Authorities release sketch in Abigail Hernandez case

Law enforcement officials say the man drove the N.H. teen away in a pickup truck last October.

Suspect arrested in 1995 double slaying

Authorities say Robert Honsch killed his first wife and their daughter.

Prison chief resigns over Bridgewater inquiry

Luis Spencer allegedly delayed an internal investigation at embattled Bridgewater State Hospital.

Adrian Walker

// Time to save Market Basket

The family needs a clean break; the grocery chain needs a single owner. And it’s clear who that person should be.

David L Ryan

Outcome brings few words from lawmakers

Outside the Senate chamber, senators insisted they had to be somewhere else, had not read the verdict, or were busy with other business.

Thomas Farragher

// The spectacular collapse of Jack O’Brien

Just because all your friends were handing out jobs, commissioner, didn’t make it right. In fact, the jury said, it was a broad criminal enterprise.

Superintendent David Fleishman

Newton schools chief fined for use of Patrick’s words

The city’s school committee fined David Fleishman one week’s salary over the failure to cite Governor Deval Patrick.


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// Is a lieutenant governor even needed?

Seven hopefuls are championing not only their candidacies but also the indispensability of the office.

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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.

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.