Lawmakers reach deal on parole for juvenile killers

Juveniles convicted of premeditated murder could be granted parole after 25 to 30 years under the legislation.

Thomas Farragher

Probation trial displays favoritism to the extreme

What happened at the Probation Department was the crack cocaine of patronage. It was the wholesale hijacking of a state agency.

DeLeo has been target of prosecutors in Probation trial

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said prosecutors have unfairly attacked his integrity in the Probation Department trial.

Child in Norfolk County dies from E. Coli infection

The death was the first in Mass. since 2012 linked to the bacterium that is most often found in ground beef.

Winchester brothers face drug charges after fatal overdose

The men allegedly sold heroin to a Quincy man minutes before he overdosed.

Jon Lester allowed two runs on three hits in his All-Star Game appearance.

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American League sends Derek Jeter out a winner in All-Star Game

Jon Lester allowed two runs, but the AL held on for the win.

Haystack, launched in Baltimore in May, is expanding to Boston this week with what its 24-year-old founder calls a convenient solution to one of urban living?s great frustrations.

Boston mayor sharply rebukes Haystack parking app

Boston officials have escalated their rhetoric opposing a new app that lets drivers trade public parking spaces for cash.

// Lowell blaze began as electrical fire, officials say

Investigators believe the building?s alarm system was up to code, ?properly maintained and inspected.?

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, left, and rival candidate Ashraf Ghani appeared in Kabul Saturday.

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Politics, Afghanistan-style

Ashraf Ghani, a candidate for president in Afghanistan, has changed in recent years.

// Guy Fieri drives to South End?s Blunch

The tiny sandwich shop will appear on ?Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives? this week. Will regulars ever be able to get in again?


The Podium

// Scrap the cap on reselling Red Sox tickets

Price caps fail to protect consumers, make secondary markets less efficient, and label far too many people criminals.


Book Review

// ?Miracle at Fenway? by Saul Wisnia

Saul Wisnia?s latest book is a fresh take on the merry band that many will always hold as curse-breakers.


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All-Star notebook

It?s up to John Farrell to decide how to honor Derek Jeter during Tuesday night?s All-Star Game.

John Farrell must find way to send off Derek Jeter

Farrell, managing the AL team, will be in a unique spot for a Red Sox manager in determining how to pay homage to a Yankees star.