Hernandez felt ‘helpless’ during police questioning

Aaron Hernandez’s sworn statement appears to be the first time his voice has been heard in the Odin Lloyd murder case.

Small plane crashes near airport in town of Berkley

The pilot of a small plane suffered minor injuries after his aircraft crashed near Myricks Airport, officials said.

Vermont father, sons indicted in Canobie Lake Park brawl

Three members of a Vermont family accused of attacking police at the N.H. amusement park in June have been indicted.

Fracas at Forest Hills MBTA station ends with four arrests

Two people were sent to the hospital and two people were taken into custody by Transit Police.

Witness recounts behavior of group accused of killing delivery man

Aline Valery testified that she saw blood dripping from one of her friend’s hands.

Artist’s rendering of the proposed casino in Everett.

Mass. gambling commission approves Wynn proposal for casino in Everett

The state gambling commission chose the Everett casino over a proposal in Revere for the Boston-area license.

Workers in hazmat suits removed bags of waste from Erika Murray’s home in Blackstone on Sunday.

Cleanup of Blackstone home has ended, official says

Blackstone town officials said crews filled 21 biohazard containers and four Dumpsters to get the job done.

Harvard Stadium is one of the historic Boston venues that could be used in a Summer Olympics.

Compact Boston may have Olympic advantage

In contrast with its rivals’ spread-out plans for the 2024 Summer Games, Boston is offering itself as a city with a close array of venues.

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Boston businessman David Waller aims to covert it into equal parts family vacation home and historic preservation project.

Special Report: The Longest Road


At 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back.

The 2014 race for governor

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Get full Boston Globe coverage and analyis of the 2014 race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

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With the primaries behind them, the major party candidates for governor have a big challenge ahead.

The Jobs of Summer


This seasonal Globe feature highlights the quintessential warm-weather jobs of New England.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

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Marathon bombings — One year later

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Profiles of a city healing and recovering a year after the attack.

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.