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Annie Dookhan pursued renown along a path of lies

Going back to her days on the Boston Latin Academy track team, Annie Dookhan relentlessly pursued prestige.

The former chemist finally found fame, as scandal engulfed the state drug lab.

State may miss deadline to issue medical marijuana rules

The November ballot referendum that legalized marijuana for medical use in Massachusetts required that regulations be issued by May 1 to implement the law, but state health officials say the complexity of the issue has proven so daunting that they are unlikely to complete final rules by that deadline. State officials are concerned about marijuana becoming widely available for recreational use, especially by teenagers, but medical-marijuana supporters say any delay is unjustified and would cause patients to suffer needlessly.

On Super Bowl Sunday, local fans can only sulk

Boston sports fans used to be connoisseurs of losing, then of winning. Now, the championships we didn’t win haunt us.

Dr. Gerard Hayes, who specializes in pulmonary and critical care, monitors patients remotely from the “e-ICU” command center in Westwood. Video screens show patients in Steward hospital intensive care units from Methuen to Fall River.


Steward reshapes Mass. health care business

Steward Health Care System says it is forging a lower-cost “community care” model, drawing patients from expensive Boston teaching hospitals.

The Nation

Dogged diplomacy marks Hillary Clinton’s legacy

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton laughed as South African jazz singer Judith Sephuma invited her to dance at a gala dinner in Pretoria, South Africa, in August.

By Michael R. Gordon and Mark Landler

As she leaves the State Department, the simplest yardstick for measuring Clinton’s legacy has been her tireless travels.

Political Notebook

Photo evidence offered of Obama’s gun hobby

The White House on Saturday released a photo of President Obama firing a shotgun at Camp David in August.

The White House released a photo of President Obama firing a shotgun at Camp David in August.

The Nation Today

Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow

Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair Saturday but didn’t see his shadow.

Punxsutawney’s famous groundhog Phil predicts spring will come early this year.

The World

Video of police beating stokes anger in Egypt

Mourners attend a commemoration ceremony Saturday for a protester who was killed Friday during a clash with Egyptian security forces near the presidential palace in Cairo.

By Aya Batrawy

Egypt’s interior minister vowed Saturday to investigate the beating of a near-naked man by riot police.

Attacker in Turkey had Marxist ties

Mourners carried the Turkish flag-covered bier of Mustafa Akarsu, an American embassy security guard killed when a suicide bomber struck the US embassy in Turkey on Friday.

By Tim Arango and Sebnem Arsu

A Marxist group with a history of political violence in Turkey claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at the US Embassy in Ankara.

France’s gay marriage plans stir debate over parenthood

Two men gave children piggyback rides during a demonstration in support of the French government’s plans to legalize gay marriage and adoption in Paris last Sunday.

By Lori Hinnant

The debate over whether society and science are overreaching when it comes to parenthood has sent thousands into the streets.

Editorial & Opinion


One of the greatest secretaries of state? Not Hillary Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived at the State Department in Washington on Sept. 12 to speak about the deaths of Americans in Libya.

By Jeff Jacoby

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was popular and diligent, but she was hardly a giant of American statecraft.


How Patrick is shaping the face of Mass.

By Joan Vennochi

Appointment by appointment, face by face, Governor Deval Patrick is giving Massachusetts a more modern and diverse look.


Deval Patrick’s public school legacy

After reading to a kindergarten class at Linden School in Malden last February, Governor Deval Patrick sat in on a music lesson for a P.A.C.E. class (Practical Academic Community Education).

By Joanna Weiss

The governor’s past growing up on Chicago’s South Side and attending public schools there informs his hopes for education in Massachusetts.


Annie Dookhan pursued renown along a path of lies

Going back to her days on the Boston Latin Academy track team, Annie Dookhan relentlessly pursued prestige.

By Sally Jacobs

The former chemist finally found fame, as scandal engulfed the state drug lab.

On Super Bowl Sunday, local fans can only sulk

By David Filipov

Boston sports fans used to be connoisseurs of losing, then of winning. Now, the championships we didn’t win haunt us.

Yvonne Abraham

Small ending, big results?

By Yvonne Abraham

With the statesmanship of a tween, Scott Brown revealed he is, like, so not going after John Kerry’s US Senate seat.

Money & Careers

Steward reshapes Mass. health care business

Dr. Gerard Hayes, who specializes in pulmonary and critical care, monitors patients remotely from the “e-ICU” command center in Westwood. Video screens show patients in Steward hospital intensive care units from Methuen to Fall River.

