Boston Medical looks to shut a site, cut 85 beds

Boston Medical Center is bracing for state and federal budget cuts and intensified pressure to shift more care to outpatient settings.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Leslie Cohen Berlowitz.


No record of academy head’s doctoral degree

Leslie Cohen Berlowitz, president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has ­exaggerated her own academic achievement.

James “Whitey” Bulger sat solemnly between his lawyers, Henry Brennan and J.W. Carney Jr. (right).

Fiery hearing previews ‘Whitey’ Bulger trial

US District Judge Denise J. Casper issued a series of rulings that help lay the ground rules for the months ahead.

DNA swabs on suspects upheld by Supreme Court

The ruling reinvigorates a debate over whether Massachusetts should join other states in a practice that critics say threatens civil liberties.

Johnny Boychuk gets his money’s worth on a clearout of Brenden Morrow near the net in the third period.

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Christopher L. Gasper

Bruins proving that they were never underdogs

The idea that the Bruins were going to be overmatched and outclassed by the skill, skating, and scoring aptitude of the Penguins is finished.

bruins 6, penguins 1

// Bruins crush Penguins, take 2-0 series lead

The Bruins got on the board early and often in Game 2 for a 6-1 win as the series now heads to Boston.

N.H. firm says its system ID’d bomb suspects

Facial recognition software from Animetrics Inc. may have led to a faster identification of the Marathon bombing suspects.

// Final Marathon victim leaves the hospital

Erika Brannock’s departure from Beth Israel marked the close of one chapter in her life, and in the life of the city.

// Boston fire chief quits amid nasty dispute

Steve E. Abraira’s resignation ends an ugly power struggle ­between an out-of-town chief and a home-grown command staff.


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Book REview

Among author Dean King’s characters in the Hatfield-McCoy feud, William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield was an important one. The 1890 hanging of Ellison “Cotton Top” Mounts in Pikeville, Ky., is believed to be the feud’s last death.

‘The Feud’ by Dean King

In his book about the Hatfield-McCoy feud, King delivers outsized characters, shootouts, manhunts, and posses on the prowl.

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Bitten by Uncertainty

With tens of thousands of people contracting Lyme disease in Mass. each year, the Globe is taking an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, science and testing.