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‘He went back and finished the job’

WALTHAM – He was in their grasp and then he was gone. Jared W. Remy was arraigned in Waltham District Court Wednesday on charges of slamming Jennifer Martel’s face into a mirror in their townhouse. But prosecutors declined to seek bail, allowing him to leave the court with nothing more than an order not to abuse Martel, with whom he lived and had a 4-year-old daughter.

Attorney Peter Bella (left) conferred with Jared Remy during Friday’s arraignment in Waltham District Court.

Jared Remy’s life: Few high points, years of trouble

He is a bodybuilder of menacing, steroid-enhanced proportions with a lengthy rap sheet for domestic violence. And yet when Jared W. Remy welcomed two Boston Globe reporters into his Waltham living room in July 2009, he proved a friendly, gregarious host in the midst of an apparently happy domestic moment with his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, and their 10-month-old daughter.

Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree admired a striped bass he caught Thursday.

The big fish he wants to land is the president

Harvard law professor and angler Charles Ogletree has several times asked former student President Obama to join him on the water.

Trial of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Bulger jurors focused on victims, foreman says

“Collectively we did the best we could to deliver them a verdict,” said Terry Fife, 49, of Scituate.

A wounded demonstrator was aided by fellow supporters of Mohammed Morsi, the ousted president of Egypt.

Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

At least 82 killed in Egyptian protests

Cairo descended into chaos as vigilantes battled Muslim Brotherhood-led protesters denouncing the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and a deadly crackdown.

Alex Rodriguez comes to the plate for his at bat in the first inning to a chorus of boos and a signs in the stands.

Opinion | Dan Shaughnessy

Alex Rodriguez in state of denial

The Yankees third baseman said he doesn’t know why he inspires such animosity. “It gets old,’’ he said.

The Nation

Lawmakers increase calls for NSA reform

Senator Patrick Leahy believes officials continue to hide the full scope of NSA surveillance.

By Ellen Nakashima

Lawmakers and privacy advocates called for greater transparency in National Security Agency operations.

political notebook

RNC moves to block two networks

CNN and NBC plan to air programs about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, which has led to criticism from Republicans.

Responding to plans by CNN and NBC to air programs about Hillary Rodham Clinton, the committee approved a resolution to block them from hosting GOP presidential primary debates.

Students back in class after deadly Okla. tornado

Plaza Towers Elementary students returned to class at a temporary location.

By Kristi Eaton

Children were eager to reunite with classmates, but many were still haunted by memories of young friends lost in a twister that killed 24 people.

The World

Two GOP senators call on Obama to suspend aid to Egypt

Senators John McCain (left) and Lindsey Graham (right) want the Obama administration to suspend US aid to Egypt amid spiraling violence there.

Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said the Egyptian military was taking the country “down a dark path.”

At least 15 dead after airstrike on rebel area in Aleppo

The attack targeted three buildings in the district of Kalassa that were almost flattened, killing at least four children.

Syrian warplanes struck targets in a rebel-held district in the contested northern city, killing at least four children.

Beirut attack suggests shift to civilians

By Loveday Morris and Suzan Haidamous

An attack in the Lebanese capital could herald a new “dark era” of sectarian bombings targeting civilians, analysts said.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Don Gillis and Andy Sum

Poverty must be top priority for mayoral candidates

Mayor Menino participated yearly in the Boston Homeless Census; here he speaks with “Laurie” on the streets near Government Center in 2007.

By Don Gillis and Andy Sum

Boston’s next mayor must work with communities to identify how to increase families’ social and economic capital.

opinion | donald k. stern

Plea deals: A necessary evil

By Donald K. Stern

John Martorano’s cooperation led to the prosecution of Whitey Bulger and Stephen Flemmi, writes the US attorney who approved the deal.


Ending Egyptian aid is unwise, but stronger messages needed

A supporter of Mohammed Morsi wears a homemade gas mask in Cairo Friday.

Despite billions in military aid given over the years, Egypt’s army ignored the US calls for restraint.


