“The Queen of Disco” had a voice and spirit that many of us will carry as we turn up the old Victrola and dance the night away.


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Red Sox 5, Phillies 1

Josh Beckett evened his record at 4-4 by carrying a shutout into the eighth inning.

Josh Beckett brilliant for Red Sox

The righthander carried a shutout into the eighth inning, walking two and striking out five as the Red Sox stopped the Phillies again, 5-1.


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Niraj Shah (left) and Steve Conine founded Wayfair in 2002.

Wayfair makes move toward prime time

The founders of Boston online retailer Wayfair hope to build a brand that could one day be as well known as rivals Amazon and eBay.

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Book Review

In “Engines of Change” Paul Ingrassia takes a look at iconic cars.

‘Engines of Change’ by Paul Ingrassia

In this new book, Ingrassia traces the history of some iconic cars and how those models reflected shifts in politics, culture, and technology.

Health and wellness

Daily dose

Increased risks of sleepwalking

A recent survey showed that nearly one-third of 19,000 American adults said they’d been caught sleepwalking at some point in their lives.

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Home-swapping vacations gaining in popularity

The practice of swapping homes with another vacationer in a desirable location is a tested way for flexible-minded travelers to find a low-cost vacation option.

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No. 1 overall

Momenta: The perfect Massachusetts success story

A hit product propelled this maker of generic drugs from a money-losing operation to the top of the Globe 100 list.