Mapping the devastation in Philippines
Why do shrinks flock to Cape Cod’s Wellfleet?
Every summer, thousands of mental health professionals pack their bags and set off for the tiny town.
Paying for politicians with pizza and postage
Massachusetts political campaigns don’t just rely on cash contributions. They also receive tons of non-cash aid from supporters — free signs, postage, pizza, you name it.
Arthur T. Demoulas makes offer to buy Market Basket
Demoulas will seek to regain control of the fractured company and end the bitter family feud that has haunted it for decades.
A mellow and feisty Barney Frank visits the Hill
Barney Frank returned to Congress to testify before the committee he once ran, and four years after his signature financial reform legislation passed.
Meet the Market Basket board of directors
Demoulas Super Markets Inc., which operates the 71 Market Basket stores, has a seven-member board.
Two worlds meet in Boston Common area where JetBlue pilot was arrested on drug charges
In downtown Boston, Avery and Boylston streets sit back to back, but they might as well be worlds apart. Home to the Ritz-Carlton overlooking Boston Common, Sports Club/LA, and the high-end furniture store Roche-Bobois, Avery Street bustles with parking attendants, hotel guests, condominium residents, and chauffeurs. Boylston Street bustles too, but with a completely different vibe as the site of blatant drug use.
Founder of fertility centers accused of not reporting doctor’s alleged sexual misconduct
The founder of a popular fertility clinic failed to tell authorities more than 15 years ago that one of his star specialists, Dr. Roger Ian Hardy, was allegedly seen sexually molesting a patient, according to a complaint by state regulators. Hardy continued to treat women and was subsequently accused of molesting several other patients, some while they were under anesthesia.
Summer’s cafe characters
Cafes harbor their own cast of summer characters, attracted by temperate climes, edgy muzak, and speedy Wi-Fi.
Festival of Contemporary Music showcases creative process
The festival highlighted the process of composition as much as the end product.
House, Senate release immigration proposals
House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants.
Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist
At least two services are trying to set up a system where users are paid for posts that attract traffic and advertisers.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims’ remains arrive in Netherlands
Families, and members of the public gathered to mourn as officials begin to study black boxes.
EINDHOVEN AIR BASE, Netherlands — A week ago, they had been packing their bags, preparing for conferences, family visits, and vacation. Now, they were returning to the Netherlands in coffins, victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot out of the skies above eastern Ukraine.
Pressure grows on EU regulator to rethink Google settlement
Without a settlement, Google could be fined up to 10 percent of its nearly $6 billion in annual global sales.
TelexFree owners charged with fraud, conspiracy
A grand jury indicted James Merrill of Ashland and Carlos Wanzeler on nine counts in the alleged $1 billion pyramid scheme.
When the body of a MH17 victim fell through this woman’s kitchen
RASSYPNOYE, Ukraine — The air smelled of bleach and the floor bore blood marks, grim remnants of a horrific event: the corpse of a woman who was on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 dropping through the roof into one family’s modest kitchen.
‘‘We never expected people falling from the sky,’’ said Inna Tipunova, whose kitchen was destroyed last week after the body fell into it. ‘‘They were falling like rain.’’
Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach
The controversy deepened Wednesday when five workers for Husi Food Co. were detained by police.
Gun charge tied to Collier shooting, lawyer says
The gun charge that Stephen Silva, a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, faces is connected to the shooting death of MIT officer Sean Collier, Silva’s lawyer said.
‘Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands’ by Chris Bohjalian
Bohjalian’s novel is a compelling tale of loss, resilience, and transformation.
Jury awards family $14 million — largest payment in at least a decade — for Danvers nursing home negligence
A Middlesex County jury has decided that the care Genevieve Calandro received at the nursing home, Radius HealthCare Center, was so grossly negligent, that it awarded Calandro’s family $14 million. It is the largest nursing home-related verdict in Massachusetts in at least the last decade, according to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, which tracks jury awards.
US presses for truce as fighting rages in Gaza
US Secretary of State John Kerry said there were signs of progress in cease-fire talks, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim.