‘Whitey’ Bulger may have been penning memoirs

Investigators seized what appear to be two separate autobiographies written by James “Whitey” Bulger, including one titled “My Life in the Irish Mafia Wars” that was found in 1995.

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Bitter over Catherine Greig’s sweet deal

Whitey Bulger’s companion on the run for 16 years won’t be forced to testify against him as part of her plea agreement. It’s a good deal for her, but a lousy one for Bulger’s victims.

Immigration issue divides Brown, Warren

Elizabeth Warren refused to take a position on the Secure Communities program for immigration enforcement, which Senator Scott Brown supports.


Warm winter means a cool fuel bill

The mild winter season has been good economic news for everyone looking for real savings on the cost of heating a home this season.

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National Archives director battles to unlock US secrets

Beverly native David Ferriero referees the release of America’s oldest secrets, from the formula for invisible ink to battle plans for the Spanish-American War.

‘‘It’s everything,’’ says Brian Donoghue of the Boston area’s development projects. He has struggled to find work.

Building spurt in Boston brightens job outlook

Private development has accelerated rapidly around Boston in the past year, and workers are relieved to hear more jobs are on the horizon.

Before suicide, inmate pleaded for isolation to end

In the weeks before Eric Snow’s apparent suicide, he pleaded with Plymouth jail officials to free him from more than four years “in the hole.’’

Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International.

Former news exec Brooks arrested in U.K. hacking probe

Rebekah Brooks, the former top executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International, was among six arrested in the British media’s phone hacking scandal.

“She’s not a victim. She’s a criminal and she should’ve been treated as such.”

Patricia Donahue,  on Catherine Greig

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Councilors hold hearing on Marriott workers

Boston councilors held a hearing to examine working conditions at Boston’s Marriott Copley Place following allegations that state wage laws were being violated.

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Political Notebook

Senator Reid has been complaining for months about the slow pace of confirmations of the president’s picks for the federal bench.

Harry Reid moves to end GOP filibuster on judges

Majority leader Harry Reid on Monday used a parliamentary tactic in the Senate designed to end a Republican filibuster against 17 of President Obama’s judicial nominees.


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Celtics 94, Clippers 85

Paul Pierce scored 10 of his 25 points in the final quarter.

Celtics rally to beat the Clippers

Down late in the game, the Celtics responded with a 13-2 run that sealed a crucial 94-85 road victory.


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When a trio means more than three

Violist Kim Kashkashian dreamed up a Jordan Hall recital Sunday night that used Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp as both destination and point of departure.

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Spring Style

The season’s freshest fashion feels airy and easy — think fluttery shapes, pretty prints, and nothing too structured or serious.


“The best-selling board game today is the board game that was the best-selling board game in 1936. That is Monopoly.”

Game publisher Eric Hautemont