UMass will review use of drug informants

A Globe story Sunday detailed how campus police recruited a student who later died of a heroin overdose.

Pair in skydiving accident was attempting tandem jump

Investigators hope reviewing a video can explain why the instructor and his student missed a landing area and hit a shed, killing the pair.

Rashad Deihim (left) has violent cases and restraining orders on record.

Saugus man accused of sex attack on teen

The 19-year-old allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old and distributed a recording of the assault over Snapchat, authorities said.

Sea rise could bring a Clarendon Canal and other flood controls.

Report offers ideas for a Boston beset by rising seas

A new report suggests that building canals through the city’s Back Bay would help it withstand rising water levels.

Propriety of pay hike worries Boston City Council

The vote for the $25,000 pay raise is now being challenged by the state Ethics Commission.

Menino pens a new chapter with book

Like the man himself, Thomas Menino’s 250-page memoir is sentimental, earnest, and occasionally funny.

Framingham State suspends 4 after sex assaults reported

Four students at Framingham State have been suspended in connection with two sexual assaults last weekend, officials said.

Backers of bottle referendum want foes’ ads removed from TV

Supporters of a ballot question that would expand the state’s bottle law call the TV ads “false or misleading.”

Grieving Brockton mother appeals to driver in fatal hit-and-run

Carlevan Yancey, 31, of Brockton was killed after he was struck by a car in front of a 7-Eleven, officials said.

Overblown Facebook personas can leave friends deflated

Studies have suggested that looking at idealized versions of our friends’ lives leaves us feeling more unhappy with our own.


For Bulger, money buys silence

Even if Cathy Greig knew where the rest of Whitey’s dough was stashed, she wouldn’t give it up. After all, that’s her pension.

 Alexis Lewandowski got a lesson in making beds from the staff at the Harvard-owned Doubletree Suites Hotel on Monday. Housekeeping staffer Emma Perdomo set the grade.

Harvard students struggle to make the bed

Future champions of industry were challenged to make a bed by workers at a university-owned hotel embroiled in a labor dispute.

Two groups plan to file horse-racing applications

At least two parties plan to file applications to run thoroughbred horse racing in Massachusetts in 2015.

Dr. Joseph P. Zolot.

New trial set for Needham doctor in opioid case

The date was set following the mistrial of Dr. Joseph Zolot, accused of prescribing opioids to drug addicts.

US Senate candidate Scott Brown (right) talked with Harris Hill Senior Center administrator Lynn Carpenter in Concord, N.H., during a recent visit to patients. In photo at right, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (left) greeted supporters during a campaign stop at the Firefly American Bistro in Manchester.

Shaheen, Brown use issues as weapons

Senator Jeanne Shaheen attacked Scott Brown Monday as untrustworthy on women’s issues, while Brown said Shaheen is hurting small businesses.

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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Marathon bombings — One year later

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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.