DCF visited home of Mattapan teen in late January

Late last year, the state family agency had tried to take custody of the 14-year-old boy, who is accused of shooting his younger brother.

White House delays health law mandate for some firms

Companies with 50 to 99 employees have an additional year to comply with the health insurance coverage mandate.

Explosion, fire reported at N.H. factory

Fifteen people were reported to have been injured, including two seriously, although none of the injuries were life-threatening, an official said.

Tsarnaev defense seeks trial in September 2015

Prosecutors expect the trial to last about 12 weeks and, if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted, a sentencing hearing to last about six weeks.

Sarah Hendrickson of the US, the reigning world champion in women’s ski jumping, soars during a training jump Sunday. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Lars Baron/Getty Images

Women’s ski jumping ready for a Sochi takeoff

The first-ever Olympic competition in the sport takes place Tuesday, after a long battle for inclusion.

Northeastern will seek its first Beanpot title since 1988 on Monday night.

Beanpot | 8 p.m.

Can Northeastern topple BC?

Northeastern hasn’t won the Beanpot since 1988, and is seeking to defeat a BC team that hasn’t lost a game in more than two months.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (left) welcomed Pope Francis as they exchanged Christmas greetings at the Vatican last year.

John L. Allen Jr. | Analysis

How Benedict XVI set the stage for Pope Francis

When Benedict announced last year that he planned to resign, it marked the most revolutionary act committed by any pope in at least 600 years.

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois  listened as Noah Berger, president of the Massachusetts Budget Policy Center, spoke during a minimum wage roundtable discussion at a Beloco location on Congress Street.

Warren pushes minimum wage hike in Boston visit

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois hosted a discussion on wages at a Boloco on Congress Street.


opinion | Mike Ross

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In the November Project, social media has brought together a face-to-face community.