| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:58 PM
WASHINGTON — An immigration judge in Boston on Tuesday halted the deportation of President Obama's Kenyan-born uncle and granted him status as a legal permanent resident.
Onyango Obama, half brother of the president's late father, came to the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Gisele Bundchen and her quarterback husband Tom Brady are reportedly dropping $14 million on a New York pad.
The supermodel and the New England Patriots quarterback are getting a lavish unit in the One Madison Park glass tower, according to Page Six,...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Accolades aren't all Gustavo Dudamel has reaped as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A recently filed public tax return for the L.A. Phil provides the latest glimpse of the financial dimension of being a classical music sensation. It also...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Hold on to your bowl of milk, feline friends: An entrepreneur wants to open a Boston cafe for cat lovers who'd love a spot to eat, drink and play while surrounded by whiskers.
To which I say: Why didn't I think of that?
There's a Tumblr dedicated to...
| Sep 28, 2013
Re "Garcetti's goal: online yardsticks," Sept. 26
It's interesting that this article appeared in the same week that Boston held its primary election to replace longtime Mayor Tom Menino.
Menino is my former student at the University of Massachusetts,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:04 AM
A man who at one time was expected to testify against reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger -- and who was one of Bulger's more vocal critics -- was found dead outside Boston, officials said Thursday.
The body of Stephen "Stippo" Rakes, 59, of Quincy,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:35 PM
The last sliver of doubt has been erased: Albert DeSalvo, the confessed Boston Strangler, was definitively implicated for the first time Friday in the string of 1960s murders that transfixed and terrorized the city.
A week after DeSalvo’s body was...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:28 AM
During the Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment was composed of free black men who volunteered as soldiers to fight against the Confederacy. The infantry regiment, formed after the Emancipation Proclamation, was one of the first black Union Army...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:43 AM
James “Whitey” Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nation's most-wanted fugitives, was convicted Monday in a string of 11 killings and other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:04 AM
The Massachusetts state trooper who was suspended after he angrily released photos of the Boston bombing manhunt has been put on patrol, state police said Thursday.
Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy is still under internal investigation for...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:49 PM
EASTHAM, Mass. -- While the trial of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger showed that he committed horrific crimes, testimony from witnesses also revealed a stunning degree of corruption in the U.S. Department of Justice that enabled the man who was...