Welding business sued over fatal Back Bay fire

A welding company and the owners of a building where work was performed are accused of failing to get a permit or have a “fire watcher” in place.

State limits use of potent painkiller Zohydro

The restrictions require prescribers to complete a risk assessment and pain management treatment agreement with patients before prescribing the drug.

Weymouth couple in their 80s found dead inside home

A relative found the couple dead in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.

Safety initiatives launched in Brockton following killings

The new initiatives include stepped-up police and gang unit patrols in high-crime areas at night and new requirements for video surveillance in businesses that serve alcohol.

Woman aids arrest of alleged drunk driver in Hingham

A woman who narrowly avoided being hit by an alleged drunk driver in Dedham followed the car, helping police to locate him.

Longtime customer Eileen Carr (left) gave an emotional hug to Ann Marie O’Brien of Hamilton Hardware.

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After 92 years, a Dorchester hardware landmark closes

A fixture for nearly a century, the small Hamilton Hardware cannot compete against massive competitiors and are closing the Bowdoin-Geneva business.

Adrian Walker

Questions for Rev. Wall

As Rev. Bruce Wall prepares to tell his side of the Keystone Kops-style shakedown attempt of Keolis, there are a few questions I would be eager to hear him address.

A Sudbury man’s plane crashed into Lake Winnipesaukee Tuesday, April 22. The pilot, Vadim Gayshan, was treated for cold water immersion.

Sudbury man rescued after plane crashes in Lake Winnipesaukee

The New Hampshire Marine Patrol rescued a 59-year-old after his plane crashed into the cold waters of Lake Winnipesaukee.

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The taxi driver was killed when her taxi was struck by a tractor-trailer on the bridge Monday.

Protestors held signs  in front of the Department of Children and Families offices in Lowell.

DCF workers protest heavy caseloads

One worker said it was “just impossible” for the agency to handle the volume of cases coming in.

Coakley suit wants Falmouth college’s former chief to repay millions

The suit is seeking to force Robert J. Gee, the former president of a tiny Falmouth college, to repay millions that he allegedly squandered on excessive compensation.

Obituaries

Ted Williams with Mr. Longo in 1960. The former slugger demonstrated fly casting at a show promoted by Mr. Longo.

Al Longo, 94; went extra mile for clients of his public relations firm

Mr. Longo combined humor and ingenuity with close relationships with the media, sports and entertainment figures, politicians, and the business community.

Regionals

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Rene Khachadourian with a lamb-shaped cake, one of his bakery’s annual Easter offerings.

Easter brings brisk business to bakeries

In the back room of Antoine’s Pastry Shop in Newton, where the walls gleam with Peeps-yellow tiles, Frances Khachadourian spoons custard into round pastries.

Starts & Stops

Starts & Stops

Despite what a first glance might suggest, the flag on the side of this train is really forward. Flags must face the direction of travel.

US flags on new trains draws attention

Despite what a first glance might suggest, the flag on the side of new commuter rail locomotives is really forward. Flags must face the direction of travel.

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

Coverage

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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

Special section

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A five-part series examining the profound impact of former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

The Boston Marathon bombings

Special section

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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.

Coverage

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

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