Middle-age suicides rattle Nantucket

Tess Pearson of Family & Children’s Services said the suicides caught the island by surprise.

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Seven people have killed themselves since October, sending islanders scrambling for answers.

Snow expected to begin after midnight tonight

Up to 14 inches of snow could fall, and the forecast calls for it to intensify during Monday morning’s commute.

A Park Street-bound train stopped on a bitter cold night to pick up a passenger.

Deficit threatens late-night T service

Few political leaders and businesses appear ready to fight for the survival of the service.

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Thomas Bach cited Boston’s history and reputation as a center of higher education.

Jeb Bush and his grandfather, Prescott Bush, at Jeb’s graduation from Andover in June 1971.

George Bush Presidential Library

The education of Jeb Bush began with big troubles at Andover

Bush almost ran aground at Phillips Academy, and it would take four years for him to straighten out.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy-8231.jpg Exploiting voter amnesia

Political reversals from Mitt Romney and Robert DeLeo show just how short they think voters’ memories are.

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A strong commercial base can offset a community’s municipal services and reduce property taxes, experts say.

Beyond superficial differences in personality and style, substantively Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis often are on the same page.


In some ways, Pope Francis follows in Benedict’s steps

Francis’s latest change is another instance in which the two pontiffs seem to be singing from the same songbook.

Super Bowl XLIX

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has the most postseason victories in NFL history.

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Bill Belichick’s legacy is complicated

Detractors point to Spygate and Deflategate, but supporters say that jealousy is behind much of the criticism.

Dan Shaughnessy

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Deep down, everybody knows that this game is much more about the Patriots than it is about the worthy champions from the Pacific Northwest.

Among the hoopla, Jonathan Kraft remained focused on the task at hand while strolling the sidelines at the AFC Championship game.

Jonathan Kraft has been stepping out of his father’s shadow

The president of the Kraft Group is a sharp-edged chief executive whose focus rarely wavers from family, philanthropy, and making it big in business.

Christopher L. Gasper

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The coaches go about their business differently, but the end result is the same.

A statue of Pope John Paul II beckoned outside St. Mary’s Basilica, where NFL fans crowded the street.

Church spirit endures in shadow of Super Bowl hype

Amidst the football mania in downtown Phoenix, a nearby parish offers an oasis for prayer — and hot dogs.

New York Police Commissioner William Bratton (right), with Mayor Bill de Blasio, wants to give officers more time to engage with the community.

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Kevin Cullen

Another Bratton revolution for the New York City police

One year after Bill Bratton regained the reins of the NYPD, he is engaged in a battle that is both epic and personal.

special section

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Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.


opinion | Stephen Kinzer

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0201oped_kinzer.jpg Stephen Kinzer: Reject the surveillance state

The true threat of terror is that grotesque provocations will lure us into self-defeating choices.

The Big Picture

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The road to K-pop stardom

Some Koreans often put up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry.

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