By Robert Weisman

Steward Health Care System says it is forging a lower-cost “community care” model, drawing patients from expensive Boston teaching hospitals.

Education First aims to bridge barriers with exchange

Bertil Hult, founder of EF Education First, in front of a piece of the Berlin Wall at the company’s Cambridge office. EF is doubling the size of its Cambridge campus.

By Katie Johnston

EF Education First has ridden the waves of globalization and experiential learning to become one of the world’s largest international education firms.

Innovation Economy

Investment in enterprise firms is picking up

Erika Murphy works at Enservio, a Needham company that creates software for the insurance industry.

By Scott Kirsner

Enterprise entrepreneurs are busy building products that solve actual business problems and rack up major revenues.


Bruins 1, Maple Leafs 0

Chris Bourque delivers for Bruins

Chris Bourque celebrates his first goal with the Bruins — the second of his NHL career — in the first period.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Bourque connected for his first goal as a Bruin and then watched it stand up as the lone goal in a thorough, 1-0 win over the Maple Leafs.

Dan Shaughnessy

Harbaughs make family history in Super Bowl

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens coach John Harbaugh.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Not many folks were aware of Ravens coach John Harbaugh and his brother, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Sunday night, everything changes.

Sunday Hockey Notes

Bruins’ Tyler Seguin has had a slow start

Tyler Seguin has everything to be right there perennially with the game’s elite point producers.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Thus far, Seguin’s third NHL season has been more a mirror of his intermittent 2010-11 rookie run than his tantalizing breakout sophomore campaign.

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Sunday Football Notes

How Ravens line coach Clarence Brooks beat Patriots

By Greg A. Bedard

Sunday Baseball Notes

Red Sox still searching for a new PA voice

By Nick Cafardo

On Second Thought

Deer antler revelations make the PED issue fuzzier

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Sunday Basketball Notes

Raptors look to rise, Grizzlies stand down

By Gary Washburn

Ravens vs. 49ers, 6:30 p.m., CBS

Super Bowl XLVII keys to victory

By Jim McBride

Celtics Notebook

Elite Clippers offer stiff test to patchwork Celtics

By Baxter Holmes


Crash into boards earns Brad Marchand some time off

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Super Bowl notebook

49ers’ Brad Seely has seen a QB backup take over before

By Shalise Manza Young

New Balance Grand Prix

Mary Cain shatters record in 2-mile race

By Shira Springer

What They Were Thinking

Deep in thought in competitive yoga

By Stan Grossfeld

BC 75, Clemson 68

After sloppy play, Boston College cleans up

By Julian Benbow

Charlotte 66, UMass 65

UMass fumbles chance at the finish

By C. Jemal Horton

Northeastern 59, Drexel 52

Northeastern rebounds with win over Drexel

By Michael Vega

Harvard 89, Brown 82

Harvard squanders big lead but beats Brown

By Michael Whitmer


Sunday preview | Ideas

Can juries tame prosecutors gone wild?

By Leon Neyfakh

Some critics think ordinary citizens are the fix for a weak spot in the American justice system. Others think they’re being naive.

Why our flu vaccines can’t keep up

By Marlene Zuk

It’s evolution—and, as a century-old experiment on sparrows showed, it can happen overnight.

Pentametron, robot poet of Twitter

By Chris Wright

Why do pairs of random musings make for such weird, delightful verse?

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An accidental sonnet

By Chris Wright


Watching you between surveillance cameras

By Kevin Hartnett

Uncommon Knowledge

Heartbreak is worse for conservatives

By Kevin Lewis


book review

‘How Literature Saved My Life’ by David Shields

By Eugenia Williamson

The critic and reformed novelist gives an intimate—and very entertaining— explanation of what he reads and why.

Please Discuss | katharine whittemore

A look at some books about football

Baltimore’s Alan Ameche scores the winning touchdown in the 1958 NFL championship game.

By Katharine Whittemore

Capsule book reviews of “America’s Game,” “How Football Explains America,” and “The Best Game Ever: Giants Vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL.”

for children | liz rosenberg

‘Splintered’ by A.G. Howard

An early illustration for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Winderland.”

By Liz Rosenberg

Howard’s Goth-infused, fantasy novel “Splintered’’ is in many ways a brilliant debut, in others a disturbing one.


