Blackstone father in ‘complete shock,’ friend says

Ramon Rivera III was apparently unaware of the conditions in the home and that he was the father of two small children living there.

// Finding cause of death for 3 infants difficult

Working with little more than skeletal remains, the state medical examiner faces a significant challenge in Blackstone.

State panel selects Wynn casino

The state gambling commission chose the Everett casino over a proposal in Revere for the Boston-area license.

2 Mass. residents awarded MacArthur Foundation grants

Mary Bonauto is a lawyer fighting for same-sex marriage, while Jacob Lurie is an influential Harvard mathematician.

My Morning Cup

// How does John Boehner take his coffee?

The House speaker shares his coffee drinking habits.

Ellis Verdi (left) and Sal Devito are able to relax in a Japanese garden they created on a terrace at their offices on 5th Avenue in New York.

Jennifer Taylor for the Globe

Two New York ad men capture Boston’s attention

The head-turning irreverence of the campaigns by Sal DeVito and Ellis Verdi seems to appeal to Boston sensibilities.

Brock Holt rounded the bases in the fifth inning Sept. 4 after hitting a home run at Yankee Stadium.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Brock Holt trade a big hit for Red Sox and Pirates

Holt has made a name for himself in Boston and Pittsburgh did well in picking up Mark Melancon.


// Amid outrage, NFL keeps counting its money

The NFL will weather this big storm until the hysteria subsides because that’s what the fans ultimately want.

opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Targeted killings and the rule of law

The legal system needs to catch up with military technology.

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