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Shift to online MBA casts light on Simmons’ financial picture

The announcement this week that Simmons College will scrap its bricks-and-mortar MBA in favor of an online-only program that will accept men drew outrage from graduates.

Boston crashes leave 1 dead, 2 injured

Two separate accidents in a span of about 12 hours left one dead and two injured in Boston on Saturday.

Things to know before you move in

For many Bostonians, Sept. 1 offers the promise of a new place. But what if that new place is bug-infested, leaking water, or generally unsafe?

Move-in week commotion expected in Boston

It’s move-in week in Boston, and the streets are going to be alive — with castoff junk and moving trucks.

Boy, 4, drowned at Cape beach half-hour after lifeguard shifts ended

“Just like every other beach there is, we don’t announce when we’re leaving,” said a supervisor at Corporation Beach in Dennis.

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Carl Smith of the Branches Steel Orchestra worked with his drums in preparation for the festivities.

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Community leaders call for peaceful celebration of J’ouvert

The father of Dawnn Jaffier, who was killed last year after participating in the annual J’ouvert procession, is calling for peace at this year’s festivities.

The new library at Sarah Greenwood School in Dorchester in 2015.


A library grows in Dorchester

Uplifting is a good word for what has happened at a Dorchester school over the last eight months.

Scott Leader (L) and his brother Steve Leader.

Brothers charged in homeless beating have long criminal histories

Court records show that brothers Steven and Scott Leader have long terrorized people in the Boston area — neighbors, police, even their own mother.

Former Mass. governor Michael Dukakis in 2014.

Some try to recruit Michael Dukakis to run in 2016

On Friday, organizers behind the Twitter handle @Dukakis2016 began touting the former Mass. governor’s record.

Debra Paquette (left) and her daughter, Kristen, appeared in Newburyport District Court on Friday.

Newburyport women who fled with girl held on $20,000 bail

Kristen Paquette and her mother, Debra, allegedly took Kristen’s 7-year-old daughter to New York.

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

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// Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

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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.