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Ezra ‘Speed’ Anderson, 94; owned iconic hot dog trailer

Mr. Anderson’s “Boston Speed’s Hot Dog Wagon” saw aficionados gladly wait in line for his grilled creations.

Salmon breakthrough was driven by chance

An experiment to help the fish thrive in frigid Canadian waters instead turned into a method of making them grow more quickly.

MGM in battle to halt proposal for Conn. casino

The firm has hired former US attorney general Eric Holder to crush a plan to open a casino just across the state line.

Dighton woman died from smoke inhalation, official says

The death of a woman whose burned body was found in a wooded area in Dighton was caused by smoke inhalation, officials said.

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John ‘Wacko’ Hurley, organizer of St. Patrick’s Day parade, dies

Hurley was a central figure in the dispute over whether gay advocacy groups could march in the South Boston parade.


// Remembering a son, and giving thanks

Tom and Sandy Blackshaw know something that only parents who have lost a child can know.

// Uproar over rail schedule changes prompts T to delay moves

Riders complained about the commuter rail timetables, saying they eliminated widely used trains and stops.

// Dorchester man sought in death of woman found burned

Officials said Fernando Owens, 43, of Dorchester, killed the woman, whose body was found in Bridgewater, in retaliation for his son’s murder.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

Kevin Cullen


Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

Thomas Farragher


Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// 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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.