Meehan says he?s ready for challenge of leading UMass

Former congressman Martin Meehan has vowed to raise more money than his predecessors as UMass president.

Baltimore City State?s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday that criminal charges would be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

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Baltimore prosecutor?s zest for justice began in Boston

Marilyn Mosby, a Dorchester native and a BC Law graduate, made the decision to charge six officers in the Freddie Gray case.

// Baltimore officers post bond following felony charges

Six officers face charges related to the death of Freddie Gray, 25, who suffered a spinal cord injury while in police custody last month.

// Duchess of Cambridge currently in labor

Prince William?s wife was admitted early Saturday to a London hospital for the birth of the couple?s second child.

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// Roosevelts still have message for Democrats

James Roosevelt Jr., FDR?s grandson, has an appreciation for what it must feel like to be Barack Obama these days.

Temika Bennett and her three daughters outside a Holyoke preschool after the school day.

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Holyoke looks ahead after state seizes control of schools

Some here wonder if the move is the right one, while others are vowing to work with state officials.

A teammate embraced Alex Rodriguez after he hit his 660th career home run, tying Willie Mays on the all-time list.


Alex Rodriguez shows that he has a flair for the dramatic

Of his 660 blasts, this was Rodriguez?s first pinch homer. Carbo-esque almost.

// Norwell man whose car exploded remains held without bail

A search of Joseph Brennan?s friend?s house turned up more explosives, including mixtures never seen in the country, said officials.

// At pitch contests, much ventured and little gained

Local investors and founders who participate say the events are often a waste of time.

Bill Belichick has never been afraid to explore the veteran trade market to find a cornerback or offensive lineman.

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This draft has a familiar feel ? it?s just the Patriots? way

If you?ve long subscribed to the ?In Bill we Trust? theory, you should stick with it.

State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz?s Jamaica Plain home, the subject of a lawsuit.

State senator says most neighbors didn?t object to home addition

?The facts are not adding up here,? Sonia Chang-Diaz of Jamaica Plain wrote in an e-mail.

A study suggests that e-cigarettes actually make it harder for smokers to quit.


E-cigarettes could make it harder to quit smoking

There?s hot debate about whether e-cigarettes are a good thing or a bad thing.

Vera Denmark  and her husband, David, recently bought a home in Milton, paying just over $1 million for a 4,000-square-foot modified Cape on Brush Hill Lane.

Housing market rebounds in Boston-area suburbs

Low inventory and surging prices have the market back to prerecession levels ? but only in desirable locales close to the city.

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// Know when not to speak your mind

When is it the right time or place to send a conversation to ?the parking lot??

Around the world in four years, 25,000 miles

When Sarah Outen rows across the Atlantic, she?ll conquer the last 3,000 miles of a journey that?s included pneumonia, capsizings, and personal demons.

Tom Cruise in ?Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation.?

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Summer movie forecast: lots of heroes

As always, the comic book blockbusters are coming out to play. But the heroes this summer come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors.

Using new habits against compulsive behaviors

Noelle Fogg has struggled to overcome her Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior, a disorder that causes people to damage their own body tissues.

// Cambridge selects winners of ?Sidewalk Poetry? contest

The poems will be imprinted in concrete as crews replace sidewalk slabs damaged during the winter.

There?s a little bit of everything for sports fans Saturday, culminating in the most anticipated boxing match in decades.

One amazing day of sports on tap Saturday

It?s the perfect confluence of major events and marquee matchups. Here?s a guide to an overloaded sports day.

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// Episode 24: Friends, classmates, teachers recall Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.


Carol Anderson

// Baltimore won?t bring change

Just like the riots of the 1960s, Baltimore?s unrest has revealed society?s inequalities. But we?re still following the same script.

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The Big Picture

Unrest in Baltimore

Violence filled the streets of Baltimore on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died from injuries suffered while in police custody.