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Man tied by FBI to Boston art theft pleads not guilty to gun charge

The reputed mobster has been accused by the FBI of being linked to long-sought paintings stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.


High bail for suspect linked to Dorchester chase, shooting

After leading police on a chase from an apparent shooting, a Mattapan man was ordered held on high bail at his arraignment Monday on gun charges.


Vanderbilts upset with preservation group over Breakers

Twenty-one members of the Vanderbilt family have written to a preservation group that owns The Breakers.


Winds spread furniture warehouse fire

A six-alarm fire spread from one building to another in Gardner because of strong winds Tuesday afternoon, officials said.


City’s police to honor fallen NYPD officer

Boston police officers will wear black mourning bands while on duty to honor the death of a New York City police officer.

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Aisling McCarthy was led into her bail hearing at  Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn.

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Nanny accused in infant’s 2013 death released on bail

Aisling Brady McCarthy was placed under home confinement with GPS monitoring.

Rough flu season cuts wide swath through Mass.

The rate of those 65 and older visiting US hospitals because of the virus was at the highest rate on record.

Gloucester to stop arresting addicts who request help

Police in Gloucester said the approach is a “revolutionary” shift in their battle against opioids and other substances.

Marine General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. was nominated to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Boston native, Marine general picked to head Joint Chiefs

Marine General Joseph Dunford Jr. spent his boyhood in South Boston and teenage years in Quincy.

Maryellen Rogers knelt in silent prayer during Sunday services on July 17, 2011. The St. Frances X. Cabrini Scituate parish was officially closed by the Archdiocese in 2004.

Legal battle begins over Scituate parishioners’ vigil at closed church

Parishioners have been keeping a vigil at a Scituate church since 2004, when it was closed by Archdiocese of Boston.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

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.

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.

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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.