2 young boys killed in 4-alarm Lawrence fire

The fire in the six-unit building on Kingston Street was reported Tuesday morning.

Aram Boghosian for the Globe

A powerful fire ripped through an apartment building, killing two boys who were trapped in a third floor bedroom, officials said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/IMG_3188-8446.jpg After Keene, N.H., riots, soul-searching and a mortified citizenry

For locals, the incident is a considerable black eye for the city, which is known for its postcard-cute Main Street and its beloved festivals.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/blackstone150-8425.jpg Blackstone home where infants’ bodies found being torn down

The demolition of the squalid house was scheduled to begin Tuesday and expected to take two days.


Teaching the wrong lesson at Duxbury High

The town spent $128 million on a new high school, but can’t afford common sense for school administrators.

The MBTA said last year it expected to begin delivering Orange Line cars in the winter of 2018, and the Red Line cars in the fall of 2019.

Top bid to build new MBTA subway cars is from China

The possible deal comes amid concerns about the company’s links to the Chinese government, which has been criticized for human rights abuses.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/4a64331ad813458bbe83fd4016ad0631-4a64331ad813458bbe83fd4016ad0631-0-8432.jpg Mental health record may be predictor for Charlie Baker

Baker’s strategy with the state’s mental health system in 1991 may be a window into how he might handle costly issues as governor.

Dr. Vivek Murthy was in Washington in February for a confirmation hearing to be surgeon general.

Amid Ebola worry, nomination for surgeon general languishes

Politicians in both parties oppose the appointment of Dr. Vivek Murthy, a physician at Brigham and Women’s hospital.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/shelter.jpg Displaced Long Island homeless crowd South End shelter

Some 700 former residents of the homeless shelter on Long Island now live in cramped, disorienting conditions.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/galvin150-8427.jpg In William Galvin’s contracts, little public process

The secretary of state’s office has awarded state contracts over 10 years to a firm that worked on his reelection campaigns.

Robel Phillipos (center) is charged with lying to the FBI.

Closing arguments begin in trial of Robel Phillipos

The friend of Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged with lying to the FBI.


Farah Stockman

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/stockman-1059.jpg Breaking barriers in New Haven

Every wall has a story. The story of this one, and the battle to tear it down, is about how complicated race and class have become in America.