He was once a feared member of the New England underworld, a specialist in robbing armored cars. At 80, he was years out of prison. But could his life of crime ever be behind him?…
John Curry witnessed an apparition of saints in Ireland. He was buried on Long Island, but will be reburied in Manhattan.
With prose that was savagely funny, deceptively simple and poorly imitated, Mr. Breslin created his own distinct rhythm in the hurly-burly music of newspapers.
Latina Hotel Workers Harness Force of Labor and of Politics in Las Vegas
November 5, 2016, SATURDAY
The 57,000-member Culinary Union, which is 56 percent Latino and includes guest room attendants, is a powerful supporter of Nevada Democrats.
John Prine Endures, With a Half-Smile and a Song
APRIL 10, 2016, SUNDAY
Mr. Prine, closing in on 70 and after two bouts with cancer, is still on the road, singing heartfelt songs like “Paradise” and “Hello in There.”
The Artist Who Dared to Paint Ireland’s Great Famine
FEBRUARY 18, 2016, FRIDAY
It is called An Gorta Mor, or the Great Hunger, an evocative term that still fails to convey the full horror of the Irish potato famine, perhaps the single worst catastrophe in 19th-century Europe.
EX-PROSECUTOR’S JOB: FLAG N.F.L. PLAYERS
FEBRUARY 5, 2016, FRIDAY
When players are accused of crimes, Lisa Friel, who worked in the Manhattan district attorney’s office for 28 years, investigates potential code-of-conduct violations for the league.
VINCENT A. CIANCI JR., CELEBRATED AND SCORNED EX-MAYOR OF PROVIDENCE, R.I., DIES AT 74
JANUARY 29, 2016, FRIDAY
Known as “Buddy,” Mr. Cianci was known for protracted troubles with the law as well as for unfailing devotion to his city.
AFTER PENALTY, 23 WINS RECORDED ONLY IN MEMORY
JANUARY 18, 2016, MONDAY
After an investigation identified several N.C.A.A. violations, Missouri announced last week that 23 men’s basketball victories from 2013-14 had been vacated.
A PITCH IS FRAMED BY DIPLOMACY IN CUBA
NOVEMBER 29, 2015, SUNDAY
An American group wants to have a major league team’s minor league affiliate based in Havana, but its first mission is to build good will.
AS EDINSON VOLQUEZ BATTLED, ROYALS FACED A TOUGH SITUATION
OCTOBER 29, 2015, THURSDAY
The way that the news of the passing of the father of Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez was handled highlighted the age-old awkwardness and discomfort that surround the notification of a death.
IT’S CHICAGO VS. NEW YORK, WITH A NOD TO FRED MERKLE
OCTOBER 18, 2015, SUNDAY
The last time New York and Chicago baseball teams met with a trip to the World Series on the line was in 1908, a result of Merkle’s infamous running mistake.