SJC upholds conviction in 2006 murder

The court ruled that evidence connecting Rodrick Taylor to the killing justified the jury’s decision to convict him of second-degree murder.

Dartmouth professors’ murderer to get new sentence

Robert Tulloch, who killed the Zantops in 2001, deserves a new sentence hearing because he was a juvenile, a court ruled.

Lieutenant Colonel Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr.

Mass. pilot identified after death in Va. crash

Lieutenant Colonel Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr. died when his jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia.

Mass. businesses named ‘Isis’ debate changing names

With the rise of the Islamic militant group ISIS in the Middle East, the overtones of the name have changed.

Seat spat diverts Paris-bound flight to Logan Airport

The incident on Wednesday’s flight was the second of its kind in less than a week.

Matthew Lawrence, Stellwagen Bank NMS, NOS, NOAA

Why are ocean sunfish causing beach closures?

This friendly plankton feeder has twice closed South Shore beaches after being confused for a shark.

The USS Constitution traveled through Boston Harbor Friday.

Old Ironsides goes for final sail in Boston Harbor before three-year restoration

The 216-year-old war ship is preparing to undergo a three-year restoration period early next year.

Stefanie Lawrence and her 2-year-old daughter, Destiny, at their home in Dorchester on Friday.

Black infant death rates down, but gap persists

A report scheduled to be released Friday shows that infant mortality rates have reached a historic low for black children.

Yellow-orange lobster — rarer than the blue one — arrives at New England Aquarium

The region’s run of weird lobsters continues at the aquarium, which took in a yellow-orange arthropod.

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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The latest coverage of the race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

Kevin Cullen

Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

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.

Adrian Walker

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Race to watch

// Attorney general race splits Democrats’ hearts, minds

Candidates for attorney general Warren Tolman and Maura Healey are tapping into different impulses within the party.

The Jobs of Summer


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

Boston homicide map

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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.

Casino gambling in Mass.



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