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.

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.

Inquiry into Bridgewater death ordered

A special prosecutor will conduct a criminal investigation into the death of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.

In Hanscom crash’s wake, 2d warning to Gulfstream pilots

The Gulfstream IV is the model of jet that crashed at Hanscom Field in May.

3 more firms sue over marijuana licensing

The state’s troubled medical marijuana dispensary licensing process is facing yet another lawsuit.

Students at the Up School rode on a school bus in Dorchester yesterday.

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Boston school buses run on time this morning

For the first time this week, there are enough drivers on hand to ensure that students will get to school on time.

Williams College has signed on to use the Circle of 6 app and will encourage students to download it this fall.

Colleges enlist apps to combat assaults on campus

An array of mobile apps aim at helping college students navigate their way out of dangerous situations.

Thomas Farragher

Swab Summer tests Coast Guard’s newest recruits

What if college RAs welcomed your child with bulging neck veins and screaming taunts? That’s what awaits students at the United States Coast Guard Academy.

 The Rev. Karen Coleman, putting together a basket of supplies at her Helping Hand Food Pantry in Cambridge, links an increase in families seeking help to Market Basket’s troubles.

With Market Basket empty, some turn to food pantries

“Market Basket provided affordable food folks could walk by and get,” said the Rev. Laura Everett, director of the Mass. Council of Churches.

// Dr. Keith Ablow to examine alleged murderer Edwin Alemany

The forensic psychiatrist and Fox commentator has been chosen by defense lawyers to determine whether Alemany was insane.


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// Attorney general race splits Democrats’ hearts, minds

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.

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.

Thomas Farragher

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Adrian Walker

Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

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

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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

Special section


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

The Boston Marathon bombings

Special section


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.