Donald Hornig, at 92; worked on Manhattan Project

As Brown University president from 1970 to 1976, Dr. Hornig cut spending and greatly reduced the school’s debt.

By J.M. Lawrence

Dr. Hornig served as science adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson and as president of Brown University.

Ceija Stojka, 79; used her art to remind world about Nazi persecution of Gypsies

Ms. Stojka’s work included joyful images as well as somber pictures depicting death camps.

By George Jahn

Ms. Stojka survived three Nazi death camps and then found her life’s work: raising awareness of the Nazis’ persecution of Gypsies in her art and her writings.

Earl Williams, 64, NL’s top rookie in 1971

Mr. Williams’s career spiraled down quickly.

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Williams won the National League rookie of the year award in 1971 but his promise went unfulfilled amid a welter of minor controversies.

Arts & Movies

Winter Arts guide: dance

Brazilian dance troupe inspired by heat and happiness

The aesthetic of the Brazilian company Grupo Corpo (above in “Parabelo”) reflects its founders’ training in classical ballet and Graham technique.

By Janine Parker

Strong family bonds buoy the exuberant Brazilian troupe Grupo Corpo, which makes its Boston debut with a dynamic program.

winter arts guide: critics’ pick

Critics’ picks in Boston-area dance

Lucky Plush brings “The Better Half” to the ICA in March.

By Jeffrey Gantz

Critic’s picks for dance performances around Boston, from Boston Ballet to visiting groups such as Brazil’s Grupo Corpo and the Danish Dance Theater.

Winter Arts guide: theater

With ‘Blood Play,’ the Debate Society pays a visit to suburbia

“We over-create a world” says the Debate Society’s Hannah Bos (far right, with Michael Cyril Creighton in “Blood Play”). “And then we chisel it down over a long period of time and get really specific with everything.’’ At left, a moment from the play.

By Laura Collins-Hughes

Beneath the cheery surface of a 1950s suburb, something lurks in “Blood Play,” a dark comedy in ArtsEmerson’s The Next Thing Festival.

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winter arts guide: music

Kingsley Flood is ready for the national stage

By James Reed

winter arts guide: critics’ picks

Critics’ picks in Boston-area pop music

By Sarah Rodman

winter arts guide: classical music

BLO’s Opera Annex to present ‘Clemency’

By Harlow Robinson

winter arts guide: critics’ picks

Critic’s picks in Boston-area classical music

winter arts guide: art

Revisiting Anders Zorn at the Gardner Museum

By Cate McQuaid

winter arts guide: critics’ pick

Critics’ picks in Boston-area art museums

Local films, festivals, and faces

Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, aluminum foil hats optional

By Loren King

Top Picks

Come back to ‘Cabaret,’ old chum

By Tom Russo

February 3: Family filmgoer

By Jane Horwitz

winter arts guide: critics’ pick

Critics’ picks in Boston-area theater


Cultural, heritage events celebrate Florida’s 500th anniversary

The Galleon, a replica of the vessels that traveled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, will be stopping at ports this year to celebrate Viva Florida 500.

By Diane Daniel

To celebrate the New World discovery in 1513, the Sunshine State is hosting a long list of cultural and heritage events under the campaign “Viva Florida 500.”


Florida, the object of my affection

A heron at Florida’s Cayo Costa State Park, an uninhabited island reachable only by boat.

By Diane Daniel

People are always bashing the Sunshine State, many of whom have never stepped on its sandy soil or ventured beyond Disney World.

Five places in Florida that time forgot

The beach club at the Gasparilla Inn on Boca Grande, an island reachable by causeway. The inn is 100 years old, a memorable taste of upscale old Florida — when the railroad came through the island bringing wealthy vacationers.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Here are five of our favorite slices of old Florida that avoid the strip malls and over-the-top amusement parks.


Your Home: The Guide

Room refreshers for $500 and less

By Elizabeth Gehrman

From creating a faux granite countertop to adding a wall-mounted fireplace, here are easy, affordable ways to transform your space.

Your Home: Transformations

South End remodel: Rear window

In the family room, curtains are suspended from a recessed track and can disappear behind the wall.

By Marni Elyse Katz

Viewed from the curb, it’s a traditional Victorian town house in the South End. But from the back, it’s a much more modern story.

Your Home: Transformations

Arts and Crafts update in Newton

Steve Snider’s living room features a new gas fireplace with an Arts and Crafts-style surround and the original mantel.

