N.H. Senate to vote on repeal of death penalty

The vote on the repeal is too close to call among the 24 senators who make up the chamber.

12 hurt in Dorchester home explosion

Among the injured in Wednesday night’s blast on Hansborough Street were some elderly and children, fire officials said.

Kevin Edson, 25, was arraigned Wednesday in Boston Municipal Court.

Man arraigned on multiple charges after bomb scare

Kevin Edson walked bare foot, draped in a long black veil and with a backpack holding a rice cooker down Boylston Street.

Walsh refuses to release details of firefighters’ contract

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said he would talk about the agreement once the firefighters vote on the deal.

Dartmouth vows to curb student misbehavior

The pledge comes amid a sharp decline in applications and a Title IX investigation into how the college handles sexual assaults.

Hamza Syed braced for an anti-Muslim backlash that never happened.

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Inclusive spirit reassures Muslims after bombings

Muslims braced themselves for a backlash after the Marathon attack, but it never happened.

“I truly believe because of our public safety officials that this will be the safest place on the planet on April 21st,” the Marathon race director said.

Marathon to be ‘safest place on the planet,’ race director says

About 3,500 uniformed and plain-clothes police officers and National Guard soldiers are set to be dispatched along the course.

An aerial view of Bridgewater State Hospital.

New scrutiny for Bridgewater State Hospital after complaints

A federally funded watchdog group has launched an investigation into the alleged abuse and neglect of inmates at the facility.


First past the post at Plainridge

The air was thick with excitement and the smell of manure leading into opening day, something that seemed like a long shot last summer.

This artist’s rendering shows part of the proposed MGM Resorts International casino complex in Springfield.

MGM asks gambling commission to delay awarding casino license

MGM does not want to pay about $200 million while the state casino law is under the threat of a possible repeal.

Tsarnaev may get family visits without a monitor

A federal judge brushed aside security concerns, but said he would wait for two weeks before issuing a final decision.

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.

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.

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