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Patrick loading up on judicial nominees

Patrick late Friday nominated Raffi Yessayan, a New Bedford criminal defense lawyer, to serve on the Superior Court, while also unveiling no…

Sandy Halperin says that, at times, his memory loss causes emotional pain. “All we really are is our thoughts," he says. Photo: John Nowak, CNN

‘All we really are is our thoughts’

Alexander “Sandy” Halperin looks you in the eye intently, at times waving his hands to make a point, or lightly touching your arm. If you we…