Dorchester woman recounts alleged abuse, stabbing

The woman said she was defending herself from her ex-boyfriend when she fatally stabbed him Thursday in her apartment.

Killers of Harvard worker in Haiti may be targeting Americans

Myriam Saint Germain of Everett was gunned down as she traveled from Port-au-Prince to her coastal hometown.

Gulf of Maine’s cod stock falling, study says

The cod population in the gulf is plummeting even more steeply than previously thought, according to the assessment.

Outside City Hall, Mary Franklin held a photo of her husband, Melvin, who was killed in 1996 in Dorchester when he tried to intervene during a robbery. “We have a voice. You must hear us. You must look at us,” she said.

Mothers want killings solved, stopped

The mothers stood silently in a lobby near Mayor Martin Walsh’s office Friday, hoping he would take notice of their plea.

Public works employee allegedly sold heroin out of city truck

The 49-year-old was charged with distribution of Class A drugs, a second and subsequent offense.

Stephen Perrotti, 28, stood with his attorney Friday in Lawrence District Court.

Lawrence man arrested in probe of threat against Obama

Stephen Perrotti, 28, is in custody on multiple gun charges, officials said.

Tourists and residents walked along Hanover Street in Boston’s North End Friday during the St. Agrippina di Mineo festival.

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Italian feast in North End features relic of saint

A bone from St. Agrippina, enclosed in a glass case, will be displayed during an eight-hour parade Sunday.


Rebuilding the Probation Department

The work is just beginning in the wake of ex-commissioner John O’Brien’s conviction.

Donald Berwick met with senior citizens in Harvard Yard.

Role of political outsider reconsidered

Gubernatorial hopeful Donald Berwick, the newest newcomer, is struggling to get traction.

Evan Sullivan (center) of the LivableStreets Alliance gathered signatures in opposition to plans for Commonwealth Ave.

Bicycle advocates seek safety changes in Commonwealth Avenue

Current plans show narrowed sidewalks and little improvement to bicycle infrastructure.

Elizabeth Layton worked a recent game between the Harwich Mariners and Falmouth Commodores.

The jobs of summer

In Harwich, the voice of the season

Elizabeth Layton is the public address announcer for the local team in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

// Freed Sudanese woman begins new life in N.H.

Meriam Ibrahim drew global attention when she was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her faith.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley sent a letter to parishioners at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Scituate asking them to accept a Vatican court’s ruling that the Boston Archdiocese may sell or re-use the building.

Cardinal O’Malley calls on Scituate parishioners to end 10-year vigil

The cardinal is asking the parishioners to accept a Vatican court’s ruling that effectively ends their occupation of the building.

// Fund set up to help victims of Revere tornado

The fund would assist those whose homes and other property suffered damage in Monday’s storm.


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// In the right place at the right time

Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is everywhere, often in the right place at the right time to make a splash.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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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.

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