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Jurors went with their heads rather than their hearts in finding former Probation commissioner John O’Brien and two of his top aides guilty of mail fraud, racketeering, and conspiracy.

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Gov. Deval Patrick's bid to shelter immigrant children in Massachusetts is creating some interesting plot lines in the race to succeed him. The Democratic candidates for governor -- Attorney General Martha Coakley, Treasurer Steve Grossman, and Don Berwick -- all support Patrick's plan. So does Republican Charlie Baker. But independent Jeff McCormick has come out against the plan, a move that could sap support from Baker.

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When GateHouse Media, the conglomerate that owns scores of smaller daily and weekly papers across Massachusetts, entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year, it did so with an eye on getting bigger. Yesterday, GateHouse's successor made its first big post-bankruptcy buy, gobbling up the Providence Journal for $46 million.

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Thousands of angry Market Basket workers have elevated ousted Market CEO Arthur T. Demoulas as close to god-hood as a man can get. More than 5,000 employees turned out to proclaim their loyalty to their former CEO at a Tewksbury rally Monday, double the size of a protest last week.

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It seems like eons ago that Bob DeLeo was extolling his casino bill (insisting on calling it a “jobs bill”), Deval Patrick was waxing rhapsodic about something called a “destination resort casino” (which was said to be wholly different than a plain vanilla casino), and everyone was giddy about all the money the state would be raking in without asking taxpayers to fork over involuntarily (through taxes) a nickel more of their hard-earned money.

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