Jose Oliver , the father of Jeremiah Oliver, looked at photos of his son during the funeral services in Fitchburg on May 3. “Lord forgive me,” he said, as he touched his son’s casket. “I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.”

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The short, unhappy life of Jeremiah Oliver, failed by all

He was a little boy lost, long before the state lost track of him, and then simply stopped looking. By Patricia Wen

Yvonne Abraham

Let Me Go. Please

That song from “Frozen” is unbearably adorable. But, after the 7,000th rendition, it is also unbearably unbearable.

Pope Francis (right) and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas met Sunday in Bethlehem.


A look at the Vatican’s Middle East balancing act

In a dramatic gesture, Pope Francis invited both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to the Vatican for a common prayer for peace.

Woods Hole allies with energy firms

The nonprofit is facing a severe budget crunch, but researchers remain confident the institution can retain its independence.

// Sharon congregants take comfort in their small-town ‘family’

Shocked by allegations surrounding a longtime rabbi, residents point to all the positives of their community.

On Baseball

// Red Sox’ Andrew Miller had help in Saturday’s disaster

The final play in the 6-5 loss to the Rays was crazy. Crazy like the last nine games.

Michelle Poirier cheered for winner Robbie DiChiaro, both of Marshfield, at the Roadhouse. Poirier said her generation played video games at home.

After 32 years, video games return to Marshfield

The town banned arcade games in 1982, fearing they corrupted youth and contributed to drug use.


opinion | heather hopp-bruce and kagan mcleod

// Being a heroine

The way to eradicate false limitations is not to point them out, but to simply stop acknowledging them.


Home of the Week

// Restored Ashland estate

In the still of the night when the indwellers and their electronic gizmos are in sleep mode, McMansions dream of becoming this stylish estate.