First Night organizer closing

Dennis Foley and his son Timothy took in First Night’s Grand Procession in 2012.

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After years of declining donations and business sponsorships, First Night Boston is shutting down after nearly four decades.

// A hint that Hernandez was with man found slain

Video images taken Monday appear to be Patriots tight-end Aaron Hernandez with a Dorchester man later found dead.

dan shaughnessy

Hernandez situation signals Patriots lost their way

The Patriots are all about winning football games. Nothing more. The Aaron Hernandez trouble is the latest reminder of this fact.

Broken City

Farm bill fails as trade-offs of yore vanish

The bill’s defeat in the House, leaving the fate of nearly $1 trillion in farm subsidies and food-stamp programs in limbo, reflects the gridlock in Washington.

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// Judge freezes assets of Boston’s taxi king

A state judge froze Edward J. Tutunjian’s assets, ruling that cabdrivers have a “reasonable likelihood” of winning a class-action lawsuit.

‘Whitey’ Bulger trial

// Bulger jurors told of human toll

Diane Sussman de Tennen described the gunfire, allegedly from a cohort of “Whitey” Bulger, that left dead the driver of a car in which she was a passenger.

kevin cullen

Innocence unveils evil

The goodness of Dianne Sussman, who testified against Whitey Bulger Thursday, only made Whitey look smaller and viler.

// Gomez makes ‘give me a chance’ pitch

Gabriel E. Gomez has been describing the brevity of the term he is trying to win — only 17 months — as a probation period of sorts.

Heat 95, Spurs 88 | NBA Finals

// LeBron James leads Heat to 2d straight title

The Heat became the first team since the 2009-10 Lakers to repeat and it verifies the collection of the Miami Big Three.



// Pacheco Law eats T money and options

The law, which effectively prevents state agencies from contracting with private companies for work currently done by public employees, hinders the MBTA from saving money.


Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke during the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago last week.

Hillary Clinton dines with Mayor Menino

Clinton, the subject of speculation about a potential presidential run in 2016, made a quick, low-profile visit to Boston, including dinner with Mayor Thomas Menino.