Boston mayoral hopefuls lean hard on neighborhoods

The city’s local power bases and history of tribal politics will be tested this September in the mayoral free-for-all.

// Hospitals size up the lessons of Marathon attacks

In particular, the bombings brought forward a problem that has vexed trauma hospitals for years: the identification of victims.

// Failure to get quorum didn’t stop Mass. panels

All too frequently, licensing boards overseen by the Dept. of Public Health have held meetings without the quorum needed to legally conduct business.

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Egyptian official warns Morsi supporters

Egypt’s interior minister on Sunday pledged to deal decisively with any attempts to destabilize the country.

Brandon Harrington, a recent Dartmouth graduate who played hockey and belonged to a fraternity, spoke to members of the college’s squash team about high-risk drinking.

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Dartmouth College tackles binge drinking culture

The school has in the past two years become a national leader in trying to reduce binge drinking, making many changes on campus, large and small.

// For Errol Morris, cameras never stop rolling

The filmmaker already has a grand legacy, but at the moment he is busier than he has ever been — active not just in film but on all fronts.

Sunday Baseball Notes

// MLB trade deadline certain to create a frenzy

Here’s a look at some of the contenders and what they’re looking for to help their teams.

Alicia Markova, shown in 1942, was the first openly Jewish and first British classical prima ballerina.

Globe Magazine

Saved by the ballerina

Jacob’s Pillow in the Berkshires may have ended up as a condo development had it not been for the now-little-known efforts of Alicia Markova, one of the ballet world’s most colorful figures.



// Ought to be a law? Don’t be so sure

The belief that whenever there is a problem more government must be the cure flies in the face of experience.

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Syrian regime troops captured the Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque in Homs on Saturday, expelling rebels who had held the 13th-century landmark for more than a year.

Syrian rebels get Western recruits

A rising number of radicalized young Muslims with Western passports are traveling to fight with the rebels against the government of Bashar Assad.


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Opinion | Laurence Kotlikoff

As Ben Bernanke  comes to the end of his term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, his second in command at the central bank, Janet Yellen (above), is considered by many to be a likely successor.

Janet Yellen has what it takes to lead the Fed

The current vice chairman of the Fed is a person of deep integrity who knows exactly whom she’s working for — the American people.