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

Innovation Economy

Field guide to Boston’s tech scene

Spotting the denizens of Boston’s innovation ecosystem in their natural habitat.

“A Million Ways to Die in the West.”

Can Seth MacFarlane’s horse opera hang with the classics?

“A Million Ways to Die in the West,” which explores the western parody genre, will be measured against these wacky westerns.

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

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Francis invites Palestinian, Israeli leaders to meet

The presidents of Israel and Palestine said they would come to the Vatican for a common prayer, as Francis played the role of peacemaker.

After signing a five-year, $75 million deal in 2013, B.J. Upton has given the Braves a .191 average with 13 homers and 36 RBIs in 549 at-bats entering Sunday’s action.

Sunday Baseball Notes

Baseball’s top disappointments of 2014

The Red Sox are atop the list, but they aren’t the only ones who haven’t met expectations.

// 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.

Woods Hole allies with energy firms

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


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.