Jury finds ex-Probation chief ran sweeping criminal enterprise

Throughout the trial, jurors heard from current and former Probation officials who described John O’Brien’s rigged system.

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

Thomas Farragher

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher--90x90.png 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.

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David Fleishman allegedly plagiarized passages from Governor Patrick in a graduation speech last month.

“These years spent nurturing my joyful and kind-hearted daughter have been such comfort,” Natalie Crate blogged.

Natalie Crate, former aide to Romneys, dies at 41

When Mrs. Crate was diagnosed with a brain tumor, doctors told her she might live another year, two at most. She lived for more than seven.

Red Sox manager John Farrell takes the ball from starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning on Thursday. De La Rosa gave up seven runs (six earned). (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

BLUE JAYS 8, RED SOX 0

Red Sox held to one hit, lose series finale to Blue Jays

Shane Victorino’s leadoff single in the seventh inning was the Red Sox’ only hit of the game.

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Authorities are probing the nine-month disappearance of the N.H. teen, who was reunited with her family Sunday.

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A former T driver who drove her bus off the road in May can’t regain her driving privileges, a state board has ruled.

Empty shelves at the Chelsea Market Basket Thursday morning.

Protesters excited, cautious about Arthur T. Demoulas’s offer

Market Basket workers and protesters were buoyed by the offer from the ousted chief executive to buy out his relatives.

Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

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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?

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/oculus_web-580x372%20(1).jpg The virtual reality revolution arrives in Boston

Oculus Rift puts you inside a virtual world, with the ability to look around in all directions as if you’re really there.