Professors’ murderer to get new sentence

Robert Tulloch deserves a new sentence hearing because he was a juvenile when he murdered the N.H. couple, a court ruled.

Thomas Farragher

Easy bet for Conn. casinos

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun would love to see our state remain a casino-free zone.

Representative John Tierney.

Tierney raises more money than rivals in recent weeks

Campaign finance records show Rep. John Tierney has $1.3 million to pour into the upcoming elections.

Dorchester bank president chases down, fights robber

Boston police eventually took over the chase and arrested David Lydon, 28, of Chelsea, in connection with the case.

State Auditor Suzanne Bump.

State auditor says employee was fired for at-work behavior

Suzanne Bump denied the employee’s claims that she conducted electioneering out of her office.

Conviction stands in woman’s 2006 killing

The court ruled that evidence connecting Rodrick Taylor to the killing justified the jury’s decision to convict him of second-degree murder.

Father, daughter allegedly killed by driver high on heroin

A father and daughter riding together on a motorcycle were struck by a car in Easthampton, officials said.

Dawnn Jaffier’s boyfriend, Joel Pires, held a costume she was supposed to wear the day she was fatally shot.

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The last hours of Dawnn Jaffier

Less than 24 hours after dancing at the West End House Boys and Girls Club, Jaffier would lie bleeding to death on a Boston street.

// Donald Berwick pushes single payer health plan

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate wants to shift from privately financed care to a system funded by the government.

The Hood blimp prepared for takeoff from an airport in Danvers.

The Jobs of Summer

For blimp pilot, life is a breeze at 1,000 feet

It is probably fair to say Terry Dillard’s summer job is tops in Boston. At least in a literal sense.

Lieutenant Colonel Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr.

Mass. pilot identified after death in Va. crash

Lieutenant Colonel Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr. died when his jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia.

// Lynn public schools sever relationship with Gordon College

In ending the 11-year partnership, the school district cited the college’s opposition to federal hiring protection for gays and lesbians.

University of Massachusetts football players worked out at home venue Gillette Stadium recently.

UMass football players struggle academically

The Minutemen are barely above the threshold to avoid sanctions from college athletics’ governing body.

The 216-year-old USS Constitution made a ceremonial sail to Castle Island on Friday, the final unassisted trip for a while.

Constitution takes one last spin before retrofit

The 216-year-old warship is preparing to undergo a three-year restoration period early next year.

July MBTA ridership grows despite fare hike

The MBTA saw its sixth consecutive month of increased ridership despite a fare hike that took effect to start the month, officials said.

Why are ocean sunfish causing beach closures?

This friendly plankton feeder has twice closed South Shore beaches after being confused for a shark.

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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The latest coverage of the 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

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Adrian Walker

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// Attorney general race splits Democrats’ hearts, minds

Candidates for attorney general Warren Tolman and Maura Healey are tapping into different impulses within the party.

The Jobs of Summer


This seasonal Globe feature highlights the quintessential warm-weather jobs of New England.

Boston homicide map

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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.

Casino gambling in Mass.



Globe coverage of the state’s implementation of resort gambling following the 2011 law legalizing casinos.