Heavy security readied for Esplanade on 4th

The fireworks display is easily one of the biggest events in Boston each year, and it was a potential target for the two suspects in the Marathon attack.

Opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi unfurled a giant Egyptian national flag during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday.

Egypt turmoil grows as army deadline set to expire

The country braced for a showdown Wednesday after embattled President Mohammed Morsi insisted he will not step down.

Matthew Schneps is leading dyslexia studies.

Personal discovery on dyslexia may aid many

The research of Astrophysicist Matthew Schneps shows that people with dyslexia may benefit from using hand-held gadgets to read.

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Where trust is important, taking a pinch matters

Billy Shea could take a pinch and keep quiet, and that put him in “Whitey” Bulger’s good graces. Now, Shea is helping the government put his old pal away.

Students in a Winchester High computer science class looked at programming code on the screen of Erica Yuen.

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Interest in computer science lags in Mass. schools

Only a fraction of the state’s students enroll in classes that teach the kinds of skills that technology companies are looking for.

Boston researchers report hopeful findings on HIV

Two patients who underwent bone marrow transplants several years ago have no detectable levels of HIV, despite stopping powerful antiretroviral medications.

A park is under construction at 201 Marginal St. in Chelsea, a city with a population of about 35,080 and a land area of 1.8 square miles.

Chelsea experiencing a building revival

After decades of economic decline, the city is capitalizing on its proximity to Boston as apartments, offices, stores, and restaurants pop up.

Branden Mattier posted a picture of himself in front of the One Fund offices. He faces two misdemeanor counts.

An alleged try to bilk One Fund Boston of $2.2m

Branden Mattier allegedly attempted to defraud the relief effort by claiming that his long-dead aunt was injured in the Marathon attack.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jacoby_90px.jpg Words to transform the world

America was the first nation founded as the embodiment of an idea – the “self-evident” truth that “all men are created equal.”


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Red Sox 4, Padres 1

John Lackey is excited as he watches the final out of the eighth inning recorded. Lackey improved to 6-5 with another solid outing.

John Lackey, Red Sox cruise past Padres

For the first time in two years, Lackey pitched eight dominant innings, buzzing through the Padres lineup in a 4-1 win.


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Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

In one recording, Bulger described how he helped scare three would-be robbers out of his South Boston liquor store.

In jail, Bulger breezily talked about violence

Jurors heard recordings of “Whitey” Bulger bantering with relatives in jail last year about murder, gunplay, and funneling cash.