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Double shooting leaves man with life-threatening injuries

Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting on Academy Road, which occurred early this afternoon.

O’Malley urges Senate to pull Planned Parenthood funding

In a letter Monday, Cardinal O’Malley accused the organization of a “willingness to traffic in fetal tissue from abortions.”

On Spirituality

The unflappable faith of Marty Walsh

Mayor Walsh says his faith is strong and solid. It always has been.

Steamy start to the week expected in Mass.

Relief from the heat should arrive Wednesday as temperatures drop to the upper 70s.

Truck stuck under Somerville bridge slows rail trains

An asphalt tanker being hauled by a tractor trailer struck the bottom of the Washington Street Bridge.

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Joshua Fitzgerald pointed out some of the vibrant crop his family farm, Mann Orchards in Methuen, expects to harvest.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

New England growers excited about apple harvest

Some say the crop may rival that of 2013, which was one of the best harvests in the region in decades.

Some community members have long objected to knocking down the Dearborn school building, which they say is crucial to the history of women’s education in Boston.

Battle to preserve historic Dearborn school seems at end

Boston is moving ahead with plans to raze the century-old school building in Roxbury this fall and replace it with a new school.


The woman behind Mission Main’s turnaround

Adline Stallings does not care for surprises, even when the surprise is a tribute to her work at Mission Main.

Twenty years ago, Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin became founding director of Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women’s, the youngest woman to hold a post of that distinction at a top Harvard teaching hospital.

Dr. Carolyn Kaelin, inspiration as surgeon, patient, dies at 54

The founding director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham died after battles with breast and brain cancers.

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

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.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

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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.