Delahunt sues over marijuana rejection

The former congressman is asking a court to force state regulators to give him coveted licenses to run medical marijuana dispensaries.

Martha Coakley attended a gathering earlier this week at a home in Weymouth.

Yvonne Abraham

Lessons learned, lessons lived for Martha Coakley

Coakley has been careful not to look like she’s taking this race for granted, something for which she was criticized in 2010.

Judge rules against taping female strip-searches

The Hampden County Sheriff’s Department violated the rights of female inmates by allowing male guards to videotape strip searches, a federal judge ruled.

Driver, Lowell officer exchange fire during stop

The driver got out of the car and began shooting at the officer with a handgun, police said.

Report issued 21 years after killing puts doubt on detective

Police allowed a detective to participate in the 1993 investigation of another detective even though police were told the two detectives had robbed a drug dealer together, records state.

Even before primary, GOP PAC takes aim at Coakley

Less than two weeks before the state primary, the general election campaign for governor has already begun.

The collision at the Southampton Street yard Wednesday did not involve any passengers or cause any injuries.

Amtrak, commuter trains in low-speed collision

A fire department spokesman said the two trains tapped each other and there was no one on board.

Repairs were underway on Wednesday to a house on Taft Street in Revere, but other residents were still negotiating with insurance companies following last month’s tornado.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

A month later, Revere still recovering from tornado

Plywood still covers some buildings in the seaside community after July’s EF-2 category tornado.

Peter Theo Curtis talked to reporters near his mother's home in Cambridge.

Peter Theo Curtis grateful to those who won his release

“I had no idea that so much effort was being expended on my behalf,” the former captive said in brief remarks.

Attorney General candidates Maura Healey and Warren Tolman appeared in a debate.

Tolman apologizes for calling Healey’s questions ‘unbecoming’

Attorney general hopeful Warren Tolman apologized for his use of the word during a debate with Maura Healey.

Ailana Tsarnaev departed court Oct. 16, 2013, in South Boston on charges of impeding a 2010 investigation into counterfeiting

Tsarnaev sister arrested in alleged bomb threat

Ailana Tsarnaev allegedly told a woman in New York that “I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you.”

Xiomara Sarmiento, 23, and Robert Browne, 26, flipped their tassels at the end of the College Bound Dorchester ceremony.

Students who had been written off head to college

The men and women of College Bound Dorchester proudly flipped their tassels in a ceremony Wednesday.

Middlesex DA Marian Ryan and challenger Michael Sullivan spoke at a previous event.

Ryan, Sullivan clash at Middlesex DA debate

Incumbent Marian Ryan and Clerk of Courts Michael Sullivan met at the Framingham Public Library.

James McCarthy spoke during the school’s 2013 graduation ceremony.

Suffolk University abruptly replaces president

The move to replace president James McCarthy came just days before the start of the school year.


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Candidates for attorney general Warren Tolman and Maura Healey are tapping into different impulses within the party.

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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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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// 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.

Casino gambling in Mass.



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

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.