Assault suspect’s father charged with misleading police

The Saugus man allegedly misled police investigating whether his son filmed a sexual assault of a teen.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst defended its use of students as confidential informants.

UMass will review use of drug informants

A Globe story Sunday detailed how campus police recruited a student who later died of a heroin overdose.

Bicyclist dies after being shot in Dorchester

The victim, who has not been identified, was riding near Dudley Street at about 7:15 p.m. when he was shot, police said.

// Report offers ideas for a Boston beset by rising seas

A new report suggests that building canals through the city’s Back Bay would help it withstand rising water levels.

Framingham State suspends 4 after sex assaults reported

Four students at Framingham State have been suspended in connection with two sexual assaults last weekend, officials said.

John Sampas, Kerouac’s literary executor and brother-in-law, stood by the new monument.

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New Jack Kerouac monument in Lowell

Literary tourists have long come to the author’s gravesite, identified for years only by a simple plaque.

Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home after his arrest in June, 2013.

Hernandez lawyers seek to suppress cellphone evidence

The cellphone appears to be a crucial piece of evidence in the sensational case involving the former Patriots star.

Investigators looked into the cause of an overnight fire at the Old City Hall in Quincy Center.

3-alarm fire damages Quincy’s Old City Hall

The 170-year-old building is undergoing a restoration project that was expected to cost more than $8 million.

“After suffering years of neglect, Shipyard Quarters Marina will no longer pose a threat to public safety,” Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement.

Marina in Charlestown to be sold to developer

The owner of the marina will also pay up to $450,000 in penalties to settle environmental and public safety violations.


For ‘Whitey’ Bulger, money buys silence

Even if Cathy Greig knew where the rest of Whitey’s dough was stashed, she wouldn’t give it up. After all, that’s her pension.

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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Get full Boston Globe coverage and analysis of the 2014 race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

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With the primaries behind them, the major party candidates for governor have a big challenge ahead.

The Jobs of Summer


This seasonal Globe feature highlights the quintessential warm-weather jobs of New England.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Marathon bombings — One year later

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Profiles of a city healing and recovering a year after the attack.

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.