Boston schools eliminate 126 jobs

Following through with a promise to downsize the bureaucracy, the Boston school system cut positions at its central offices.

Long-time customers Julie Handley and Charles Hoar of Brighton offered support for Arthur T. Demoulas on Saturday.

Market Basket customers step into fray

Loyal customers gathered in small but enthusiastic groups outside many of the company’s 71 stores Saturday.

A line of fans waited to meet Hillary Clinton during her book signing at the Seekonk Sam’s Club Saturday afternoon.

Hillary Clinton meets fans at Seekonk Sam’s Club

Nearly 1,000 people attended a book signing Saturday afternoon at the store.

Mark Fisher, the Tea Party-backed gubernatorial candidate.

Protesters blast plan to bring immigrant children to Mass.

Opponents believe the state is ill-equipped to support its own children, homeless people, and veterans.

 One resident called the Huron Avenue area “an obstacle course of construction equipment.”

Zack Wittman/Boston Globe

Construction in Huron Village creates parking headaches

The project has hampered travel through West Cambridge by gutting sidewalks and shuttering roads to traffic.

Yvonne Abraham

Some elected officials using border crisis to score points

When it comes to using desperate children to advance one’s political fortunes, you can’t beat state Rep. Ryan Fattman.

Kevin Cullen

For lifelong fisherman, letting go is easy

The thrill of the hunt, not the lure of the feast, most interests 72-year-old Stan Martinek.

Chinyere Nwanekezi received a blessing from Cardinal Francis Arinze. Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley joined the celebration.

Boston’s Nigerian Catholics mark parish jubilee

Hundreds of people flocked to St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Dorchester for the community’s Silver Jubilee.

Car rental companies have devised various ways to deal with the new, all-electronic tolling on Tobin Bridge.

Starts & Stops

Drivers of rental cars still liable for paying tolls on Tobin Bridge

Rental car companies have already figured this problem out — and they certainly won’t be the ones stuck with the bill.

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.


 John Winkin coached at Husson College at age 84. His teams paid attention to the details.

John Winkin, at 94; longtime college baseball coach in Maine

Known as a fierce competitor and an exacting task master, Coach Winkin spent his entire collegiate managing career at colleges in Maine.

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.

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

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