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Good week, bad week

Frank DePaola was tapped to run the MBTA, while Citizens Connect wiped out a backlog of snow complaints.


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Enhanced pensions for some public safety positions questioned

The state Retirement Board approved the retirement of former state public safety secretary Andrea Cabral, despite the objections of several legislators who questioned whether she should receive an enhanced pension based on two public sector jobs she previously held.

Top Keolis official apologizes for poor service

However, the commuter rail operator offered no clear reasons or solutions for the failure of the transit system.

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Retired rabbi arrested on 40-year-old charges

A retired Connecticut rabbi has been arrested on a Virginia warrant on charges of indecent liberties with a child more than 40 years ago.

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A wooden chair was at work as a space saver in the South End in late January.

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Boston to begin removing space savers Monday

The items that residents have used to mark their parking spots will be picked up by trash collectors, the mayor’s office said.

John Warmington, a machinist for Keolis, used a power washer to clean snow and ice off a commuter train on Friday.

MBTA, Keolis shake up leadership

The change follows nearly a month of public outrage after one of the snowiest winters on record crippled the system.

Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Stephen Walsh testified about ballistics reports during Aaron Hernandez's murder trial.

Ballistics expert testifies on casings in Aaron Hernandez trial

Casings found near Odin Lloyd were from the same weapon as one found in a car Hernandez rented, the expert said.

School superintendent candidate Dana Bedden took questions from the Boston School Committee on Wednesday in the committee’s chambers downtown.

Va. superintendent meets with Boston School Committee

Dana Bedden, superintendent of Richmond’s schools, took questions at a public forum Wednesday.

Aaron Hernandez on trial



The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

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.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid


Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

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//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Special Report: The Longest Road


At 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back.


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// Fourteen political moments of 2014

A mysterious fisherman. A geography blunder. A change of the guard at City Hall. Here’s a look at some of the top political moments of 2014.