Boston hospitals say they’re ready for Ebola cases

Some Boston hospitals are instructing clinical staff to ask patients as soon as they arrive about their travel histories.

Walsh defends actions by O’Brien

Mayor Martin Walsh said that the actions of former probation chief John J. O’Brien did not rise to the level of a crime.

Abigail Hernandez, alleged captor in court

Authorities have not said if Abigail Hernandez knew Nathaniel Kibby before she disappeared last fall.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo prepared to enter the House Chamber.

DeLeo defends $20m expenditure on House renovations

“We’ve got a lot of repairs that need to be done, anywhere from the roof to the floor,” the House speaker said.

West Roxbury man accused of raping concertgoer

Sean Murphy was allegedly on top of the victim on the lawn at the Xfinity Center as bystanders took photos and videos of the alleged assault.

At one point during the struggle, Boston firefighters were ordered out of all three buildings amid fears that roof or a chimney could collapse onto them.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Fire rips through three buildings in East Boston

No major injuries were reported and the six-alarm blaze was brought under control in about 90 minutes.

Kerry Rivers and Meghan Sullivan looked for two dogs on Donna’s Way on Plum Island before the confrontation.

Two months later, brawl still captivates Plum Island

In the wake of a wild overnight fight on this quiet island, two very different stories — and a thousand rumors — have emerged.

Passengers reportedly became angry when the initial rescue failed and they learned they would have to spend the night on the Cetacea.

Whale watch lurches into overnight ordeal

The tour, run by Boston Harbor Cruises, bills itself as “Boston’s only three-hour whale watch.” This trip ended up taking 18 hours.

// Revere could miss out on federal aid

The damage left behind by Monday’s tornado in Revere might not be enough to qualify for federal disaster aid.


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// Unions gaining power in Mass.

This year, unions are savoring a number of victories in the state, including a higher minimum wage and protections for housekeepers.

Boston homicide map

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Kevin Cullen

Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

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.

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.

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.