Quandary over quarry
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.
What would Jesus do (about climate change)?
Gordon College science professor Dorothy Boorse wants evangelical Christians to connect their faith with caring for the environment.
A rare ride, the bamboo bicycle
Erba Cycles’ Randall Levere turns heads with the unexpected material he uses in his South Boston cycling business.
Prison chief resigns over Bridgewater inquiry
Luis Spencer allegedly delayed an internal investigation at embattled Bridgewater State Hospital.
Beacon Hill tight-lipped, defensive after probation verdict
After a federal jury found Thursday that officials in the state Probation Department hired politically connected candidates to curry favor with legislators, it was hard to find anyone on Beacon Hill who was willing to speak out. Outside the Senate chamber, senators insisted they had to be somewhere else, had not read the verdict, or were busy with other business.
Stung by patronage scheme, relief and lingering concerns for probation workers
Joseph Gagnon once ran the Probation Department’s electronic monitoring program, but he learned the hard way not to challenge the insiders running the agency under Commissioner John J. O’Brien.
Gagnon and others who were victims of corruption in the department led by O’Brien reacted with relief and elation to a jury’s finding Thursday that O’Brien and two of his top aids ran the department like a criminal enterprise. But concerns remain that the pace of reform at the Probation Department is too slow.
Market Basket has several suitors
Arthur T. Demoulas’s bid to buy the grocery chain is one of several offers discussed in recent months.
DeLeo could be further haunted by probation verdict
The House speaker himself was never charged, but prosecutors had argued in the trial that he joined in John O’Brien’s conspiracy.
Personal touches won loyalty at Market Basket
Solid pay and a boss who cares have created an atmosphere employees want to protect.
Jenny Lewis bounces back with ‘The Voyager’
Lewis’ star-studded “Just One of the Guys” video racked up nearly 2.5 million views on YouTube in eight days.
Lawyers debated as Ariz. execution lingered
A transcript of an emergency hearing revealed the behind-the-scenes drama as the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood unfolded.
Legal challenges to lethal injection
Current legal challenges to executions by lethal injection across the United States.
John Miller, the GOP’s noteworthy AG hopeful
If elected, Miller would be the best-educated attorney general in memory.
Google Glass Road Show coming to Boston
A team from Google will demo Glass on Saturday at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.
16 killed as airstrike hits school sheltering Gaza civilians
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — A series of explosions at a school run by the United Nations, which was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians who had fled from Israeli military assaults, killed at least 16 people on Thursday and wounded many more.
Many Palestinians initially presumed an Israeli strike had hit the shelter, but the Israeli military suggested soon afterward that errant Palestinian-fired munitions might have been the source.
Joseph Walker III, 63; justice in superior, district courts
Respected by colleagues and staff, Mr. Walker was “a complete gentleman and a fantastic lawyer,” a former colleague said.
Experts call on judge to block Partners’ hospital takeovers
The group warned that the agreement with Martha Coakley to allow the deals is unlikely to contain rising medical costs.
Voters would pay for road fixes — close to home
Mass. voters are sensitive to whether their taxes will go toward infrastructure upgrades nearby, a new Boston Globe poll finds.