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Lawsuit hits methods at Bridgewater State Hospital

The lawsuit contends that Bridgewater State Hospital is not equipped to deliver adequate mental health care, especially to those with severe mental illness.

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Lawyers argue that more than half of patients are being wrongly held in “harsh conditions of confinement,” though they are not serving criminal sentences.

Dr. Roger Ian Hardy treated patients at a popular fertility clinic for 20 years.

Indications of code of silence on fertility doctor

An investigator’s affidavit describes allegations of sexual misconduct against Dr. Roger Ian Hardy that go back to his college days.

US presses 55 colleges on response to assaults

The probes had been previously reported in the media for most of the schools, but that was not the case for Boston University or UMass Amherst.

Gerry Adams received a standing ovation at an appearance in Boston in 1998.

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Gerry Adams arrest jolts backers in Boston

Many political leaders were stunned that Adams had been linked to the 1972 abduction and murder of a mother of 10.

Biologist Chris Dwyer released an eider from Georges Island. A virus has taken a toll on the birds.

Searching for the cause of sea ducks’ dire health

A virus has taken a toll on the region’s common eiders, a sea duck considered a barometer for the health of Cape Cod Bay.

Sydney Gad has been waiting anxiously through two rounds of applications for an answer from her beloved Tulane University.

Many applicants bide time on colleges’ wait lists

With students applying to more schools, and acceptance rates important to a university’s bottom line, wait lists have swelled.

The Nation

US presses 55 colleges on response to assaults

Miles Grover was among 100 students who rallied at Tufts University to demand the school do more to keep students safe.

By Evan Allen and Marcella Bombardieri

The probes had been previously reported in the media for most of the schools, but that was not the case for Boston University or UMass Amherst.

White House seeks tougher regulations on online privacy

By David E. Sanger and Steve Lohr

The administration’s report is the next step in its response to the disclosures by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

GOP panel chairman dismisses general’s criticism of Benghazi response

Retired Brigadier General Robert Lovell testified at a House Government Oversight and Reform Committee hearing that US forces ‘‘should have tried’’ to get to the Benghazi outpost in time to help save the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

By Deb Riechmann and Donna Cassata

Retired Brigadier General Robert Lovell testified that the Obama administration reacted weakly to the deadly 2012 attack.

The World

Control tower delayed reporting missing plane

By Chris Buckley and Michael Forsythe

The details of delays and miscues came in a preliminary report by Malaysia’s chief inspector of air accidents on the investigation into Flight 370.

Reports of sexual assaults by troops rise sharply

By Craig Whitlock

Military officials said they didn’t know whether the sharp increase meant that more crimes were committed.

Putin demands Ukraine pull troops from southeast region

By Neil MacFarquhar

The Russian president told the German chancellor that Ukraine must remove its military to resolve the showdown there with insurgents.

Editorial & Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

The Faces of ‘Free Justina’

When are Anonymous, Glenn Beck, and Scientologists on the same side? When they’ve taken up the cause of Justina Pelletier.

SCOT LEHIGH

A way forward on campaign finance?

Senator Angus King of Maine.

By Scot Lehigh

Despite the political divide on money and speech, disclosure really should be a bipartisan quest.

editorial

John Kerry’s ‘apartheid’ flap: wrong word, right issue

Clumsy as the US secretary of state’s statement was, he was merely echoing a sentiment that many in Israel have espoused.

Metro

Lawsuit hits methods at Bridgewater State Hospital

The lawsuit contends that Bridgewater State Hospital is not equipped to deliver adequate mental health care, especially to those with severe mental illness.

By Michael Rezendes

Lawyers argue that more than half of patients are being wrongly held in “harsh conditions of confinement,” though they are not serving criminal sentences.

Indications of code of silence on fertility doctor

Dr. Roger Ian Hardy treated patients at a popular fertility clinic for 20 years.

By Liz Kowalczyk

An investigator’s affidavit describes allegations of sexual misconduct against Dr. Roger Ian Hardy that go back to his college days.

Gerry Adams arrest jolts backers in Boston

Gerry Adams received a standing ovation at an appearance in Boston in 1998.

