Casinos no death knell for lotteries

Those who say that opening casinos would doom the Mass. Lottery lack support for their prediction, a Globe analysis found.

For-profit colleges get harsh grades

Many people who attend for-profit colleges and career schools end up with lofty debts, but no jobs and few prospects.

Julia Lebedev nuzzled Old Man (left), who was found near her Canton home, while Mango sat on her other shoulder.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Desperately seeking lost pet cockatiels

As the weather begins to grow too cold for these birds from the other side of the world, owners’ efforts to find them are growing desperate.

Waltham housing inspector accused of abusing tenants

Four tenants say housing inspector Angelo Ciano, 71, used his power and access to their apartments to assault and take advantage of them.

Report sees fewer educated workers

The new projections raise concerns about labor shortages in a state that thrives on knowledge-based industries.

Students volunteered Sunday morning to clean up the Keene State College campus and surrounding area after Saturday’s disturbances.

Keene State students help clean up after riot

The crew moved in hours after hordes of young people tore across campus in a wave of vandalism.

The Jets having been subdued Thursday night, Bill Belichick and his Patriots face a tough six-game stretch. Elise Amendola/Associated Press

Patriots face stretch of defining games

New England’s next six games will likely determine whether they’re a true challenger in the NFL or not.

In the Senate, Edward J. Markey has less seniority than all but two colleagues.

Edward Markey trying to climb ladder in the Senate

Though Markey is the most experienced US Representative to enter the Senate, he is now one of the lowest-ranking members.

A still from an ad by Tom Cotton, a Republican challenging Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas.

Immigration ads may hurt GOP in 2016

Some worry the midterm rhetoric could complicate the party’s efforts to remold its image to Hispanic voters.

Ria Ladson, Joel Pires, and Jasmine Gomez, attended a rally in honor of Dawnn Jaffier in August.

Adrian Walker

Dawnn Jaffier’s legacy of love

At the Allston community center that played such a huge role in Dawnn Jaffier’s life, it’s almost as if she is still alive and well.