2 young boys killed in 4-alarm Lawrence fire

Courtesy Lawrence Police

The two victims were found in a bedroom on the third floor of the building, according to State Fire Marshal Steve Coan.

Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years in girlfriend’s death

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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.

Displaced Long Island homeless crowd South End shelter

700 former residents of the homeless shelter on Long Island live in cramped, disorienting conditions with fewer amenities than they previously had.

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.

Carly Andrulat (right) of South Windsor, Conn., enjoyed the Northeast Marble Meet with her cousin, Maggie, and mother, Annette.

$40k for a marble? Have you lost your you-know-what?

For committed collectors, marbles are a serious enterprise that can generate thousands, maybe tens of thousands of dollars during a single weekend at a trade show.

//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.

Mr. de la Renta’s zest for life was displayed in his fashion.

Oscar de la Renta, at 82; fashion designer to socialites, stars

Mr. de la Renta’s zest for life was displayed in his fashion.


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.