Next goal in race is to win attention

Candidates and super PACs hope they have the answer to creating ads that resonate.

Construction makes Mass. Turnpike a road to misery

Construction on Interstate 90 began causing disruption, with the left lane blocked in both directions by concrete barriers.

Massachusetts Guard pilot killed in crash mourned

Members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard, carrying out his promise to mark his wife’s birthday.

1 dead, 2 injured in crash in Attleboro

A 37-year-old man died and a man and a woman were injured in the crash Saturday night.

Protesters who blocked coal shipment set for trial

Protestors plan to argue that their actions were necessary due to the threat of climate change.

New studies erase traumatic memories in mice

A growing body of work shows that, at least in rodents, triggering brain circuits can alter remembrance.

Laura Smales of Toronto relaxed along the wall overlooking Hyannis Harbor on Sunday.

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Cape Cod winds down a successful summer

The Cape saw a lot of sun, making for a good tourist season for businesses and visitors alike.

Michael Sullivan hopes to unseat Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan in the Sept. 9 primary election.

Michael Sullivan regrets work as adviser

The candidate for DA took a consulting contract with a Cambridge real estate developer after taking office as Clerk of Middlesex Superior Court in 2007.

Residents walked toward their damaged home after a fire broke out on Arlington Street in Chelsea on Sunday.

Chelsea fire damages several homes

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, an official said.

Ed Coburn and Indira Alvarez of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department watched students in Allston.

As students move in, city vows vigilance on safety

A set of stiff realities has kicked in as thousands of students return to America’s college capital this week.

Khalifa Stafford (from left), Kristina Torres, and Nisha Cirino attended a rally in honor of Dawnn Jaffier, who was gunned down as she walked to the city’s annual Caribbean parade.

Calls for end to violence resound at peace rally

The rally was held in honor of Dawnn Jaffier, the 26-year-old who was fatally shot on her way to a parade.

A child saved becomes a teen hunting for cures

After battling leukemia as a toddler, Kate Franklin is now studying treatments for drug-resistant cancers.

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.

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// 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.