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Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino planned his funeral

It should surprise no one that in the months before his death, the former mayor left unambiguous instructions on his funeral and burial.


Dorchester man arrested on drug charges

Police said they found Jose Garcia-Cales, 30, with multiple bags of suspected heroin, and more than a dozen bags of suspected cocaine.

Dorchester man to serve 18 months for drunken driving crash

A Dorchester man was convicted this month of killing a 63-year-old bicyclist while driving drunk on Morrissey Boulevard in 2012.


Worcester student asked to remove Klan costume worn to school

A student who wore a Ku Klux Klan costume to Worcester Technical High School on Friday was ordered to remove part of her outfit, officials said.


Third man convicted in disappearance

A third defendant has been convicted of murder in connection with the disappearance of a Worcester man 20 years ago.

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Boston students remember Menino as city’s ‘education mayor’

Public schools across the city were finding ways to honor Thomas Menino on Friday.

Thomas Farragher

Charlie Baker has some explaining to do

The candidates are asking you to consider this question as you approach the voting booth: Don’t you think my opponent is a big fat liar?

Jose Lopez, 23, (left) and his father, Reynabel Lopez, 46, of Allston looked through a dumpster in Brighton for cans and bottles to redeem for cash.

Expanded bottle bill would turn more trash into more cash

The poor would benefit from the ability to collect and redeem more unclaimed bottles for deposits.

The Long Island Bridge.

Mayor Walsh hopes to reopen Long Island Bridge in three years

The new timeline, shortened from five years, includes about one year of planning and two years of construction.

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The 2014 election

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Kevin Cullen

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Thomas Farragher

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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.