Pats Edge Jets 17-16, Clinch 1st-Round Playoff Bye

December 21, 2014
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) scores a touchdown as New York Jets' Calvin Pryor (25) tackles him during the first half of Sunday's game on Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after New England intercepted Geno Smith, and the Patriots clinched a bye with a 17-16 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

Gov. Patrick Reflects On His Tenure, Legacy

December 21, 2014
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during an interview on Dec. 15, 2014 with The Associated Press at his Statehouse office in Boston. As he prepares to leave office, Gov. Patrick says he is proud of many of the accomplishments of the past two terms. (Elise Amendola/AP)

In a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, Gov. Deval Patrick cited strong employment gains and the foothold the state has in cutting-edge industries such as biotechnology, clean energy and advanced manufacturing.

Commissioner: Boston Police On Alert After Officer Killings

December 21, 2014

Police Commissioner William Evans says Boston police are on alert after police officers were murdered in New York City and Florida.

Presumptive Senate President’s Partner Moving To Florida

December 21, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg’s partner has been reassigned to his public relations company’s Florida office after weeks of scrutiny about his relationship with the presumptive state senate president.

Massachusetts Adding $15M For Supportive Housing

December 20, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration says it is directing $15 million toward the development of supportive housing for veterans, the homeless and some low-income families in the state.

Hutchinson Makes 30 Saves, Jets Beat Bruins

December 20, 2014

Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Mathieu Perreault broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Bruins on Friday night.

Celtics Start Post-Rondo Era With Win Over Wolves

December 20, 2014

Celtics coach Brad Stevens was curious how his team would play in its first game without Rajon Rondo. Boston did just fine.

Home Confinement Ordered For Ex-Pharmacy Officials

December 19, 2014
Barry Cadden, co-founder of the now-shuttered New England Compounding Center, declined to testify before a congressional committee in 2012. (AP)

Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin face 25 counts each of second-degree murder in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak blamed on a defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.

Cambridge Man Pleads Guilty In Gun Case Linked To Marathon Suspects

December 19, 2014

Stephen Silva who is accused of giving the Boston Marathon bombing suspects the gun used to kill an MIT police officer has pleaded guilty to gun possession and drug charges.

Salvadoran Gang Members Seek New Life — With A Farm

December 19, 2014
One of Marvin Gonzalez’s gang members feeds chickens on a farm in Ilopango. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)

A gang boss in El Salvador is looking for a way out — one that includes tomatoes and chickens.

Health Connector: Insurance Signups Up, But Many Unpaid

December 19, 2014

The deadline is Tuesday for those who want to be covered on the first of the year.

Three-Time Boston Marathon Winner Tests Positive To Doping

December 19, 2014
Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the women's division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo’s “B” sample tested positive, Kenya’s athletics federation said Friday, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance enhancer.

Week In Review: Cuba, Olympics, Budget Shortfall, Warren’s Rise

December 19, 2014
oston Celtics' Rajon Rondo passes against the New York Knicks during the second half of the New York Knicks 101-95 win in an NBA basketball game in Boston Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. The Celtics traded Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. (AP)

We’ll talk about Washington’s about-face on Cuba, the looming shortfall in the state budget, the bid for Boston to get the 2024 summer Olympics, and the rise of Elizabeth Warren as a liberal standard-bearer.

Health Care Signups Increasing, But Many Unpaid

December 19, 2014

New numbers show that more than 18,000 people have selected, signed up and paid for coverage through the connector beginning Jan. 1. Officials say that’s more than double the number from a week ago.

Children’s Hospital Settles Over Data Breach

December 19, 2014

Boston Children’s Hospital will pay $40,000 and bolster its patient data security following a data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 2,100 patients, about 1,700 of whom were children.

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