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Police appeal for help finding man who shot at cruiser

The suspect, who police described as a white male wearing light-colored clothing, ran into the nearby woods.

Program encourages commuters to drive, then bike, to work

The initiative, which officials believe is the first of its kind, will open “hubs” at existing state-owned free parking lots.

Newburyport police officer injured when car crashes into cruiser

A Newburyport police officer was injured early Thursday morning when a driver crashed into the officer’s cruiser, Newburyport police said.

3-year-old riding in bike trailer hit by Jeep in Medway

The child was struck was riding in a bicycle trailer steered by his father.

Baker unveils new rules for public records requests

The move comes as several Mass. agencies have come under fire for the way they handle requests.

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Rand Paul talked with officials at the North Haverhill Fair in Haverhill, N.H. on Saturday.

Rand Paul defends campaign during N.H. swing

The US senator from Kentucky isn’t worried about his current poll numbers. The campaign is playing the long game, aides add.

At a hastily called press conference on Monday morning, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he will not sign a host city contract until he knows more about the financial picture of the proposed games.

Yvonne Abraham

Will Mayor Walsh be hurt by the Olympic debacle?

Voters have a right to expect a more measured and thoughtful Walsh from now on.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/03lunch03.jpg Boston public schools working to upgrade the cafeteria

Proposals by the School Department and a community advisory council aim to provide students with healthier dining options.

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Former FBI agent John Connolly’s murder conviction for the 1982 shooting death of John Callahan had been overturned in 2014.

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Memorial Mass held for child found on Deer Island

Investigators have run down hundreds of leads and received many tips since her body was found in June.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid

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Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

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.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

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The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

Data desk

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The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Special Report: The Longest Road

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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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BG_Moments_final2-7646.jpg 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.