Costly cleanup continues in Blackstone

Workers in hazmat suits removed bags of waste from Erika Murray’s home in Blackstone on Sunday.

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Officials expect to spend $20,000 to clean up the home where Erika Murray may have disposed of the remains of three infants.

“It’s long overdue in my opinion,” City Council President Bill Linehan said.

Linehan proposes $25,000 raise for city councilors

The pay raise would increase councilors’ annual salaries to $112,500.

// 2nd woman dies from Crane Beach lightning strike

The two women were hit by lightning during a microburst on Sept. 6.

// Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen tied in new N.H. Senate poll

A challenger who only moved to the state last year. A well-liked incumbent senator. A tied race. What gives?

Tsarnaev defense rejects claim it posed as FBI

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorneys called the claim of misrepresentation “false and facially preposterous.”

A Tesla showroom in Beijing.

SJC rules for Tesla in fight with car dealers

The electric car company can sell directly to Mass. consumers instead of having to use traditional car dealerships.

Boston-area casino bidders agree to substantial changes in applications

State regulators are expected to begin final deliberations on the proposals by Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts.

// Partners in Health staff to join African Ebola fight

Leaders of the Boston-based aid group are heading overseas to assist rural parts of Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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 analyis of the 2014 race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.


Leonard Fein, at 80; illuminated roles of America’s Jews

Cofounding the magazine Moment in the 1970s, Dr. Fein became one of the nation’s most visible writers and thinkers about Jewish ideas and issues.

Kevin Cullen

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// What Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley need to do to win

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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// Boston homicides in 2014

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.