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Citing backlog, state health agency pleads for funds

The Mass. Department of Public Health has fallen significantly behind in investigating consumer complaints about medical facilities.

Travis Talbot secured Fenway Park as the venue for Boston Bites Back, which will benefit the One Fund.

Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff

Marathon benefit gets his hallmark infusion of zeal

In under a week, Travis Talbot has rallied 100 top chefs and convinced Red Sox management to host Boston Bites Back at Fenway Park.

Signs show foreclosure to be crisis no longer in Mass.

The number of property seizures in the state has dropped dramatically and home values have risen steadily.

Zdeno Chara hugged teammate Patrice Bergeron after Bergeron’s overtime goal eliminated the Maple Leafs, 5-4, in Game 7.


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Bruins stun Maple Leafs with late comeback

Patrice Bergeron capped an epic Bruins rally at 6:05 of overtime Monday night at TD Garden, rapping home a rebound to give Boston a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of their playoff series.

First deadline passes with 24 in Boston mayoral field

They are career politicians and neophytes, influential community organizers and persistent gadflies, radio station founders and a justice of the peace.

A view of the east side of Fenway Center, minus the 27- story tower that would be part of Phase 2.

Deal clears the way for Fenway Center project

The $500 million development aims to transform parking lots near the ballpark into a bustling complex.

The Nation

Philadelphia abortion doctor guilty of murder

Prosecutors say seven fetuses aborted at Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s clinic could have survived.

By Brady Dennis

Kermit Gosnell was found guilty in the deaths of three fetuses that prosecutors said were alive when they were removed.

US files appeal to limit sale of morning-­after pill

The Obama administration filed an appeal to delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls without a prescription.

Kidnap suspect had faced complaints

Records show that the Cleveland man charged with holding three women captive for about a decade was prone to violent outbursts.

The World

Obama calls GOP’s focus on Benghazi ‘a sideshow’

A frustrated President Obama said Monday that the Republican focus on the administration’s response to last year’s fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya, is a ‘‘sideshow.’’

By Anne Gearan

President Obama asserted that charges of a coverup after the deadly assault on the US diplomatic mission are baseless.

Afghan bomb kills 3 NATO troops

A truck bombing Monday killed three coalition service members in southern Afghanistan, NATO said in a statement.

Think tank chides US on Arctic plan

A new US strategy for the Arctic region has received a skeptical response from a think tank that says the plan amounts to a ‘‘lengthy wish list.”

Editorial & Opinion


William ‘Mo’ Cowan’s excellent adventure

William “Mo” Cowan has found the Senate to be “warm and welcoming.”

By Tom Keane

Cowan has acquitted himself well with his senatorial seat-filler position. But think of this as the grown-up equivalent of a semester abroad.


North Enders out of line on Parcel 9

An exterior view of Liberty Wharf is seen from Boston Fish Pier.

By Paul McMorrow

The essential complaint about the housing and restaurant proposal is, if it’s built, it will draw people to the Greenway. Is that such a bad thing?

Michelle D. Holmes and Jay L. Lenrow

Boy Scouts should accept local control

The statue of a scout stands in the entrance to Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas.

By Michelle D. Holmes

What kind of message is the BSA sending — honing leadership and citizenship in gay youth, only to tell them at 18 that they are no longer citizens in Scouting?


Conley advocates citywide casino vote

By Mark Arsenault

In a departure from Mayor Menino, mayoral candidate Daniel Conley advocated for a citywide vote on a Suffolk Downs casino proposal.

Major sex ring broken, police say

Xiu J. Chen and Ronald Keplin to be in court Tuesday.

By Travis Andersen

Authorities believe they smashed a widespread sex trafficking ring that lured women from across the eastern seaboard into a nightmare of working as prostitutes.

Livery driver, woman found fatally shot in Chelsea

By Evan Allen

Police are investigating after two people were found dead in a car early Monday. One official said it appeared they had been targeted.

