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Community leaders view video of Friday’s fatal police-involved shooting

It appears to show that the man fired first, they said.

A lesson in rebuilding

A struggling blue-collar city in Maine sees a reason for hope with help from an unexpected source — Colby College and its president.

Police seize heroin, makes arrests in Harwich

Police seized approximately 180 grams of heroin and made three arrests connected to an on-going narcotics investigation on Friday.

Another college might terminate its Regan contract

Public relations firm Regan Communications Group, whose contract with Suffolk University was canceled last week, stands to soon lose another lucrative deal with the UMass Building Authority -- an agreement originally executed by an authority leader who is also a Suffolk trustee.

Boy, 15, riding bike is struck by hit-run driver in Lowell

The 15-year-old Lowell boy was struck by a car on Lawrence Street while riding his bicycle.The 15-year-old Lowell boy was struck by a car on Lawrence Street while riding his bicycle.

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Cambridge, MA., 02/12/16, At L. A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates in Harvard Square, Rahima Dosani, and Rajid Malhotra, cq, enjoy warm drinks. Hot notions for a warm holiday. Valentine's Day will be cold, so here are some warm and cozy things to do. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Take the chill off this Valentine’s weekend

With temperatures this Valentine’s Day expected to plunge south of zero, here are spots offering a warm embrace.

// Judge orders new trial for man convicted of killing 10-year-old in 2002

A man convicted of fatally shooting 10-year-old Trina Persad was granted a new trial Friday.

// Berkley man charged with brutally killing friend in jealous rage

A love triangle turned fatal in Wareham, according to authorities.


// A second generation of police, called to duty

Amid a national debate about body cameras and police misconduct, why young police recruits sign up for duty.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

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


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

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.