Debate rages over monitoring of phone records

Mass. lawmakers are among the most vocal critics of a top-secret order allowing the Obama administration to obtain phone records of millions of Americans.

Emily Breslow (left) and Alana Pradhan work at the Harvard iLab for a start-up called Bobo Analytics.

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New grads drawn to new businesses

A growing number of technology graduates are eschewing corporate America for the unpredictable world of scrappy start-ups.

// Academy chief to take time off amid inquiry

An outside law firm will investigate reports that Leslie Berlowitz, the head of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, inflated her resume.

Troubling letters spur police patrols at Boston schools

Police are increasing patrols after more than a dozen schools received letters that mentioned Al Qaeda, Nazis, and weapons of mass destruction.

Krista Librett  told dog owner Jessica Hoguet and Karen O’Brien to keep clear of the piping plovers at Duxbury Beach on Thursday. At least 18 nests were seen on the beach as of Thursday evening.


Birds vs. cars in Duxbury — and for now, the birds win

The town has banned vehicles from parking on beach because a flock of endangered piping plovers is nesting there.

US Senate candidates Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey debated on June 5.

In Senate race, two views of global responsibilities

Gabriel E. Gomez and Edward J. Markey offer strongly different stances on US foreign policy.

“The chronicling of what Whitey calls The Big Show will be confined to the written word, though Whitey wants to control who gets to write those words, which is why my colleague Shelley Murphy and I find ourselves on Whitey’s witness list and possible sequestration,” writes Kevin Cullen.


‘Whitey’ Bulger is sublimely vindictive

“Whitey” just wants to keep colleague Shelley Murphy and me out of the courtroom because he doesn’t like us or the book we wrote about him.

Gregory Campbell, despite suffering a broken leg while blocking a shot, struggles to his feet.

Game 4 | Penguins at Bruins, 8 p.m.

Gregory Campbell’s sacrifice epitomizes Bruins’ will to win

In an example of his team’s whatever-it-takes attitude, Campbell broke his leg blocking a slap shot and kept playing for another 50 seconds.

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has turned aside 108 of 110 shots sent his way by Chris Kunitz and the Penguins.

Christopher L. Gasper

Claude Julien’s defense has Bruins on offensive

The Bruins have thrown a Black-and-Gold blanket over Pittsburgh’s vaunted attack.


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Justo Garcia pleaded not guilty to charges including larceny and campaign violations.

Ally of Lawrence mayor arrested

An attendant at a city-owned garage is accused of illegally doing campaign work for Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua while on the job, among other charges.

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Bitten by Uncertainty

With tens of thousands of people contracting Lyme disease in Mass. each year, the Globe is taking an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, science and testing.