Emerson announces new push to combat sexual assault

The school said it will anonymously survey students this fall to assess the prevalence of rape on campus.

Thunderstorms move across Mass.

The weather service warned of potentially torrential downpours and localized flooding.

Gants presides over first day as chief justice of the SJC

After a brief ceremony, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants thanked the court and quickly began calling cases.

Victims in fatal N.H. plane crash identified

David Ingalls, 77, and Bruce Anderson, 62, died Monday when the plane Ingalls was flying crashed into a cluster of trees.

Student injured in fall from MIT fraternity window

A student was rushed to the hospital when she fell from a window, officials said.

Joe Walcott's face absorbed a blow from Rocky Marciano.


New movie planned on life of Brockton’s Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano, born and raised in Brockton, is known for his extraordinary heavy-weight boxing career.

Bilkisu Suleiman, and 1-year-old Iman Bello, of Medford were took the train to go shopping.

Assembly Station Orange Line stop now open

The MBTA subway station opened in Somerville and is the first new stop since 1987.

Jose Ramirez, 6, of Chelsea looked up at a police officer at the back-to-school celebration at Williams School.

Diversity in ranks limited, police try to build links

Against the backdrop of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., officials acknowledge they have struggled for years to diversify local departments.

Students Ankur Patel, Asees Binepal, and Gurvir Dhaliwal signed paperwork to allow housing inspectorsto enter and inspect their new apartment at 24 Highgate St. Monday in Allston.

As students return, Boston on alert for rental violations

The increased vigilance follows a Globe Spotlight Team series on unsafe and sometimes illegal off-campus apartments.

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.

The 2014 race for governor

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The latest coverage of the race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

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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.

Boston homicide map

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

MCAS results

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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.

Casino gambling in Mass.



Globe coverage of the state’s implementation of resort gambling following the 2011 law legalizing casinos.