Towns try to stop wave of heroin overdoses

Stoughton, Brockton, and Yarmouth have had a string of overdoses lately, but no one knows why the cheap drug is so lethal right now.

// For Red Sox, a surprising season

The Red Sox, who have the best record in the American League, changed their roster and team chemistry, and the mix has been successful.

Tech Lab

// For privacy lovers, the right type of software

A continued search for spy-proof Internet services.

Kevin Cullen

// My scam’s better than your scam

At the federal courthouse, Whitey Bulger’s title as scam artist of the century was challenged by Michael E. McLaughlin.

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Dick Hoyt, center, and Rick Hoyt, right, accept the Jimmy V Perseverance Award from presenter Ben Affleck, left, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday.

Hoyts receive ESPY honor

The award was given to father and son Dick and Rick Hoyt by Ben Affleck.

Clover began with a single truck near MIT. At right is owner Ayr Muir.

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Clover restaurant’s lapses preceded outbreak

The Clover CEO acknowledged there were food safety practices with which they “could do a lot better.”

Disgust, outrage greet news of cover in Boston

MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue, shot in a confrontation with the Tsarnaevs, said the cover was “thoughtless at best.”

Ty Burr

// Rolling Stone cover an act of irresponsibility

The text dutifully calls him a monster, but there’s nothing that visually contravenes the notion that he’s a star.

Yvonne Abraham

// The Rolling Stone cover image can’t hurt us

Only a pinhead would see the cover and think, ”Oh, I thought this guy was a monster, but since he looks so hot right here, I guess he’s OK.”



// Recovering addicts stand behind Walsh

State Representative Martin Walsh, who is a candidate for Boston mayor and a recovering alcoholic, has received help in his campaign from addicts, many of whom he has aided.

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Margaretta Wolf stood her ground; a man with a knife grew flustered and fled.

Elderly grocery store owner refuses robber

Margaretta Wolf, 96, would not turn over her cash to the armed intruder after he ordered her to open the cash register at the store she has owned for 54 years.


Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (right) questioned witnesses from the NSA, FBI, Justice Department, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Wednesday.

Congress expresses anger over NSA surveillance program

In a heated confrontation over domestic spying, members of Congress said they never intended to allow the National Security Agency to build a database of every phone call in America.


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Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren in “The Conjuring.”

And you thought Amityville had a horror . . .

Gorehounds will gnash their teeth in disappointment at “The Conjuring,” a trim haunted-house spook show from the director of the original “Saw.”


Bona Clara founder Jasmina Aganovic in her Boston office.

MIT grad markets her Bona Clara skin-care line

Think of 26-year-old Jasmina Aganovic, who is head of a skin care company Bona Clara, as a 21st-century Mary Kay.