Body found on highway identified as missing boy

The body of a child found off Interstate 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver.

Spectators can expect more Marathon-related transportation headaches

Roads will close earlier and will affect a larger number of streets. The trains will be more crowded, and fewer stations will be open. Access from the highway will be restricted.

Many state boards undercut by vacancies

More than one-third of seats on state boards and commissions are either vacant or occupied by people whose terms expired months or years ago.

Cambridge parents seek answers after teacher’s arrest

About 100 parents gathered at Cambridge’s Graham & Parks School after a fifth-grade teacher was arrested on child pornography charges.

MIT website reports death of medical student

Eliana Hechter’s family reported her death to school officials Thursday morning, according to the statement posted on MIT’s website.

Dexter (center), Maestro (left), and Georgie are Boston Medical Center therapy dogs. They come to work with their people and visit patients.

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Hospital dogs making friends fast

When Mike Hurley brought his dog to work, it ended up having a huge impact on Marathon victims and their families, the staff, and the man holding the leash.

For more than a month, Kevin Brown tended to the sprawling memorial to the Marathon bombing victims.

Yvonne Abraham

Witness to a city’s grief

If you visited the sprawling memorial in Copley Square in the weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings, you probably saw Kevin Brown.

The 1-mile Tribute Run featured hundreds of people directly affected by the bombing. Henry Richard, 12, finished fourth.

Thousands get the Marathon weekend off and running

Henry Richard was the anchor for his team in the BAA’s under-13 youth relay, a race his younger brother Martin, killed in the Marathon bombings, had run last year.

Dave Henneberry, who owned the boat where the alleged Marathon bomber was captured, shook hands with survivor Jeffrey Bauman at The Watertown Police Finish Strong 5k race.

One year after lockdown, a very different day in Watertown

Nearly 2,000 runners participated in a 5K, and a blood drive was held in honor of MBTA officer Richard Donohue.

// What carries them to the Marathon finish line

These are the stories of fleeting moments, bursts of joy and inspiration, that make race day unforgettable for many runners.

Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky reunited at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 15 days after the Marathon bombings.

From Marathon calamity, newlyweds’ bond deepens

The first blast cost each of them part of a limb, but Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky share a resolve to figure out life together.


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Rene Khachadourian with a lamb-shaped cake, one of his bakery’s annual Easter offerings.

Easter brings brisk business to bakeries

In the back room of Antoine’s Pastry Shop in Newton, where the walls gleam with Peeps-yellow tiles, Frances Khachadourian spoons custard into round pastries.

Starts & Stops

Starts & Stops

Despite what a first glance might suggest, the flag on the side of this train is really forward. Flags must face the direction of travel.

US flags on new trains draws attention

Despite what a first glance might suggest, the flag on the side of new commuter rail locomotives is really forward. Flags must face the direction of travel.

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

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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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