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Emerson social media campaign looks to reel in Chris Evans

As part of an assignment, David Gerzof Richard’s students are aiming to get the actor to speak with them in person.

Everett man arrested by FBI in murder-for-hire plot

The suspect allegedly planned to wear a mask that would disguise himself as a black man when he committed the execution in NYC.

FBI stats show crime dropped in Mass. in 2014

Both violent crime and property crime dropped across the state last year, according to data.

So many places to go for apples in New England

Forget the mealy cafeteria Red Delicious and grocery store Granny — it’s autumn in New England.

Political Happy Hour: October 9, 2015

Political Happy Hour: GOP searching for order in the House | MA Senate President Rosenberg mulls D.C. gridlock | Police chase splash

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Ham radio operator Rob Macedo inside the National Weather Service Headquarters in Taunton, where he occasionally volunteers.

Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

Ham radio volunteers behind weather warning system

A dedicated corps of radio operators help the National Weather Service and emergency managers when big storms come to town.

City Council President Bill Linehan (left) and Boston City Councilor at Large Stephen Murphy appeared at a hearing on pay raises in August.

Adrian Walker

A 14 percent raise for the City Council — no effort required

The 14 percent pay raise proposed by Mayor Walsh will automatically become law without the Boston City Council even voting on it.

Triple-deckers can be seen from the belfry of First Parish Church in Dorchester in this 2011 file photo.

Boston’s triple-deckers in demand, families getting pushed out

In recent years, the desire for the properties has grown, and the population living within them has shifted.

Boston residents hope the city will reduce the percentage of income that poorer households spend on transportation.

Report lays out Boston’s transit wish list

A city report articulates transportation goals of thousands of Bostonians.

Daniel Koh, left, chief of staff for Mayor Martin J. Walsh, discussing the CityScore program at City Hall in Boston on Wednesday.

Boston eyes single number to grade City Hall

Boston’s City Hall is looking to distill its data-driven efforts into one gauge of government performance.

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.


Dr. Sargent “was a solver of problems,’’ one sister said. “She was a powerhouse.”

Susan Sargent, at 68; psychologist devoted to family

Dr. Sargent was a clinical child psychologist whose passionate pursuits, friendships, and devotion to family were “really the essence of living a meaningful life.”

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.