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Philip Chism murder trial resumes

Chism, 16, is accused of murdering and raping Danvers High School teacher Colleen E. Ritzer.

Deer hunt begins in Blue Hills Reservation

More than 80 individuals began the first of four state-sanctioned days of deer hunting Monday.

Some towns south of Boston to see their first snow of the season

It will be a chilly day, with temperatures peaking in the low 40s in the Boston area, the National Weather Service said.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case returns to US District Court

The judge in the case will review several motions filed after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death in June.

Traffic starting to back up south of Boston

A crash on Interstate 93 northbound near the Braintree split is starting to wreak havoc.

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Gerald Hogu taught a calculus class at English High School. The long-troubled school is showing signs of an academic renaissance.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Optimism, test scores on the rise at English High School

After years on the brink of a state takeover, MCAS scores suggest the Boston school may be turning around.

// Activists fail to issue promised report card on Mayor Walsh

The Inclusive Boston Alliance had said it would grade Walsh’s first 100 days in office, his first year, first two years, and beyond.

// Protesters demand end to upcoming Blue Hills deer hunts

Hunts at the reservation, the first in the area since 1893, began early Monday.

// Family prepares funeral for son killed near Fenway

Instead of winding down from celebrating their son’s 30th birthday on Friday, Jephthe Chery’s family was shopping for his casket.

Globe Santa

// Many, in various ways, keep Globe Santa going

For six decades, people and businesses in the Boston area have pitched in to help children in need.

Yvonne Abraham


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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.

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.

Adrian Walker


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Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


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

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



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