Two dead, two injured in separate Boston shootings

Outside the 7-Eleven on Centre Street at about 7 a.m. Saturday, the parking lot was almost entirely cordoned off by yellow police tape, and three uniformed officers stood conversing in the center of the lot.

Jeremy C. Fox/Globe correspondent

Four shootings that rocked the overnight hours in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan left two men dead and two others hospitalized.

Boston, MA -- 08/27/16 -- Celebrants played drums while marching in the the annual J'ouvert Parade during the early morning of August 27, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts. J'ouvert means

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Carnival kicks off with revelry and pounding of drums

Boston’s J’ouvert celebration began Saturday morning with hundreds of people shimmying down Talbot Avenue in Dorchester.

SCOT LEHIGH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-1676.jpg The truth about Clinton’s health

Dr. Giuliani is right — Hillary Clinton’s health is a crucial issue.

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Donald Trump’s physician wrote a letter about his health in five minutes while a limousine waited.

This undated photo provided by Sisters of Charity of Nazareth shows Sister Paula Merrill. Sister Margaret Held and Merrill, two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi, were found slain in their home and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Sisters of Charity of Nazareth via AP)

Man arrested in killing of nun who grew up in Stoneham

Authorities in Mississippi arrested a 46-year-old man in the killing of two nuns, including one who grew up in Stoneham.

Truck fire causes 11-mile backup on Mass Pike

Westbound traffic on Interstate 90 saw a severe delay this morning after a truck caught fire Charlton.

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Two people in a Hingham cafe were seriously injured when a truck smashed through the front window Friday evening.

Boston police union challenges body camera program

Boston’s largest police union renewed its fight against body cameras Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/151124_WALKER_25travel_25632x.jpg Amtrak threatens to cut Boston rail service

Amtrak and the MBTA are embroiled in a legal dispute over the cost of track maintenance.

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Ashby

The adult man and woman were found outside a home Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Clockwise from top: Count Rumford Museum, the birthplace of scientist and inventor Benjamin Thompson; City Hall; Woburn Public Library; Bridget Finn,7, of Billerica climbs at Boston Rock Gym; Lisa Grande of Medford takes a break with dog Ava at Horn Pond.

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location, location, location

What’s it like to live in Woburn?

Dorothy Capone and her husband raised three daughters in Woburn, and they graduated from the city’s public schools and “got a good education” there.

Ben Volin | On football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/596012902.jpg Jimmy Garoppolo is the ‘priority’ but Tom Brady is still The Man

Brady and Garoppolo split the first-half duties, but Brady led the Patriots to their first-half TD.

Boston, MA - 8/26/2016 - Olympic Gold medal winner Aly Raisman with Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) before she threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of todayÕs game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals. The Boston Red Sox take on the Kansas City Royals in Game1 of a 3 game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 27Red Sox-Royals, LOID: 8.2.4097394124.

Aly Raisman gets a hero’s welcome in Needham

Needham residents gathered Saturday morning to celebrate Aly Raisman’s considerable accomplishments in Rio.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick answers questions at a news conference after an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won the game 21-10. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Colin Kaepernick explains why he didn’t stand for national anthem

The 49ers quarterback remained seated during the pregame ceremony before the 49ers played the Packers Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/greenhouse_26havardkiosk-1_business.jpg That day Paul Allen started a company at the Out of Town News stand in Harvard Square

The venerable news kiosk sold the magazine that sparked Microsoft co-founder’s inspirational moment. Now it’s threatened with closure.

Music Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/kennychesney-20.jpg Everything was all right for Kenny Chesney at Gillette

Chesney’s aesthetic is probably best summed up by the hybridized cover of Steve Miller Band’s teasing bounce “The Joker” and Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”

A home in Chilmark, on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Filmmaker focuses on Vineyard’s big ‘starter castles’

Thomas Bena wants to curb the size of new construction and preserve the pastoral quality of Martha’s Vineyard.

Players in the Boston Ski & Sports Club league range in age from their early 20s to late 50s.

ON THE MOVE

They’re still getting a kick out of life

For those who want to reconnect with their inner child, feet first, there are dozens of midweek kickball leagues within the Route 128 belt.

Steve Watts, Steve Vieira, and Ray L’Heureux carried the remains of Jewett Williams for a ceremony in South Hadley.

Long journey home, by motorcycle, for Maine Civil War vet

Private Jewett Williams’ ashes were discovered in an Oregon insane asylum.

Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/helmet.png The issue of crime in 16 cases

This special edition of Ideas explores crime through the eyes of first responders, criminals, and victims living with the legacy of trauma.

At the place where Geraldine “Gerry” Largay died, her family erected a cross with messages from her family. They also left a favorite hat and a news story about her Appalachian Trail hike.

Globe Magazine

‘When you find my body’: The last days of Gerry Largay

Lost for at least 19 days in the Maine wilderness, the 66-year-old hiker died as she had lived: with courage and with grace.

Opinion & Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/0828K1_JulianCartie.jpg The issue of crime

This special edition of Ideas explores crime through the eyes of first responders, criminals, and victims living with the legacy of trauma.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160607_BH__ErikaSchickel3.jpg The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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Deadly earthquake hits Italy

Rescue crews were using whatever they could to locate survivors from a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that reduced three Italian towns to rubble.