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Man killed by freight train in Fitchburg

The 57-year-old man was tresspassing on the main freight line near the station when he was struck.

Body of Franklin man found in Hopkinton lake

Police believe Nicholas Horton was one of three people in a canoe that capsized on the lake late Saturday night.

Guide to navigating Marathon Monday

Some of the things you should know to make your Marathon Monday experience safe and easy.

Person killed after Amtrak train hits car on R.I. tracks

No one was injured on the train traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., Amtrak officials said.

A cold, wet Marathon Monday ahead

Those heading out in the city for Marathon Monday have a better chance of staying dry in the morning.

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Expo 76 plans called for floating platforms on Boston Harbor built around a water plaza.

Jan Wampler

Dreams and doubts collided in plans for global ‘Expo’

The public argument over Expo 76 can be seen as the present written in the past, a nearly 50-year-old first draft of the debate over the 2024 Olympics.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy_20131010.jpg Dispense with medical marijuana alarmism

Father Joe Quinn, a Franciscan friar in great pain, has been held hostage by the debacle that is the state’s medical marijuana program.

Kevin Cullen

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Let’s remember the people who really matter, not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

In testimony in 2006, Janet Vogelsang focused largely on Zacarias Moussaoui’s confusion over identity and his struggles growing up in a fractured, volatile home.

Defense team faces task of trying to humanize Tsarnaev

Janet Vogelsang delves into the troubled lives of heinous criminals to try to convince jurors not to impose the death penalty.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


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

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.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/bike-big.jpg Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

Globe Investigations

Special section

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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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//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.