Acquittal and a mistrial in Mattapan murder case

One of the most horrifying murder cases in the city’s recent history ended with an acquittal of one defendant and a mistrial for the other. In fury, families of the victims cry ‘No justice’

The verdict reached in the Mattapan murder trial ignited fury among the family members of the four victims.

NEWS ANALYSIS State hampered by reliance on an unsavory witness

It was a prosecutor’s nightmare: a morally reprehensible key witness and a possible misstep by police, which resulted in the implosion of the Mattapan Massacre trial.

The winter that wasn’t

The last few days have left us with little doubt: This will go down as The Year We Had No Winter.

Brian McGrory A mystery on the side

Within the drama of Thursday’s verdict in the Mattapan murder trial, a legal minidrama spilled from the jury room to the judge’s bench.

Sharks 2, Bruins 1 

Sharks take care of Bruins

The Bruins came up short Thursday, suffering a lackluster 2-1 loss at the hands of the far more aggressive and hungry Sharks.


Red Line celebrates 100th anniversary

The Red Line, which celebrates its 100th birthday Friday, has a storied past.

Globe Insiders

Video copy-018--90x90.jpg Globe Talk: Boston, a Comedy Capital

Watch the video of this Globe Talk event, featuring local comedians Dave Russo, Anthony Scibelli, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, and Lenny Clarke sharing stories about the Boston comedy scene. Laughs guaranteed. (Editor’s note: This video contains strong language.)


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GOP adviser juggles role with Brown, Romney

Some in politics wonder how Eric Fehrnstrom can pivot from Mitt Romney’s campaign courting the hard right to Scott Brown’s Senate race, where he seeks middle ground.


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Long-stalled lab building underway in Longwood

Longwood Center, will fill a large vacant lot at Brookline and Longwood avenues, where developers are constructing a multi-tiered glass building with labs and shops.

Nation & World

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Police chief steps aside in Fla. shooting

The police chief and prosecutor criticized for not arresting a neighborhood watch volunteer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager both left the case Thursday.


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Syracuse 64, Wisconsin 63 

Syracuse takes Badgers’ best shot, advances

Syracuse managed to hold Wisconsin at bay in Thursday night’s East Regional semifinal, despite taking all the 3-pointers the Badgers sprayed at them.