UMass halts drug informant program

The school said it would suspend the program pending a full review after a disclosure that a student informant died of a heroin overdose.

Major Jan Mohammad Arash, Captain Noorullah Aminyar, Captain Mohammad Nasir Askarzada.

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Afghan soldiers who left Cape Cod feared death at home

They spent more than $1,600 on taxis to travel from Cape Cod to the border in Niagara Falls — just steps away, they hoped, from asylum.

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Charlie Baker’s altered policy stances, say Democrats, hint at a candidate who’s willing to say anything to win over voters.

Jeff Allen of Topsfield, owner of Boston Pewter Company, unpacked boxes of new merchandise inside his stall at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Longtime merchants worry about their future in Faneuil Hall

The operator of property intends to begin dramatically overhauling the marketplace by next summer.

Five firefighters and one civilian were killed when an exterior wall collapsed on them during a fire on the former Trumbull Street in the South End.

Dan Sheehan/Globe Staff/File 1964

Tragedy of 1964 Trumbull Street fire still resonates

Within a half hour, the 1964 South End fire morphed into a devastating tragedy that took the lives of five firefighters and a civilian.

High Island is a small, uninhabited island a mile off the coast of St. George, Maine

To preserve access to Maine island, they may have to buy it

A local campaign aims to prevent High Island from going the way of others that have been snapped up by wealthy buyers and closed to the public.

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The tentatively titled West Station is meant to help transform the huge swath of land near the Allston-Brighton tolls.

Thomas Farragher

With casino vote, Springfield’s fortune at stake

An enormous economic life raft for Springfield will either be launched or scuttled in next month’s vote.

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