Lawmaker says he sought help to get job for friend

Michael Costello testified that he sought the help of then-House speaker Salvatore DiMasi’s office to lobby the Probation Department.

// Mass. seeks release of Conn. teen to parents, lawyer says

The state has filed a motion that would allow Justina Pelletier to go home, a lawyer for the girl’s parents said.

// Walsh withdraws residency proposal for top officials

The proposal to allow top city officials to live outside Boston was too broad, Mayor Walsh said in a letter.

// Ex-girlfriend of alleged killer in N.H. says she isn’t lying

The defense team continued to attack Kathryn McDonough’s credibility in a case involving the death of a UNH student.

Jed Lowrie, drafted in the supplemental first round by the Red Sox in 2005, is batting .235 in 59 games this season for the A’s.

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What has become of Red Sox’ recent first-round picks?

Of the Red Sox’ 25 first-round draft picks from 2004 to 2013, only five are currently in the major leagues.

Kathleen Robertson and Taye Diggs play San Francisco homicide detectives in “Murder in the First.”

Television Review

There are worse offenses than ‘Murder in the First’

TNT’s new drama is a show that sits squarely on that fence between “Why?” and “Why not?”


New tool helps potential renters scout Boston neighborhoods

The map by Somerville-based Jumpshell includes data that aims to make life easier for both renters and landlords.

Surrounded by college students, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum on reducing the burden of student loan debt.

Obama expands program to lower student loan payments

A new executive order lets borrowers pay no more than 10 percent of their monthly income in student loan payments.

Damage to the left wing of a Southwest aircraft would be seen at Logan on Monday.

Jet damaged after bumping another plane at Logan

A Southwest jet with 108 passengers on board struck a parked JetBlue aircraft at Logan, an official said.


//[1].jpg The case for an absent-minded Internet

We’ve built a huge memory machine whose capacity is becoming at best a nuisance, at worst dangerous.