Survivor says he can identify a 2010 killer

The sole survivor of the 2010 Mattapan shootings that left four dead, including a 2-year-old boy, has told police he can now identify one of the killers, a reversal of his earlier testimony.

Mitt Romney, aware that his comments could cause lasting damage, hastily convened a brief press conference Monday night.

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Romney says dependent 47% back Obama

Mitt Romney, during a private May fund-raiser captured on video, talked disparagingly about nearly half the electorate, saying they were “dependent on government.”

Dr. John Auerbach has resigned as state public health commissioner.

Mass. public health chief quits in lab scandal

Commissioner John Auerbach said that he bears responsibility for a lack of oversight that led to mishandling of drug evidence, possibly jeopardizing thousands of criminal cases.

Boston Phoenix owner and publisher Stephen Mindich (left) and the debut issue of The Phoenix, featuring Taylor Mac, creator of “The Lily’s Revenge.’’


A hybrid rises from the old Boston Phoenix

The city’s venerable alternative weekly is disappearing this week, to be replaced by a new glossy weekly called, simply, the Phoenix.

Dan Shaughnessy

Patriots have more questions than answers

What was up with the conservative play calling and where is Wes Welker? The Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy offers some random Patriots thoughts after a lost weekend.

Latest MCAS results reflect gains

Nearly 90 percent of high school sophomores in Mass. scored proficient in English, while scores among African-American and Latino students rose sharply.

Earlier this year, John O’Brien and two aides were indicted by a federal grand jury, charged with racketeering and fraud.

Probation Department is ordered to reopen 10 jobs

An arbitrator ordered the reopening of 10 long-filled Probation Department jobs after concluding that they had been filled by politically connected candidates.

Seniors gathered around a screen to learn how to play a music trivia game at Emeritus Senior Living in Framingham.

Quincy tech company takes octogenarians online

Connected Living Inc. has developed a platform for assisted living and senior communities to provide their residents with safe and simple access to the Web.

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From the Archives | Photo Gallery

// Boston Light

America’s first lighthouse guided vessels entering Boston Harbor from Sept. 14, 1716, and the lighthouse on Little Brewster Island was the last to be automated, in 1998.


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Red Sox 5, Rays 2

Jacoby Ellsbury is welcomed by Jose Iglesias after Ellsbury’s homer in the sixth inning.

Red Sox deliver blow to Rays’ playoff hopes

Aaron Cook pitched six solid innings and Jacoby Ellsbury homered and drove in three runs in a 5-2 victory that pushed the Rays further back in the AL wild-card race.


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Chinese protesters shouted anti-Japan slogans outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing on Monday.

China-Japan dispute risks trade relationship

China and Japan’s worst diplomatic crisis since 2005 is putting at risk a trade relationship that has tripled in the past decade to more than $340 billion.

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Movie Review

Tim Wakefield in “Knuckleball!” The Red Sox pitcher retired with 200 major league victories.

‘Knuckleball!’ documentary is pitch-perfect

This documentary on the curious baseball pitch and the curious men who throw it, including former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, hits the sweet spot.