By Jaci Conry

In renovating his century-old Newton home, the owner sought to enhance its livability while staying true to its history — and building in some smart green elements, too.

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Your Home: Transformations

Back Bay renovation: The family unit

By Marni Elyse Katz

Your Home: Transformations

Turning on the charm with a Wellesley makeover

By Jaci Conry


Loneliness of the long-distance family

By Steve Almond


Sidelining beer snobs

By Gary Dzen

Miss Conduct

Destination weddings: Advice on opting out

By Robin Abrahams

Out and About

As seen around town

Style Watch

Pretty little pouches

By Marni Elyse Katz


A winter salad menu

By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Salad bar Caesar

Dinner With Cupid

Gone fishin’

Tales From the City

What’s the magic word?

Globe North

Early birds get jobless benefits

Unemployed people queued up early outside The Career Place in Woburn to boost their chances of being able to sign up for benefits.

By David Rattigan

The doors don’t open until 8:30 a.m., but at 7:45 there already was a long line of people in heavy coats outside The Career Place in Woburn.


Young and in business - alone

T.J.Macari (right), 32, of New England Osteopathy, mingles during a Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore event in Salem.

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore is a new nonprofit with a goal of helping local businesspeople succeed.


Mayor says no to pot ordinance

By John Laidler

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy has vetoed a proposed city ordinance restricting the location of medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Town set to debate slots proposal

By Steven A. Rosenberg


High school may get upgrade

By John Laidler

In Uniform

Globe North military news

By Alice E. Elwell

Dining Out

Hits and misses at Max & Dylans North

By Stephanie Schorow

High School Hockey

Devin Tringale overlooked, but maybe just for now

By Jason Mastrodonato


Crossroads receives permits for upgrade

By John Laidler


New parking program requires stickers

By John Laidler


New fire chief starts job

By John Laidler


Town welcomes three new police officers

By Jarret Bencks


Hearing on fiber-optic cable request

By Kathy McCabe


Inspectors to collect property data

By Brenda J. Buote


Tufts gives $6,000 to local organizations

By Jarret Bencks


Paint center co-owner becomes bank director

By Brenda J. Buote


Town census underway

By John Laidler


Schedule announced for farm education

By Brenda J. Buote


Flu vaccinations still available

By Brenda J. Buote


Scanlon proposes $1 million for new fire trucks

By Steven A. Rosenberg


State funds expand recycling

By John Laidler


Demolition will create green space

By Karen Sackowitz


Plans for Route 3 traffic solutions

By Karen Sackowitz


Open positions in local government

By Taryn Plumb


$4.58 million bond for charter school

By Brenda J. Buote

North Andover

Fire Department issues burning permits

By Brenda J. Buote


Mayor names new chief of staff

By John Laidler

Hollis, N.H.

SAU 41 seeks new school superintendent

By Tom Long

Portsmouth, N.H.

New parking spaces added to downtown

By Tom Long


Library hosts third teen poetry contest

By David Rattigan

West Newbury

Hike for a good cause Sunday

By Wendy Killeen


Hospital administrator joins nonprofit board

By Brenda J. Buote

Globe South

How a Brockton man helped create Israel

Jewish refugees pack the ship Exodus in 1947 in a futile effort to reach British-controlled Palestine.

By Steve Maas

When most people think of the refugee ship Exodus, the Paul Newman movie and the Leon Uris novel on which it was based come to mind.

MIAA official regrets remark

Braintree’s Blake Ellis competed on the high bar in the MIAA Boys’ State Gymnastics Championships in 2010.

By Emily Sweeney

A spokesman for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is apologizing for calling gymnastics “a girls’ sport.”


Golf Club taking lethal aim at geese

Golfers have long had to share courses with Canada geese.

By Johanna Seltz

The exclusive Cohasset Golf Club definitely isn’t offering memberships to the flocks of Canada geese wintering in this toney coastal town.

