Trayvon Martin verdict brings wide outcry, US review

The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Martin reverberated across the US from church pulpits to street protests.

Cathy Guild of Roxbury honored the memory of Trayvon Martin in Dudley Square.

In Boston, displays of solidarity for Martin family

Close to 500 people gathered peacefully in Roxbury’s Dudley Square to protest the verdict and show their support for the family of Trayvon Martin.

MIT grad student Kael Greco demonstrated stress monitoring devices on his wrist and hand as he drove in Boston and Cambridge traffic.

MIT studies seek to limit the stress of driving

The research at the school could help promote better-designed cars and highways, and less behind-the-wheel tension.

Rising rates pinch state and local governments

Major projects are getting more expensive as interest rates increase from historic lows and the price of borrowing money climbs.

MBTA bus driver Miguel Goncalves said he maintains an easygoing, respectful attitude with his passengers on Route 15 in  Roxbury.

Serenity on Route 15 bus in Roxbury

Attacks on MBTA drivers are on the rise, but 11-year veteran Miguel Goncalves tries to keep his cool.

Top Republicans see a political future for Gabriel E. Gomez.


Gabriel Gomez could be up for another run

The Republican admitted to some missteps in his Senate campaign but said he would be receptive to another opportunity to pursue office.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, seen here at City Hall Plaza on the Fourth of July, says the book will be as much about the city as about him.  It’s expected to be released next spring.

Menino ready to write the book on his mayoralty

Mayor Menino has inked a deal to author a book chronicling his life, career, and long reign in City Hall’s corner office in Boston.

House Speaker John Boehner

Hope for broad action on immigration dims

A comprehensive Senate plan that passed with bipartisan support is dead in the House, casting serious doubt on further action on the issue.

John Farrell argues with Todd Tichenor after the umpire awarded Yoenis Cespedes second base in the 10th.

Dan Shaughnessy

John Farrell proves the perfect fit

The Red Sox manager is exactly what the team needed after the collapse of 2011 and the trainwreck of 2012.


opinion | Jennifer Graham

// The deflation of everything

Americans want fully free, and that, not the housing crisis, is what’s continuing to hobble the economy.