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Brandeis President Frederick M. Lawrence to step down

President Lawrence announced Friday he will step down at the end of the academic year to become a senior research scholar at Yale Law School.

Tsarnaev defense cites finish line shoveler in seeking venue change

The coverage of the man “symbolizes the unprecedented level of public feeling” over the Marathon bombing, Tsarnaev’s attorneys said.

Live video: Martin Walsh speaks on Super Bowl preparations

Walsh is speaking about the preparations being made for the game between the Patriots and Seahawks.

Police seize drugs, cash and arrest 2 in Methuen

More than 50 grams of heroin, a handful of oxycodone pills, and more than $6,000 in cash were found in an apartment, officials said.

Scott Brown files for Mass. state pension

Brown has applied for his state pension, in Massachusetts, based on his nearly 17 years of state, county, and municipal service.

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Baker disappointed in MBTA Red Line response

Following the chaotic scene at Quincy Center Station, the MBTA seemed to suggest the passengers overreacted.

Stanley Rosenberg and Brian A. Joyce (standing at left in first row) visited Randolph Engineering in Randolph to learn about their manufacturing process.

State senator’s lavish gift raises concerns on ethics

Designer sunglasses given by Brian Joyce to his colleagues may violate ethics rules for the cut-rate price that he paid for them.

// Kerry fined for failing to shovel sidewalk outside home

Boston officials slapped John Kerry with a $50 fine for failing to clear a snow-clogged sidewalk at his Beacon Hill mansion.

// Dartmouth bans hard alcohol, forbids Greek life pledging

The major overhaul places the school among the leaders of colleges targeting binge drinking, sexual assaults, and other problems.

Aaron Hernandez on trial



The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

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.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid


Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Data desk

//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

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// Recent investigative reports

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

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.


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// Fourteen political moments of 2014

A mysterious fisherman. A geography blunder. A change of the guard at City Hall. Here’s a look at some of the top political moments of 2014.