New curbs near on protests at Mass. abortion clinics

The Legislature has scrambled to craft a new law after the Supreme Court struck down the state’s “buffer zone” laws.

Fertility doctor allegedly failed to report abuse

State regulators say the founder of a popular fertility clinic failed to warn authorities more than 15 years ago about Dr. Roger Ian Hardy.

Stephen Silva’s charges for peddling weed at an MBTA station at JFK/UMass preceeded his appearance in federal court on Tuesday on heroin trafficking and gun charges.

Gun charge tied to Collier shooting, lawyer says

The gun charge that Stephen Silva, a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, faces is connected to the shooting death of MIT officer Sean Collier, Silva’s lawyer said.

Jury awards $14m in 2008 death

The decision against Radius HealthCare Center is the largest nursing home-related verdict in Massachusetts in at least the last decade.

Two killed in Norwell motorcycle crash

Two people were killed when a motorcycle crashed in Norwell this morning, officials said.

The stretch of Boylston Street between Tremont and Washington streets has long been notorious as a destination for drug users and their dealers.


Drug trade heavy amid wealth near Boston Common

Avery and Boylston streets jut out from Boston Common only a block apart, but they might as well be worlds apart.

The Farmer Dave’s stand is about a mile away from Market Basket headquarters.

Market Basket feud opens opportunity for farm stands

Many farm stands say they’ve benefited from the nearly empty produce shelves at Market Basket stores.

A screencapture taken Wednesday afternoon shows the photo atop a blog post about Mass. bike trails. boasts about state bike paths, but photo shows New Zealand

A blog posting on the state’s website about Mass. bike paths is illustrated with an image from Auckland, New Zealand.

The area around Dennis Street Park has seen many changes in a quarter-century.

Yvonne Abraham

Trust and transformation in a Roxbury neighborhood

25 years ago the area around Dennis Street Park was blighted, a monument to racism and neglect.


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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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“These years spent nurturing my joyful and kind-hearted daughter have been such comfort,” Natalie Crate blogged.

Natalie Crate, 41; aide to Romneys wrote poignant blog

Ten months after her daughter was born, Mrs. Crate was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and doctors told her she might live another year, maybe two.

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.

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