English High dean charged with shooting student

Shaun Harrison was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court.

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Shaun Harrison committed an “execution-style shooting” of a student who had been selling marijuana for him, officials said.

Swans can be aggressive, so steer clear.

Cold winter pushes Swans from ponds to parking lots

Danvers officials said the birds have found solace in their new habitats because their usual digs have frozen over.

Delta flight 1086 slid off the runway upon landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

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Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia Airport

“If we wouldn’t have hit the snowbank, we'd be in the water right now,” a passenger said.

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John Ray will bring “invaluable knowledge and vast experience” to the system, an MBTA spokesman said.

Storm could dump up to 8 inches of snow on Cape, islands

Moderate to heavy snow will make roads slippery for the evening commute in the southeastern part of the state.

Roof collapses Thursday bring Mass. total to more than 210

At least half a dozen roofs collapsed overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

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Tire tracks left at the industrial yard where Odin Lloyd’s body was found matched a car rented by Aaron Hernandez, the officer said.

Police investigate alleged suicide pact between high school students

Tewksbury Police said officials found comments that “could have been taken as threatening in nature” on social media.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

In emotional testimony, Bill Richard recalls Marathon attacks

Bill Richard (right) is depicted in a courtroom sketch while testifying during the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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“I saw a little boy who had his body severely damaged by an explosion,” Richard said of his son, Martin, who died from his wounds.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, front, looks to pass as Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee defends in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 121-93 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Celtics unable to complete deal with JaVale McGee

The two sides could not reach agreement on a deal that would last beyond this season.

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Patriots Mailbag

Will Darrelle Revis be back with Patriots?

It might not make financial sense to pay $20 million for one player, but the Patriots could do it if they wanted.

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In amusing ‘Chappie,’ a droid has heart

Is artificial intelligence truly alive? It’s a question floated early on in “Chappie,” the story of a robot reprogrammed to think for itself.


Baker’s budget proposes $100,000 for foreign entrepreneurs’ program

The announcement comes a month after cutting a $1 million program that would help foreign entrepreneurs to grow businesses in the state.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Capture-8036.JPG Fake Harvard rejection letter makes light of admissions season

A student at a Chicago school created a faux rejection letter that was widely circulated online this week.

Jared Leto, Kim Kardashian West go platinum for Paris Fashion Week

The Oscar-winning actor and “The Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star are giving Karl Lagerfeld a run for his money.


Open offices seem great — until you work in one

For years, this favored style of architects and CEOs has reigned supreme. Could that finally be changing?

Marathon trial podcast

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This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.


George Donnelly

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_05budget-4_metro.jpg How to raise taxes — and get away with it

The problem with dogmatically avoiding the concept of new taxes is that it will neuter the state as an agent of economic change.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month, February 2015

A look at some of the best work from Globe staff photographers last month.