State Police search for driver in fatal I-495 hit-and-run

Authorities identified the victim as Robin L. Mendonca of North Andover, who was on foot at 3:40 a.m.

Missing Afghan soldiers detained at Canadian border

The three men went missing from a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod over the weekend.

Police union, Somerville at odds on Narcan

The drug is used to combat heroin overdoses and the police say it constitutes a new duty.

Impromptu vigil honors Winchester crash victim Patrick Gill

What began as a somber gathering on Sunday night erupted into a celebration of Patrick Gill’s spirit.

Sick leave measure divides workers, businesses

In November, Mass. voters will weigh in on a plan to let workers earn sick time.

Among the vehicles that were damaged, some belonged to customers.

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Vehicles destroyed in fire at Sudbury car dealership

A large fire at a car dealership this morning destroyed or damaged 19 cars.

Mayor Walsh in Ireland

Walsh looks to Irish example on tourism, education

Mayor Walsh says he wants to increase tourism in Boston by replicating Ireland’s commitment to its cultural heritage.

As human spotlight Katrina Rosenberg, left, shines a flashlight, Bert Tolkamp of the Netherlands is interrupted by eight-year-old Sharada Sundaram-Senders for speaking too long after accepting the Probability Prize during the annual Ig Nobel prize ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Tolkamp and a team of researchers won for two discoveries, first, that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow will soon stand up, and second, that once a cow stands up, you cannot predict how soon that cow will lie down again. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Science in Mind

Ig Nobels give a playful nod to weird science

Thursday night at Harvard, Nobel laureates will take the stage to hand out the satirical version of the real prizes.

Adrian Walker

NFL can’t afford to fumble now

America’s favorite sport has turned into a nightmare, the action on the field overshadowed in recent weeks by terrible behavior off of it.

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 analysis of the 2014 race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

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With the primaries behind them, the major party candidates for governor have a big challenge ahead.

The Jobs of Summer


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Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Marathon bombings — One year later

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Profiles of a city healing and recovering a year after the attack.

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.