Jury finds O’Brien ran criminal enterprise

John O’Brien and his top aide, Elizabeth Tavares, were convicted of mail fraud, racketeering, and racketeering conspiracy.

Former Probation Department commissioner John O'Brien after his arraignment in 2012.

Thomas Farragher

The spectacular collapse of Jack O’Brien

Just because all your friends were handing out jobs, commissioner, didn’t make it right. In fact, the jury said, it was a broad criminal enterprise.


Jury cracks down hard on Beacon Hill’s corrupt culture

The overall verdict in the probation case should prompt deeper introspection.

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Jurors found that the ex-probation chief used jobs to entice lawmakers to support House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo.

Prison chief resigns over Bridgewater inquiry

Luis Spencer allegedly delayed an internal investigation at embattled Bridgewater State Hospital.

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.

Shirley Leung

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This town has had its share of ugly blood feuds, often pitting brother against brother.

B.C. ethicist: Don’t cover infertility treatments for gay or single women

The commentary was published in a well-respected medical journal and proposed by a doctoral student in theological ethics.

According to multiple industry sources, NESN informed WEEI and its parent company, Entercom, in recent days that the “Dennis and Callahan” simulcast will not continue after their contract ends in September.

WEEI’s ‘Dennis and Callahan’ program will no longer air on NESN after contract expires

The decision to cancel the simulcast is not specifically related to controversial comments about Erin Andrews, according to sources.

The first day of drive-through tolls on the Tobin Bridge. More poll respondents favored an increase in fees and taxes if the proceeds would go to repairs of local roadways.

Weekly Poll

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.



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


movie review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/AMWM-01256.jpg Hoffman shines in ‘A Most Wanted Man’

The adaption of John le Carré’s best-selling novel is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last leading role before his death.