Sean Collier remembered as one of ‘brave ones’

MIT police officers lined up for a procession during a remembrance ceremony for Officer Sean Collier.

“Sean was an example to all of us,” said MIT Police Chief John DiFava at today’s ceremony for Collier.

Police probe link between body and missing boy

The body was consistent in height and weight with Jeremiah Oliver, but has not been conclusively identified, an official said.

Governor Patrick criticizes radio station shutdown

“I’m incredibly disappointed,” Governor Patrick said of the decision by federal agents to shutter an unlicensed radio station in Grove Hall.

Somerville officials outraged at child pornography charges

“Allegations like this strike fear and doubt into your hearts” said Mayor Joseph Curtatone on the arrest of a former city teacher.

Randi Berkowitz (left) and Patricia DiGiacomo pleaded not guilty during their arraignment at Suffolk Superior Court.


Pair allegedly swindled $450,000 meant for cat

Two Brighton women are accused of scheming to take money that was meant to go to the care of the woman’s cat.

An aerial view of Bridgewater State Hospital.

Bridgewater inmate’s family agrees to settle suit

The lawsuit claimed that guards were illegally keeping an inmate in isolation or strapped to a bed, sometimes for days at a time.

A Boston police officer escorted the hearse carrying the body of Officer DJ Simmonds after his funeral Thursday at Randolph’s First Baptist Church.


DJ Simmonds made his presence felt

Simmonds wanted to be a cop to make a difference. In just 28 years on this earth, he did.

Ralph D. Gants (right), a current member of the Supreme Judicial Court, has been nominated by Governor Deval Patrick to the position of chief justice.

Patrick nominates Ralph Gants as next SJC chief

Gants, a current member of the Supreme Judicial Court, will replace Roderick Ireland, who is retiring in July.

// Advocacy leader calls meeting to rebut accusations

The Rev. Bruce Wall is now defending his group’s decision to send a questionable $105,000 invoice to the state’s new commuter rail company.


Mr. Janeway was challenged by Boston’s rapidly changing media landscape.

Michael C. Janeway, 73; former Globe editor

Mr. Janeway, editor of the Globe from 1985-86, enjoyed a varied career as an editor, author, journalist, and academic.

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.

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