Ruling favors Globe in Steward complaint

A judge ruled that Steward Health Care System has no right to see any reporting or records collected by Globe for an upcoming story.

Ambulances lined up in June as concertgoers left.

City clears TD Garden on allegations stemming from concert

Dozens of people were hospitalized for drug- and alcohol-related illnesses at a June 25 electronic dance concert.

Boil-water order issued for Wellesley

The move comes after a test found contamination in the water supply.

Martha Coakley, Democratic candidate for governor.

At health care forum, Coakley defends Partners deal

The attorney general defended her decision to allow Partners HealthCare to acquire South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Healthcare.

Man killed in Brighton blaze

Fire could be seen billowing out of a window during the blaze in Brighton.

Boston Fire Department

A man who tried to rescue people from the building was killed when he apparently became disoriented and could not find his way out, officials said.

(From left to right) Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev, and Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tsarnaev friend pleads guilty in obstruction case

The judge reserved the right to reject Dias Kadyrbayev’s plea in the obstruction case related to the Marathon bombing investigation.

// James Foley’s parents hope his values endure

“I pray that . . . he not have died in vain,” his mother, Diane, said.

Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., held roses as they demonstrated for justice after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

In Ferguson protests, teens seek a wider justice

Michael Brown’s death has deepened the stress of being young black teens living in areas of concentrated poverty and crime.


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Race to watch

// 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.

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

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Adrian Walker

Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.


James Foley wanted to report from the world’s danger zones.


James Foley, exemplar of bravery to many, dies at 40

“He just had this gene that didn’t know fear,” said Jeremy Osgood, a friend of the reporter since their childhood in rural N.H.

Boston homicide map

Interactive graphic

// 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

Special section


A five-part series examining the profound impact of former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

The Boston Marathon bombings

Special section


Coverage of deadly blasts that shook the city, and the ensuing manhunt resulting in the death of an 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.

Globe Investigations

Special section

// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.