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Buses replacing Blue Line service between Airport and Bowdoin

Riders were taken off an inbound train that was stuck between Bowdoin Station and Government Center Thursday morning.

Cooler air and showers in store this weekend

After a warm and sunny end to the week, cooler air and showers will move into the region Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

Commuters getting a break on fines for late Tobin toll payments

For 30 days beginning Monday, people can simply pay the amount of tolls they owe without any late payment fines at all.

Thunderstorm generated microburst that downed trees in Methuen

Winds blowing up to 70 miles per hour brought down nearly 30 trees in the city last night.

Power restored after thousands affected by outages

More than 45,000 customers were affected at one point by the outages in Everett, Malden, Medford, and Melrose.

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Divan Silva, 7, is recovering after being shot in the leg by a stray bullet while playing near his grandmother's home in Dorchester.

Boy, 7, ‘a little scared’ at being shot in Dorchester

Divan Silva, 7, who was shot Sunday while visiting his grandmother, was back in Brockton with his family Thursday.

// End of financing threatens progress on Mass. bridge repairs

A sweeping $3 billion program to help reduce the state’s number of deficient bridges is nearing an end with no funding to replace it.


// Olympic bid draws fire over funding omissions

The revelation that bid leaders proposed public funding for land and infrastructure costs for a stadium has inflamed critics.

// From one extreme to another: record snowfall to parched May

Mother Nature seems determined to rewrite the history books on every extreme this year, veering from one of the snowiest winters on record to one of the driest months of May.

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.

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.

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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.