Troubles in paradise Rep. Tierney somehow missed

A review found that US Representative John F. Tierney had many chances to learn of the illegal actions by his wife’s brothers — and by her.

A congressman's family woes

US Rep. John F. Tierney is fending off charges that he knew about his in-laws' illegal gambling business.

A memorial to the victims of the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting continued to grow Saturday across the street from the movie theater where the rampage took place.

Colorado suspect’s apartment was rigged to kill

Authorities began disarming the booby-trapped apartment of James Holmes, the man arrested in the deadly mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater.

Mass. couple recall scene at Colo. theater

Stephen and Katie Laferriere were supposed to be at the 12:01 a.m. showing in the Colorado theater where the gunman unleashed his assault, killing 12 people.

Opinion | Jeff Jacoby

How the marriage gap favors Obama

The decline of marriage may not be healthy for society. But it’s certainly proving a windfall for the Democratic Party.

“We will scrutinize, looking for the most viable economic development at the most viable location, and that’s the horse that we will ride to the voters and to the Gaming Commission,” said Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.

Springfield a magnet for casino hopefuls

As many as four top-tier casino developers have informed Springfield officials that they would like to build a gambling resort in this struggling city on the Connecticut River.

The greenheads are especially nasty this year, thanks in part to the heat.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Greenhead season plagues Mass. ocean towns

The big nasty flies with green eyes are out in force, biting at ankles and forcing beachgoers to cover their skin on sweltering hot days.

Victoria Reggie Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy Jr. at the 2011 inaugural ceremony for the institute.

Kennedy’s sons at odds with his widow over institute

The late Senator Edward Kennedy’s two sons are growing increasingly convinced that Vicki Kennedy is mishandling the creation of the $71 million institute that bears his name.

Europe’s worries cast shadow on the Bay State

The European economic crisis is rattling confidence among Mass. businesses, which depend disproportionately on trans-Atlantic commerce.


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