US judge blocks Mass. ban on painkiller

A federal judge ruled that Governor Patrick does not have the legal right to block the use of Zohydro in the state.

Everett may buy site, sell it for casino use

Mayor Carlo DeMaria wants to use the city’s power of eminent domain to remove a roadblock that has threatened to kill Steve Wynn’s chances of getting a casino license.

MGH doctors to pay $4.5m over death

A medical malpractice lawyer alleges the physicians failed to take measures that might have prevented the death.

Lynnfield native found dead in Nicaragua

Karen Colclough was found dead in Nicaragua on Monday while volunteering with her church group.

First of three suspects arraigned in slaying of Cambridge man, 20

Eric Barnes, 28, of Dorchester, pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery in connection with the March death of Brousseau Normil.

A moment of silence was observed on Boylston Street.

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Around the city, a pause to remember and honor

As church bells tolled at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday, many in the city stopped to mark the moment.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh expressed condolences to Denise and Bill Richard and their children Jane and Henry for the loss of 8-year-old Martin Richard last year.

On Marathon anniversary, much to embrace

A day marked by somber reflection and painful remembrance was also one filled with love and gratitude from survivors.

// Respects are paid at Marathon finish line

At the site of the Marathon blasts on Boylston Street, people paused to pay their respects.

Man held after backpacks detonated near Marathon finish line

Police blew up two backpacks on Boylston Street for precautionary reasons and had a man in custody for questioning.

Brothers J.P. Norden (front, left) and Paul Norden (at right, holding the hand of his daughter Gabbie) walked toward the Marathon finish line along with a large group of family and friends.

On year later, Stoneham’s Norden brothers travel Marathon route

Liz Norden, whose sons each lost a leg, said the first anniversary symbolizes a new start for the family.

Cardinal O’Malley urges optimism, seeing the good

Cardinal Sean O’Malley addressed nearly 2,000 religious officials and Catholic students at the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.


Ms. Frelich and co-star John Rubinstein talked to guests in sign language after winning best acting awards at the Tony dinner in New York City. Both starred in the play “Children of a Lesser God,’’ which won best play honors.

Phyllis Frelich, 70; actress won Tony for ‘Lesser God’

Ms. Frelich made a groundbreaking and Tony-winning Broadway star turn in 1980 in “Children of a Lesser God,” written with her and her husband’s help.


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Amy Sorkin of Marblehead shops for chocolates from a large display of kosher foods for Passover at Stop & Shop in Swampscott.

Kosher food business is soaring at Passover

Despite a drop in overall affiliation to nearly all things Jewish, seven out 10 Jews plan to attend a seder on Passover, which begins Monday night.

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 a 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.

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