Security for large Boston events is toughened

Authorities are review­ing measures for the July Fourth celebration in light of the deadly Marathon bombings.

Student visa system gets scathing review

Homeland Security officials have redoubled efforts to check foreign students’ visas at airports and border crossings since the Boston Marathon bombings.

Researchers try to map social contacts after bombings

Researchers at Northeastern University are trying to understand how, exactly, we communicated in the aftermath of the tragedy.

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Body of boy found after drowning in Worcester pond

The 10-year-old boy was swimming with friends when he drowned yesterday, and his body was found this morning.

5 Americans killed in southern Afghanistan, NATO says

With the deaths, 47 members of the coalition have been killed so far this year — including 32 Americans.

Israeli strike on Syria targeted weapons shipment

The strike was Israel’s second this year against Syria and was targeting a weapons shipment believed to be bound for the militant group Hezbollah.

Boston mayoral candidates Mel King and Ray Flynn debate at the Old South Church in 1983.

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Lawrence Harmon

No clues from 1983 mayoral race

It’s tempting to look to 1983, when the late Mayor Kevin White announced he’d had enough, but the politics, culture, media, and demographics of Boston are different today.

Will Doc Rivers leave? Will Kevin Garnett retire after 18 seasons?

Dan Shaughnessy

Celtics’ loss marks end, in more ways than one

Will Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett be back? What happens now to the Celtics we grew to know and love?

MIT student start-ups have their eyes on fashion

A handful of fashion-minded MIT students are creating companies targeting niche consumer styles and voids in the retail industry.

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul unveiled new pediment art in a nautilus motif.

A new look for a dour old Boston cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, built in 1819-20, unveiled new pediment art in a nautilus motif.

// Fort Hill Tower gets a touch up

The Roxbury tower is getting a face lift, as the city paints the interior and repairs the windows of the 144-year-old structure.


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Rangers 7, Red Sox 0

After only five starts this season, it’s evident that something is wrong with Felix Doubront.

Rangers cool off Red Sox

Felix Doubront was knocked out in the fourth inning and Derek Holland dominated Boston as the Sox lost, 7-0.

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Stage Review

Stefanie Powers plays Tallulah Bankhead in “Looped,’’ at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

In ‘Looped,’ a hard-living legend can’t stay on script

Stefanie Powers, who costarred with Tallulah Bankhead in “Die! Die! My Darling!,’’ is portraying Bankhead pretty delectably in Matthew Lombardo’s play.