Brothers plead guilty to beating homeless man

Scott Leader was sentenced to three years in prison and Steven Leader was sentenced to at least two years.

// Baker to bolster affordable housing

Governor Baker said that despite the roaring real estate market in Boston, many communities around the state continue to struggle.

This Feb. 22, 2015 photo shows a building on the campus of Burlington College in Burlington, Vt. The college, formerly headed by Jane Sanders, wife of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, announced Monday, May 16, 2016, it is closing. The school has been struggling under the weight of its $10 million purchase of property and buildings during from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington that it made during her presidency. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

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Vermont college once overseen by Bernie Sanders? wife to close

A real estate deal brokered while Jane Sanders was president caused financial conditions that sank Burlington College.

Wind gusts reach 109 miles per hour on Mt. Washington

Workers on Mount Washington put a new twist on the phrase ?running against the wind.?

// Owen Labrie granted bail

Labrie must wear a GPS monitor as he appeals his conviction for sexually assaulting a teenage girl at a N.H. prep school in 2014.

// Nation?s first penile transplant is a ?surgical milestone?

Mass. General said a 64-year-old bank courier from Halifax, whose penis was removed because of cancer, received the transplant earlier this month.

// Twitter to stop counting photos and links in 140-character limit

The character count change is one step in a larger plan to give users more flexibility.

// Police arrest 14 during regional crackdown on off-road bikes

Police from Boston and Walpole conducted a joint investigation that led to the arrests.

City of Boston

Ben Franklin statue takes a tumble in heavy winds

Following a particularly blustery Sunday, an 1856 statue of Ben Franklin positioned along the city?s Freedom Trail came tumbling down.

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola stretches for more yards after a catch in front of Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)


Danny Amendola has surgery on knee, ankle

Amendola might miss some games early in the season as he recovers.


Why parents need to stop forcing kids to eat gluten-free

When there?s no medical reason to cut gluten from a child?s diet ? don?t.


Stiffing the working stiff

A change in unemployment compensation means workers who have to take time off for mandatory training can no longer file for jobless benefits.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 15: Junichi Tazawa #36 of the Boston Red Sox reacts with Ryan Hanigan #10 after he pitched a scoreless eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on May 15, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Red Sox rained out in Kansas City

The Red Sox will play a doubleheader against the defending World Series champions on Wednesday.

Lowell, MA: 04-21-2016: Emily Stutz is an A- student at Lowell High and has been accepted at several colleges. Last week, she started a gofundme page to raise money for college and also panhandled for two days outside of Target and raised $600 for college. The gofundme has taken off and she's raised $22,000 in less than a week. She says she'll use the money that she's raised to go to college next year. Photo/Mary Schwalm for The Boston Globe story/Martin Finucane (22gofundher)

This Lowell teen is crowdfunding her first two years of college

Between her page and panhandling, Emily Stutz raised a little more than $24,000 in less than a month.

// Wisdom from weekend commencement speakers

A recap of some of the notable commencement speeches in the area over the weekend.

The St. Frances X. Cabrini church in Scituate.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Supreme Court won?t hear Scituate parishioners? case

A group of parishioners have been trying for 11 years to keep their church in Scituate open.

Sinead O?Connor performing in 2015.


Police in Illinois say Sinead O?Connor has been found safe

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor had gone MIA and police in suburban Chicagowere looking for her.

// How hot is GE?s hot sauce?

Looking to appeal to younger generations, the company has produced a limited run of an intensely scorching hot sauce.

Ground Game

ground game

// Welcome to the post-ideological campaign

This is the 2016 election as we know it: Voters choosing the candidate with whom they identify.

The Big Picture

Avian adventures

Photographers around the world have been documenting birds during this busy time of year migrating, building, defending and hatching.

Globe investigations

// Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.