3,300 gas leaks are found in Boston

A new study underscores the explosion risk and environmental damage from aging infrastructure under city sidewalks and streets.

Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr. is considering whether to appeal Judge Kathe M. Tuttman’s decision in the case of Ben Peirce, now 17, who is charged in the 2010 slaying of 29-year-old Adam Coveney.

Mass. seeks new policy on life sentences

The state has to be brought into compliance with new federal law outlawing mandatory juvenile life without parole for murder.

In this Oct. 13 photo, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, right, strategized with local union leaders.

Hospital room is now Mayor Menino’s office

For the past 25 days, the mayor has been working from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is being treated for a ­variety of ailments.

Chicken is on St. Anthony Shrine’s holiday menu.

Turkey price has pantries parting with custom

Higher prices and growing demand have forced more charity groups to hand out chickens instead of turkeys to struggling families.

Dan Shaughnessy

Patriots stay mum on Rob Gronkowski’s status

The tight end had surgery for a broken left forearm . . . we think. It’s not certain because the team refuses to publicly acknowledge that Gronk is hurt.

Heidi Cron downloaded “Downton Abbey” before it aired in the United States.


TV spoilers are becoming unavoidable

The obsession with sharing everything we know on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites means that what happens on TV doesn’t stay on TV.

A deputy White House national security adviser says Clinton will depart Tuesday from Cambodia, where she had accompanied Obama on a visit to Southeast Asia.

Obama sends Hillary Clinton to Mideast amid Gaza crisis

The secretary of state is heading to the Middle Eastas the US urgently seeks to contain the bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas.

President Obama exchanged formalities with Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife, Bun Rany, Monday in Phnom Penh, where he pressed the longtime ruler to release political prisoners, stop land seizures, and hold free and fair elections. Aides said Obama would have stayed away from Cambodia if it were not hosting regional summits.

President Obama hits Cambodia on rights

Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Cambodia, criticizing the country’s autocratic leader on human rights issues.

Kevin Cullen

The truth never dies

Louie Greco died in prison, an innocent man, because the FBI had no qualms about letting four innocent men take the rap for an informant’s crime.

New York (above) has elbowed out Boston as the premier East Coast locale for young digital entrepreneurs.

NYC jumps ahead of Boston in tech start-ups

New York ranked fourth, ahead of Boston, in a new study rating regions around the world based on the amount of start-up activity this year.


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The broken left forearm of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t expected to keep him out for the season.

Patriots adjust after Rob Gronkowski has surgery

A league source confirmed that the tight end had surgery to repair his broken left forearm, though a timetable for his return is still uncertain.


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Hostess employs nearly 300 workers at various stores and facilities across Massachusetts.

Hostess set to mediate with union

Hostess Brands Inc. and its second-largest union agreed to mediation, a step that keeps the maker of Twinkies in business for now.