| 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...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 8:09 AM
In searching an apartment leased to Aaron Hernandez, Massachusetts State Police have found more evidence in their investigation into the slaying of Odin Lloyd, police documents say.
Authorities recovered ammunition -- including the type of .45-caliber...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Crashing waves, ocean spray and a seemingly endless sun-draped horizon … the setting of an oceanside wedding ignites imagination and romance. Be it barefoot in the powder-fine white sands of a tropical island or a few miles from home in SoCal...
| Mar 26, 2013
Two-time Pulitzer-Prize winner Anthony Lewis, whose New York Times column championed liberal causes for three decades, died Monday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 85.
Lewis worked for 32 years as a columnist for the New York Times, taking up...