Hundreds honor fallen law enforcement at State House

Officers who gave their lives in the line of duty were remembered at the Law Enforcement Memorial Saturday.

Elder advocates raise concerns on assisted living

The state agency charged with overseeing 224 residences is ill-equipped to protect increasingly frail residents, advocates say.

Mass. students to join massive NYC climate change march

More than 100,000 are expected to take part in Sunday’s march, between 2,500 and 5,000 from Mass.

Boston police seize gun, arrest teenager after foot chase

Livingston Walker, 19, was charged after police found a gun in a backpack he was carrying.

Ticks taking toll on moose; states limit hunting

Sportsmen are seeing increased competition from a tiny parasite that’s cutting down moose populations in New England.

East Boston fire displaces 22

The one-alarm fire, located mainly in the walls of a three-family home, caused $200,000 in damage.

Arson now murder case after death

Investigators say an apartment fire in Biddeford, Maine, is now being investigated as a homicide.

Steve Wynn has Revere roots.

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After casino license victory, Steve Wynn takes conciliatory tone

The billionaire said he is grateful to build in Everett, and eager to reboot a chilly relationship with Marty Walsh.

At left, Mayor Marty Walsh, his girlfriend, Lorrie Higgins, and his mother, Mary Walsh, sat at a Mass said in his honor in Rosmuc. At right, his mother with her brother, Peter.

Kevin Cullen

You can’t go home when you’ve never left

There is nothing foreign about Marty Walsh’s first foreign trip as mayor.

Yvonne Abraham

Don’t turn a blind eye to child abuse or neglect

How did Erika Murray’s oldest children go to school, have friends, and see relatives, yet nobody raised the alarm?

Seth Moulton (left) and Richard Tisei (right).

Moulton and Tisei seek to raise funds, profiles in D.C.

The candidates who pitched themselves as outsiders against US Rep. John Tierney are now seeking support from their political parties.

Folie A Quatre violinists Psyche Loui and Justin Chen and violist Andrea Spencer practice.

Quartet plays at the intersection of medicine and music

Formed two years ago, the quartet uses music to explore mental illness from a different angle.

Winchester Football Capt. Patrick Gill at Friday night’s game.

High school student killed in Winchester crash

Patrick Gill, a 17-year-old captain of the football team, died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday, authorities said.

Daniel J. Ferreira had to register as sex offender.

Rape suspect had been jailed before

The alleged attack shares similarities with encounters police say Daniel Ferreira had in October 2004.

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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Kevin Cullen

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