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Displaced Long Island homeless crowd South End shelter

700 former residents of the homeless shelter on Long Island live in cramped, disorienting conditions with fewer amenities than they previously had.

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Elizabeth Warren will join Jeanne Shaheen in N.H.

Warren, who unseated Brown two years ago, is set to go after her old nemesis again this weekend.

Top bid to build new MBTA subway cars is from China

The possible deal comes amid concerns about the company’s links to the Chinese government, which has been criticized for human rights abuses.

In Galvin’s contracts, little public process

Secretary of State William Galvin’s office has scant records of its decisions to award state contracts to a firm that has done work for his campaigns.

City Council raises also may boost pensions

A pay increase would increase Councilor Charles C. Yancey’s pension by at least $16,000 a year if he remained in office through 2018.

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Light from a circling helicopter illuminated a group of young men jumping atop an overturned car in Keene on Saturday. The city’s Pumpkin Festival goes back to 1991, but some wonder whether it has grown too big to continue.

After Keene, N.H., riots, soul-searching and a mortified citizenry

For locals, the incident is a considerable black eye for the city, which is known for its postcard-cute Main Street and its beloved festivals.

KEVIN CULLEN

Teaching the wrong lesson at Duxbury High

They just spent $128 million on a new high school, but for all that money, they can’t afford common sense for their school administrators.

No bail for school bus driver in alleged drunken driving case

After the driver allegedly ran red lights while driving Hopkinton High School’s cross-country team, an alarmed coach quietly called police.

City Council raises also may boost pensions

A pay increase would increase Councilor Charles C. Yancey’s pension by at least $16,000 a year if he remained in office through 2018.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

The 2014 election

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Get full Boston Globe coverage and analysis of the 2014 elections.

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.

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.

Capital

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As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus

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The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

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