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Scientists find Belichick’s explanation plausible

Four of Boston’s best scientific minds agreed: If you take a ball from a warm place to a cool place, it will lose air pressure.

Boston vows to review process for parking permits

The review comes after the Globe found that more than 300 residences have five parking permits or more.

MIT sued after 2009 suicide of student

The student’s family alleges the school did not do enough to help him even though they had for months shared concerns about his mental well-being.

Westbrook, Conn.

Car crashes into vacant house, starts fire

A 23-year-old Connecticut man has been arrested after authorities say he crashed his car into a vacant house in Westbrook and started a fire.

Providence

Lawmaker wants return of ban on private fireworks

A Rhode Island lawmaker wants to ban the private use of all fireworks in Rhode Island.

Lawyers hunt too-eager Tsarnaev jurors

Attorneys are watching for those trying too hard to get on the panel in one of the most watched cases in Boston history.

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Boston Police Superintendent Robert Merner spoke to resident assistants at Wheelock College about the dangers of MDMA, also known as Molly.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Father of Molly victim speaks to students about its dangers

The death of Brittany Flannigan, who overdosed while at a 2013 House of Blues concert in Boston, still haunts her father.

Children at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain put their sleds and the hill there to good use Sunday. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Up to 3 feet of snow expected to hobble region

The hardest-falling snow will likely fall between midnight Monday to midafternoon Tuesday.

MIT sued after 2009 suicide of student

The student’s family alleges the school did not do enough to help him even though they had for months shared concerns about his mental well-being.

natural gas pipeline protest in W. Roxbury

West Roxbury rally targets pipeline expansion

Residents in West Roxbury demonstrated against a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline into their neighborhood.

Key hire in mayor’s push for safety switches posts

What began as a united front led by two key law enforcers has splintered, with Leon Graves leaving his position.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/brands[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.

Boston homicide map

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Globe Investigations

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

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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

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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.