Rice pulls out; talk turns to Kerry

A contentious confirmation process, which UN ambassador Susan Rice said she sought to avoid, would be unlikely for Sen. John Kerry.

SJC adds protection for young defendants

The state’s highest court upheld the dismissal of a murder indictment against a Lynn teenager, reflecting a growing consensus that defendants’ youth makes them less culpable of their crimes.

Stan Jonathan’s bruising style made him a fan favorite, and he epitomized the hard-hat style of the “Lunch Pail’’ Bruins of the ’70s.

Ex-Bruin Stan Jonathan faces four years in jail

Jonathan shot a fellow hunter to death while deer hunting, and faces a prison sentence in Ontario.

Dan Shaughnessy

Brady, Patriots set up superbly

Tom Brady is at the top of his game and knows he has the team that can win the Super Bowl.

UMass program connects med students with patients

Medical student Meg Preissler, who had a kidney transplant, is the buddy of 8-year-old Jameson Laliberte, who is awaiting one.


UMass medical students help young patients

The Sidekicks program pairs UMass medical students wih young patients to help them get through treatment.

Church services for those bereft of holiday joy

“Blue Christmas” services have been proliferating at churches in the Boston area in recent years, offering a respite for those who are grieving, struggling, or just feeling low.

Tim Cahill left Suffolk Superior Court with his with Tina after a mistrial was declared in his corruption case.

Cahill ready to live outside the public eye

Now that his corruption trial has ended in a deadlocked jury, former state treasurer Timothy P. Cahill is hoping to resume a quiet life in Quincy.

Brian McGrory

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Attorney General Martha Coakley and the former state treasurer Tim Cahill need to make this semi-absurd public corruption case go away.


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Riders await the arrival of the train to Cape Cod at the Bridgewater depot. June 29, 1984

Cape Cod train set to roll by summer

Starting next May, visitors will be able to avoid short tempers and long lines of brake lights by taking a new weekend-only train between South Station and Hyannis.