School dean charged with shooting student

Shaun Harrison was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court.

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Rev. Shaun Harrison allegedly committed an “execution-style shooting’’ of an English High student.

Foxwoods agrees to operate casino proposed for New Bedford

The agreement means the development firm has cleared a major hurdle it faced before a March 16 deadline.

Swans can be aggressive, so steer clear.

Cold winter pushes swans from ponds to parking lots

Danvers officials said the birds have found solace in their new habitats because their usual digs have frozen over.

Delta flight 1086 slid off the runway upon landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

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Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia Airport

“If we wouldn’t have hit the snowbank, we'd be in the water right now,” a passenger said.

New labor secretary fires holdovers from Patrick administration

They include Michelle Amante, who oversaw the state’s troubled rollout of a $46 million system to manage unemployment benefits.

// MBTA brings in former railroad head for help with commuter rail

John Ray will bring “invaluable knowledge and vast experience” to the system, an MBTA spokesman said.

Storm could dump up to 8 inches of snow on Cape, islands

Moderate to heavy snow will make roads slippery for the evening commute in the southeastern part of the state.

Roof collapses Thursday bring Mass. total to more than 210

At least half a dozen roofs collapsed overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

In emotional testimony, Bill Richard recalls Marathon attacks

Bill Richard (right) is depicted in a courtroom sketch while testifying during the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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“I saw a little boy who had his body severely damaged by an explosion,” Richard said of his son, Martin, who died from his wounds.

Runner Becca Pizzi, 34, uses a snowbank to stretch as she trains along Heartbreak Hill in Newton, Mass., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Running 26.2 miles requires endurance, but 8 feet of snow and lots of treacherous black ice are testing this year's participants in frustrating new ways. Though the worst of the winter now seems past, there are only 50 days left until April 20, the 119th running of the venerable race. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston Marathon organizers staying wary of snow’s effects

It’s not just roads that need to be clear and dry, and a great unknown is what lies beneath all the snow banks.

01/10/15: Foxborough, MA: The Patriots Dont'a Hightower (54), Devin McCourty (32) and Logan Ryan (26), as well as the crowd, rejoice after the final hail mary pass attempt by Baltimore was incomplete. giving the Patriots the victory. Ravens WR Torrey Smith (82) is in the backround with his hands on his hips. The New England Patriots hosted the Baltimore Ravens in an NFL Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots-Ravens pics


Patriots need Devin McCourty’s leadership more than ever

Losing both him and Vince Wilfork would create a significant void on defense and in the locker room.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, front, looks to pass as Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee defends in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 121-93 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Celtics unable to complete deal with JaVale McGee

The two sides could not reach agreement on a deal that would last beyond this season.

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In amusing ‘Chappie,’ a droid has heart

Is artificial intelligence truly alive? It’s a question floated early on in “Chappie,” the story of a robot reprogrammed to think for itself.


// Baker’s budget proposes $100,000 for foreign entrepreneurs’ program

The announcement comes a month after cutting a $1 million program that would help foreign entrepreneurs to grow businesses in the state.

Cardinal Edward M. Egan, retired archbishop of New York, applauded at the beginning of a St. Patrick’s Day Mass in 2013.


N.Y. Cardinal Edward Egan dies at age 82

Egan was appointed archbishop of New York in May 2000, a post he held for nine years.


Open offices seem great — until you work in one

For years, this favored style of architects and CEOs has reigned supreme. Could that finally be changing?

Marathon trial podcast

// Boston Marathon bombing trial podcast, cards

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.



// Charlie Baker’s solid budget (with caveats)

Call this Baker’s buy-some-breathing-room budget proposal.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month, February 2015

A look at some of the best work from Globe staff photographers last month.