School police seek better tools to fight intruders

Some members of the Boston School Department’s police force believe they might be unprepared to respond to a mass shooting like the one in Newtown, Conn.

A family at one of the expansive memorials in Newtown, Conn.

Heaviness marks holiday observances in Conn. town

Well-wishers from around the country arrived in Newtown on Christmas morning to mourn the 20 children and six educators gunned down on Dec. 14.

Brian Ventura feared being kicked out; that he did upset his parents.

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For some students, holiday time is coming-out time, too

For many young people who move away for college, coming home for the holidays also means coming out to their families as lesbian, gay, or bisexual.

Transition can be tough for transfer college students

Many transfer students say they feel neglected by school officials once they arrive, and often have a difficult time assimilating to a new campus.

The Greatest Bar has installed a SceneTap app camera.


Privacy a worry as an app scans the bar scene

SceneTap uses facial detection technology to allow patrons outside to determine if the people inside a particular bar make the place worth visiting.

A man and his dog strolled near beaver habitat in Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

Beavers expanding range, making homes closer to people

The furry rodents are making a comeback throughout Mass., in large part because of a more-than-15-year ban on trapping them.

Speculating about Marco Rubio already?


The endless presidential campaigns

Maybe voters wouldn’t get so weary of the quadrennial procession of politicians coveting the White House if that procession didn’t keep starting earlier and earlier.

Tolls seen as a way to widen Route 3

A former state transportation official proposed toll lanes for Route 3 to pay for a widening of the road from Braintree to Norwell.

Full Contact Advertising featured David Hasselhoff in a Cumberland Farms commercial.

2012 ads from area’s agencies hit but missed, too

The Globe sussed out this year’s hits and misses from local advertising agencies. Here’s a look at our picks.


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Celtics 93, Nets 76

Kevin Garnett (right) left Brooklyn’s Deron Williams feeling rejected after this first-quarter block.

Celtics shine in Christmas win

With strong contributions from the bench, the Celtics ran away from the Nets in Brooklyn to jump above .500 and into a second-place tie.