Ex-Probation chief, top aide guilty of mail fraud, racketeering

Former probation commissioner John J. O'Brien walked out of federal court in Boston Tuesday.

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Another third former official was convicted of racketeering conspiracy but acquitted of mail fraud and racketeering.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/fleish150-12985.jpg Newton superintendent accused of plagiarism

A student newspaper claims David Fleishman plagiarized passages in a graduation speech from a speech by Governor Patrick.

“These years spent nurturing my joyful and kind-hearted daughter have been such comfort,” Natalie Crate blogged.

Natalie Crate, former aide to Romneys, dies at 41

When Mrs. Crate was diagnosed with a brain tumor, doctors told her she might live another year, two at most. She lived for more than seven.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/06365d2ae86146f291ed1577e5673f4a-06365d2ae86146f291ed1577e5673f4a-0[1]--90x90.jpg Tom Brady savoring time in Patriots camp

“This could be your last training camp – you never know,” Brady said of his approach to his 15th camp with the Patriots.

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JOAN VENNOCHI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-1771.png Employees are the losers in Market Basket feud

Workers put their livelihoods on the line for Arthur T. Demoulas. Will their jobs still be there when the dust settles?

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/oculus_web-580x372%20(1).jpg The virtual reality revolution arrives in Boston

Oculus Rift puts you inside a virtual world, with the ability to look around in all directions as if you’re really there.