BU students killed in crash abroad

Three Boston University students studying in New Zealand were killed and five other students from the school were injured when a van they were riding in swerved off the road.

Regulators rip NStar for 2nd Back Bay outage

State officials demanded Friday the electric company provide a full account of what is being done to prevent another blackout.

Dustin Pedroia

Red Sox 7, Indians 5

Dustin Pedroia, Clay Buchholz lead Red Sox

Pedroia had three hits and three RBIs to back a solid outing by Buchholz, and the Sox snapped a three-game skid Friday night.

Mother sentenced in underage drinking case

Tiffany Clark, of Beverly, was sentenced to six months in jail and six months of house arrest for permitting her daughter’s friends to consume alcohol she provided in her home.

opinion | joanna weiss

My dream for the Time cover

The reaction to Time magazine’s breastfeeding cover, carefully calibrated to freak out the most people possible, represents a high-water mark for parental exhibitionism.

 Bernie Fitzgerald, chief of probation in Dorchester District Court, is retiring after 41 years.


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‘Believe in redemption’

Globe columnist Lawrence Harmon spoke with Bernie Fitzgerald, the current chief of probation in Dorchester District Court who is retiring after 41 years of service.

Luigi “Louie” Manocchio in 1999.

Former New England mob boss gets more than 5 years in prison

Luigi “Louie” Manocchio, 84, has been sentenced in federal court for extorting protection payments from strip clubs.

Benji Barnett, 5, got a close look at a painted lady butterfly Wednesday from assistant teacher Livi Rubin at the Jewish Preschool of Lexington.

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Globe photos of the week

The best photos taken this week by Globe staff photographers, as chosen by the Globe’s photo desk.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/mag0513 Waterfront A11.jpg The Boston waterfront has arrived

It feels like the newest, coolest, and most vibrant part of the city, pulsating with activity, suddenly crammed with tourists — and even longtime Boston residents.


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Lebron James is winning the Most Valuable Player award for the third time in four seasons.

AP: James wins 3rd MVP award in 4 years

A source told The Associated Press that Lebron James will be announced Saturday as this year’s winner of the league’s top individual honor.

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‘Dark Shadows’ a bloody good time

In this big-screen revamp of the late-’60s Gothic soap opera, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp recapture the show’s doomy vibe with blissful comic precision.