Daycare worker charged in abuse

John Burbine, who worked in his wife’s child-care service, allegedly videotaped himself as he abused 13 infants and toddlers.

Emergency medical workers last week set up a triage operation on the sidewalk at the station to evaluate the passengers. The Boylston Street station was taped off after the collision.

MBTA driver in crash also worked overnight for BHA

The Green Line operator fired for crashing a trolley last week while in a drowsy fog had for years worked two full-time jobs without drawing scrutiny, officials said.

Strong earthquake strikes off northeastern Japan

An 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the region hit by a tsunami last year. One city reported a small tsunami and at least two people were injured.

No single cause in state’s economic slowdown

Governor Patrick blamed the so-called fiscal cliff scare as a “direct cause” of the tamped-down tax collections, but other factors were apparent months before.

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz is conducting a Beacon Hill inquiry.

Carmen Ortiz may be in Mass. governor’s mix

Governor Deval Patrick was said to raise the prospect at a high-level meeting of a gubernatorial run by the US attorney.

State’s medical panel chief steps down

The departure of Dr. Stancel Riley, combined with turnover among board members, indicates a likely shift at the agency.

Barney Frank’s congressional career nears end

With his political career winding to a close in a matter of weeks, the 72-year-old Newton Democrat says he’s worn out and eager to begin a new chapter.

The fiscal cliff factored in Mike Napoli’s contract talks with the Red Sox.

Eye on ’13 tax bite, high earners seek to move up pay dates

The prospect of potentially higher taxes is driving big earners, from investors to new Sox first baseman Mike Napoli, to try to collect some of that money this year.

Brian McGrory

A bright life, a needless end

It’s painful to even think about the death of Christopher Weigl, the Boston University graduate student, Eagle Scout, and bicyclist who died in a crash Thursday.

Jack Taylor isn’t shy about shooting — he took 108 field goal attempts in his 138-point game last month.

In a small school, biggest game in NCAA history

Jack Taylor, the sophomore guard for Grinnell College who recently set an NCAA record by scoring 138 points in one game, became the buzz of the sports world.

Trisha Castraberti, owner of Prince Pizzeria in Saugus, with comedians Jack Pizzi, Tumblin’ Jack Walsh, Anthony Scibelli, Mike Clarke, Dave Russo, Lenny Clarke, and Globe Santa Fund director Bill Connolly at “A Sleigh Full of Laughs” benefit.

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Comedians do a stand-up job to benefit Globe Santa

Boston comics joined forces in the serious business of helping Globe Santa bring Christmas joy to needy children.


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DataXu cofounder Bruce Journey (right) joined in a company brainstorming session.

More companies include retreat time to innovate

Companies hold innovation days, or hacking sessions, where employees are given time away from the daily grind as a new corporate retreat.


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Classical Notes

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (in an undated photo) first recorded Bach’s Goldberg Variations in 1955.

How Glenn Gould reinvented Bach

When the recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations was released in 1956, it changed all expectations with which listeners approached Bach’s keyboard music.