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Service honors homeless who have died in the past year

People gathered Friday at a Beacon Hill church to pay tribute to nearly 100 homeless men and women who have died in Massachusetts in the past year.

New Uber application alert focuses on safety features

Police have described four reports from women who said they were indecently assaulted after hailing rides with services including Uber.

Tsarnaev friend pleads guilty to heroin, gun charges

Stephen Silva pleaded guilty to a charge he possessed a gun later allegedly used by the bombing suspects to kill an MIT police officer.

Boston’s Amazon star only speaks through reviews ranks its top reviewers, and at #1 is a Boston woman who goes by the pseudonym “Ali Julia.”

Man faces charges in attack at MBTA station

A 27-year-old man allegedly harassed, punched, and attempted to rob a man at the Park Street MBTA station, prosecutors said.

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Mysterious Boston woman is top Amazon reviewer

“Ali Julia” is the nom de plume of a woman who has become a powerful figure, and something of an enigma.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wore a shirt, dark sweater, and slacks during his appearance under tight security in US District Court.

Brief Tsarnaev hearing attracts supporters, bomb victims

Alleged Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was seen in public for the first time in more than a year and a half.

Governor Deval Patrick reacted with laughter as he took a surprise call from President Barack Obama on WGBH’s “Ask the Governor” radio show.

Obama praises Patrick during farewell radio show

Governor Patrick got a surprise call on Thursday during his final appearance on his monthly radio show segment.

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Coverage of Thomas Menino


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The 2014 election


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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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// Newcomers on Beacon Hill

November’s election swept in a bevy of new Beacon Hill denizens, from freshly minted legislators to top aides.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.