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Patrick unveils overhaul for Bridgewater hospital

Governor Patrick proposed a dramatic increase in staff and a new facility where potentially violent patients could receive care.

A conceptual view of the Back Bay Station from Dartmouth Street.

CBT Architects

Skyscraper envisioned at Back Bay station

The owner of the John Hancock Tower is negotiating to renovate the station in exchange for the right to build residences, stores, and offices.

Bill would increase PAC disclosures

The bill could shed light on the deluge of hidden corporate and labor money expected to flood this year’s governor’s race.

Justina Pelletier celebrated with a hot fudge sundae and said she plans to play with her dogs and visit friends.

THE REV. PATRICK MAHONEY

Justina Pelletier heads home after judge ends state custody

Pelletier will be in the custody of her parents Wednesday, ending a 16-month battle with Mass. over control of the teen.

Dr. Arnold Relman at his desk in Lincoln in 1990.

Dr. Arnold Relman, 91; ex-N.E. Journal of Medicine editor

Eloquent and forceful on the page or the podium, Relman was a forceful voice in the health care debate.

The Nation

US seizes suspect in deadly assault in Benghazi in ’12

The US Consulate in Benghazi was in flames after a deadly attack in 2012.

By Eric Schmitt, Michael S. Schmidt and Peter Baker

The capture ended a manhunt that had dragged on for nearly two years and inflamed domestic and international politics.

Arrest is no relief for mother of man killed in Benghazi

Glen Doherty.

By Zachary T. Sampson

“There’s no such thing as closure when you’ve lost a child,” said Barbara Doherty, whose son, a Mass. native, died in the attack.

Lawmakers urge Medicare coverage for cancer test

The health care law does not require Medicare to cover CT scans for older people who have smoked for 30 years.

By Hope Yen

The low-dose CT scan will be covered by private insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act with no copays, beginning Jan. 1.

The World

As Sunnis die in Iraq, a cycle is restarting

Kurdish security forces near Kirkuk Monday detained a man suspected of being a militant.

By Alissa J. Rubin

As Sunni militants rampaged across northern Iraq last week, Iraq’s Shi’ites suffered mostly in silence.

Extremist groups in Iraq threaten regional war, UN panel warns

By Nick Cumming-Bruce

The onslaught of extremist Sunni militants in Iraq will have violent repercussions in Syria and could bring wider war in the Middle East.

Israel leader seeks world pressure on Palestinians

Israeli soldiers took part in an operation Tuesday to locate three Israeli teenagers near the West Bank City of Hebron. Israel has launched its most significant military ground operation in more than five years since the three Jewish seminary students went missing on Thursday.

By Karin Laub

Israel said it wants to destroy the Hamas infrastructure in the West Bank and apparently hopes to reclaim international support after the latest failure of US-led peace efforts.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Until Iraqi government changes, US actions should be limited

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in an image from television Friday, has resisted Sunni voices in his government.

The problem is not jihadism, but the inability of Iraq’s various groups to share power with one another.

SCOT LEHIGH

Will Mitt run again?

By Scot Lehigh

It’s not so much that Romney looms large as that the other GOP contenders stand short.

Michael A. Curry and Rahsaan D. Hall

Sending school kids on public transit is the wrong choice

Boston’s seventh and eighth graders may be taking the T to school next year.

By Michael A. Curry and Rahsaan D. Hall

The City Council should reject the plan to send seventh and eighth graders to school on the MBTA.

Metro

Bill would increase PAC disclosures

The legislation has strong support from House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (pictured) and Senate President Therese Murray.

By Frank Phillips

The bill could shed light on the deluge of hidden corporate and labor money expected to flood this year’s governor’s race.

Patrick unveils overhaul for Bridgewater hospital

Bridgewater State Hospital.

By Michael Rezendes

Governor Patrick proposed a dramatic increase in staff and a new facility where potentially violent patients could receive care.

Justina Pelletier heads home after judge ends state custody

Justina Pelletier celebrated with a hot fudge sundae and said she plans to play with her dogs and visit friends.

By Neil Swidey and Patricia Wen

Pelletier will be in the custody of her parents Wednesday, ending a 16-month battle with Mass. over control of the teen.

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Business

Skyscraper envisioned at Back Bay station

A conceptual view of the Back Bay Station from Dartmouth Street.

