DiMasi cohort gets 18 months in jail

Joseph P. Lally Jr. was sentenced to 18 months in jail for his role in a political corruption scheme that led to the downfall of former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi.

Boston firefighter Glenn McGillivray (right) gave a t-shirt to six-year-old Xavier Lamb today.

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Firefighter is reunited with boy he saved in Roxbury blaze

Six-year-old Xavier Lara today met the firefighter who is credited with saving his life by catching him after the boy was dropped from a window.

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Skateboards are their canvas

Skateboards (some without the wheels) are more than just wooden planks — they are opportunities for artistic expression.

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Boys’ school shines light on abuse ‘darkness’

Last night, the prestigious Fessenden School, which teaches students from kindergarten through ninth grade, took a dire step unprecedented in its 108-year history.

Fed survey finds N.E. businesses uncertain, wary

New England businesses reported growth, but were increasingly pessimistic in their outlook due to national political and economic uncertainties, according to a Fed report.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Sex, violence, and . . . superheroes?

Several child development and youth media experts are concerned that kids will no longer be able to hear themselves through the amped-up new school of comic books.

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte celebrates with catcher Yadier Molina after the final out in the ninth inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 3-2 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Cardinals 3, Rangers 2

St. Louis wins World Series opener

The Cardinals scored the go-ahead run in the sixth and held on to win the first game of the series.


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Clues sought on possible Big Dig hole

State contractors are in the process of burrowing near South Station to remove earth that will provide clues about the cause and size of a possible sinkhole beneath one of the Big Dig tunnels.

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Dreams, the bizarre, a gaze

A critic’s look at exhibits: Jane Smaldone, “New Paintings Tabitha Vevers: The Art of Survival,’’ Mary Sherman, “Waiting for Yves Michelle Lougee: Material Nature,’’ “National Figures.’’