Patrick seeks fewer life terms for youths

Governor Deval Patrick plans to propose legislation to reduce the number of teenagers sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder.

// Another free pass for Ivan the incorrigible

Despite more than 100 criminal charges, Ivan Vaclavik has avoided deportation for decades. He contends he can’t be sent home because his home land no longer exists.

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Amazon is busy, but secretive, at Kendall Square offices

Current and former employees are forbidden from talking about what happens at the Cambridge office.

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Damage is seen following a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil.


245 dead in Brazil nightclub fire

Witnesses said that a flare or firework lit by band members may have started the fire, which killed at least 245 people.

Terry Francona was the Red Sox manager from 2004-2011, and won two World Series during his tenure.

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Book excerpt

Inside Terry Francona’s Red Sox clubhouse

In the first installment of the preview of Francona’s book written with Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, we learn about the inner workings of Francona’s clubhouse rituals.

Skiers and snowshoers love the Vermont countryside.

One winter’s day in the six New England states

Each New England state offers sights and scenes and surprising places to make a getaway of just the right size.

Robert Reed looked at the $1,525 bill for “operating room’’ and hospital “facility’’ charges from Lahey Clinic at his home in Marblehead. The doctor had billed $354 for her services.

A hospital fee, minus the hospital

After a doctor’s appointment, Robert Reed received a $1,500 statement for use of an operating room he never visited.

// Women remain outsiders in video game industry

Female game characters are hypersexualized, and female workers are frequently subjected to unequal treatment and harassment.