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Lynn man charged with pulling gun in road rage incident

A Lynn man was charged Wednesday after he allegedly pulled a gun on two people in a road rage incident in Revere, prosecutors said.A Lynn man was charged Wednesday after he allegedly pulled a gun on two people in a road rage incident in Revere, prosecutors said.

Baker to request federal disaster relief

Governor Charlie Baker will send a letter to President Obama Friday formally requesting federal disaster relief for a series of crippling winter storms.

Adrian Walker

Jack O’Brien testifying could rattle Beacon Hill

The US attorney’s office is apparently poised to seek O’Brien’s testimony — by force, if necessary — as it looks to bring another round of criminal charges.


Teen found fatally shot in Springfield

Springfield police are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old man whose body was found between two houses in the city’s North End.

St. Johnsbury, Vt.

Father apologizes to coach he allegedly punched at soccer game

A St. Johnsbury man accused of punching a youth soccer coach during a game has apologized.

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Shaun Blugh, 30, has been appointed the City of Boston’s first-ever chief diversity officer.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

At City Hall, a push for a diverse workforce

People of color constitute 53 percent of the Boston population, while the municipal workforce remains 61 percent white.

John Fish is chairman of Boston 2024.

Yvonne Abraham

Boston 2024’s Olympic reversal

The push for an Olympics had become a train wreck that could not be hidden behind gauzy appeals to civic greatness.

The new meters could allow the city to automatically adjust parking prices according to demand or time of day.

Boston to install new parking meters citywide

The parking meters allow motorists to pay by credit card, and will give the city more data on parking availability.

An investigator was at the home in Milton where an incendiary device was found Tuesday.

Electrician led authorities to device in Milton home

An electrician noticed an unconnected wire in the home, leading to the discovery of a gasoline device rigged to a light switch.

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.


Mr. Hartman worked with four successive leaders of the Soviet Union in the ’80s.

Arthur Hartman at 89; US ambassador to Soviet Union

Hartman was Washington’s longest-serving ambassador to the Soviet Union and the Reagan administration’s point man in Moscow.

Kevin Cullen

Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

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.

Data desk

//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

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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.