Revere walloped by rare tornado

Downed trees could be seen in Revere after the storms passed.

Residents emerged from their homes to see what one resident said looked like a “war zone.”

Man killed wife and three children, then himself, police say

The shooting death of a family of five in Saco, Maine was a murder-suicide, state police said.

Joseph Finn sworn in as Boston’s fire commissioner

Finn launched his tenure as commissioner by announcing a reorganization of the agency’s command structure.

Nathaniel E. Kibby (left) was was arrested and charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez.

Man arrested, charged in Abigail Hernandez case

A 34-year-old man faces one count of felony kidnapping in the case of the N.H. teen who was missing for nine months, officials said.

Susan Trachik lost her son Christopher (left) to heroin addiction.

Heroin deaths galvanize families, authorities in Scituate

Five deaths have been linked to opioids in the town this year, and officials fear more fatalities before the region’s drug crisis abates.

King Arthur’s in 1982, the year of a fatal brawl involving police.

Chelsea closes notorious strip club King Arthur’s

The site of a legendary police brutality case has long been a kind of unofficial Wild West for Greater Boston.

Mansfield’s superintendent, Brenda Hodges, resigned amid accusations she plagiarized a graduation speech.

Plagiarism incidents undercut message to students

A number of high-profile adults have been accused of plagiarism recently, including two superintendents of Mass. school systems.


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// Unions gaining power in Mass.

This year, unions are savoring a number of victories in the state, including a higher minimum wage and protections for housekeepers.

Boston homicide map

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

MCAS results

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// 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

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

The Boston Marathon bombings

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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

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// Recent investigative reports

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