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City's Jewish leaders defend
Israeli consul amid uproar

Leaders of Boston’s Jewish community yesterday rallied strongly behind Israel’s consul general for New England, Nadav Tamir, who was summoned to Jerusalem this week to explain his controversial memo saying Israel’s handling of its relations with the United States was “causing strategic damage’’ to American public support for Israel. (By James F. Smith, Globe Staff)

Adoration with no end

Later this week, at St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine in the Back Bay, the Archdiocese of Boston will celebrate the return of perpetual adoration to Boston for the first time in decades. The ritual calls for people to, around-the-clock, take turns sitting in a chapel in the presence of a consecrated wafer. (By Michael Paulson, Globe Staff)

Stalled project has Hynes on hot seat

John B. Hynes is the man behind the stalled $700 million redevelopment of the Filene's block, one of the city’s largest commercial real estate ventures. Until he gets the Filene's project going again, Hynes will be known as the guy who left a key block in Boston's central shopping district looking like a war zone. (By Casey Ross, Globe Staff)

Hub got their wheels turning

A group of young engineers at Google — who all had experiences riding the T — ultimately shaped the Web tool now available in more than 400 cities around the world, including, as of 10 days ago, Boston: Google Transit. (By Laura Bennett, Globe Staff)

Stone wall plunderers
leave a heritage in pieces

Pilferers are destroying historic stone walls across New Hampshire, loading swiped stones into pickup trucks for new uses in 21st-century walls, patios, recessed gardens, and swimming-pool margins. Now, a new law is being touted as a weapon against these thieves. (By Brian MacQuarrie, Globe Staff)

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