In Mass. Governor’s Race, A Patchwork Fundraising Map

July 27, 2014
Gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker faces reporters at his Swampscott home Thursday, as his wife Lauren looks on. (Steven Senne/AP)

Republican Charlie Baker is not only leading every other candidate in the fundraising race for governor, but his financial support is also deeper across a wider swath of Massachusetts than any of his rivals.

Red Sox Drop 5th Straight, 3-0 To Surging Rays

July 27, 2014

Ben Zobrist homered, Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier each had an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the skidding Boston Red Sox 3-0 Saturday night for their ninth consecutive victory.

Boston Playground Renamed For Fallen Firefighters

July 26, 2014
Firefighter Michael Kennedy, left, and Lt. Edward Walsh died Wednesday battling a nine-alarm fire in Boston. (Boston Fire Department)

The former Billings Field playground in the city’s West Roxbury neighborhood officially reopened on Saturday after a $500,000 renovation project. The park will now be known as the Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy Tot Lot.

DA: 2 Shot After Altercation Near Revere Beach

July 26, 2014

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley says it appears the victims, a 33-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, were bystanders to an altercation early Saturday outside a nightclub. He says shots were fired during the fight.

Gov. Patrick OKs Earlier Sunday Liquor Store Openings

July 26, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill that gives the stores permission to begin doing business at 10 a.m. instead of at noon. But it won’t take effect for another three months.

Lawmakers Enter Final Days Of Formal Sessions

July 26, 2014

The Massachusetts Legislature is entering the final days of formal meetings with a number of unfinished items still on the agenda.

Drama And Heroics At Wiffle Ball All-Star Game

July 26, 2014

The Golden Stick Wiffle League All-Star series featured the best wiffle ball players from around the world — or at least the Northeast. Bill Littlefield was there to witness the fluttering pitches, the home run trots and the high hopes for the sport’s future.

Ari & Mia — Fiddling & Teaching & Spreading The Americana Gospel

July 26, 2014

Ari & Mia, the Americana duo, talk about teaching as well as playing fiddle music.

Price, Rays Hand Red Sox 4th Straight Loss

July 26, 2014
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz flies out to Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 25, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Jose Molina. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night.

Week In Review: Market Basket Protests, Federal Convictions, Anger Over Immigration Plan

July 25, 2014
Market Basket assistant managers Mike Forsyth, left, and John Surprenant, second from left, stand with employees in a show of support for Arthur T. Demoulas, the former chief executive of the supermarket chain, in Haverhill on Thursday. (AP)

Our news roundtable goes behind the week’s headlines.

Marathon Bomb Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Leaks Hearing

July 25, 2014

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media.

‘To Hear The Music’ Of C.B. Fisk

July 25, 2014
The pipes of a C.B. Fisk organ. (Courtesy of Dennis Lanson)

A new documentary tells the story of the Gloucester pipe organ building company C.B. Fisk.

‘Every Turtle Counts’: New Children’s Book Combines Autism Story With Cape Cod Science

July 25, 2014
Sara Hoagland Hunter says the book is not about autism, but celebrating differences. (Courtesy of Peter E. Randall Publisher)

A new children’s book by a Boston/Cape Cod author is part nature story, partly an insight into the minds of autistic children.

Adults At Play: Figment Boston Comes To The Greenway This Weekend

July 25, 2014
Figment Boston 2011

At Figment Boston, Saturday and Sunday, children aren’t the only ones engaging in creative fun.

Rally In Tewksbury In Support Of Ousted Market Basket CEO

July 25, 2014
Protesters gathered in Tewksbury Friday morning. (Asma Khalid/WBUR)

Supporters of ousted Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas gathered in Tewskbury Friday for what they said would be their “final rally.”

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