Crackdown leads to cut in South Boston crime

Police have arrested 222 people since launching a drug crackdown several weeks after the drug-related murder of a grandmother in her home last April.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino left Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital after weeks spent in hospitals for ailments.

Menino goes not quite home after hospitalization

After spending nearly eight weeks in two hospitals, Mayor Menino was taken to the city’s elevator-equipped Parkman House on Beacon Hill.

Betty Abbott Sheinis wrote and illustrated “Rhoda’s Ocean’’ decades ago.

From the shadows, a dream and a book emerge

The publication of the children’s book “Rhoda’s Ocean” was the moving epilogue to a romance between two artists that lasted more than 60 years.

Preventing trolley crashes could cost up to $721 million.

Cost high for a Green Line anticrash system

The MBTA estimates it would cost $645 million to $721 million and require nine years to design, install, and test a modern collision avoidance-system.

Patrick Chung intercepts the ball in front of teammate Steve Gregory and the Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon, sealing the game on its final play.


Patriots 23, Jaguars 16

Patriots barely able to beat lowly Jaguars

After New England’s ugly win, Patriots QB Tom Brady unleashed an expletive-filled tirade on his teammates and was visibly frustrated at his press conference.

Tom Brady isn’t pleased after throwing his second interception of the game, and he didn’t get much happier.

Christopher L. Gasper

Tom Brady knows time is running out for Patriots

The QB’s postgame diatribe was a plea to his teammates not to squander a great opportunity, to play with more urgency and less lethargy.

Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate minority leader, has not indicated a willingness to intervene in the crisis.

2 in GOP call for fiscal deal in Senate

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Senator Johnny Isakson implored Senate leaders to reach an accommodation with President Obama when Congress returns on Thursday.

Local schools consider teaching to fight back

More local school districts have expressed interest in the ALICE fast-response program following the shooting rampage in Connecticut.

Brigham doctor turns to animals for ideas

Animal life is a big source of inspiration for Dr. Jeffrey Karp and his colleagues at the center on regenerative therapeutics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.