State was lax on Framingham drug maker

Regulators displayed indifference in the oversight of a specialty pharmacy now blamed for a meningitis outbreak, according to documents obtained by the Globe.

Senator John F. Kerry visited Helmand Province in Afghanistan in 2009.

Support, surprise greet report on John Kerry

Reports that President Obama is considering the senior senator to become the secretary of defense sparked a range of reactions, from full-throated support to bewilderment.

Many potential candidates if Mass. gets new Senate race

Candidates are scrambling to position themselves if President Obama appoints Senator Kerry to be his next secretary of state, or secretary of defense.

Mass. GOP rejects national party’s abortion plank

The Republican State Committee effectively rejected the national party platform’s strict language on abortion.

After discord, harmonious encore for Benjamin Zander

One could find it hard to imagine that, less than a year after Zander’s four-plus decades at New England Conservatory came to an ugly end, he’s leading a new youth orchestra.

Zander is back leading a youth orchestra

Musicians ranging from 12 to 22 years old make up the newly formed Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Globe editor Martin Baron told the staff Tuesday he is leaving for The Washington Post.

11-year Globe editor Martin Baron to depart

Baron, who led The Boston Globe as it won six Pulitzer Prizes over the past decade, will become executive editor of The Washington Post in January.

Brian McGrory

A life filled up with love

With life seeming like one giant divide these days, here’s the story of one immigrant who has spent his time pumping gas and bringing people together.

Turbines dot the landscape at the Hoosac wind project in the Western Massachusetts towns of Florida and Monroe. Hoosac has a generating capacity of 28.5 megawatts.

Wind farms generating revenue in small towns

Three New England farms on track to begin operations before the end of the year promise to bring clean energy, tax revenue, and jobs to economically hard-hit regions.

Sydni Pecevich, enjoying a book with her mother, Cathy Jerome, has been cancer-free for seven years.

Young cancer survivor inspires home makeover

The work to make the South Boston home of eight-year-old Sydni Pecevich more handicap accessible will be done for free, thanks to an unlikely chain of events.

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