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Quirky college commencements: Who has them, and what they mean

At many local schools, graduates are ushered into the real world with quaint rituals.

Police investigate Somerville shooting

Somerville police are investigating a shooting that took place Sunday afternoon on Lowell Street.

In Maine town, ‘cat ladies’ claw for rights of strays

Labor of love extends from feeding and caring for dozens of felines to waging a court battle on their behalf.

Baker expands fund-raising operation

Governor Charlie Baker is encouraging more contributions from special-interest political action committees.

Car topples headstones in Norwood

They also said that the debris left behind indicates that vehicle was either beige or gold.

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The scene of a mock accident simulation put on by Lexington High School to highlight the issues of underage drinking and impaired driving.

Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe

Keeping prom night safe for teenagers

Once a night filled with innocence, the event now features breathalyzer tests, background checks, and more.

yvonne Abraham

// The man who thinks Donald Trump is ‘treasonous’

Representative Seth Moulton, a former Marine, fears the foreign-policy dangers of a Trump presidency.

// Trump dominates Mass. GOP caucuses

Trump virtually assured himself support from most state delegates at the GOP convention in July.

// Police worry about rash of overdoses behind the wheel

The discovery of overdosed drivers is not unique to New Bedford, but recent numbers in the city appear unusually high.

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

//[1].jpg Key reports from Globe’s Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

The Boston Globe’s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

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.