Lawmakers agree on deal to tighten Mass. gun laws

The gun bill, along with domestic violence legislation, and a sales tax holiday are headed for votes on the final day of the session.

Yvonne Abraham

Marty Walsh misses the point

The mayor showed a gobsmacking display of cluelessness in commenting on the Probation patronage trial.

Martha Coakley (left) and Steve Grossman are considered the front-runners for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

Coakley, Grossman step up dispute

Sniping between gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman – and the PAC that backs Grossman – has intensified.

Tech Lab

// Speech recognition’s not my type

Burlington-based Nuance has just delivered the 13th edition of its Dragon NaturallySpeaking program, and it’s good stuff.

Wesley Ray Thomas, a baritone, performed in June with the Me2 Orchestra at the University of Vermont. The orchestra is a classical ensemble for those with mental health issues.

Letting loose in a soaring voice brings man stability

Making it to the Met is Wesley Thomas’s goal, but it’s proved more challenging than mastering musical runs.

Johnny Depp (right) was in character as James “Whitey” Bulger while filming “Black Mass” in Boston. “Johnny looked like Whitey . . . He even moved like Whitey,” says author Dick Lehr, a former Globe reporter, says.


The book on Whitey comes mesmerizingly to life

It’s the Whitey Bulger Gang, circa 1981, riding the wave of its alliance with the FBI. Except it’s July 2014.

It’s hard to believe how things have changed since Koji Uehara and his teammates were celebrating a Series title. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Christopher L. Gasper

Nine months after World Series, Sox are changed team

That Red Sox are near to disbanding their title team, and the clubhouse mood reflects that.

// Red Sox still dangling Jon Lester, others

Lester, originally set to start Wednesday, instead watched the game from the dugout.

// Market Basket seeks replacement workers

The threat ratcheted up pressure on warring factions of the Demoulas family to reach a broader deal.


Alex Beam

// Is John le Carré the greatest living writer?

Le Carré spotlights the Cold War, and by extension the US role — and principles — that were part of it.



// To keep growth going, Twitter wants to be everywhere

The 140-character social network is riding high after a stronger than expected quarter.