Gambling panel’s decision spells end for Suffolk Downs races

Everett residents Christine Ragucci (left) and Norma Parziale celebrated at Wynn's Everett headquarters.

Officials at the race track announced their intention to wind down operations in response to the panel’s decision.

Gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley (left) and Charlie Baker

Martha Coakley tries to close cash gap

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has a nearly 11-to-1 cash advantage over Democratic rival Martha Coakley.

A rendering of Steve Wynn’s proposed casino complex in Everett.

shirley Leung

In casino battle, one big winner and a long list of losers

Steve Wynn came out on top. Losers included Revere, Suffolk Downs, Boston, and Boston’s current and former mayors.

Thomas Farragher

For broken-hearted, healing words of hope

The values of small-town America were on heartbreaking display in Northborough as the town bade farewell to its fallen son, Brian K. Arsenault.

4 N.E. residents awarded MacArthur Foundation grants

The MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2014 MacArthur Fellows, four of whom hail from New England.

The bodies of three infants were found in this Blackstone, Mass. house.

Finding cause of death for 3 Blackstone infants difficult

Working with little more than skeletal remains, the state medical examiner faces a significant challenge.

Aaron Hernandez was led from his North Attleborough home by police after being arrested on June 25, 2013.

Hernandez felt ‘helpless’ during police questioning

Aaron Hernandez’s sworn statement appears to be the first time his voice has been heard in the Odin Lloyd murder case.

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.

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.

Thomas Farragher

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.


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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.