Market Basket defends dismissal of employees

“We strongly encourage all associates to return their focus to Market Basket’s customers,” executives said in a statement.

Tsarnaev friend arrested on drug, gun charges

A firearm in the case is the same model alleged to have been used in the shooting of MIT police officer Sean Collier.

// Investigators in Abigail Hernandez case reviewing video

Authorities are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the disappearance of Abigail Hernandez.

Mass. unlikely to be affected by health care rulings

The state’s exchange wouldn’t be affected by the ruling, and it appears unlikely Mass. would join a federal exchange for long.

Wellesley Police Chief Terrence Cunningham held up pictures of rifles during a press conference on Tuesday to advocate for police chief discretion in the issuance of FID cards as a critical public safety provision that should be included in final gun violence prevention legislation.

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Police chiefs criticize Senate for weakening gun control law

Top officials blasted the removal of a provision intended to keep rifles and shotguns from dangerous people.

// No evidence of direct Russian link to plane, US says

The US said Ukrainian separatists likely shot down the Malaysian jetliner without direct Russian involvement.

Doc Rivers is entering his second season as Clippers coach.

Doc Rivers says he’ll quit Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner

Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons revealed the coach’s intention during court testimony Tuesday.

// Ex-UNH women’s hockey coach charged with assault

UNH fired Brian McCloskey after he physically reprimanded a player during a Nov. 30 loss to Ohio State.

// US to address Hamas demands only after cease-fire, Kerry says

Secretary of State John Kerry said talks on Egypt’s cease-fire proposal were constructive, but no deal was imminent.


Book Review

// ‘All I Love and Know’ by Judith Frank

A young, gay couple must deal with grief and transformation when one of them becomes guardian of an orphaned infant and a child.