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Detective demoted for lapse in case tied to Alemany

Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis (right) spoke with District Attorney Daniel F. Conley at Monday’s meeting.


Jerome Hall-Brewster failed to follow up on a September case involving Edwin Alemany, a person now of interest to Boston police in the murder of Amy Lord.

Beth Israel Deaconess settles with US for $5.3m

Faced with government allegations of improper billing, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center paid $5.3 million Monday to settle claims that it overcharged Medicare by admitting patients who should have been treated less expensively as outpatients.

From the Hyannis Transportation Center, many CapeFlyer passengers switch to buses — or to bicycles — to reach their destinations on Cape Cod.

Appeal of weekend train to Cape Cod is growing

Since service began on Memorial Day weekend, the CapeFlyer train has transported nearly 9,000 passengers between Boston and Hyannis.

Pope Francis answered many questions during his press conference on a flight Monday.


Pope Francis says he accepts gay priests

The pontiff’s comments inspired hope in gay parishioners who have long felt uneasy in the Roman Catholic Church.

Patrick Nee has been named as the second alleged gunman when Michael Donahue was gunned down in May 1982.

Speculation on trying oft-mentioned Patrick Nee

Nee has been repeatedly mentioned in the “Whitey” Bulger trial as a person involved in drug and gun crimes, and even as an accomplice to murder.

‘Whitey’ Bulger defense targets the informant claim

Former FBI official Robert Fitzpatrick testified that Bulger’s value was overrated and that he urged the agency to drop the gangster as an informant.

The Nation

Scientists’ report cites need to redefine cancer

Dr. Harold Varmus

By Tara Parker-Pope

A group of scientists recommended sweeping changes, including in the very definition of cancer and eliminating the word entirely from some common diagnoses.

On Obama-Clinton menu: tea leaves

In this handout provided by the White House, US President Barack Obama has lunch with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the patio outside the Oval Office.

By Josh Lederman

President Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton met for lunch, sparking talks of who, if anyone, the president will endorse in 2016.

James Comey confirmed as FBI director

The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Comey, elevating the one-time Justice Department official.

The World

Mideast talks begin amid doubts, litany of obstacles

Secretary of State John F. Kerry believes the United States cannot stand on the sidelines in the Mideast.

By Michael R. Gordon and Isabel Hershner

Secretary of State John Kerry said his goal was to pursue “reasonable compromises” of some of the Middle East’s most intractable issues.

Top EU diplomat presses sides in Egypt conflict

Backers of deposed president Mohammed Morsi called for an end to the crackdown.

By Sarah El Deeb

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton searched for a way out of Egypt’s increasingly bloody and complex crisis.

New Zealand denies spying on journalist with US help

New Zealander Jon Stephenson, a freelance journalist, reported on the treatment of Afghan prisoners.

By Nick Perry

New Zealand disputed a newspaper report saying its military conspired with US spy agencies to monitor a freelance journalist in Afghanistan.

Editorial & Opinion

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‘Getting to Yes’ in the Middle East

By Farah Stockman

The famous book “Getting to Yes,” written by a Harvard professor more than 30 years ago, still has lessons for negotiations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Can’t get these memories out of my mind

By Tom Keane

With MIT researchers announcing last week that they had succeeded in implanting a false memory in a mouse, the possibilities abound.


Hope for homeowners facing foreclosure in Mattapan

By Paul McMorrow

The Mattapan Initiative at Harvard’s Legal Services Center is an effort to organize homeowners and modify predatory loans in Boston’s most foreclosure-ridden neighborhood.


Hundreds pay respects to slaying victim Amy Lord

Those grieving for Amy Lord consoled each other outside the funeral home in Springfield.

By Nikita Lalwani

Relatives, friends, and community members came together at a funeral home in Springfield to mourn the 24-year-old Wilbraham native.

IRS files liens on state tech manager

By Todd Wallack

Edward Bell, who earned more than $1 million from the state in the past three years, is facing allegations that he owes tens of thousands of dollars in federal taxes.

Police search Conn. lake for evidence in homicide

A Connecticut State Police officer searched Pine Lake in Bristol, Conn., for evidence Monday.

By Brian Ballou

Connecticut State Police divers looked for evidence that may connect former Patriot Aaron Hernandez to the slaying of Odin L. Lloyd.

