Citations drop for child work violations in Mass.

Enforcement citations appear to have dropped off dramatically in recent years, according to a Globe analysis.

US Senate candidates pin hope on the faithful

The candidates are scrambling to motivate the core party activists they believe will turn out in a low-profile election.

College for America student Ashley Collins (left) danced with Rachel Marshall and Shane Shaw at one of her three jobs.


Traditional ways upended in college of competence

Instead of requiring a graduate to complete a set number of courses, the College for America asks students to master — at any pace — 120 “competencies.”

Christopher L. Gasper

Celtics barely survive Game 4 against Knicks

If the Celtics are to rally from behind in the series, they had better hope their best basketball is still ahead of them.

Mike Jefferson (left) who ran the Marathon, with Paul Norden at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

Patricia Wen/Globe Staff

Terror at the Marathon

Friends wounded at Marathon will recover together

Five badly hurt Stoneham men and the Marathoner friend they cheered for face a long path ahead in solidarity.

// Potential psychological explanations behind bombings

Psychologists say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could have fallen under the malicious influence of his older brother, Tamerlan, who he may have seen as a father figure.

Facial-recognition software precision may be years away

It took eyeballs, not microchips, to identify Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the two Marathon bombing suspects.

// Two Back Bay churches begin road to recovery

The churches were flooded with worshipers after being shuttered during the police investigation of the deadly attacks.