Boston judge got free aid worth $85,000

A prominent law firm paid for Judge Raymond Dougan’s defense as he successfully fought a bias complaint from the Suffolk district attorney.

Kevin Cullen

Judging the judge in the Whitey Bulger case

US District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns is not a bad guy, and he’s not a bad judge. He’s just not the right judge for Bulger.

President Obama’s pick to lead the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel, and Senator John Kerry, nominee for secretary of state, share a history of service in Vietnam.

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In Chuck Hagel and John Kerry, a wariness of war

President Obama’s Cabinet picks share a history of service in Vietnam and a cautious approach to the use of military force.

Liquid Imaging will offer miniature filming devices with Wi-Fi for the active crowd, including bikers, car racers, and scuba divers.

Few game-changing electronics in ’13 CES

The first day’s announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show were full of significant product upgrades, but light on breakthroughs.

Melanie Steier does not allow her son, Harrison, to play violent games.

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Violent video games put parental judgment to test

Many parents say their aversion to the games intensified in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., killings, and a report the shooter played games like Call of Duty.

Alabama’s Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and a touchdown, and also caught a scoring pass.

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Alabama dominates in BCS title game

The Crimson Tide showed just how big the gap is between the SEC and the rest of college football with a 42-14 annihilation of Notre Dame.

Surge in federal approvals buoys drug makers

As the 31st annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference got underway, talk was about the pace of US drug approvals picking up after a relative dry spell.

Restaurants like Cinquecento in the South End saw business fall off because of the 2008 ban on pharmaceutical company meals.

Meals for medical clients back on the table

Drug companies are once again taking doctors out for meals, a move that pleases restaurants and worries health advocates.

Bruins Shawn Thornton (left) and Gregory Campbell took to the ice at Boston University on Monday as National Hockey League teams looked forward to a salvaged season.

Bruins’ Andrew Ference was key figure in NHL talks

The defenseman’s role as union activist might ultimately trump his actions on the ice as a player.

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From the Archives | Photo Gallery

//[1]-040.jpg 1976: The first First Night

In 1976, Bostonians first enjoyed the arts festival that would one day spread nationwide and ring in the new year in over 70 cities, growing to showcase the work of over 1,000 artists.



Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides presented Hillary Clinton with a gift: a regulation white Riddell football helmet emblazoned with the State Department seal.

Staff welcomes Clinton on return

Cheers, a standing ovation, and a gag gift of headgear greeted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she returned to work on Monday.


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Upper Crust filed for bankruptcy protection in October with at least $3.4 million in debts.

Bid to block sale of Upper Crust leases rejected

A judge rejected an attempt to block the sale of leases at four restaurants to a private equity firm with ties to the pizza chain’s ousted founder.


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Book Review

‘Driver’s Education’ by Grant Ginder

In the book, a stroke patient asks his grandson to fetch Lucy, his beloved 1956 Chevy Bel Air, out of storage and drive it across the country.