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Walsh advisers joining Olympic effort

CK Strategies is expected to work on campaign-style outreach for Boston 2024.

Burlington woman injured as ice falls through car windshield

The woman, 49, sustained non-life-threatening injuries after ice fell from from a rooftop onto her car.

State trooper testifies about tire tracks at Hernandez trial

Tire tracks left at the industrial yard where Odin Lloyd’s body was found matched a car rented by Aaron Hernandez, the officer said.

Evan Horowitz

Will latest challenge to Obamacare affect Mass.?

If we had given up on our failing marketplace, we too would be risking a massive disruption to our health care system.

Fake Harvard rejection letter makes light of admissions season

A student at a Chicago school created a faux rejection letter that was widely circulated online this week.

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In a courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is depicted while testifying in the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Jane Flavell Collins/AP

Marathon victims, responders describe blasts, aftermath

Moments before the blast that injured him, Jeff Bauman said he became suspicious of a man carrying a backpack near him.


// Tsarnaev had four minutes to change history

After four minutes, the alleged Marathon bomber turned right, while everybody else’s head jerked left, looking down Boylston.

// Minnesota crews come to the rescue of Mass. rooftops

Hundreds of people in the Boston area are begging for help from Minnesotan contractors who specialize in dealing with ice dams.

// Baker budget aims to rein in state spending

Governor Baker said his plan also makes key investments in education, transportation, and to cities and towns.

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.