Scott Brown gains ground on Jeanne Shaheen in N.H.

The buzz about the Senate race intensified last week when a WMUR poll pegged the contest as a statistical dead heat.

Wayne Plummer, who runs Northern Pride Lodge with his wife, brought buckets of bear bait out in Kokadjo, Maine.

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Maine puts bear baiting on the Nov. ballot

Baiting is either the problem with bear hunting in Maine or the solution for bear management, depending on whom you ask.

Surgical error at Tufts prompts widespread changes

The death of a patient at Tufts Medical Center last year highlighted medical errors involving “cognitive bias.”

Boston schools bypass internal hiring of some teachers

More than 100 veteran teachers have no class assignments despite a cost in salary and benefits of more than $10 million.

Mourners attended Dawnn Jaffier’s funeral Saturday.

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Dawnn Jaffier’s life of service recalled by mourners

More than 200 mourners gathered at a Mattapan church to mourn the 26-year-old.

Assistant coach Eddie Tribble spoke to Zack Horwitz at Buckingham Browne & Nichols.

‘Eddie from Malden’ went blind, then shrugged it off

When blindness came for Eddie Tribble, he did what did not seem possible for him: He simply turned the fun up a notch.

Kevin Cullen

A way of life prevails in Market Basket saga

The Market Basket story is a drama, an allegory, morality play, and fairy tale, all rolled into one.

Yvonne Abraham

Doing right by the children in Chelsea

In Chelsea, the crisis wrought by the desperate children fleeing Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador is as immediate as ever.

A makeshift shrine marked the spot where  a 3-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car in Brockton on Friday.

3-year-old Brockton child mourned

The small shrine of candles and teddy bears set up Friday night was growing Saturday as many paused to pay their respects.

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.

Kevin Cullen

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Thomas Farragher

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Race to watch

// Attorney general race splits Democrats’ hearts, minds

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

The Jobs of Summer


This seasonal Globe feature highlights the quintessential warm-weather jobs of New England.

Boston homicide map

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

MCAS results

Sortable Data

// 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.