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Sully’s is opening but storm is expected to drop 3 to 6 inches in Boston

Snow is expected Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. Despite the forecast, South Boston’s iconic Sullivan’s opened its doors.

Youth hockey team, staff escape roof collapse at rink in Canton

The roof on a Canton ice rink collapsed this morning during a youth hockey team’s practice, but no one was injured, police said.

Snow anxiety hitting home for many

The stricken are consumed with thoughts of ice dams, water damage, snow-burdened roofs, and getting a roofer to return a call.

5 Boston schools recommended for closing

Two schools in Hyde Park, and schools in West Roxbury, South Boston, and Jamaica Plain face the ax under the School Department’s plan.


Memorable lesson was mentor’s gift

Bill generously gave me the chance to learn by my mistakes. There was no better teacher.

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Dorchester man wielding sharpened stick shot by police

Police said they had interacted with Edwin Guity in the past because of “assaultive and emotionally disturbed behavior.’’


Memorable lesson was mentor’s gift

Bill generously gave me the chance to learn by my mistakes. There was no better teacher.

Aaron Hernandez was photographed near a monitor showing his phone records Friday.

Jurors shown texts from Aaron Hernandez before Odin Lloyd’s death

The texts Hernandez sent to accused accomplice Ernest Wallace showed him appearing to issue orders to Wallace.

South Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade may be buried by this winter’s onslaught of snow.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade may become casualty of snow

The annual fete is scheduled to step off in two weeks, but stubborn snow berms clog the traditional route.

Aaron Hernandez on trial



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


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


Leonard Nimoy gave a lecture to more than 1,000 people at Boston University in May 2011.

Leonard Nimoy, 83; was TV’s iconic Mr. Spock

Mr. Nimoy was a son of Boston who created one of the most enduring and beloved characters in modern pop culture.

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.

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.

Data desk

//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

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


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

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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.