Top Vatican prosecutor failed to report abuser

The man Pope Francis recently chose to prosecute priests accused of sexual abuse had himself failed to stop a notorious abusive priest, documents show.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted the opening ceremonies for the tightly budgeted Summer Games in 1984.

Boston bidders hope time is right for frugal Games

The Boston 2024 group is planning a low-cost Olympics that builds as few structures as possible and uses temporary venues.

Yvonne Abraham

It’s a Cosby world we live in

For the multiple women who came forward, it was their word against the beloved, sanctimonious Bill Cosby.

Food pantries in some area communities are facing a shortage because of an increase in the number of people seeking assistance.

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Lawrence food pantries running out of supplies

In a city where one in eight people is unemployed and actively looking for work, local pantries are scrambling to keep pace with requests.

Mark Pappas lives in public housing in a neighborhood   simply known as Area Four, which has become a locus for biotech companies such as Novartis.

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‘Area Four’ residents live in the shadow of the future

Growing prosperity in Kendall Square is doing little to lift up the low-income residents around it.

Pats owner Robert Kraft sported sequined Nikes with his customary pinstripes.

Something new afoot in Pats owner’s box

So when did 73-year-old Robert Kraft, billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, become a sneaker fashion maven?

Chang Ly and his wife, Van Hua, at the Dorchester Avenue store they own, D&D Convenience.

Kevin Cullen

A dream undiminished by senseless shooting

It’s been a hard life for Chang Ly, but a good one. Then came Election Day, and the masked man with the gun.

Towns working to ease electric bills

With Mass. bracing for sharp increases in electric bills, several communities are joining a regional effort to help bring relief.

Devin McCourty (left) knows the roles of other players on the Patriots’ defense, not just his own.

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Devin McCourty smart choice at safety

Bill Belichick moved McCourty to safety, first out of necessity, and then because McCourty helped stabilize a unit that was still floundering.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/turkey33.jpg In pursuit of wild turkeys

Turkeys may stroll through suburban neighborhoods this time of year, but it’s no easy task to take one from the woods in time for Thanksgiving.