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Police search for driver in Dorchester hit-and-run

A vehicle struck the 63-year-old man on Morton Street on Saturday night, police said.

Maine governor LePage asks for clarity on lawyers

Paul LePage wants Maine’s highest court to weigh in on whether he can hire private lawyers without the attorney general’s permission.

Working parents in Boston fret over another no-school day

Parents weighed the inconvenience of another school day missed against the dangers of frigid waits for buses and uncleared sidewalks and playgrounds.

Resourceful Bostonians rise to a ritual challenge

Many of the city’s residents spent the day bent over, shovel in hand.

Surge in heroin overdoses puzzles health workers

Overdoses rose last month in Mass., prompting health workers and police to scramble to curb the crisis.

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Hudson wins Mass. snowfall jackpot

The 36-inch bounty prompted a tad of self-congratulation at Town Hall.

Nick Flores (left) got help from his friends Moses Vasquez (middle) and Angel Rentas to clear the snow around his sister-in-law’s bakery in the Lower Mills section of Dorchester.

Resourceful Bostonians rise to a ritual challenge

Many of the city’s residents spent the day bent over, shovel in hand.

Artist Robert Guillemin, aka

Yvonne Abraham

Sidewalk Sam, social activist

Bob Guillemin came to prominence at a time when a broken city desperately needed more magic.

Current restrictions require that House Speaker Robert DeLeo step down in 2017.

In reversal, Robert DeLeo opposes term limit

The House speaker successfully championed the limit on his post in 2009.

Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the June 2013 death of Odin L. Lloyd.

Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial starts Thursday

It appears Hernandez’s lawyers are poised to blame Odin Lloyd’s death on a drug-impaired friend.

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.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


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

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

//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

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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// 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.