DA lauds bystander after ‘cruel’ attack on homeless man

The alleged assault by two former college players, including a member of BC’s 2013 team, only stopped when a woman threw herself on the victim, authorities said.

Police seek man who attacked Harvard student

Somerville police are searching for a man in the alleged early Monday assault.

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The owner of the building destroyed by a fire that killed two firefighters says the welding company was responsible for the blaze.

Police arrest man who threatened girlfriend with gun

The 22-year-old was found hiding in his apartment after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a gun and then drove away, Boston police said.

Lunenburg woman allegedly attacked boyfriend with ax

The woman had also attacked a neighbor’s apartment before she was taken into custody by arriving police officers, officials said.

Lexington firefighters cleared smoldering debris from a home which caught fire after it was struck by lightning.

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Lightning hits person, causes fire in Lexington

A person struck by lightning was “conscious and alert” and taken to a hospital, police said.

Mass. limits use of the potent painkiller Zohydro

Governor Patrick’s administration imposed sweeping restrictions just before a ban on the controversial drug was set to expire.

Longtime customer Eileen Carr (left) gave an emotional hug to Ann Marie O’Brien of Hamilton Hardware.

After 92 years, a Dorchester hardware landmark closes

A fixture for nearly a century, the small Hamilton Hardware cannot compete against massive competitors and is closing the Bowdoin-Geneva business.

Safety initiatives launched in Brockton following killings

The new initiatives include stepped-up police and gang unit patrols in high-crime areas at night and new requirements for video surveillance in businesses that serve alcohol.

Adrian Walker

Plenty of questions remain for Rev. Bruce Wall

How was challenging Keolis, the state’s new rail system operator, with an “invoice” going to do anything for the black community?

Obituaries

Ted Williams with Mr. Longo in 1960. The former slugger demonstrated fly casting at a show promoted by Mr. Longo.

Al Longo, 94; went extra mile for clients of his public relations firm

Mr. Longo combined humor and ingenuity with close relationships with the media, sports and entertainment figures, politicians, and the business community.

Regionals

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Rene Khachadourian with a lamb-shaped cake, one of his bakery’s annual Easter offerings.

Easter brings brisk business to bakeries

In the back room of Antoine’s Pastry Shop in Newton, where the walls gleam with Peeps-yellow tiles, Frances Khachadourian spoons custard into round pastries.

Starts & Stops

Starts & Stops

Despite what a first glance might suggest, the flag on the side of this train is really forward. Flags must face the direction of travel.

US flags on new trains draws attention

Despite what a first glance might suggest, the flag on the side of new commuter rail locomotives is really forward. Flags must face the direction of travel.

MCAS results

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

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

Coverage

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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

Special section

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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

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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.

Coverage

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

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