By Casey Ross

The owner of the John Hancock Tower is negotiating to renovate the station in exchange for the right to build residences, stores, and offices.

Judge says TelexFree co-owner can go free on bail

TelexFree co-owner James Merrill must put up a bond of $900,000 secured by his house, the home of his sister, Julie Merrill Wisell in Sutton, and another property in East Falmouth.

By Beth Healy

A federal judge has ordered that James Merrill be released from detention while he awaits trial in the $1 billion fraud case.

Cambridge mulls rules that would regulate Uber

Uber and services like it are putting pressure on taxi drivers.

By Michael B. Farrell

Regulations would restrict the service and similar companies that let riders hire private drivers using smartphone apps.

Obituaries

Dr. Arnold Relman, 91; ex-N.E. Journal of Medicine editor

Dr. Arnold Relman at his desk in Lincoln in 1990.

By Bryan Marquard

Eloquent and forceful on the page or the podium, Relman was a forceful voice in the health care debate.

Alan Douglas, at 82; producer who mined Jimi Hendrix archive

Mr. Douglas angered Hendrix fans when “Crash Landing” (below) and “Midnight Lightning” were released in 1975.

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Douglas is best known as a controversial steward of the legacy of Jimi Hendrix.

John McKinley at 94; Texaco CEO before record bankruptcy

By David Henry

Mr. McKinley tried to resuscitate Texaco Inc. before a jury asked it to pay a then-record $10.53 billion in damages.

Sports

Red Sox 2, Twins 1

Red Sox make it a winning streak vs. Twins

Jonny Gomes lost a fly ball in the twilight in the third inning, but it was caught by Brock Holt, right. He and Stephen Drew had a laugh as they ran in to the dugout.

By Nick Cafardo

Jon Lester pitched into the seventh inning and Brock Holt scored both Red Sox runs as Boston won its 2nd in a row.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Tony Gwynn’s death reinforces danger of smokeless tobacco

A chaw of tobacco in the mouth of a baseball player is still a common sight. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

By Dan Shaughnessy

Chewing tobacco is a baseball thing, and it’s killing players, and many don’t want to stop. Or they can’t stop.

on football

Jimmy Garoppolo sounds like a perfect Patriot

Jimmy Garoppolo has been a star student on and off the field since coming to the Patriots in the draft.

By Ben Volin

The Patriots rookie quarterback has said and done all the right things since being selected 62nd overall last month.

G: Food

Salt is the new salt

Clockwise from left front: Maldon Sea Salt (from England), Cyprus black sea salt, salt from Atlantic Saltworks in Gloucester, and Himalayan pink salt (mined in Europe and Asia).

By Gillian O’Callaghan

Artisan salts made in Gloucester and Marblehead are joining the ranks of a small but growing number of local saltmakers.

dining out

AK Bistro and Artistry on the Green bring good taste to the suburbs

At AK Bistro in Franklin: a board of cheese and charcuterie (left), roast pork loin with potatoes and fava beans (top right). At Artistry on the Green in Lexington (right, from second from top): seared scallops with gnocchi Parisienne, asparagus, and lobster; roasted duck breast with carrot puree and roasted carrots; chocolate pave with hazelnut-praline crust, caramel ice cream, salted caramel sauce, and a cocoa nib tuile.

By Devra First

Though the sister restaurants feel a little wet behind the ears, what impresses overall is how smoothly things run.

returning home

From the Air Force to Johnson & Wales

Crystal Hedquist working at Johnson & Wales’ campus restaurant, Cintas, part of her advanced dining class.

By Alexa McMahon

After 12 years of military life, Crystal Hedquist returned to her home state to study culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University.

More Stories

Cookbook Review

Cooking Light magazine puts out global cookbook

By T. Susan Chang

Stage Review

The curious case of Beau Jest’s ‘Apt. 4D’

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

A Tank Away

Past, present converge in Putnam, Conn.

By Ellen Albanese

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Benedict Cumberbatch arrives in Boston, fans rejoice

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

A World Cup celebration at the Paradise with B.o.B.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

names

Mass. soccer fan makes memorable cameo on ESPN

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Ringo Starr and his band dine at Davio’s

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Music Review

Garbus extends her Tune-yards boundaries

By James Reed

Music Review

Jvania invokes Stockhausen’s audible spectrum

By Matthew Guerrieri