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Tougher law urged on sale of alcohol

By Katheleen Conti


School head announces retirement

By Jessica Bartlett


Radio station to return to air

By Emily Sweeney

Beverly Beckham

The numbers, years, keep adding up

By Beverly Beckham


Lakeville teen starts diabetes support site

By Paul E. Kandarian

In Uniform

In Uniform

By Alice C Elwell

Globe South Community Bulletin Board

By Complied Anne M. Steele

High School Basketball

Blocking his best move

By Tim Healey


Service dog grant available

By Johanna Seltz


Funding request

By John Laidler


Deadline for Town Meeting articles

By Emily Files


Golf club takes aim at geese

By Johanna Seltz


Free dental care for kids

By Johanna Seltz


Townwide Valentine's party

By Johanna Seltz


Two arrested on drug charges

By Jim Morrison


New police chief

By Robert Knox


Hingham High wrestling fund-raiser

By Jessica Bartlett


Deputy veterans’ agent appointed

By Jennette Barnes


Chinese students arriving

By Johanna Seltz


Town administrator candidates announced

By Dave Eisenstadter


Councilor resigns

By Christine Legere


New library services app

By Emily Sweeney


Boudreau finalist in Duxbury

By Meg Murphy


Selectmen to discuss pond issues

By Christine Legere


Firefighter takes oath

By John Laidler

Circus comes to Holbrook

By Jennette Barnes


FACTS Coalition pushes for teen programming

By Jessica Bartlett


Town to rebid museum work

By Paul E. Kandarian


Board approves cell tower

By Paul E. Kandarian


Man charged with shooting his dog

By Christine Legere


Slots open in election

By Paul E. Kandarian


Autism speaker at League School

By Johanna Seltz


Unexploded hand grenade found

By Jim Morrison


Mayor gets new chief of staff

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Nominations open

By Robert Knox


Town officials to discuss gaming regulations

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Roof restoration at library

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Finance board seeks new members

By Jennette Barnes


Master Plan meeting draws 110 people

By Rich Fahey


Municipal buildings get safety grant

By Emily Sweeney


Theater to present reality show finale

By Dave Eisenstadter


Student Council looking for old technology

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Ambulance rates rise 40 percent

By Jennette Barnes

Globe West


Into the woods, alone for 4 days

Molly Rookwood, an Arlington High School student, stands near the shelter she built in Townsend State Forest in north central Massachusetts as part of a wilderness survival experience in early January.

By David Desjardins

Arlington High students spent four days testing newly acquired outdoors skills on a solo wilderness survival experience.

Quotes from survival course students

By David Desjardins

Quotes from survival course students.


Sides on override mobilize for vote

By Deirdre Fernandes

With a vote quickly approaching to pass $11.4 million in tax increases, supporters and opponents are mobilizing across the city.

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K-12 study finds little support

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Training for the challenge of her life

By Deirdre Fernandes

In Uniform

By Alice C. Elwell

High School Basketball

Brodeur a driving force for Tomahawks

By Phil Perry


Easton educator selected as superintendent

By Ellen Ishkanian


School boards find new leader close at hand

By Ellen Ishkanian


University stems renovations plans

By Jaclyn Reiss


Town Meeting warrant to open Feb. 14

By Brock Parker


Forum will tackle state budget crisis

By Brock Parker


Time to apply for city’s scholarships

By Jaclyn Reiss


By Nancy Shohet West


Library plans class on Microsoft Word

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Tips on borrowing e-books at library

By Matt Gunderson


Planning Board seeks associate member

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Town election papers due by Feb. 5

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


School district seeks budget increase

By Lauren MacCarthy


Session explains aid for local seniors

By Nancy Shohet West


Creating positive family relationships

By Nancy Shohet West


Special vote on rezoning proposal

By Calvin Hennick


Atkins files bills for new legislative session

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Trust seeks funds for affordable housing

By Davis Bushnell


Democrats to choose convention delegates

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Nasal flu vaccine available

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Library celebrates new kids’ space

By Calvin Hennick


Forum on new open-space plan

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Kindergarten registrations open

By Calvin Hennick


Nomination papers for election available

By Jennifer Roach


Members sought for development committee

By Jennifer Roach


Medical marijuana hearing Tuesday

By Jennifer Roach


Store’s farewell party set for Feb. 15

By Lauren MacCarthy


Learn about kindergarten options

By Rachel Lebeaux


Talk to focus on town’s early days

By Rachel Lebeaux


Special education fair next Sunday

By Jaclyn Reiss


Town preparing bid for housing grant

By Rachel Lebeaux


Parents to hear tips on cyberbullying

By Rachel Lebeaux


Meeting to explore new open-space plan

By Jaclyn Reiss


Town shifts needle-disposal kiosk

By Rachel Lebeaux


Opening for assistant town manager

By Jaclyn Reiss


Town census forms should be returned

By Ellen Ishkanian


Skating event to benefit parks agency

By Rachel Lebeaux