Baker catches Coakley, new poll shows

The Republican’s slim lead is a first in the possible matchup for governor.

Mass. businesses named ‘Isis’ debate changing names

With the rise of the Islamic militant group ISIS in the Middle East, the overtones of the name have changed.

Distracted, drunk drivers get police scrutiny

State Police said patrols will be increased and several sobriety checkpoints put in place over the holiday weekend.

Boston EMS workers OK pay raise

The employees will receive a pay raise of nearly 15 percent over six years under a newly settled contract.

Seat spat diverts Paris-bound flight to Logan Airport

The incident on Wednesday’s flight was the second of its kind in less than a week.

Stefanie Lawrence and her 2-year-old daughter, Destiny, at their home in Dorchester on Friday.

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Black infant death rates down, but gap persists

A report scheduled to be released Friday shows that infant mortality rates have reached a historic low for black children.

Adrian Walker

Powerless to stop a nightmare

Charlie Sennott has had the week every editor prays never to have, spending it mourning colleague James Foley.

Personnel gathered at the search headquarters Thursday morning.

Pilot from Mass. base died in Va. crash, officials say

Officials said late Thursday that the pilot’s body was found at the crash site.

Dawnn Jaffier’s parents — Althea (wearing a white cap) and Ian Jaffier (in checked shirt) joined mourners outside the West End House in Allston. Dawnn Jaffier was killed on Saturday at J’ouvert, the first part of a Caribbean festival.

Nearly 1,000 gather to honor slain Brighton woman

Dawnn Jaffier, who was fatally shot Saturday, worked with inner-city children during her time with City Year.

Jaewon Martin was killed in May 2010 after prosecutors said two men went to a basketball court where Martin and other teens were playing and opened fire, thinking the teens were rival gang members.

2 plead guilty to teen’s killing in Jamaica Plain

Jaewon Martin, 14, was an innocent victim of a gang feud when he was shot to death in 2010 on a basketball court.

Mr. Augustine Goba, laboratory director at Kenema Government Hospital Lassa fever laboratory, diagnosed the first case of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Harvard lab delves into Ebola outbreak

Working with five African colleagues who have died, scientists have analyzed the genes of the virus for new insights.

Kevin Cullen

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Thomas Farragher

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Race to watch

// 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

Special section


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.