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Woman charged with assaulting 103-year-old man in Framingham

The woman allegedly demanded money from her ex-neighbor, forced her way into his home, and kept him from calling for help.

Man killed in Natick parking lot incident

A Hopkinton man was killed and three others were injured after an elderly driver struck three pedestrians on Tuesday.

Worcester police officer hit by car, injured

A search is underway for a vehicle that left the scene.

Four indicted in murder of man found dead in Marshfield home

Five firearms, a diamond, and other jewels and artifacts were allegedly taken from Robert McKenna’s home.

South Boston man identified as Jamaica Plain homicide victim

A second person was also shot during the incident on Wyman Street and was rushed to a Boston hospital.

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John ‘Wacko’ Hurley, organizer of St. Patrick’s parade, dies

Hurley was a central figure in the dispute over whether gay advocacy groups could march in the South Boston parade.


// Remembering a son, and giving thanks

Tom and Sandy Blackshaw know something that only parents who have lost a child can know.

// Amid public furor, T delays rail service changes to 2016

Commuters blasted new schedules released last week for eliminating heavily used trains and stops during rush hour.

// Dorchester man sought in death of woman found burned

Officials said Fernando Owens, 43, of Dorchester, killed the woman, whose body was found in Bridgewater, in retaliation for his son’s murder.

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Thomas Farragher


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Adrian Walker


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The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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.