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First deadline passes with 24 in Boston mayoral field

By Andrew Ryan and Lauren Dezenski


Mistrial declared in probation case

By Travis Andersen


Paula Carey named to lead trial courts

By Martin Finucane


UMass chiefs are far down salary list

By Katherine Landergan


Naval base reuse project faulted in state audit

By Emily Sweeney

The agency overseeing the redevelopment of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station was accused of lax oversight and poor long-term financial planning.

Improv Asylum offers lesson for corporate clients

Improv Asylum cofounder Chet Harding’s improvisational comedy techniques help corporate executives with their communication skills

By Taryn Luna

The cofounders of the comedy club are teaching the corporate world a valuable lesson about communication.

Alerts raised over Mass. plan to manage student data

By Hiawatha Bray

Privacy advocates are concerned that a pilot program the state is participating in could expose the private information of schoolchildren to hackers.


Pop psychologist Joyce Brothers; at 85

Dr. Brothers wrote a syndicated advice column that appeared in more than 350 newspapers.

By Ula Ilnytzky

Dr. Brothers was the pop psychologist who pioneered a television show in the 1950s and was a syndicated columnist, author, and film personality.

Chicana activist, writer Barbara Salinas-­Norman; at 70

Bobbi Salinas-Norman. Santa Fe police said the decomposed remains of Barbara Salinas-Norman were discovered last week and authorities say she may have been dead for more than a year.

Ms. Salinas’ books were designed to help Mexican-American children identify with their culture.


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Bruins stun Maple Leafs with late comeback

Zdeno Chara hugged teammate Patrice Bergeron after Bergeron’s overtime goal eliminated the Maple Leafs, 5-4, in Game 7.

By Fluto Shinzawa

“I kind of thought we were done,” Dougie Hamilton said of the 4-1 deficit the Bruins faced before roaring back to advance to the second round.

Dan Shaughnessy

Game 7 win was the Bruins’ miracle on ice

Patrice Bergeron, right, and Tyler Seguin celebrated after Bergeron’s game-winning goal in overtime.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Bruins may go on to win the Stanley Cup. Or they may fall aside. But we never will forget the comeback against the Maple Leafs.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patrice Bergeron rose to the occasion

Patrice Bergeron tied it at 4-4, then celebrated with Nathan Horton (18) and David Krejci.

By Christopher L. Gasper

In the Bruins’ darkest hour, Bergeron - after a string of underachieving games - shone brightest by scoring the tying and winning goals.

G: Living

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Boxing, not fighting, is the focus at Dorchester teen center

Christian Kavanaugh, 12, takes his turn at the heavy bag  for a punching drill at the Teen Center.

By Jan Brogan

The Teen Center at St. Peter’s Church fosters the discipline and self-esteem needed in the boxing ring — and in life.

Stage Review

A brief holiday from war in ‘On the Town’

Zachary Eisenstat and Aimee Doherty in the Lyric Stage Company’s “On the Town.’’

By Don Aucoin

The Lyric Stage Company show’s mood is shadowed by our contemporary mistrust of happy endings.

Stage Review

The pulse of a N.Y. neighborhood in ‘In the Heights’

Alessandra Valea (center) as Vanessa in the SpeakEasy Stage Company production of “In the Heights.”

By Terry Byrne

The SpeakEasy Stage Company’s vivacious ensemble creates a community of absolutely irresistible characters.

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Opera Review

A belated Boston premiere for ‘Gatsby’

By Jeremy Eichler

Music Review

Unity and a rarity mark chamber concert

By Matthew Guerrieri


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Tuesday night television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Tuesday night

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Music Review

Yeah Yeah Yeahs aim to please

By James Reed


Filmmaker Martin Scorsese in on Vinny Paz film

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Rob Gronkowski tends bar for the One Fund

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


David O. Russell wraps work on ‘American Hustle’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Seiji Ozawa sends his love to Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Revere Hotel celebrates one-year anniversary

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Simmons College honors ‘Invisible War’ producer

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein