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‘Rockefeller’ faces at least 27 years for murder

Attorney Brad Bailey (left) sat with Christian Gerhartsreiter after a verdict was reached in Gerhartsreiter’s murder trial.

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, known as “Clark Rockefeller” when he lived in Boston, was found guilty of a 1985 murder in California.

State Representative Martin J. Walsh said he will be a candidate for Boston mayor.

Walsh enters race for Boston mayor

State Representative Martin J. Walsh said his candidacy will resonate in the Boston’s diversity.

A party rift on Obama budget

Senator Elizabeth Warren and other Congressional Democrats oppose the cuts to Social Security and Medicare included in the president’s budget.

UMass Lowell vs. Yale, 4:30, ESPN2

Frozen Four has UMass Lowell campus sizzling

The UMass Lowell hockey team’s success in making it to the Frozen Four the has sparked a run of excitement on campus as they face Yale today.

A rescue, a death, and a firefighter’s haunting connection

A 15-year-old girl, who was rescued by a firefighter who was her friend’s father, died Wednesday morning.

New England senators split on gun legislation

Just a few months after the Newtown shootings, the region’s US senators are cleanly divided along geographical lines over how to respond.

The Nation

Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

By Pauline Jelinek

The Postal Service said it’s not possible for it to meet its goals for reduced spending without altering the delivery schedule.

Knife attack at Texas college random, sheriff says

Dylan Quick said he dreamed about such an attack since age 8, according to police.

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti

A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a community college said he had fantasized about such an attack since he was 8 years old.

New England senators split on gun legislation

By Julia Edwards

Just a few months after the Newtown shootings, the region’s US senators are cleanly divided along geographical lines over how to respond.

The World

US, South Korea on alert for missile launch by North

By Choe Sang-Hun

US and South Korean troops increased alert levels as South Korea’s foreign minister warned that North Korea could launch a medium-range missile at any time.

Second camp for Syrian refugees opens in Jordan

Some 1,500 to 2,000 Syrian refugees have been pouring into Jordan daily, seeking escape from the civil war.

By Dale Gavlak

Jordan has sheltered nearly half a million refugees who escaped the two-year conflict, but officials fear the number could double in the next six months.

Tensions emerge in Al Qaeda alliance in Syria

By Ryan Lucas

The most powerful Syrian rebel faction said it was not consulted before Al Qaeda’s franchise in Iraq announced their merger.

Editorial & Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

Did an Attleboro administrator order students to go without lunch?

By Joan Vennochi

One father says the school’s assistant principal ordered middle school students not be served lunch -- and then let four cafeteria workers take the fall in the ensuing controversy.

JULIETTE KAYYEM

The military’s sexual assault non-solution

By Juliette Kayyem

The military wants to remove from commanders the power to dismiss verdicts, in response to a sexual assault case, but the larger problem of such assaults remains.

letters

License plate scans raise privacy issues

“This technology is exploding rapidly and police departments are scanning countless license plates of cars that happen to drive past police cruisers.” — Sal Giarratani

Metro

A rescue, a death, and a firefighter’s haunting connection

On Wednesday afternoon, windows were boarded up and charred debris was outside. Some smoke detectors worked.

By Evan Allen and John R. Ellement

A 15-year-old girl, who was rescued by a firefighter who was her friend’s father, died Wednesday morning.

‘Rockefeller’ faces at least 27 years for murder

Attorney Brad Bailey (left) sat with Christian Gerhartsreiter after a verdict was reached in Gerhartsreiter’s murder trial.

By Brian Ballou

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, known as “Clark Rockefeller” when he lived in Boston, was found guilty of a 1985 murder in California.

Walsh enters race for Boston mayor

State Representative Martin J. Walsh said he will be a candidate for Boston mayor.

By Andrew Ryan

State Representative Martin J. Walsh said his candidacy will resonate in the Boston’s diversity.

More Stories

UMass Lowell vs. Yale, 4:30, ESPN2

Frozen Four has UMass Lowell campus sizzling

By Peter Schworm

GOP Senate debate gets personal

By Jim O’Sullivan

yvonne abraham

A glaring absence in Boston’s mayoral race

By Yvonne Abraham

BOSTON

Two people stabbed at Downtown Crossing T station

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Business

Partners’ deal to acquire South Shore Hospital advances

By Robert Weisman

The trend toward consolidation of Mass. hospitals continues as Partners passed the first step to become sole corporate owner of the hospital.

New look planned for Cambridge courthouse

By Casey Ross

A new plan for the old Middlesex Courthouse in East Cambridge would replace the concrete with glass and add homes, stores, and restaurants.

Liberty Mutual’s Ted Kelly stepping down as chairman

Edmund “Ted” Kelly’s salary generated controversy.

By Taryn Luna

Edmund F. “Ted” Kelly will end his 21-year tenure with the insurance company and David Long will become board chairman.

