For Jared Remy, leniency was the rule until one lethal night

The trail of alleged victims runs back to his teen years. So does the line of judges who somehow saw fit, time and again, to give him one more chance.

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Jared Remy’s troubled past

Public records reveal accounts that Remy terrorized five different girlfriends, and that courts repeatedly let him off with little more than probation.

Yvonne Abraham

// Jared Remy and the cycle of violence

Jared Remy wasn’t worthy of one chance, let alone the countless breaks his victims, parents and judges gave him.

Patrice Bergeron (center) celebrated his first-period goal with teammates Reilly Smith (18) and Andrej Meszaros.

Bruins 4, Coyotes 2

Bruins extend win streak to 12 games

The Bruins rallied from a 2-1 deficit, their first shortfall in seven games, to capture another victory.

Harvard coach Tommy Amaker talked to Siyani Chambers in the first half of Saturday’s game against Michigan State.

Michigan State 80, Harvard 73

Harvard’s NCAA run ends

The 12th-seeded Crimson fell from the tournament in the third round with Saturday’s loss to the Spartans.

// Baker holds off rival in GOP race for governor

Charlie Baker’s Tea Party rival Mark Fisher missed the 15 percent threshold to appear on the primary ballot by less than half a percentage point.

// ‘Increasing hope’ in MH370 search, Australian leader says

Despite the lack of answers, Prime Minister Tony Abbott suggested recent sightings were a positive development.


opinion | Stephen Kinzer

// Compassion does not necessitate intervention

The idea that American intervention becomes more urgent when conflicts intensify is fundamentally flawed.


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Zubin Mehta led the Israel Philharmonic in Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony on Wednesday.

Much to admire from Mehta

Zubin Mehta led the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Anton Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony on Wednesday. It didn’t exactly storm heaven, but it did move with a Schubertian grace.


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New England spring beers

It’s finally time to transition the column to lighter offerings. Here are the results of a side-by-side tasting of spring brews from Harpoon, Sam Adams, and Long Trail.