Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims

Onlookers took photographs of a memorial in front of the building where the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found.

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In the wake of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, health professionals said addiction is a chronic condition that requires consistent, lifelong care.

BC's Kevin Hayes beat BU goalie Matt O'Connor in the second period to put the Eagles up, 2-0.

Boston college 3, Boston university 1

BC gets past spirited BU squad to reach Beanpot final

Four-time defending champion Boston College, ranked No. 2, will face No. 10 Northeastern for the Beanpot title on Feb. 10.

Huskies 6, Crimson 0

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/03/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_nuhar4_spts.jpg Northeastern belts Harvard in Beanpot opener

The Huskies have not won the Beanpot since 1988, but will have a chance after defeating Harvard.

Thomas M. Menino left his post after 20 years as mayor of Boston.

Filling time after retirement: Advice for Menino

Presumably, former mayor Thomas Menino has a little more time on his hands; we were inspired to help him fill it.

Two security personnel walked past the Bolshoy Ice Dome, site of the ice hockey competition.


Some security in Sochi surprisingly lax

The police presence at the Winter Olympics was understated only days before the opening ceremonies.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, seen arriving for a press conference in Kabul on Jan. 25, has had clandestine contact with the Taliban that has had little effect.

Afghan leader has had secret contacts with Taliban

The contacts by President Karzai of Afghanistan help explain a string of actions that seem intended to antagonize his US backers.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was interviewed and answered questions on radio Monday.

Christie cooperating with prosecutor’s subpoena

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie denied knowing about lane closures before they happened, but said his office is cooperating with federal officials.

Panel recommends that Mass. tighten gun laws

The report by a panel of academic experts comes more than a year after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/03/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/james_carroll_150px-1272.png 53 years later, Bay of Pigs fiasco goes on

The failed US invasion of Cuba let loose a cascade of wildly unforeseen consequences.


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Celtics Notebook

Jared Sullinger (right) posted game highs of 21 points and 12 rebounds in the Celtics’ 96-89 win over the Magic.

Jared Sullinger steps up to the challenges

The 21-year-old, who posted game highs of 21 points and 12 rebounds against the Magic, has had to mature quickly as a player.

Nation & World

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A makeshift memorial to Philip Seymour Hoffman outside the New York City building where his body was found.

Autopsy scheduled for Philip Seymour Hoffman

The deceased actor was found in his New York apartment with a syringe in his arm and packages with the words ‘‘Ace of Spades,’’ believed to be heroin, officials said.