Cost soars in Mass. drug lab scandal

The state’s public defender agency estimates that defending the thousands affected by suspect evidence could cost $332 million.

A chief problem for Deval Patrick is the state budget gap.

Bill Greene/Globe Staff

Road ahead may get rocky for Governor Patrick

Deval Patrick faces a host of potentially explosive issues that will challenge his ability to shape his legacy during the last two years of his governorship.

Brian McGrory

Our governor’s turmoil

Deval Patrick’s got this small problem on his hands, and it goes like this: His governorship is basically falling off a cliff.

In 2004, John Kerry, as the Democrats’ presidential nominee, bestowed upon Barack Obama an honor that would catapult his career — delivering a keynote address at the party’s convention.

Amid wrangling on Hill, Kerry keeps visibility low

Senator Kerry, who is under consideration to be the next secretary of state, has kept a low profile recently that contrasts with his previously outspoken tendencies.

Ravi Patel sold a Powerball ticket at Lanzilli’s Groceria in East Boston. Powerball sales surged at the shop.

Powerball fever hits peak with $500m jackpot

In anticipation of Wednesday night’s jackpot drawing, scores of Mass. residents are expected to purchase last-minute tickets to get in on the action.

An electronic billboard off Interstate 93 in Medford was part of a state pilot program and posed no safety hazard.

Mass. gives the go-ahead for electronic billboards

The new state-approved regulations authorizing the billboards follow a pilot program that showed that the digital signs created no safety hazards.

Mayor Tom Menino is in his fifth term after being elected in 1993.

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End of the Menino era?

If Mayor Menino opts to call next year his last, he goes out unbeaten, with a valedictory period in which his time at City Hall will be celebrated.

Suffolk University will build an eight-story complex on Somerset Street and create a public park.

Suffolk University shifts core of campus downtown

The school, long a controversial neighbor on Beacon Hill, will shift its campus closer to Boston’s downtown and build a $62 million classroom complex.

Superintendent Carol R. Johnson talked with Adib Morshed, eating an orange, during lunch on a visit to the Roger Clap Innovation School in Dorchester.

Boston schools chief reflects on year

Carol R. Johnson will announce a new structure for her executive team as she outlines accomplishments and problems to the School Committee Wednesday night.


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Marvin Miller announced an end to a players’ strike in 1972 with (from left) Gary Peters of the Red Sox, Wes Parker of the Dodgers, Joe Torre of the Cardinals, and lawyer Dick Moss.

Marvin Miller deserved to be in Hall long ago

Miller, who was 95 when he died Tuesday, created a powerful MLB players union that transformed not only baseball but other sports forever.