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Official investigated for alleged assault

The Massachusetts trial court placed Patricia Campatelli on leave amid new questions about her alleged assault against an employee.

Martin Walsh orders agencies to propose cuts

Boston is facing an expected drop in federal funding and a spike in costs driven partly by pay raises and a police arbitration settlement.

State Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Dorchester was handcuffed after being convicted on two counts of assault and battery.

6 months in jail for lawmaker Henriquez

After State Representative Carlos Henriquez was convicted of assaulting a woman he was dating, several colleagues called for his resignation.

A yellow line outside Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue marks the buffer zone where protestors are banned.

Justices question Mass. abortion clinic buffer zones

The Supreme Court is weighing whether the state law infringes on the free speech of activists who approach women seeking abortions.

Given that Facebook has more than 1 billion users, it’s not unreasonable to assume that a few million of them are dead by now. What happens to their postings and photos?

Tech Lab

Time to plan our online estates

The stuff we store online will be around long after we’re dead. Better make the right moves now, or family might not be able to get at it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/16LivingIsisClosing04.jpg Jolting communities, Isis to shut its centers

The parenting company’s CEO said it couldn’t compete against online retailers like Amazon.com and diapers.com.

The Nation

Benghazi was preventable, Senate panel says

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report is largely consistent with previous inquiries into the 2012 attack in Libya.

By Mark Mazzetti,

A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee singled out the State Department for criticism for its failure to bolster security.

In setback for the Tea Party, House OK’s $1.1 trillion bill

By Jonathan Weisman

The budget process that is culminating in the passage of the spending bill has ushered in a marginalization of the Republican far right.

Chicago clergy sex abuse data set for release

By Tammy Webber

The Archdiocese of Chicago said it will release 6,000 pages of documents detailing what it knows about decades of clergy sex abuse allegations.

The World

Iraqi forces retake town from militants

By Sameer N. Yacoub

Iraqi airstrikes pounded a town near Fallujah that had been seized by Al Qaeda-linked militants, military officials said.

US vows $380m to aid Syrian civilians

By Michael R. Gordon

The pledge came as the United Nations said that $6.5 billion was needed, in the largest appeal for assistance in the history of the organization.

Vacationing Danish woman reports rape in India

By Hari Kumar

The report of the attack comes after a year of intense national discussions on the problem of sexual violence in the country.

Editorial & Opinion

NICHOLAS BURNS

The trouble with China

By Nicholas Burns

Tensions in the East China Sea illustrate the American challenge in working with China’s assertive new leadership.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Smoke signals from the Democrats

By Joan Vennochi

Young people want initiatives to create jobs, not efforts to legalize marijuana.

Alex Beam

The Bard or the Broncos?

By Alex Beam

A dilemma of gridiron and Shakespearean size arrives on Sunday.

Metro

Official investigated for alleged assault

Timothy Perry and his boss, Suffolk Country Register of Probate Patricia Campatelli, are seen before their alleged altercation on Dec. 18.

By Sean P. Murphy and Andrea Estes

The Massachusetts trial court placed Patricia Campatelli on leave amid new questions about her alleged assault against an employee.

6 months in jail for lawmaker Henriquez

State Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Dorchester was handcuffed after being convicted on two counts of assault and battery.

By Maria Cramer

After State Representative Carlos Henriquez was convicted of assaulting a woman he was dating, several colleagues called for his resignation.

Jolting communities, Isis to shut its centers

Kathleen Gallagher (left) of Lynnfield and Morgen Gallo of Arlington lamented the Isis Parenting closing.

By Beth Teitell

The parenting company’s CEO said it couldn’t compete against online retailers like Amazon.com and diapers.com.

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Yvonne Abraham

Looking for relief at DCF

By Yvonne Abraham

BOSTON

Rocks fall on Centre Street in West Roxbury

By Jacqueline Tempera

Music Review

Mozart serenades, with nary a conductor in sight

By Jeremy Eichler

Business

Tech Lab

Time to plan our online estates

Given that Facebook has more than 1 billion users, it’s not unreasonable to assume that a few million of them are dead by now. What happens to their postings and photos?

By Hiawatha Bray

The stuff we store online will be around long after we’re dead. Better make the right moves now, or family might not be able to get at it.

Raytheon CEO William Swanson steps down

New Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy (top) previously ran its integrated defense systems business. He will replace William Swanson, who joined Raytheon in 1972.

By Michael B. Farrell

The company's chief operating officer, Thomas Kennedy, will transition to the role of CEO.

BRA’s first Walsh-era vote is a major one

The developer says streets near the Landmark Center will get livelier as a Wegmans market, stores, apartments, and restaurants are added.

By Casey Ross

The Boston Redevelopment Authority board will take up a proposal for a massive development in the Fenway.

Obituaries

Juan Gelman, famed Argentine poet; at 83

Juan Gelman was awarded the Cervantes Prize.

