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Spencer man found guilty of 2012 murder of sister-in-law

A 24-year-old man was convicted Thursday in Worcester Superior Court for the 2012 murder of his sister-in-law in Spencer, according to the Worcester district attorney’s office.

Funeral for 3-year-old scheduled

Services for Kenai Whyte will be held at the United House of Prayer for All People on Feb. 20.

Is Fenway ski slope distracting Pike drivers?

Traffic slowed Thursday morning near Fenway Park, possibly because of the odd sight of the temporary ski slope sticking out of the ballpark.

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Homeless shelters prepare for bitter weekend cold

The Pine Street Inn will expand capacity and outreach to bring the homeless indoors.

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Minjae Song (left) received ashes from Father Matt Williams as her twin sister Yoonjae looked on.

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Priests distribute ashes on the go on Boston Common

Three priests and two lay people marked the first day of the Lenten season by giving out ashes for near Park Street Station.

// Latin School headmaster in spotlight amid racial controversy

Boston Latin School’s headmaster faces scrutiny following allegations that she failed to act on students’ racist comments.

//[1].jpg MBTA employees criticize effort toward privatization, layoffs

The MBTA said it wants to privatize several departments, a move that could eliminate 250 jobs.

// Thousands may have mistakenly registered for United Independent Party

Secretary of State William Galvin believes thousands may be enrolled in the United Independent Party when they mean to be unenrolled in a party.

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// Bloomberg, put those presidential dreams to bed

You’re not going to help things by getting into this race, Mr. Bloomberg.

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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.