Health care law debate heats up

A video has surfaced suggesting that MIT professor Jonathan Gruber agrees with those pressing a legal case that would undermine the law.

Danny Nickerson played in a pile of boxes addressed to him.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe staff

Foxborough boy fighting brain tumor receives 100,000 cards, packages

The mail began trickling in last week after his mother published a letter in a community newspaper.

A missing person sign for Abigail Hernandez now reads “Found.”

N.H. teen who vanished last year in deteriorated health, family says

The family of Abigail Hernandez said the 15-year-old “is working to build her strength back.”

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lawyers demand investigation of news leaks

The attorneys want a probe into how the media learned a Cambridge man allegedly supplied the gun used to kill Sean Collier.

Approval sought for 8 charter schools

The proposals include two that would operate as part of Boston’s school system.

Mike Mantarian surveyed his work on the Grand Allée of Castle Hill at the Crane Estate.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

The Jobs of Summer

At Crane Estate, a lawn that demands perfection

The lush, undulating lawn of the Grand Allée of Castle Hill takes a certain special dedication to maintain.

“I treat the people in my office like this is a family,” Marian Ryan said.

Middlesex DA under fire for management style

Critics say Marian Ryan is putting politics before policies.

The idea of the Cape Cod canal dates back nearly 400 years.

Cape Cod Canal’s centennial celebrates historic waterway

Simple maritime logic and topographic reality dictated the need for a canal.

A Homer Simpson head was painted onto the base of an iconic statue by Cyrus Dallin, “Appeal to the Great Spirit.”

MFA workers cry ‘Doh’ at graffiti faces

Museum officials are working with police regarding the seven incidences of graffiti, which included caricatures of Homer Simpson.

Thomas Farragher

An enduring affection for classic rock’s America

The Globe once called them the high priests of soft rock, and it wasn’t meant entirely as praise.

Pope Francis blessed Meriam Ibrahim during their Thursday meeting at the Vatican.

Cardinal O’Malley commends faith of freed Sudanese woman

The Boston cardinal called the faith of a woman who faced a death sentence for her beliefs an inspiration.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to open the rear door of a car that rolled onto the guardrail on Interstate 190 over Mattson Avenue in Worcester Friday.

One person killed, two critically injured in Worcester accident

The accident occurred when a car traveling south on Interstate 190 rolled onto its roof on a guardrail.

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.

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.