After this blog was written I discovered that the news censorship of Tom Ball’s suicide was not as thorough as I described. Tom Ball’s suicide was, indeed, reported on some local TV news programs in
Addendum - 2
One new addendum plus one correction. The Boston Globe did finally publish an article on Tom Ball's suicide, on July 10, three-and-a-half weeks following the event. Here is the link.
Correction: Tom Ball's divorce case was not in the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court system, it was in the New Hampshire Family Court Division. -- July 15, 2011