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Senate panel looks at limits on NSA surveillance

The Obama administration said it wanted to work with lawmakers who seemed intent on cutting back its sweeping domestic surveillance powers.

Rosenberg claims sufficient votes for Senate presidency

State Senator Stanley Rosenberg said he has the support of the “overwhelming majority” of his Democratic colleagues to succeed Therese Murray.

Will Whitey Bulger testify? Judge seeks answer today

The judge wants an answer today on whether the reputed gangster will take the stand in his defense.

// Contenders for mayor split over schools, term limits

A Globe survey sizes up the views of the 12 candidates seeking to replace Mayor Menino on a range of topics.


Barbara Salfity

Barbara Salfity

Unoccupied since the 1970s, much of the exterior and interior needs repairs.

Barbara Salfity

When the US Coast Guard did staff it, the second story housed an engine room, and a kitchen and library area occupied the third story.

Barbara Salfity

Barbara Salfity

Offered strictly on an as-is basis, the working lighthouse may contain lead paint, asbestos, and PCBs.

Barbara Salfity

Nevertheless, Jeremy D’Entremont, an authority on lighthouses, calls it “a great lighthouse in the tradition of classic, wave-swept lighthouses.”


Graves Island lighthouse not your average fixer-upper

The Graves Island Light Station, which went on the auction block in June, presents a formidable challenge for anyone looking to buy it.

Christopher L. Gasper

// Jake Peavy was worth the risk

The Red Sox added a valuable starter and didn’t give up premier minor league prospects, whose potential all too often fails to materialize.


// Fitting island tribute to Krystle Campbell

Campbell, a Marathon bombing victim, played a role in enlivening Spectacle Island for thousands of visitors each year, and the gazebo on the island will be dedicated to her.

Shirley Leung

// Boston Beer gives women cold shoulder

The brewer has just one woman on its board of directors — the wife of the company’s CEO, Jim Koch.


Derrick Z. Jackson

// Motor City hustle

Michigan taxpayers will fund a new hockey arena for Detroit even as the city around it totters.