Connecticut elementary school shootings

20 children slaughtered in Conn. school shooting

Police told children to close their eyes so that they would not see blood and broken glass as they were led from the Sandy Hook Elementary School after a gunman opened fire Friday.

Shannon Hicks/Newtown Bee

Twenty children, some as young as 5, were killed Friday in a rampage at an elementary school. The shooter killed a total of 28 people, including his mother and himself.

Outside of Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, those who could not fit into the church held a makeshift vigil.

‘Lives have been changed forever’ by Conn. massacre

Newtown residents wondered how their hometown — with no warning — became the site of one of the worst mass killings in American history.

Adrian Walker

Newtown tragedy was unthinkable, preventable

Every single one of these shooting rampages might have been prevented if getting hold of a gun in this country was as difficult as, say, getting a driver’s ­license.

Cuts to local governments hit economy

Since the recession ended in 2009, local governments have eliminated nearly 500,000 jobs, including 10,000 in Massachusetts.

Senator John F. Kerry got into his car at Logan International Airport today without commenting on the possibility President Obama will tap him for secretary of state.

Both parties embrace Kerry for secretary of state

President Obama could include Senator John F. Kerry in a slate of national security nominations as early as next week, according to those familiar with the process.

Hungry Hungry Husky food truck has served Northeastern University students on campus since November 2011.


Mass. colleges join food trucks trend

On-campus food programs are becoming part of a national trend of colleges launching their own food trucks.

Kaia Rose Sooknanan-Andrew (left) handed a present to Mac Connor, a patient at Tufts’ Floating Hospital for Children. Sooknanan-Andrew organized a toy drive for children at the hospital.

Young girl returns the gift of giving

Kaia Rose Sooknanan-Andrew, 7, who spent a Christmas at Tufts Medical Center remembered the presents she received and decided to do the same for others.

Jesse Green (left) has been flooded with queries about new orders since his television show began airing last month.

Medway chainsaw artist saw TV as a way to boost business

Jesse Green has been flooded with queries about new orders since his television show “American Chainsaw” began airing last month.


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Shoppers walked past holiday decorations at Downtown Crossing in Boston Thursday.

Holiday sales slump after big weekend

If shoppers don’t show up soon, more ‘‘70 percent off’’ signs will. After a promising start to the shopping season over Thanksgiving weekend, sales have slowed.