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Casino backers, opponents make their cases, door by door

Supporters and opponents of Question 3, the casino repeal, are relying on old-school canvassing to get their message across.

Residents, others pay respects to Menino at City Hall

City Hall was filled with silence as visitors stopped in to honor Thomas Menino late into the night.

Brockton police whistleblower sues city

Captain Leon McCabe accuses multiple parties of conspiracy, violating the state’s whistleblower statute, and using threats, intimidation, and coercion to interfere with his free speech.

Ashland woman, police called in latest IRS scam

An IRS scam involved multiple calls to the victim, a call to the police purporting domestic violence, and the lockdown of a nearby elementary school, officials said.

The specter of Ebola arrives on the doorstep of rural Maine

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa, defied what the state called a voluntary quarantine.

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Across the city, tears and memories of Menino flow

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, left, hugged city hall employee Nicole Leo in the Council offices.

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To many Bostonians, Thomas Menino had seemed invincible, a fighter who repeatedly survived serious illnesses.

Yvonne Abraham

// Tom Menino was a master of the heart

His greatness was in the follow-through after critical moments.

Adrian Walker

// Menino went from accidental mayor to transformative figure

Menino became acting mayor by the slimmest of margins, winning the job as council president by a mere vote.


// In Hyde Park, memories of Menino’s empathy for the fringe

Neighbors talked about him like he was one of the few people with real power who really cared about them.

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// Patrick’s legacy shows dents

As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters.

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.

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.