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Excited local Patriots fans settle in for Super Bowl

Fans crowded before televisions in family rooms and taverns around the region Sunday to watch the New England Patriots.


Taxi stop leads to cocaine arrest

A State Police stop of a taxi in Oxford Saturday lead to the arrest of the driver and both passengers on drug charges.


FAA investigating reported drone near Logan

Aviation officials are investigating reports of a drone near Logan International Airport this weekend. As United Airlines 1087 arrived at the airport at about 4:20 p.m. Saturday, the pilot reported seeing an unmanned aircraft.


Snowmobiler dies in crash, authorities say

A Southwick man died Saturday night after crashing his snowmobile near a culvert located beneath Congamond Pond Road, authorities said.


Dozen people displaced by three-alarm fire

A three-alarm fire engulfed a two-family home early Sunday morning, leaving a dozen people displaced and one firefighter injured.

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Tess Pearson of Family & Children’s Services said the suicides caught the island by surprise.

Rob Benchley for The Boston Globe

Middle-age suicides rattle Nantucket

Seven middle-age residents of Nantucket have committed suicide since October, sending islanders scrambling for answers.

A Park Street-bound train stopped on a bitter cold night to pick up a passenger.

Deficit threatens late-night T service

Few political leaders and businesses appear ready to fight for the survival of the service.

“What we can see there is the bid leaders in Boston have taken the right approach, speaking with the people, offering information, being open for questions,” said International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, above arriving at the IOC executive board meeting in Monaco last month.

IOC leader says Boston has ‘great potential’

The head of the International Olympic Committee cited Boston’s history and reputation as a center of higher education.

Yvonne Abraham

Exploiting voter amnesia

Political reversals from Mitt Romney and Robert DeLeo show just how short they think voters’ memories are.

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.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


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


While at Columbia University, Charles H. Townes explained a maser he invented that was a precursor to the laser.

Charles Townes, 99; Nobel winner pioneered laser technology

Mr. Townes’s research made it possible to play CDs, scan prices at the supermarket, and even witness the birth of stars.

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.

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.

Globe Investigations

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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.