Jon Lester traded to Oakland

Lester is the centerpiece of a deal that also sends Jonny Gomes to Oakland, while Boston receives All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Yoenis Cespedes is a good catch for Red Sox

Losing Jon Lester is tough, but with a premiere slugger in an era where power is hard to find, the Red Sox came out of the trade pretty well.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Meet Yoenis Cespedes, new Red Sox outfielder

Cespedes, the two-time defending Home Run Derby champ, brings a big bat and a powerful right arm to Fenway Park.

Johnny Depp captures the menacing tone of Whitey Bulger.

Whitey movie eerie experience for ‘Black Mass’ coauthor

The authenticity of the adaptation, which wraps filming in Boston Friday, is evident in moments big and small for Dick Lehr.

Substance abuse bill keeps coverage for inpatient care

State lawmakers have reached an agreement on a final version of a bill intended to address the opioid addiction crisis.

Market Basket director’s tweet draws criticism

A tweet apparently written by a director of the company described protesters as “much better looking than I remember.”

Deaths top 700 in deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

Ebola has been blamed for more than 729 deaths in four West African countries this year.

// Woman charged in theft of Revere firefighter’s wallet

The woman allegedly stole a firefighter’s wallet from his station while he was out battling a blaze in the town.


Alex Beam

// Is John le Carré the greatest living writer?

Le Carré spotlights the Cold War, and by extension the US role — and principles — that were part of it.


// Startup Lilliputian Systems comes to an end

One of Boston’s best-capitalized — and oldest — startups has run out of fuel thirteen years after it was founded.