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Mary Bonauto set to argue gay marriage case before Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Maine-based attorney will lead what could be the final fight in the battle she began in Massachusetts 12 years ago.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Suffolk University selling two buildings, consolidating rooms

The move is the latest in a series of changes that have shifted the campus core from Beacon Hill to downtown.


When nothing is everything

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers are begging jurors to send him for the rest of his natural life to a place considered the worst 7-by-12 foot plot in the United States, a cell in the prison its former warden calls a clean version of hell. The defense strategy became clear on Monday: hell in a cell is infinitely preferable to dead in a bed.


Riverfront events boost Conn. economy

Connecticut development officials say more people are using Hartford’s riverfront.

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Michael SaPonte, Francis Puente, and Jahsiah Montissol worked in a middle school science class at Loyola Academy at St. Columbkille.

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St. Columbkille school rebounds with help from Boston College

The Brighton school hopes to serve as a model for Catholic schools not just in Boston but across the country.

As Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense begins, image matters

Both sides in the trial have used imagery and symbolism to bolster their cases before jurors.

Prouty Garden has been a favorite of patients at Boston Children’s Hospital since it opened in 1956.

Group rallies to save cherished spot at Children’s Hospital

Parents and caregivers want the city to bestow protective landmark status on Prouty Garden, a half-acre splash of green at the heart of the area.

Volunteers worked on leveling a portion of Brighton’s Daly Field. A deal calls for Simmons College to lease the 7-acre site and build a sports complex there.

Groups opposes Simmons College land deal

Leaders of two environmental groups have asked the governor to abandon a plan to lease seven acres of riverfront parkland in Brighton.

Fenway High School’s Shai’Ann Nance (left) tries to keep the ball from Latin Academy’s Julia Rosario during the Boston City League championship game in February. Minority girls in Massachusetts have fewer chances to play high school sports than white girls and fewer than boys of any race, according to a new report.

Minority girls given fewer chances in school sports, report says

A new report says heavily minority schools offer fewer than half as many spots on teams than heavily white schools.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

Aaron Hernandez on trial



The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.


Mr. Smith devoted 26 years to Action for Boston Community Development.

Henry Smith, 86; former director of ABCD SummerWorks

Mr. Smith helped recruit and find jobs for the tens of thousands of teenagers who participated in the agency’s jobs program.

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.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid


Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

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// Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

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// Recent investigative reports

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

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.


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// Fourteen political moments of 2014

A mysterious fisherman. A geography blunder. A change of the guard at City Hall. Here’s a look at some of the top political moments of 2014.