English fluency surfaces as GOP immigration issue

Reimundo Gonzalez (left), 76, and Miguel Arrue, 88, relaxed last week in West Miami. where the GOP’s Senator Marco Rubio began his political career in 1998.

Alexia Fodere for The Boston Globe

The Republican Party is struggling to coalesce around legislation to overhaul the immigration system.

Republican Gabriel E. Gomez greeted supporter Michael Mulvey in Worcester on Sunday. Democrat Edward J. Markey said hello to Michael and Kitty Dukakis in Lowell.

Gabriel Gomez, Edward Markey going all out

The Mass. Senate rivals scrambled to scoop up last-minute votes as they campaigned across the state on Sunday.

Celtics’ coach Doc Rivers set to depart to Clippers

Rivers spent nine seasons in Boston, during which he revived its basketball franchise and steered it to its first NBA championship in 22 years.

on basketball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rivers902.jpg Doc Rivers didn’t want to rebuild the Celtics

The lure of going to the Clippers, competing with a downtrodden Lakers franchise and coaching Chris Paul in his prime, was too irresistible.

Environmentalists call for a Mass. carbon tax

A group of environmentalists plans to ask voters to make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to adopt a so-called carbon tax.

An image of NSA leaker Edward Snowden appeared on a screen by a shopping mall in Hong Kong after he fled to Moscow.

Edward Snowden sets sights on Ecuador

The former NSA contractor accused of espionage led the US on an international chase, threatening to strain relations on three continents.

“People are just tired of it,” said Dawn Curran, a manager at the  SweetWorks shop in North Attleborough. “They just want it gone.”


North Attleborough in the national spotlight

Police and media have descended on Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s home on Ronald C. Meyer Drive.

Dorchester shooting tears at a vigilant mother

The shooting of Theresa Johnson’s eldest son was the realization of one of her deepest fears, yet his yells were a miracle. He was alive.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/james_carroll_150px-1097.png Trusting in peace over war is effective diplomacy

American foreign policy too often relies on worst-case thinking.