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Tire-wrecking pothole disables nearly 50 cars in Sutton

The pothole on Route 146 disabled nearly 50 cars in the span of about five minutes early Thursday morning.

Patrick touts progress in school achievement gaps

Governor Patrick cited recent MCAS results showing gains by African-American and Hispanic students.

Wrong riot? Keene police circulate apparent photo from W. Va.

One of the potential suspects identified by the New Hampshire department may have been 600 miles away.

Bullmastiff dog involved in fatal attack now in custody of Winchester police

An adult Bullmastiff dog that allegedly attacked and killed puppy in Winchester last weekend has been taken into custody by Winchester police, officials said.

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Jessica Giberson with her son. The parents said they first suspected abuse of their son earlier this year.

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N.H. special education school faces abuse allegations

Families claimed that several staff members verbally or physically abused their children.

Clergy led a “Yes For Justice” prayer rally at Harvard’s Memorial Church on Wednesday.

Groups rally for ballot questions on casino repeal, sick time

Clergy, academics, and others gathered at Harvard in support of the ballot questions.

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In governor’s race, urban voters get a win

Cities will be key in the gubernatorial election, and urban voters are not being taken for granted.

Aniah Mitchell and fellow fourth graders clapped after watching an anniversary film that recounted the Mather School's 375th birthday.

Dorchester elementary school marks 375th anniversary

The Mather Elementary School celebrated a historic milestone for what is billed as the country’s first public elementary school.

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// Patrick’s legacy shows dents

As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


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

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.