Scathing study cites Bridgewater practices

The report demands reforms far beyond what Governor Patrick plans.

As Andrea LaVigne of Grafton lay in bed with her baby, 1-month-old Aliana’s heart stopped. Half the child’s face was covered with a blanket, and she was born drug-dependent.

A wave of infants lost in DCF families

A review found the risk of sudden infant death doubles in households monitored by state social workers.

// Lowell fire victim loved hunting, fishing

Robert Downs, 72, was one of seven people killed in Thursday’s blaze.

Activists, officials dedicate garden to slain 13-year-old

The garden is the first tangible memorial to Steven Odom, who was killed in 2007.

Woman struck, killed by vehicle in Dorchester

The woman was killed early Saturday in the neighborhood’s Lower Mills section, according to Boston police.


Probation trial, by the numbers

The Probation Department corruption trial ended Friday, after more than two months. A summary of the trial.

Steve Grossman spoke during a recent candidates forum in Boston.

Yvonne Abraham

Steve Grossman is gaining votes, one at a time

Grossman is well aware of his charisma deficit, but there’s no mistaking that he knows his stuff.

David Ursin hopes to find a buyer who will pay $65,000 for his Gemini capsule, a piece of  US space history. It was used by NASA as a test craft and did not travel into space.

Collector selling capsules of space history

David Ursin is taking on the tricky task of selling a spaceship.

Diver in Kelp Forest at Cashes Ledge.

In a briny preserve, fish and controversy thrive

Cashes Ledge, long closed to fishing, could reopen, but that’s setting up another battle.

Girls in flag-themed attire sitting on the back of a tractor threw candy to the hundreds of spectators flanking the parade route.

8 days later, Plymouth celebrates independence

The parade was rescheduled from the July 4 weekend thanks to the effects of Hurricane Arthur.


// 2016 primary circus is coming to N.H.

A cluster of possible 2016 hopefuls is making the trek to New Hampshire in what some say is the most wide-open GOP field in memory.

Boston homicide map

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.


“We charged into life without planning it, but with a lot of faith that somehow or other it would work — and it did,” Elmer Bartels said of his life with his wife, Mary.

Elmer Bartels, 76, of Bedford; longtime advocate for disabled

After a hockey accident left Mr. Bartels a quadriplegic, he went on to become a computer programer, and lead the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

Starts & Stops

Starts & Stops

As automated tolls are soon set to begin on the Tobin Bridge, some E-ZPass customers are receiving phony e-mails about unpaid tolls.

Watch out for fake E-ZPass e-mails

As Mass. rolls out all-electronic tolling on the Tobin Bridge, drivers without E-ZPasses can expect to receive invoices, but don’t be fooled by official-looking e-mails from the toll transponder company.

MCAS results

Sortable Data

// 2013 MCAS rankings by district

Results for each of the state’s districts in English, math, and science, sorted by grade.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

JFK: 50 Years Later

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A five-part series examining the profound impact of former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

The Boston Marathon bombings

Special section


Coverage of deadly blasts that shook the city, and the ensuing manhunt resulting in the death of an MIT police officer, the death of one suspect, and the capture of another.

Casino gambling in Mass.



Globe coverage of the state’s implementation of resort gambling following the 2011 law legalizing casinos.

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

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