Dorchester man struck down as he turned life around

Ex-gang member Alex DoSouto was succeeding in college and on the basketball court before he was killed Thursday.

John O'Brien, the former head of the state?s Probation Department, left the courthouse in Boston after being sentenced to 18 months in prison in November.

Prison delayed for O?Brien, Tavares in probation scandal

A panel ruled the codefendants can remain free as they appeal their convictions, a process that will take about a year.

Mitt Romney (right) hugged New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at Governor Charlie Baker?s inauguration on Thursday.

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Mitt Romney ponders another White House run

Romney told supporters that he was troubled by the state of foreign affairs and long-term issues with the economy.

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Change of attitude on off-campus housing

It seems that Mayor Marty Walsh and his chief inspector have had a little chat about enforcing city housing rules.

A flower was left in tribute to the victims of Friday?s shooting at a Kosher market in Paris. A suspect in that attack and in the shooting of a police officer, Hayat Boumeddiene, remains at large.

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French hunt suspect, hope to ward off more attacks

President Francois Hollande urged citizens to remain vigilant as police continue their search for Hayat Boumeddiene.

Part of the tail of AirAsia flight 8501 floated on the water's surface Saturday.

AirAsia plane?s tail hoisted from sea floor

Investigators searching for black boxes in the crashed jet lifted the tail out of the Java Sea on Saturday.

Governor Charlie Baker.

Governor Baker puts freeze on state hiring

It?s estimated that the hiring freeze will save $6.5 million.

David Manfredi (left), Steve Pagliuca (center), and Bob Popeo are among the business giants whose interest and connections helped Boston?s bid impress the USOC.

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Industry leaders sought Games to build local legacy

City business leaders came together in the past two years to pull off what many here once thought was impossible.

// Revenue to dictate difficult choices on Olympic transit projects

Projects include upgrading the JFK/UMass train stop, running new trains in the city, and expanding South Station for nearly $1 billion.

?I?d love to see it here. Check out this view,? said Steven Andruszkiewicz.

Neighborhoods see Olympic bid as both boom, bust

The prospect of tens of thousands of Olympians and international spectators in town seems thrilling and daunting to Bostonians.

// Olympics in Boston would require unprecedented security

Hosting the Games would transform some neighborhoods and require tens of thousands of police officers, soldiers, and spies.

Baltimore?s Justin Forsett was held to 36 yards rushing on 16 carries in last weekend?s wild-card win over Pittsburgh.

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Patriots don?t want Ravens to run wild

Slowing down Baltimore running back Justin Forsett, who?s had five 100-yard games this season, won?t be easy.

Tom Brady and the Patriots went 12-4 in the regular season.

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Ravens game will show us if Patriots are for real

The Patriots have the luxury of playing in a weak division, but did it prepare them for the playoffs?

Personal concierge Kristin Cantu takes clients? packages to the Post Office at Kenmore Square. She said the boxes contained Christmas gifts that were being returned.

Do you have a ?personal concierge??

With our busy lives and desire for a bit of glitz, the use of personal concierges is on the rise.

Boston-01/09/15- Whole foods opened its door at the South End location of the former Boston Herald building. Marion Smith, 4 has a manicure done in the spa by Annamaria Paty(cq). Yes the Whole Foods has a spa. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)

Pedicures at Whole Foods?

Milk + Honey, the new concept for spas at Whole Foods, has arrived in the South End and offers nail services, facials, and waxing.


What does Cambridge sewage say about residents? MIT plans to find out

A new project aims to understand a city?s health and habits through its waste.


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// For new Congress, it?s same old, same old

The 114th Congress is only a few days old and Republicans are up to their old tricks.

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Scenes from Charlie Baker?s inauguration

Politicans and dignitaries from Mass. and beyond attended the swearing in ceremony of the state?s new governor.

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