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Community activist and English High staffer charged with shooting English High student

A community activist who was a Boston English High School staffer is under arrest for allegedly shooting an English High School student on a Roxbury street Tuesday night, a shooting that the teenaged victim survived, officials said.

With calm, cool end to week, no big storms in sight

While the Cape and islands will continue to see snowfall through the afternoon, most of the state will be dry.

4-alarm fire destroys building in Fitchburg strip mall

The fire consumed the roof of a single-story building that housed up to six businesses, an official said.

Boston officer first witness in Marathon bombing trial today

Frank Chiola, a 10-year veteran of the force and a former Marine, was stationed in the area on April 15, 2013.

Body found in water off Yarmouth beach

The Cape and Islands district attorney’s office is investigating the matter, an official said.

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Marc Fucarile, who lost his leg in the Boston Marathon bombings, left court on Wednesday.

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Victims testify at Boston Marathon bombing trial

Three survivors took the stand on the trial’s first day and spoke in vivid detail about experiences they had rarely shared.


// 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.

Baker leads state GOP in pro-gay-marriage brief

The state’s Republican establishment is throwing its support behind a Supreme Court fight against same-sex marriage bans.

Tommy Chang was named Boston’s new school superintendent on Tuesday.

Yvonne Abraham

More advice for Boston’s new superintendent

No matter how great his achievements, boatloads of Bostonians will inevitably deride Tommy Chang.

A view of snowbanks on East Broadway, part of the usual route for the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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.

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.