‘Blame me for this,’ Jared Remy says

In pleading guilty to killing Jennifer Martel, Remy said his family shouldn’t take the blame for his actions.

Jared Remy, son of Boston Red Sox baseball broadcaster Jerry Remy, sits in Middlesex Superior Court during a hearing Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Woburn, Mass. Remy, 35, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges for stabbing his girlfriend Jennifer Martel to death in August 2013, and was immediately given the mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Joanne Rathe, Pool)

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Yvonne Abraham

Jared Remy’s plea was maddeningly defiant

What a spectacle of the depths to which people can sink. What a vividly detailed map of the wasteland brutality leaves behind.

Workers constructed a new building in the Seaport District.


An urgency to build in Boston

Boston’s construction boom isn’t doing much to ease the city’s chronic housing woes.

Obama says US is finishing the job in Afghanistan

President Obama said he will seek to bring the US force in Afghanistan down to 9,800 as the combat mission ends later this year.

Evan Horowitz

Harvard grads, you don’t have to take that finance job

A survey shows a big gap between what Harvard graduates want in their first job and what they want in their lives.

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Carlos Ortiz, an associate of Aaron Hernandez, faces a first-degree murder charge in the slaying of Odin Lloyd.

Home prices growing at slower pace

In Boston, home prices rose at an annual rate of 8.2 percent, their slowest growth in six months.

Man is shot in stomach in Roxbury

The man was taken to Boston Medical Center after being shot this afternoon on Fenno Street, police said.


The Podium

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Boston taxi companies should focus on offering better service rather than shutting down their competitors.


Uncommon Knowledge

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And more surprising insights from the social sciences.