By Michael Levenson

Many political leaders were stunned that Adams had been linked to the 1972 abduction and murder of a mother of 10.

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Kevin Cullen

Inconvenient truths in Gerry Adams case

By Kevin Cullen

Patrick gets gambling panel to pause

By Mark Arsenault and Andrea Estes

Business

shirley leung

The difficult task of finding the next BRA director

The Boston harbor.

By Shirley Leung

Having the opportunity to reshape the city skyline should not be the job people love to hate. It should be the job everybody wants.

Mass. pension plan ranks worst in US, study finds

Earlier this year, Governor Deval Patrick’s administration and leaders of the Legislature agreed to boost funding for the state pension plan over the next three years and beyond, with a goal of fully covering retirement obligations by 2036.

By Beth Healy

The Urban Institute, a Washington think tank, gives Massachusetts a failing grade in its new study on public pensions.

Details of TD Garden’s $70m facelift unveiled

A rendering of the Legends Club at TD Garden.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The renovations will bring black-and-white subway tiles to the concession stands and wrap-around TV screens to the Courtside Club.

Obituaries

Theater director Nicky Martin dies at 75

Nicholas Martin pictured in Williamstown in 2010.

By Don Aucoin

An ebullient figure widely known as Nicky, Mr. Martin served as artistic director at two major theater companies.

James Goodson, 93; WWII pilot from Massachusetts

James Goodson, a decorated World War II fighter pilot and former prisoner of war, lived in Duxbury, Mass.

By Adam Bernstein

Mr. Goodson wanted to see the world in the summer of 1939, so he boarded a ship and made his way across the Atlantic to Europe by working as a pantry boy.

Edmund Abel; invented Mr. Coffee machine, at 92

By Stephen Miller

Mr. Abel was a largely self-trained engineer who held patents in film developing and aviation.

Sports

Canadiens 4, Bruins 3 (2 OT)

Bruins fall to Canadiens in 2 OT

The Bruins celebrated on the home ice of Jarome Iginla and the Bruins after claiming Game 1 in two overtimes.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins battled back from two deficits and had a 98-58 shot advantage, but lost on a P.K. Subban power-play strike after a critical holding call.

Rays 2, Red Sox 1 | Rays 6, Red Sox 5

Red Sox lose the day to Rays

A.J. Pierzynski reacted after striking out in the sixth inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox thought they had the advantage with a deeper and well-rested pitching staff. Instead they scheduled themselves into a sweep.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Bruins’ loss to Canadiens a kick to the stomach

Montreal’s Rene Bourque (17) celebrated with teammate Josh Gorges after he beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask in the second period.

By Dan Shaughnessy

It was just Game 1, but it’s hard to be rational when the Bruins play the Canadiens in the playoffs. There’s too much history. Too many ghosts.

G: Arts & Movies

Many applicants bide time on colleges’ wait lists

Sydney Gad has been waiting anxiously through two rounds of applications for an answer from her beloved Tulane University.

By Beth Teitell

With students applying to more schools, and acceptance rates important to a university’s bottom line, wait lists have swelled.

movie review

In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ naturalism, supernaturalism collide

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

By Ty Burr

The movie is an improvement over 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” meaning interestingly mediocre instead of actively bad.

Art Review

Museum of Russian Icons peeks into Romanov cupboards

Cigar case made between 1908-16 by Fedor Ruckert for Fabergé.

By Sebastian Smee

“The Tsar’s Cabinet” at the Clinton museum is rich with porcelain and other luxury materials.

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Classical Notes

Paavali Jumppanen brings unlikely pairing to Gardner

By David Weininger

Book REview

‘Be Safe I Love You,’ by Cara Hoffman

By Karen Campbell

Photography Review

At Yale, the camera as musical instrument

By Mark Feeney

Movie Review

‘Pandas’ gets beyond the bear necessities

By Janice Page

Shlohmo, beat scene maestro

By Martín Caballero

Noisy Neighbors

Kris Delmhorst, ‘Blood Test’

By James Reed

Night Watch

Dire de Mayo

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Love Letters

His wall is up

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