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Youth basketball coach is a mentor, brother to his players

Kendrick Jackson, 24, is the founder of the Beantown Bulls, a program for at-risk youth ages 12 to 18.

Hundreds of Boston-bound Amtrak riders stranded for hours

About 300 passengers were without lights or heat for more than three hours after their train lost power in Connecticut.

Visiting exhibit brings JFK treasures to Tokyo

“JFK: His Life and Legacy” will highlight President Kennedy’s service in World War II, his relationship with Japan, and other accomplishments.

ROCKPORT, MAINE

Fishermen set record $585m haul in 2014

Maine fishermen set a state record with a catch valued at more than $585 million in 2014.

AUGUSTA, MAINE

Senate kills bill naming state dog

An effort to make the Labrador retriever Maine’s official state dog has been dealt a blow by the state Senate.

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Carol Martin Bailey was a next-door neighbor of Aaron Hernandez at a Franklin apartment complex he rented.

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Franklin neighbor of Aaron Hernandez offers insight at trial

Carol Martin Bailey spoke about Hernandez, who also owned a home in North Attleborough, and his stint in the complex.

Governor Charlie Baker’s budget proposal involves squeezing savings out of Medicaid, which has ballooning costs.

Baker’s budget plan shifts Medicaid payments

A big part of the governor’s proposal involves squeezing savings out of the state-federal health care program.

Cedric Correia, 19, of Dorchester, whispered to Kendrick Jackson at a basketball game in Braintree.

Youth basketball coach is a mentor, brother to his players

Kendrick Jackson, 24, is the founder of the Beantown Bulls, a program for at-risk youth ages 12 to 18.

Wellesley College becomes the third local college to create a more inclusive admissions policy by admitting transgender students.

Wellesley College to accept transgender women

Wellesley is the third local college to create a more inclusive admissions policy by admitting transgender students.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

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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

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

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

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Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Data desk

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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

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

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

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.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BG_Moments_final2-7646.jpg 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.