Guaman sentenced to 25 years for Brockton murders

Luis Guaman received the maximum penalty under Ecuador’s criminal code for the beating deaths of a young mother and her 2-year-old son last year.

Former Mafia boss Luigi Manocchio.

New England Mafia a shell of former self

No more than 30 made, or sworn-in, members make up an organization that was more than 100 strong, officials say.

Governor Patrick cancels events after daughter’s illness

Deval Patrick’s eldest daughter, Sarah, became “ill and temporarily disoriented” last night, a spokesman said.

Charter school moratorium lifted by the state

Officials will lift a temporary moratorium on proposals to open charter schools, a move that could allow for the creation of more than 1,000 seats in Boston.

Grateful alumnus gives BC, BC High total $27m

Pat Cadigan credits his Jesuit education at Boston College and BC High School for helping him succeed.

Mass. pending home sales up for 12th straight month

The number of single-family homes put under agreement in April was up 35.6 percent when compared with the same month last year.

Jackson Horman, 5, at home in Beverly with parents Stacey Malay and Jason Horman, who count steps on their FitBit activity trackers.


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What do we learn from the ‘quantified self’ movement?

Thanks to an array of gadgets and apps, we can track all sorts of personal information, but what does it really tell us about ourselves?


Is money destroying the art world?

With unemployment still above 8 percent, the amount of money swirling around the bizarre system of exchange we call the art market is incongruous.

The late Adam Yauch (top) and his film company produced small, weird, and unheralded movies such as “Wendy and Lucy,” with Michelle Williams; “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” starring Tilda Swinton and Rocky Duer; the Banksy film “Exit Through the Gift Shop”; and “The Messenger,” with Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster.


Yauch’s small victories lost amid ‘Avengers’ weekend

“The Avengers” broke box office records, but it’s the passing of a rap musician-turned-art film distributor Adam Yauch that was the weekend’s more important news.

Kevin Cullen

Street’s win is society’s loss

Mariano Malave finally resolved to straighten out and get a job and stop smoking weed. Then he opened a door in Jamaica Plain and the Miracle That Was Mariano was over.


Red Sox attendance: Selling out

Baseball is a game of statistics, but as empty seats at Fenway Park attest, one line in the box score shouldn’t be taken too seriously: attendance.


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Richard Clemens with ‘‘The Runaway’’ at the Norman Rockwell Museum in 2001. He was Rockwell’s neighbor when he posed.

Officer in iconic Rockwell work dies

Richard Clemens, who was a 29-year-old trooper when Norman Rockwell, his Stockbridge neighbor, asked him to pose for “The Runaway," died Sunday. He was 83.


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Setting sail for thrills

Mike Dreese, the cofounder and CEO of Newbury Comics, will pilot his 40-foot racing yacht, Toothface, in the 2012 Atlantic Cup race.