By E. Eduardo Castillo and Almudena Calatrava

Mr. Gelman also was a left-wing activist and was awarded the prestigious Cervantes Prize.

Sports

celtics 88, raptors 83

Celtics halt nine-game losing streak

Jared Sullinger led the Celtics with 25 points in the win over Toronto.

By Baxter Holmes

Jared Sullinger led the team with 25 points as the Celtics beat the Raptors for their first win of 2014.

christopher l. gasper

Denver has long been dangerous for Patriots

Denver was the site of Tom Brady’s first playoff loss after the 2005 season.

By Christopher L. Gasper

I think I would feel better about the Patriots’ chances if the AFC Championship game were being played at sea level.

On Football

A lot is different for Patriots and Broncos this time

Rob Gronkowski, who hauled in a 6-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter of the Nov. 24 regular-season game, won’t be able to assist in another Patriots comeback.

By Ben Volin

Some of the faces (there’s no Rob Gronkowski, for example) and uniforms are the same, but the teams are now quite different.

G: Style

Suhail Kwatra outfits Boston’s stylish socialites

Suhail Kwatra with Tiffany Ortiz.

By Jill Radsken

The top salesman for Saks Fifth Avenue’s Prudential Center store generated sales in the seven-figure range last year by making house calls to top clients.

Book REview

‘Ping-Pong Diplomacy’ by Nicholas Griffin

Zhuang Zedong (right) led China to victory in the 1961 World Table Tennis Championship in Beijing, a key moment in the history of the sport.

By Nicholas Mancusi

In his off-beat and engrossing new book, the journalist chronicles the history of table tennis.

Bargain Bin

Cold-weather kids clothes on sale

By Ami Albernaz

Ami Albernaz weekly roundup of bargains includes Mulberry Road’s winter sale.

Globe North

Ipswich-Newburyport cheerleaders head for US meet

At cheerleader practice, Kristina Markos works on the routine with other girls on the team.

By James Sullivan

Cheering has grown far beyond its traditional role in support of other athletes — the boys — into a competitive sport all its own.

Winchester may ask voters for funds to ease flooding

By John Laidler

Just over a month after Winchester voters agreed to raise taxes for the $129.9 million high school overhaul, town officials are preparing to request more funds.

Gloucester

Gloucester inn closes, leaving couples seeking new wedding venues

The Ocean View Inn in Gloucester has abruptly closed down, but a new owner may be in the wings.

By Christian M. Wade

The attorney general’s office is investigating at least 11 consumer complaints from couples who lost deposits for weddings at Ocean View.

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Billerica

District seeks middle school principal

By Brenda J. Buote

Burlington

Additional survey accompanies town census

By John Laidler

Lynnfield

Selectmen recognize fire captain, town clerk

By David Rattigan

North Reading

Police Department conducting survey

By Brenda J. Buote

Somerville

Mayor seeks money for police chief search

By Jarret Bencks

Rowley

Town election nomination forms available

By David Rattigan

Globe South

Massasoit Community College prepares for expansion

A full classroom studies Bio Principles at the Brockton campus of Massasoit Community College, which will turn 50 in 2016.

By John Laidler

As it prepares to mark its 50th anniversary in 2016, Massasoit Community College is celebrating a funding milestone in a project that will expand its presence in Brockton.

Stoughton

Group’s bid to revive State Theatre gets boost

The State Theatre’s tattered interior provided the backdrop for a recent gathering of a group hoping to restore the downtown Stoughton venue.

By Rich Fahey

Stoughton’s Community Preservation Committee gave preliminary approval to using $500,000 as a matching grant toward the effort to restore the theater.

Behind the Scenes

South Shore Conservatory fund-raiser chases away the winter blues

South Shore Conservatory faculty members (from left) Jimmy Craven, Jeff Largent, Ed Sorrentino, and Erik Caldarone kept the blues flowing during last year’s benefit event in Hingham.

By Robert Knox

This year’s event, with a New Orleans theme of “Blues Goes to the Big Easy!” offers four music venues.

Globe West

High school entrepreneurs show their stuff

Kaili Kellam from the Joseph P. Keefe Techanical school gets a round of applause for having the winning pitch.

By Jaclyn Reiss

Dozens of teenagers from Massachusetts competed at Babson Friday in a rapid entrepreneurial business pitch contest.

Bolton, slots developer reach deal

By Ellen Ishkanian

Officials have signed an agreement with the Cordish Cos. that addresses concerns about traffic along Route 117 from the proposed Leominster slots casino.

Cat Rescue of Marlborough and Hudson hosting feline film fest

Nancy Opp of Hudson with her cat Russell. Nancy is a volunteer for the organization CaRMaH (Cat Rescue of Marlborough and Hudson).

By Taryn Plumb

Hoping to capitalizing on the world’s obsession with cats doing amusing things, the nonprofit will host a film festival as its first major fund-raising event.