Review sheds more light on Jared Remy case

More details emerged about why a prosecutor did not contest Remy’s release after his arrest last year on domestic violence charges.

Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed a group of business leaders in New Hampshire Friday.

If Perry runs in 2016, he promises to be more prepared

Texas Governor Rick Perry, under indictment on abuse of power charges, visited New Hampshire on Friday.

Parvovirus outbreak kills 20 dogs in Lowell

It is unclear why Lowell is experiencing the outbreak.

Stoughton man gets 16-year prison term for bank heist

The 50-year-old had tried to withdraw his guilty plea, but the judge rejected the request.

Murder victim’s relatives forgive killer at sentencing

The victim’s mother said she remembered the last time she saw her son in a letter that was read at the sentencing.

Order to boil water in Wellesley remains

The requirement may last through the weekend, Wellesley officials said.

Developers are building a 210-unit apartment complex on the site of a former go-kart track in Salisbury.

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Rooting for the return of Salisbury’s glory days

It’s been awhile since Salisbury’s heyday, but there are signs the seaside town could be on the way back.

Derek Gauger painted the foul lines in the outfield at Fenway Park.

The Jobs of Summer

Groundskeeper gets his dream job at Fenway Park

Derek Gauger has come a long way from trying to cut patterns into grass while mowing neighbors’ yards in South Paris, Maine.

A passenger leaves a vehicle used by the MBTA’s The Ride service.

New requirement keeps many older users off The Ride

A move by the MBTA to crack down on fraud has led to a sharp drop in the number of older users.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh forgot to notify the City Council he was going on vacation and would be outside the city.

Walsh goes on vacation, forgets to tell City Council

A law requires Walsh to properly notify the City Council any time he leaves the city.

In the current system, state and local police handwrite most citations.

Traffic tickets could go electronic by next year, state says

The equipment needed to support the system is estimated to cost about $7,500 per cruiser, one official says.

Shayanna Jenkins is accused of lying about conversations she had with Hernandez when he called her June 18 from his attorney’s office and instructed her to remove items from the residence.

Hernandez fiancee wants charge dropped

Shayanna Jenkins’s attorney said she didn’t know that Aaron Hernandez had multiple firearms in their home.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lawyers seek dismissal of indictment

The attorneys cited concerns over the selection of grand juries in federal court in Boston.


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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.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

MCAS results

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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.

Globe Investigations

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