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Police seek teenage suspect in shooting of child and 20-year-old man

A 7-year-old boy who was shot while riding his bike was still listed in serious condition on Monday.

Holiday starts off a dry, sunny week

Since March 1, the city of Boston has only received 5.64 inches of rain, while it normally has gotten 10.66 inches by this time.

1 person seriously hurt in wreck on Route 128 in Wakefield

The left two lanes on the northbound side of the highway near Walnut Street are closed, police said.

Phone lines out of service at Beth Israel Deaconess, Tufts Medical

Both hospitals have set up alternative phone numbers until the problem is resolved.

Remembering loved ones lost

For some families Memorial Day is a day of traditions. For others, it’s an improvisation of what feels right.

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Jack Kane stopped by Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham on Sunday to visit the graves of his parents, John and Ruth, who both died this year. His father was a veteran of the Korean War. Families across the area are remembering those who lost their lives in combat.

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Remembering loved ones lost

For some families Memorial Day is a day of traditions. For others, it’s an improvisation of what feels right.

Adrian Walker

A Pakistani man’s unwelcome return to work

Mamnoon Khan says when he came back to OneBeacon, after caring for his ailing parents, he was the target of anti-Muslim harassment and derision.

Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William G. Gross said that Divan Silva, 7, was shot near 296 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester.

Boy, 7, shot as he rode bicycle in Dorchester

Police at the scene said that a bullet also grazed the head of a 20-year-old man.

A 1,000-slot casino is being proposed for a 45-acre area in Tiverton, R.I., only 380 feet from Fall River, Mass.

Proposed R.I. casino would stand feet from Mass. border

A Tiverton, R.I., gaming facility would host more than 1,000 slot machines and dozens of blackjack and roulette tables.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


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

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.

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.

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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// Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

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.