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TelexFree money, operatives were on the move

On the April day when federal agents raided TelexFree Inc.’s office in Marlborough, co-owner Carlos Wanzeler hopped into a BMW with his daughter and drove north, slipping into Canada through the tiny town of Lacolle about 11 p.m. Two days later, they caught a flight to Sao Paulo.

Scott Brown.

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In Vegas, Brown trades the truck crowd for glitzy gathering

This was more of a private jet gathering than a GMC Truck crowd.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker (right) joked with his brother, Alex, at Alex’s home in South Boston Wednesday.

Baker’s support for gay brother part of campaign portrait

Charlie Baker’s campaign released a video detailing how his brother Alex revealed to him three decades ago that he was gay.

The Nation

In Vegas, Brown trades the truck crowd for glitzy gathering

Scott Brown.

By Noah Bierman

Even as he tries to rekindle his everyman image, Scott Brown was to speak at a hedge fund event before some of the wealthiest people on earth.

Amid tears, new grief, Sept. 11 museum opens

Recovery workers Manny Rodriguez, Pia Hofmann, Detective Anthony Favara, and Lieutenant Stephen Butler spoke beside the symbolic World Trade Center final beam.

By Jonathan Lemire and Verena Dobnik

Victims’ friends and relatives, rescue workers, and survivors of the attack revisited the tragedy as the museum was dedicated.

No proof VA treatment delays caused deaths, watchdog says

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki (left) listened as representatives of veterans’ organizations testified before a Senate hearing Thursday.

By Matthew Daly

Lawmakers grilled Secretary Eric Shinseki over myriad problems at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.

The World

Steelworkers take back the streets in key Ukraine cities

By Andrew E. Kramer

The move could represent a decisive turning point in the conflict and a setback for Russia.

Grief, rage boil over as Turkey holds burials for mine victims

A woman in Soma, Turkey, displayed pictures Thursday of her son, a victim of a mine accident that killed hundreds.

By Desmond Butler and Suzan Fraser

The death toll is at 283, with at least 140 miners believed still trapped underground, according to government figures.

Captain, 3 crewmen charged with murder in S. Korea ferry sinking

By Choe Sang-Hun

The four are accused of fleeing their ship while making little effort to save passengers who had been told to stay inside the vessel.

Editorial & Opinion


On probation, at a turning point

By Joan Wickersham

Over the last few years, in the wake of the corruption scandal, the Probation Department has reconfigured itself.


The good news about Yik Yak

By Joanna Weiss

The app has gained recent fame as a tool for high school and middle school bullies.


Not honoring ‘Brown’ decision? Councilors should be ashamed

It’s hard to see what could be controversial about commemorating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.


Baker’s support for gay brother part of campaign portrait

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker (right) joked with his brother, Alex, at Alex’s home in South Boston Wednesday.

By Frank Phillips

Charlie Baker’s campaign released a video detailing how his brother Alex revealed to him three decades ago that he was gay.

Part-time faculty at Northeastern will form union, aiding wider push

By Matt Rocheleau

The 961 adjuncts became the third and largest group of part-time faculty locally to organize.

Experts say Aaron Hernandez defense has tough task

Whether evidence from the Suffolk County case against Aaron Hernandez (shown in October) will be a factor in the Bristol County trial is a key question.

By Travis Andersen

Attorneys for Hernandez have to confront a number of difficult issues as they fight murder indictments out of two counties.

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Jackie Kennedy and her priests

By Kevin Cullen


TelexFree money, operatives were on the move

Authorities raided the headquarters of Marlborough-based TelexFree last month.

By Beth Healy

A drive to Canada followed by a flight to Brazil put Carlos Wanzeler out of reach of the authorities investigating an alleged billion-dollar fraud.

FCC proposal on open Internet draws instant fire

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler also wants large broadband providers such as Comcast and Verizon regulated like telephone companies.

The proposed rules would allow open access but permit a ‘fast lane’ for large providers.

Boston fast food workers join in global protest

Fast food workers in Boston participated in a global day of protests, demanding higher wages and the right to unionize.

Workers from local restaurants participated in a day of protests held in more than 230 cities.


Raphael Andonian, 73; Armenian Catholic chancellor

The Rev. Raphael Andonian also served as chancellor for all Armenians in the United States and Canada.

By J.M. Lawrence

The Rev. Andonian led Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church in Belmont through a time of change.

William Coughlin, 91; helped paper win Pulitzer Prize

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Coughlin spent most of his career as a globe-trotting correspondent before settling in a small North Carolina town achieving journalistic excellence.

Jean-Luc Dehaene, former Belgian prime minister; at 73

Jean-Luc Dehaene was considered a master of complicated compromises.

By Raf Casert

Mr. Dehaene worked hard to keep his linguistically divided nation together and also sought to give Europe more unity.



A real black eye for the Black and Gold

By Kevin Paul Dupont

When it all shook out, the Bruins looked like sore losers while Montreal raced off to the Eastern Conference finals.

On hockey

Bruins roster needs some adjustments

Montreal's Brian Gionta couldn’t beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask in the second period.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins have to get faster and quicker to avoid future hiccups against the Canadiens.


Bruins need to adjust to Canadiens’ style

The Canadiens skated circles around the Bruins, leading to too many goal celebrations for Boston’s liking.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The hockey minds on Causeway Street should remember to know your enemy and know yourself.

G: Arts & Movies


Olafur Eliasson brings the Hall Art Foundation back to nature

A waterfall made by Olafur Eliasson on display in Reading, Vt.

By Sebastian Smee

The Danish-Icelandic artist’s waterfall installation helps Vermont’s new venue for contemporary art open with a splash.

Stage Review

ART conjures a ‘Tempest’ of magic

Zachary Eisenstadt and Manelich Minniefee as Caliban and Tom Nelis (right) as Prospero in “The Tempest” at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge.

By Joel Brown

American Repertory Theater’s new production doesn’t blow up Shakespeare’s play so much as bring it alive in new garb.

Classical Notes

Ken Ueno’s ‘Gallo’ mixes the confounding, comforting

Clockwise from top left: Countertenor Douglas Dodson, soprano Aliana de la Guardia, director Sarah Meyers, and assistant director Thea Wigglesworth do movement exercises as they work out choreography during a rehearsal for Ken Ueno’s new opera, “Gallo.”

By David Weininger

Guerilla Opera will premiere the composer’s first opera next week at the Boston Conservatory.

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‘Palo Alto’ knows its place

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Aloud, ‘It’s Got To Be Now’

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High Five

Elaine Bradley on tour

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Boston-area to do list

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Kate Upton, Justin Verlander at Bruins game

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Fashionable crowd at cancer research fund-raiser

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Tom Brady supports Best Buddies in Houston

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MFA Danes named Brenda and Hugo

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Joey McIntyre really is new kid on the block

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Angela Menino supports Vivien Li, Women’s Lunch Place

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George Takei’s tech trek in Cambridge

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Music Review

Barry Gibb lifts TD Garden crowd

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