A mayoral contender who'd write a new chapter: Black business and community leaders have made their up minds and coalesced around one hopeful: Charlotte Golar Richie. Shirley Leung details the mayoral race.
Trial in China raises questions of Harvard trip: The trial of former politician Bo Xilai raised the possibility that corrupt funds may have bankrolled a trip by 40 students from Harvard to China in 2011. Marcella Bombardieri details the investigation.
AG sues Mayor William Lantigua over donations: State officials sued the Lawrence mayor, his campaign committee, and its treasurer, alleging years of fund-raising violations. Travis Andersen reports.