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.

John Lackey

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John Lackey traded to Cardinals

Lackey’s roller coaster Red Sox tenure has come to an end, with outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly coming to Boston.

Yoenis Cespedes will be wearing a Red Sox uniform after coming over in a trade for Jon Lester.

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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.

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.

// Juror blasts Walsh’s support of ex-probation chief

The juror called Mayor Walsh’s comments defending political patronage on Beacon Hill “reckless.”

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.”

In wake of Ebola outbreak, US issues travel warning

The travel advisory for Africa applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.


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// 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.