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Marathon survivor posts emotional letter to Tsarnaev

Rebekah Gregory testified and then wrote that sitting near Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “was somehow the crazy kind of step forward that I needed all along.”

Prosecutors to drop charges against Newton firefighter

The firefighter was accused of beating his ex-girlfriend and holding her against her will.

Video of Boston Marathon bombing from store camera

An in-store camera at Marathon Sports on Boylston Street captured the explosion of one bomb and reaction of bystanders, customers, and store employees.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade to follow shortened route

Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held as scheduled but will follow an altered route because of snow, officials said.

Survivors, video featured in first day of testimony in bombing trial

Survivors described their experiences and prosecutors showed an in-store video of one of the explosions in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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‘It was him,’ defense admits as Marathon bombing trial begins

A courtroom sketch depicts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entering courtroom on the trial’s first day of testimony.

Art Lien

A defense attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sought to shift blame for the attack to his older brother during opening statements in the trial.

// Tommy Chang selected as new Boston school chief

The Los Angeles administrator has gained a reputation for a quick mind, collaborative approach, and a strong conviction.

The 300 block of West Broadway, where snowbanks obscure pedestrians on the sidewalk, is right on the parade route.

Southie snowbanks add wrinkle to parade planning

Organizers say they want the parade to proceed as scheduled in South Boston, where mountains of snow have turned driving and parking into a free-for-all.

// More snow on the way tonight through Thursday

The southeastern coast of Mass., which could see 4 to 6 inches on the ground, will be hit the hardest.

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.

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.

Data desk

//[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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// Recent investigative reports

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.