Litany of problems led to officials’ ouster, Patrick says

Governor Patrick said the sex offender registry officials’ problems included the handling of a case involving his brother-in-law.

State Police search for driver in fatal I-495 hit-and-run

Authorities identified the victim as Robin L. Mendonca of North Andover, who was on foot at 3:40 a.m.

Missing Afghan soldiers detained at Canadian border

The three men went missing from a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod over the weekend.

Parking attendant is robbed at knifepoint at commuter rail station

A parking attendant was robbed at knifepoint this afternoon at the North Scituate station on Country Way.

Impromptu vigil honors Winchester crash victim Patrick Gill

What began as a somber gathering on Sunday night erupted into a celebration of Patrick Gill’s spirit.

Firefighters responded to a downtown office building Monday afternoon.

Boston Fire Department

Boston high-rise evacuated due to smoky fire

A 44-story high-rise was evacuated after a fire in some pipe installation generated smoke on the fifth and sixth floors.

A motorcyclist passed by a poster to Mayor Martin Walsh of in Galway, Ireland.

Long before Walsh, Mayor Hynes received hero’s welcome in Ireland

Hynes made the trip to his ancestral homeland in 1953, a few years before Walsh’s parents immigrated to Boston.

Among the vehicles that were damaged, some belonged to customers.

Vehicles destroyed in fire at Sudbury car dealership

A large fire at a car dealership this morning destroyed or damaged 19 cars.

Police union, Somerville at odds on Narcan

The drug is used to combat heroin overdoses and the police say it constitutes a new duty.

Special Report: The Longest Road

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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.

The 2014 race for governor

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Get full Boston Globe coverage and analysis of the 2014 race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

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With the primaries behind them, the major party candidates for governor have a big challenge ahead.

The Jobs of Summer

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This seasonal Globe feature highlights the quintessential warm-weather jobs of New England.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus

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The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

Boston homicide map

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Marathon bombings — One year later

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Profiles of a city healing and recovering a year after the attack.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

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