Plagiarism incidents undercut message to students

A number of high-profile adults have been accused of plagiarism recently, including two superintendents of Mass. school systems.

US vows ‘minimal’ effect of migrants

In Mass. and across the country, residents have balked at the prospect of hundreds of immigrant children coming to their towns.

Susan Trachik lost her son Christopher (left) to heroin addiction.

Heroin deaths galvanize families, authorities in Scituate

Five deaths have been linked to opioids in the town this year, and officials fear more fatalities before the region’s drug crisis abates.

Super PAC backing Grossman releases ad targeting Coakley

Martha Coakley’s campaign released a video in response.

46 at country music show treated for alcohol-related illnesses

Emergency responders treated people suffering from alcohol-related illnesses at a Keith Urban concert in Mansfield Saturday night.

King Arthur’s in 1982, the year of a fatal brawl involving police.

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Chelsea closes notorious strip club King Arthur’s

The site of a legendary police brutality case has long been a kind of unofficial Wild West for Greater Boston.

Black smoke was blasted from Craig Wedge’s Ford F-350 Power Stroke pickup truck.

Rules have diesel enthusiasts fuming

Coal rollers disable or discard their trucks’ pollution controls and modify their engines to blow smoke with the flip of a switch.

Adrian Walker

BU biohazard lab is an empty fortress

The $200 million biohazard lab is virtually empty, and some people hope it remains that way.

Nikysha Harding said she realized she locked her keys in the car after buckling in her 11-month-old son, Nicholas, and called 911 immediately.

Mother calls neglect report wrongful

The Boston health official was reported for possible child neglect after she accidentally locked her 11-month-old son inside her air-conditioned car.

A nine-alarm fire in the densely populated Cambridgeport neighborhood spread to three apartment buildings early on Sunday morning.

Dozens displaced by fast-moving Cambridge blaze

The fire started in a vacant three-decker on Allston Street and spread through two nearby homes.


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// Unions gaining power in Mass.

This year, unions are savoring a number of victories in the state, including a higher minimum wage and protections for housekeepers.

Boston homicide map

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Kevin Cullen

Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.


Ms. Goodwin’s financing savvy helped get megahits like “The Phantom of the Opera’’ (here performed by Broadway in Boston) and “Les Misérables’’ into production.

Karen Walter Goodwin, at 66; game-changing producer of Broadway hits

Ms. Goodwin’s financial savvy helped create new sources of capital for theater productions, fueling the success of some of Broadway’s biggest hits.

MCAS results

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// 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

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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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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.