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Mass. man is latest shark attack victim in North Carolina

Andrew Costello, 67, of Wareham, was in fair condition after being bitten several times by a shark.


Newton City Council bill clears House

The Massachusetts House passed legislation on Wednesday changing the name of the Newton Board of Aldermen to the gender-neutral Newton City Council.

New Haven

Prosecutors sign racial justice statement

Connecticut officials have issued what they call a “statement of conscience” decrying racial violence and vowing to help prevent it.

Remains of World War II Marine returned home 71 years later

A Marine killed in World War II is being buried in his Massachusetts hometown 71 years after he died in the Pacific battle of Tarawa.

New generation of Muslim leaders emerges in Boston

The young leaders have taken the helm of established religious institutions and formed new civil rights and political advocacy groups.

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Boston superintendent Tommy Chang.

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On first day as Boston schools chief, Chang hears student concerns

“I’m no longer superintendent in waiting. I’m done waiting,” Tommy Chang told a meeting of student leaders Wednesday.

A rendering of an Olympic stadium at Widett Circle.

Yvonne Abraham

Boston 2024 panel’s Widett Circle plan carries a huge risk

If Boston actually gets the Olympics, the Widett Circle proposal goes from an intriguing exercise in planning to super scary.

Judge rules in favor of cottage owners who don’t want public on their lots

Rockport homeowners who have million-dollar coastal views received a ruling that will keep beach-goers from stepping on their privacy.

Marty Meehan started his tenure as the president of the University of Massachusetts with a roundtable discussion in the Integrated Sciences Complex at UMass Boston.

Meehan takes UMass reins, pledges to raise system’s stature

Martin Meehan stepped down as president of UMass Lowell to take the university’s top job.

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


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


Senator Tom Kennedy (left and below) served in the State House for two decades.

Thomas Kennedy, 63; state senator turned obstacle into opportunity

Mr. Kennedy, of Brockton, who used a wheelchair after an accident, served on the Brockton City Council before going up to Beacon Hill.


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Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



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

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// Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

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

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

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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.