Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios lays off all staff

The former Red Sox pitcher‘s video game company, which had close to 400 employees, made the layoffs in the wake of financial difficulties, a company insider said.

Fire forces evacuation of federal courthouse

Boston firefighters are on the scene of a smoky, two-alarm transformer fire in the basement of the Moakley Courthouse on the waterfront.

Hospital to pay $750,000 over data breach

The settlement by South Shore Hospital is related to a 2010 breach that compromised the personal information on over 800,000 people.

State Senate votes to close Melanie’s Law loophole

The amendment was in response to a recent court ruling that prevented tougher sanctions on some who admitted to drunken driving.

From left: Arnaud Henriet, Jeremie Elkaim, Naidra Ayadi, Nicolas Duvauchelle, and Joeystarr in a scene from “Polisse.’’

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‘Polisse’ a cop thriller with a special electricity

Director and co-writer Maïwenn makes child protection the focus of her riveting drama.

Chazz Palminteri (left) and Richard Kohnke in “MIGHTY FINE.”

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‘Mighty Fine’ heads in too many directions

The movie, starring Chazz Palminteri and Andie MacDowell as a Jewish couple, is part period piece, culture clash, generational clash, coming-of-age story, and character study.

More than 200 volunteers placed over 33,000 American Flags on a hill on the Boston Common.

33,000 flags on Boston Common honor war dead

About 200 volunteers planted the flags Wednesday with each flag representing a Massachusetts servicemember killed in action since the Civil War.

Racers in the wheelchair division competed at the London marathon last month.

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Confine this phrase to the trash heap

Prisoners are confined to their cells. Animals in zoos are confined to their cages. But people who use wheelchairs do not consider themselves “confined.”

Yankees say rumors of sale are ‘pure fiction’

Owner Hal Steinbrenner refuted a report that the team would be sold. “I expect that the Yankees will be in my family for many years to come,” he said.


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Tom Brady and the Patriots conducted an offseason workout Thursday in Foxborough.

Patriots getting back into groove at workouts

With old friends such as Jabar Gaffney and Donte’ Stallworth practicing, Thursday’s session had a “getting the band back together” look for Tom Brady.