E-mails reveal alleged extortion of Sharon rabbi

A series of e-mails between Rabbi Barry Starr and a Milton man suspected of blackmailing him shows the hardball tactics the alleged extortionist used.

Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone.

Somerville to limit holding of suspects for ICE

Somerville’s mayor will sign an order barring city police from holding people so that federal agents can pick them up on immigration charges.

Newly erected signs warning travelers about he danger of the MERS virus, at Denver International Airport

Dana-Farber researcher blocks MERS virus in experiment

The scientist has been studying the deadly virus for two years and recently discovered a way to combat it.

Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao talked with poll workers in Louisville, Ky.

McConnell defeats tea party challenger in Kentucky

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defeated millionaire businessman Matt Bevin in an expensive and bruising primary election.

Boston Celtics co-owner and managing partner Stephen Pagliuca was hoping for a better result, but he still managed to smile after the NBA draft lottery.


Celtics are disappointed with lottery, but not surprised

“We were hopeful for something better,” Danny Ainge said after the team was selected to pick sixth in the upcoming draft.

Felix Doubront watched a two-run homer by Edwin Encarnacion in the third inning.

blue jays 7, red sox 4

Red Sox’ skid continues

Felix Doubront lasted only four innings as the Red Sox lost their fifth straight.


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The decision shows that the Sox are willing to admit a mistake and go for a division title that seems up for grabs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/chin042414cookwithfire_liv27.jpg Paula Marcoux’s ‘Cooking With Fire’ spans history

The Plimoth Plantation veteran experimented with ways to cook with fire that span cultures, ingredients, and primitive setups.


New england Literary News

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/09/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/18NELitNews1athenaeumaunefilledestropiquesrecto06crop.jpg Rare beauties on display at Boston Athenaeum

The best of the rare books in the Boston Athenaeum’s new exhibit are beautiful and smart.