Justice in the shadows | Secret criminals

Many freed criminals avoid deportation, strike again

The US prison system for immigrants, stymied when it tries to deport some criminals, has quietly released thousands, including killers, a Globe investigation shows.

Secret criminals: The murder of Qian Wu

The government is quietly releasing dangerous illegal immigrants on US streets.

Shafiqul Islam, a native Bangladeshi, was taken into custody after he killed an elderly Hillsdale, N.Y., woman in her home.

Boston Globe sues for names of released criminals

The Globe has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for refusing to disclose the names of criminal immigrants it released in the US over the past four years.

Some Bank of America customers in Massachusetts are paying higher fees than customers in others states.

Some Bank of America Mass. customers paying more

Bank of America customers in Massachusetts appear to be stuck paying some of the highest fees in the country for the indefinite future.

With the likely demise of Hostess, the maker of Wonder Bread, many see a threat to the authentic Fluffernutter, an iconic part of many a New England childhood.

Is it a real Fluffernutter without Wonder Bread?

Sandwich aficionados debate whether the demise of Hostess means their sweet sandwich will ever be the same.

New England Compounding was located in the same Framingham complex as a business owned by his wife’s family.

Little scrutiny as drug compounder expanded

Despite early fears about tainted products, Mass. would take no significant action against New England Compounding, the company now at the center of a national meningitis outbreak.

Elizabeth Warren has no bills or initiatives ready to propose when she becomes senator.


Elizabeth Warren is prepared to pick her spots

The senator-elect said she will choose her tactics carefully, keeping quiet when it suits her objective and making noise when she sees the need.

Shohreh Moldenhauer and her son, Robert, at Children’s Hospital.

Kevin Cullen

A miracle story that needs just one more

The parents of a 14-year-old boy found a hospital in Boston and a kidney donor to save his life, but an insurance problem has put the operation on hold.

Chemist Nick Bencivenga worked in Ariad’s Cambridge lab, testing samples for purity.

Ariad readies for launch of first cancer treatment

Cambridge biotech company Ariad Pharmaceuticals is focusing on sales — along with science — as its promising first therapy awaits approval.

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From the Archives | Photo Gallery

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Enterprise/Advance/Images/pearl005--90x90.jpg The attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor left over 2,400 dead, 68 of them civilians, after waves of Japanese carrier-based fighters and bombers turned the naval base in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor into an inferno.

Diversity Boston

Diversity Boston

Photographed in Boston’s Paul Revere Park, the Rev. Eric Markman of Hartford Street Presbyterian Church (left), Priti Rao of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, and Ed Walker of Independent Consultants of Education are among a devoted group of diversty champions.

Diversity champions

From fields as different as banking, education, politics, health care, and the clergy, these men and women are passionately committed to leveling the playing field for all in Massachusetts.


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On the Job

Andy Ryan set up a photo at Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge. Other clients have included The Cheesecake Factory and Food and Wine magazine.

An appetite for the visually striking

Food photographer Andy Ryan has worked for clients such as The Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks, and Food and Wine magazine.