Blackstone officials to discuss fate of squalid home

A view through kitchen window of the  home.

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Town officials are scheduled to meet next week to discuss the fate of the squalid residence.

Wynn’s team officially signed the contract Wednesday morning.

Wynn casino in Everett officially approved

Wynn Resorts was formally approved this morning as the Greater Boston casino licensee.

Charlie Baker unveiled his plans at a press conference with former Governor William Weld.

Charlie Baker offers plan for job creation in Mass.

The Martha Coakley campaign responded to Baker’s proposals by declaring, “Charlie Baker’s math just doesn’t add up.”

Great White sharks were spotted off Chatham.

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2 great white sharks spotted off coast of Chatham

The two sharks are the ninth and 10th great white sharks tagged by the state marine fisheries division in 2014.

Leadership changes announced at Sex Offender Registry Board

In an abrupt move, the state shook up the top leadership of the board today.

American journalist James Foley was killed by Islamic State militants.

Kerry vows better treatment for families of hostages

The family of an American hostage killed by Islamic militants said the US government offered little active support.

Happy birthday, Boston. Here’s the city’s oldest document

Boston’s storied history began 384 years ago. At least on paper, it starts with a minor crisis.

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 analyis 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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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.