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Swastikas found at Northeastern University

For the second time in the past four months, swastikas were discovered scrawled at Northeastern University.

Police arrest three teens in Roxbury armed robbery

The teens allegedly robbed a victim at gunpoint with BB guns that looked like high-powered firearms.

Boston police officer shot in Roxbury undergoes surgery to remove bullet

Boston Police Officer John Moynihan was shot and critically wounded Friday night in a traffic stop in Roxbury.

Man dead, suspect at large in Worcester stabbing

Authorities in Worcester were seeking a suspect in a stabbing Saturday night in which a 25-year-old man died.

Collision in Wellesley leaves two injured

A head-on collision between a car and van in Wellesley Sunday morning left both drivers injured, authorities said.

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Wounded officer commanded respect in Iraq

Those who served under John Moynihan said he always worked shoulder to shoulder with his soldiers and wasn’t afraid of action.

Plymouth County Districk Attorney Timothy Cruz.

Racially tinged e-mails expose rift in Plymouth County DA’s office

The e-mails included a seemingly mocking attitude toward a crime victim, raising doubts about the former prosecutor’s integrity.

Collection claims abuses move up to higher courts

Without the tougher rules, there is evidence that some of the district court defendants are never notified they have been sued.

Yvonne Abraham

// Seeding savings and hope for a college education

What if you could get low-income parents to save, even a little, for their children’s college education— and to start early, the way middle-class parents do?

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.


From left, Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina, Mr. Shaffer, Robert McCandless, and John Dean discussed top secret documents during a break in the Watergate hearings in 1973.

Charles Shaffer at 82; attorney for John Dean during Watergate

Before his high-profile representation of Dean, Mr. Shaffer served as a Justice Department lawyer during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

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.

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.

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// 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.

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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.