Obituaries

Robert Edwards; Nobel laureate perfected in vitro process

Dr. Robert Edwards holding the world’s first in vitro fertilization baby, Louise Joy Brown, with colleague Patrick Steptoe (right).

By Gina Kolata

Since Dr. Edwards, 87, developed IVF it is estimated that about 5 million babies have been born using the technique.

Remembering the physician who created hope for so many families

By Elizabeth Comeau

If it weren’t for Robert Edwards, among other brilliant, determined doctors, I would not be here.

Thomas Bull; psychiatrist at Bridgewater, other hospitals

Thomas Bull III also had a private psychiatric practice.

By Michele Richinick

A forensic psychiatrist who also kept a private practice, Dr. Bull, 81, was interested in the ways drugs interacted and how they affected emotions.

Sports

Nets 101, Celtics 93

Celtics caught napping vs. Nets

Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, and Kevin Garnett took a seat with about three minutes left in the game and the Nets up 99-82.

By Baxter Holmes

By their own admission, the Celtics were too focused on the upcoming playoffs instead of concentrating on trying to win Wednesday’s game.

Orioles 8, Red Sox 5

Red Sox blow game to Orioles in 9th

The Red Sox infielders were stunned after closer Joel Hanrahan was lifted amid a 5-run ninth inning for Baltimore.

By Julian Benbow

The Red Sox were one batter away from winning when a series of errors by closer Joel Hanrahan led to a 5-run inning for Baltimore.

UMass-Lowell finds payoff in Norm Bazin

UMass-Lowell coach Norm Bazin has his players’ attention as they prepare for Thursday’s Frozen Four semifinal against Yale.

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

School leaders knew almost instantly that Bazin was the right coach to lead their once-fledgling program. Now, he’s proven them right.

G: Style

Mark Pollock’s journey from extreme athlete to spinal-cord injury patient

Mark Pollock, who has been blind since the age of 22, was seriously injured in a fall just four weeks before he and his girlfriend Simone George were to be married.

By Joseph P. Kahn

Blind since the age of 22, Ireland’s Pollock was accustomed to facing challenges when he suffered a setback that left him broken in body, if not in spirit.

The worst trend for the summer of 2013? The dreaded crop top

Crop tops come in all shapes and styles like the ones on (clockwise from top left) Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Vanessa Hudgens, and Selena Gomez.

By Christopher Muther

The crop top trend is making the Globe’s Christopher Muther experience PTSGD (that’s Post Traumatic Spice Girls Disorder).

Instagram Fashion: Maira Perez

By Christopher Muther

If you happen to step into an elevator at Copley Place and see a woman snapping pictures of herself, it is likely to be this week’s Instagram style star.

Globe North

Melrose

After over 100 students skip school, some question punishment

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Some Melrose residents are questioning the school district’s disciplinary policies after dozens of high school seniors who skipped school were discovered at a party.

Haverhill

Flood wall repairs to begin soon in Haverhill

By Brenda J. Buote

Workers are set to repair Haverhill’s failing flood wall and raise the structure by at least two feet.

More school districts push for extended day funding

By Brenda J. Buote

Leaders of the region’s Gateway Cities are appealing to legislators for the funding they need to add more hours, days, or weeks to their academic calendars.

Globe South

Special court in Dedham is serving those who served

“Things are kind of excellent right now,’’ said former US Marine Adam Matthews at the Veterans Treatment Court.

By Michele Morgan Bolton

A new pilot court program in Dedham, the first of its kind in the state, aims to help service veterans with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Plymouth

Plymouth hopes for boost in aquaculture industry

By Katheleen Conti

Residents approved the use of $1.25 million at Town Meeting to raze and rebuild T-wharf, which had become a money pit.

Cape Flyer gets a mixed reaction from towns

By Alice C. Elwell

The new train route that will carry passengers from Boston to Hyannis is being welcomed by some towns, but others feel they’ve been left out of the loop.

Globe West

Lincoln

New book delves into Lincoln’s Minutemen

Jim Hollister, a Minute Man park ranger, inspects gear at a recent drill by Lincoln Minutemen, including author Richard Wiggin (right).

By Kathleen Pierce

These soldiers, honored every Patriots Day with a fife solo and musket salute, defended the town at the dawn of the Revolutionary War. Or did they?

Route 9 businesses cautiously optimistic on economy

Businesses along Route 9 between Southborough and Shrewsbury are sounding a note of cautious optimism following the gloom of the Great Recession.

By John Swinconeck

Gathered for a Business Expo organized by the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, exhibitors said their fortunes were improving following a sluggish recovery.

MILFORD

Milford selectmen press Foxwoods executives for details

By Ellen Ishkanian

Milford selectmen told representatives from Foxwoods Casino that unless more specifics are provided, their casino proposal could be dead before ever getting to a town vote.