Selfless rescuer stops assault of homeless man

“I think anybody would have done the same thing,” the woman said. Two former college football players are charged in the assault.

Scott Brown’s entrance into New Hampshire’s US Senate race has created a political and media firestorm that some analysts believe will damage critical underpinnings of Charlie Baker’s gubernatorial candidacy in Massachusetts.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff/File 2010

Scott Brown’s candidacy could hurt Charlie Baker

Many of the party resources that would have been showered on Baker’s race for governor will now be directed at Brown’s challenge to Jeanne Shaheen.

Independent to campaign with Yarmouth selectwoman

Gubernatorial candidate Jeffrey McCormick will announce Thursday that Tracy Post will be his running mate, his campaign said.

Walsh withholds diversity records

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has refused to release information gathered by the city its hiring practices of municipal employees, a decision that breaks with longstanding city policy.

The removal of this dam in East Bridgewater would help restore fish along the Satucket River.

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With E. Bridgewater dam gone, river will flow freely again

The long-neglected Carver Cotton Gin Mill Dam has been slated for destruction, part of a push to restore rivers to their natural state.


A leadership loss for Boston’s schools

Andrew Bott, principal of a Roxbury school that has become a nationally recognized poster child for successful turnarounds, is leaving the city.

Hillary Clinton spoke at Simmons' Leadership Conference April 23.

Clinton gets warm reception in Boston

Hillary Clinton’s speech, part pep talk and part political call to action, urged hundreds of female business executives to “dare to compete.”

The MBTA installed redesigned maps on 40 Green Line trolleys last week.

T debuts revamped map, real-time tracking info

Re-designed maps of the T system — the result of a map-making contest last year — were installed on 40 Green Line trolleys last week.

2d Harvard woman attacked, police say

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

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

Golf course worker hit by lightning in Lexington

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

Judge allows defense experts to examine boy’s body

Forensic pathologists were given permission Wednesday to examine the body of a preschool boy who went missing while under the supervision of the state’s child protection agency.

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

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.

The Boston Marathon bombings

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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.



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

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