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Partners HealthCare, state near wide-ranging deal

The agreement would allow a long-planned takeover of South Shore Hospital to move forward, but would limit Partners’ future growth and control health services costs.

State Senate President Therese Murray.

Therese Murray asked about Probation hire, aide testifies

Francine Gannon, an aide for state Senate President Therese Murray, said she helped guide a politically connected candidate toward a job.

Braintree High senior Kevin Howard got Shawn Thornton of the Bruins to help him ask Alyssa Willis to the prom.

With ‘promposals,’ excess is a competition

High schoolers no longer privately ask a girl to the prom. Now it’s all about over-the-top public “promposals.”

The Nation

White House may take step on deportation

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson might focus on immigrants who have been convicted, not just arrested.

By Michael D. Shear

President Obama has ordered Homeland Security to make immigration enforcement more humane.

Obama praises historic case that defied ‘Jim Crow’

By Darlene Superville

President Obama marked the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Brown decision at a glance

The Supreme Court’s 1954 ruling against school segregation started with Linda Brown in 1951.

Highlights of Supreme Courts 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

The World

India’s next PM has humble roots, capitalist focus

Narendra Modi ran a high-tech campaign.

By Katy Daigle

Narendra Modi has long set his sights on the highest elected office in the world’s largest democracy.

Opposition leader sweeps into power in India

Bystanders and the media surrounded the vehicle of Narendra Modi as he left his mother’s home in Gandhinagar, India.

By Ellen Barry

Voters delivered a crushing verdict on the corruption scandals and flagging economic growth that have plagued the country.

Lawlessness threatens to take hold in eastern Ukraine

By Yuras Karmanau

The UN presented a report stating that armed groups are undermining the rights and basic freedoms of residents in the area.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | E.J. Graff

The fight for marriage equality

Hillary and Julie Goodridge, left and center, emerged from Boston City Hall On May 17, 2004, with marriage papers in hand. Attorney Mary Bonanto, right, accompanied them.

By E.J. Graff

The book about the real movement for marriage equality is yet to be written. Just remember: The victory started here.

lawrence harmon

City Soil eviction stinks, and it’s not the fertilizer

By Lawrence Harmon

State officials are trying to evict a small composting business from a parcel on the border of Roslindale and Mattapan.

opinion | Elissa Ely

The correct amount of guilt

By Elissa Ely

I wish my psychotic patients blamed themselves less, and the rest of us blamed ourselves more.


Celebrating 10 years of gay marriage in Mass.

Newton’s justice of the peace Gayle Smalley read the marriage vows for Maureen Brodoff  (left) and Ellen Wade.

By Sarah Schweitzer

Maureen Brodoff and Ellen Wade, plaintiffs in the case a decade ago, are looking back at 10 years as a married couple.

Same-sex marriage sure to return to Supreme Court

Michael Knaapen (left) and John Becker reacted to the news that the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.

By Milton J. Valencia

A decade ago, some hoped — while others feared — that something fundamental had changed in American society.

Therese Murray asked about Probation hire, aide testifies

State Senate President Therese Murray.

By Milton Valencia

Francine Gannon, an aide for state Senate President Therese Murray, said she helped guide a politically connected candidate toward a job.

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Driver says bee made him crash in Ashland

By Catalina Gaitan

By Catalina Gaitan


Partners HealthCare, state near wide-ranging deal

Under the agreement, Partners HealthCare can complete its acquisition of Weymouth’s South Shore Hospital (above).

By Robert Weisman

The agreement would allow a long-planned takeover of South Shore Hospital to move forward, but would limit Partners’ future growth and control health services costs.

Boston Fed marks 100-year milestone

“We’ve always been very engaged both locally and nationally,” said Eric S. Rosengren, Boston Federal Reserve president.

With the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston celebrating its centennial Sunday, its president spoke about the bank’s history and its future.

TelexFree co-owner remains in jail

James Merrill.

By Beth Healy

A federal judge is considering whether to allow James Merrill of Ashland to be set free on bail.


Mel Patton, 89; sprinter won gold at 1948 Olympics

Mel Patton (second from right) won the 200-meter race at the 1948 Olympics in London.

By Frank Litsky

Mr. Patton was known as “the world’s fastest human” in the 1940s and won two gold medals in London in 1948.

Jeb Stuart Magruder, Watergate conspirator; at 79

Mr. Magruder spent seven months in prison for his role in covering up the 1972 Watergate break-in.

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Mr. Magruder claimed in later years to have heard President Nixon order the infamous break-in.

Charles Marowitz, 82; director and playwright

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Marowitz was probably best known as a director for his avant garde and often unsettling adaptations of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and other generally revered writers.



In a battle of aces, Red Sox come up short

Jon Lester went five innings and 94 pitches, his night shortened by a long first inning, then a rain delay in the fourth.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox were beleaguered by poor at-bats with runners in scoring position and debatable strategy.

Milan Lucic not sorry for actions in handshake line

Milan Lucic was criticized for comments he’s accused of making in the handshake line following the Game 7 loss.

By Amalie Benjamin

“I’m not the first guy to do it. I’m not the last guy to do it,” Lucic said of his comments in the handshake line after Game 7.


Zdeno Chara insists that injury is no excuse

Zdeno Chara reflects on a painful ending to the season. AP Photo/Steven Senne

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins captain acknowledged that he has a hand injury but doesn’t believe he’ll need surgery.

G: Family

College class tries to revive the lost art of dating

By Heather Cicchese

Why offer students an assignment to go on a date? Because, one Boston College instructor says, they don’t know how.

Opera Review

Morris’s ‘Acis and Galatea’ is light and pleasing

Douglas Williams (center) and the Mark Morris Dance Company in the East Coast premiere of “Acis and Galatea” at the Citi Shubert Theatre.

By Jeffrey Gantz

The new piece, which the Celebrity Series co-commissioned and is presenting at the Citi Shubert Theatre, offers few fresh ideas from Mark Morris.

Book Review

‘I Don’t Care If We Never Get Back’ by Ben Blatt, Eric Brewster

By Ethan Gilsdorf

The authors’ Odd Couple repartee never quite belts the comedic home run they’re swinging for.