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Police to college students: ‘Zero tolerance’ for disruptive behavior at St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Boston Police Department is asking college students planning to attend this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston to keep their behavior in check, and not drink in public.

Tsarnaev jury expected to be selected Tuesday

Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial.

Former R.I. House speaker charged with bribery, wire fraud

The charges against Gordon Fox follow an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse.

King School in Dorchester evacuated due to gas odor

Firefighters detected carbon monoxide in the building and are searching for the source, an official said.

Two more winter storms headed toward Mass.

The storms will bring snow, rain, and sleet, and possibly make this winter season the snowiest on record in Boston.

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A bed headboard that was used as a space saver was carried off by Vladimir Diaz in East Boston.

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After city crews leave, the space savers return

Mayor Martin J. Walsh directed public works crews to begin treating space savers as trash starting Monday.

State officials wary about early retirements

A top legislative leader and a top union official expressed apprehension about Governor Charlie Baker’s plan.

Dr. Dana Bedden is superinten-dent of schools in Richmond, Va.

Last-minute lobbying for school superintendent post

Parents, activists, and business leaders are aggressively lobbying Mayor Walsh and the School Committee to support their picks.


Closing in on the truth in tangled Tsarnaev case

Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have died in a hail of fire, but he will be a proxy defendant alongside his little brother.

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.

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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.

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//[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.

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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.