After rape in unlicensed taxi, call for increased regulations

Donna Blythe-Shaw of the Boston Taxi Drivers Association urged more oversight of livery vehicles.

By Martine Powers

City oversight of livery vehicles operating outside the regulation of the Boston police hackney unit remains murky.

Tradition runs deep at North End Fisherman’s Feast

Men carried the statue of the Madonna del Soccorso for a procession around the North End during the Fisherman’s Feast.

By Javier Panzar

The storied event honoring the Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca has been around for more than a century, drawing generations of families with ties to a small Italian town.

Boston police say man shoots at officers, who fire back

By Meghan E. Irons

Anthony Toombs, 21, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded gun, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

More Stories

‘He went back and finished the job’

By David Abel, Eric Moskowitz and Todd Feathers

Trial of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Bulger jurors focused on victims, foreman says

By Shelley Murphy, Maria Cramer and Todd Wallack


State approves new health insurance base rates

By Robert Weisman

The ultimate prices that individuals, businesses, and other customers in that market will pay will depend on a number of “rating factors.”

In tech program, teens find their inner Geek

Kevin Velasquez (left), Manley Paul, Jeffrey Stephens, and Andrew McCall learned animation.

By Gail Waterhouse

The Best Buy-sponsored program looks to increase the technical literacy of students and expose them to possible careers in technology.

Some wonder how long Mass. IPO party can last

By Robert Weisman

Eight Mass. biotech firms have completed or filed for IPOs in 2013, and several more have been getting ready to file papers, industry insiders said.


Bert Lance, 82; adviser for President Carter

President Carter reconfirmed his support for Bert Lance during a White House press conference in August 1977.

By Robert D. Hershey Jr.

Mr. Lance was a small-town Georgia banker who became the preeminent adviser and tennis-playing confidant to the embattled president.

Michael Winter, advocate for disability rights; at 61

Michael Winter (left) crawled up the US Capitol steps to demonstrate for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

By Bart Barnes

Mr. Winter demonstrated for the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act and later worked to enforce it as a federal officer.

Douglas Kinnard, 91; retired Army general, academic

By Bart Barnes

Mr. Kinnard provided a strikingly atypical voice of dissent against the Vietnam War.


Patriots 25, Buccaneers 21

Tom Brady passes test, paces win

Tom Brady looked to pass against the Buccaneers during the first quarter.

By Shalise Manza Young

Brady played two stellar series in another successful preseason night for the Patriots.

On Football

Marcus Benard, Zach Sudfeld enjoying the ride

Zach Sudfeld (44) makes a terrific catch for a 22-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

By Ben Volin

The best stories of the preseason aren’t really about superstars. They’re about no-name guys overcoming long odds and earning one of the final spots on the 53-man roster.

yankees 10, red sox 3

Red Sox keep scuffling

David Ortiz headed for the dugout after lining into a double play to end the eighth inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox pitched poorly and played sloppy defense, resulting in an ugly loss against the rival Yankees.

G: Family

The story behind Howard Johnson’s, a New England icon

It all started with the Howard Johnson’s ice cream stand on Wollaston Beach in Quincy

By Anthony Sammarco

This excerpt from a new book tells the history of Howard Johnson’s, from its founding to the story of its creamy ice cream to the iconic orange roofs.

Interview with Anthony Sammarco

The Howard Johnson’s on Old Colony Parkway in the 1930s.

By Glenn Yoder

Anthony Mitchell Sammarco grew up in Dorchester looking forward to the Clamboree, an all-you-can-eat clam night at the drive-in Howard Johnson’s.

Dance Review

Whelan is a ‘creature’ beautifully transformed

Wendy Whelan and Joshua Beamish perform his “Waltz Epoca” during the “Restless Creature’’ program at Jacob’s Pillow.

By Janine Parker

New York City Ballet principal Wendy Whelan is one of those artists who submerge themselves into their art in such a way that humanness is, for a moment, transcended.