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Norwood firefighter counts his blessings after 25-foot fall

Firefighter David Lazzarro will have a special Thanksgiving after surviving 25-foot fall.

Evan Horowitz

Is Black Friday really a good time to shop?

Despite all the deals being touted on TV and in ads, genuine bargains will be difficult to find.

Catholic priest sentenced for rapes at Ipswich camp

The Rev. Richard McCormick, 73, will spend eight to 10 years in prison for raping a boy multiple times in the 1980s.

Dozens in Boston face charges for Ferguson protest

An estimated 1,400 demonstrators took part in protests, and at one point marched onto the Mass. Ave. Connector near I-93.

MBTA trolley cars crash near Cedar Grove; 7 hurt

Full service has resumed on the Ashmont-Mattapan trolley line.

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“It’s sad to the degree that you think it’s not getting any better. If that was a white teenager, that officer would have had to stand trial,” said Garrick Thames.

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Around Boston, contrasting views on Ferguson ruling

Some black residents said the ruling was the product of racial injustice, but in predominantly white neighborhoods, some said the decision was justified.

Celise Jackson and her daughter, Zoey, in their new home in Dorchester. Heading Home helped them find an apartment.

Baker outlines plan to address homelessness

Critics say the management improvements will only go so far in an era of skyrocketing rents and growing economic inequality.

Thomas Farragher

Far more than food at Boston Medical Center’s pantry

BMC’s Preventative Food Pantry is run on a simple idea designed to remove the stigma of hunger: prescribe food as medicine.

The scene of a possible porch collapse in Jamaica Plain.

1 killed, 1 hurt in Jamaica Plain deck collapse

One worker was fatally injured and another hurt when decking they were apparently installing collapsed, police said.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

The 2014 election


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

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Avery Miraglia, 13, (left) and his father, Joe, of Ashfield were on the lookout for a wild turkey in April.

In pursuit of wild turkeys

Turkeys may stroll through suburban neighborhoods this time of year, but it’s no easy task to take one from the woods in time for Thanksgiving.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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// How Congress connects on Twitter

In the digital age, the way members of Congress interact on Twitter can tell us a lot about offline relationships.

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.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.