For the Jesuits, a long road to accountability

Even after the clergy abuse scandal exploded, the Catholic order failed repeatedly to rein in offending priests, and a current Boston College trustee admits he should have done more.

Job hopes on the rise for college graduates

As the economy continues to slowly improve, seniors and graduate students may have more reasons to be optimistic about job prospects this year.

Despite bull market, investors remain wary of stocks

Just as investors were wary of stocks for years after the tech bubble burst in the early 2000s, it is taking a long time for the market to win back investors.

Mitt Romney’s inner circle to abruptly expand

With the focus now on the general election, new players with national experience have begun joining the Romney campaign, potentially challenging the hierarchy of advisers.

Living with screens

Missed connections in our digital lives

As screens and gadgets increasingly claim our eyes and time, the shared family experience is feeling the squeeze.

Family’s life is filled with screens

Life for a Billerica family consists of one screen encounter after another.

Dan Shaughnessy

A good scrap, but a loss for the Bruins

Proving once again that seeding means little in hockey, the seventh-seeded Capitals are giving the Bruins fits thus far in this first-round series.

William H. Turnquist, 86, the son of William Henry Turnquist, in photo left, who survived the sinking of the Titanic, at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Local’s leap of faith averted Titanic death

William H. Turnquist was a survivor of the rarest kind — a third-class passenger, trapped on Titanic’s lower decks, who somehow lived to remember that night.

Minuteman reenactor gives up deadly role

For decades, Jim Hart has played Jonas Parker, a Minuteman at the Battle of Lexington who is fatally stabbed by a Redcoat. On Monday, he takes one for the team a final time.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Ideas | Q&A

The rise and fall of white bread

Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s new book “White Bread” examines the history of the “most fought-over food” in American history.


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Police say Cullen Mutrie allegedly killed Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney and wounded four other officers.

Suspect allegedly shot self, his friend

Cullen Mutrie, the 29-year-old alleged to have fatally shot Police Chief Michael Maloney last week, killed a woman in his apartment, then shot himself in the head.


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Lighting design creates the right feeling

Nancy Goldstein, principal of Light Positive, a Marblehead lighting design firm, has been in the lighting profession for more than 30 years.

Boston Marathon


If it’s too hot, runners can defer to 2013 race

Amid growing concerns about high temperatures on race day, the Boston Athletic Association announced a deferment option for this year’s Boston Marathon.


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NHL Playoffs: Game 2 | Capitals 2, Bruins 1

Nicklas Backstrom (top) is mobbed by teammates after giving the Capitals the win in double overtime.

Capitals even series in double OT

After two overtime clashes, the latest a 2-1 Washington win Saturday in double overtime, it’s clear that this first-round series will be an all-defense, buttoned-down war of attrition.


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Paul Revere’s midnight ride — by day, in a car

In a quest to discover where the myths end and the truth begins, I set off to re-create the midnight ride of Paul Revere — albeit without the horse and not by moonlight.


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Television Review

From left: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet.

HBO’s ‘Girls’ brings grimaces, grins

“Girls” is an angsty, younger bizarro take on “Sex and the City,” as viewers tag along in the lives of four very different twentysomething friends.