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Kevin Cullen

Don’t believe hyperbole in the Bulger trial

By Kevin Cullen

Detective demoted for lapse in case tied to Alemany

By Travis Andersen and Jeremy C. Fox

‘Whitey’ Bulger defense targets the informant claim

By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia


7-year-old boy rescued at Walden Pond

By Melissa Hanson


Grenades brought to New Bedford police station

By Nicholas Jacques


Murder renews calls for ATM safety measures

Amy Lord, 24, was abducted and killed.

By Deirdre Fernandes

Amy Lord was forced to stop at five ATMs before she was stabbed to death, but beyond cameras and withdrawal limits, banks have little to offer customers.

South Boston rooftop farm raising its first crops

John Stoddard transported produce at Higher Ground Farm, on the roof of the Boston Design Center. The farm aims to supply neighborhood restaurants and markets such as Tavern Road.

By Gail Waterhouse

The rooftop farm in the Innovation District has the potential to be the second-largest undertaking of its type in the nation.

Fidelity making strides as alternative to banks

By Beth Healy

Fidelity customers now have about $3 billion in cash management accounts — up 46 percent from a year ago, the company said.


George Scott, smashing performer in field and at plate; at 69

Mr. Scott’s nickname, “Boomer,” was well earned, as he was known for his long home runs.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Scott, known as “Boomer,” played more than eight seasons with the Red Sox.

William Scranton, 96, ‘Kennedy Republican’

William Scranton took on presidential missions after his failed bid for the presidency, one of which was US representative to the UN, for which he was sworn in in 1976.

By Robert D. McFadden

Mr. Scranton was a moderate Republican governor of Pennsylvania who lost a run for his party’s presidential nomination in 1964.


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Red Sox lose after blown call

Daniel Nava threw his helmet in frustration after being called out at the plate in the 8th inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Rays re-took first place after Daniel Nava was called out at the plate in the 8th, a call that umpire Jerry Meals admitted he got wrong.

On football

Tom Brady’s extra work needed this year

Tom Brady stayed in town this spring and put in time with his new teammates.

By Ben Volin

The veteran QB knows that for the revamped Patriots offense to be successful, he must develop a rapport with his new cast of young receivers.

On baseball

Red Sox just can’t solve Rays’ David Price

David Price heads to the dugout during a rain delay in the eighth inning. The Rays ace came back for one more batter.

By Nick Cafardo

What was reinforced from Monday’s playoff-atmosphere win for the Rays is that Price is a stud among studs.

G: Living

Learning Facebook in retirement age

Mary  McCluskey, 89, a former secretary, gets some help navigating Facebook  from Natalie Billings, in a class at Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly in Brighton.

By Julie Masis

Classes in social media offer older adults options for keeping in touch with grandchildren and reconnecting with friends.

Frame by Frame

Romanticism wafts over the timeless fog of war

By Sebastian Smee

Theodore Gericault, who painted the haunting “Trumpeter of the Hussars,” died after falling from a horse.

Music Review

Polish composer stirs up the mix at Marlboro

Composer Krzysztof Penderecki kisses the hand of  Marcy Rosen on Sunday, with Daniel Kim (left) and Anthony McGill.

By David Weininger

Krzysztof Penderecki came to the Marlboro Music festival to coach two of his pieces.

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Music Review

A weekend of substitutes on the Tanglewood stage

By Jeremy Eichler


Backstreet Boys, ‘In A World Like This’

By Sarah Rodman


Robin Thicke, ‘Blurred Lines’

By Ken Capobianco


Selena Gomez, ‘Stars Dance’

By Marc Hirsh


Vince Gill & Paul Franklin, ‘Bakersfield’

By Stuart Munro


AlunaGeorge, ‘Body Music’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Book Review

‘The Dark Road’ by Ma Jian

By Eric Liebetrau


Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Movie Stars

Recent movie reviews


Blue Heron Farm owners throw a bash

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Taylor Swift enjoys downtime near R.I. home

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Veteran DJ George Knight joins Emerson’s WERS

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Frank Turner covers Kinks in RadioBDC show

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Simon Pegg, pals screen ‘The World’s End’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Mission of Burma bids Maxwell’s adieu

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Tom Hanks’s ‘Captain Phillips’ premieres in Sept.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Children’s literature talk held at Simmons College

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein