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Taking measure of the walk to school

It seemed only right for a reporter to use his children as a measuring stick and test Mayor Walsh’s decision to cancel a third straight day of classes in Boston.

Teens care for siblings as adults go back to work

Adults had to report to real life, but their older children did not.

Adrian Walker

Teacher’s gift to school an ethical no-brainer

Far from being a violation, Nicole Bollerman’s actions exemplified what public service is about.


Shop owner has to pay nearly $14,000 to charity

The Meat House’s owner pleaded guilty to not giving money from a fund-raiser to a charity.


Marty Walz resigns as Planned Parenthood CEO

The former Democratic state representative had held the post since early 2013.

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Attorney General Maura Healey has had a busy first week in office.

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As Healey gets to work, she faces an unusual question: What’s next?

Maura Healey’s swearing-in as attorney general was just the start of a big week for the Next Big Thing in Massachusetts politics.

UP Academy teacher Nicole Bollerman appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show on Jan. 19.

Adrian Walker

Teacher’s gift to school an ethical no-brainer

Far from being a violation, Nicole Bollerman’s actions exemplified what public service is about.

The perimeter of Bridgewater State Hospital.

Bridgewater State Hospital patients sue care providers

Three former patients say the firm that provides care at the hospital violated their rights by subjecting them to prolonged periods of seclusion.

Bystanders kicked in windows to help passengers out of a smoke-filled Red-Line train at Quincy Station.

Smoke-filled Red Line train causes panic

Frantic passengers kicked out the train’s windows at Quincy Center station to escape when the doors failed to open.

Aaron Hernandez on trial



The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

Thomas Farragher

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid


Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Data desk

//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

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

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.


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// Fourteen political moments of 2014

A mysterious fisherman. A geography blunder. A change of the guard at City Hall. Here’s a look at some of the top political moments of 2014.