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Live updates: Judge won’t drop Chism rape charge

The judge in the Philip Chism rape and murder trial said there was no way to sequence the injuries sustained by Colleen Ritzer.

FBI agents search Norwood building

The FBI declined to say what prompted the search on a building in the 100 block of Washington Street.

Two teens face charges in murder of New Bedford cab driver

Donald Depina, a US Army veteran from the Vietnam War, was shot to death this weekend.

Judge declines to dismiss rape charges against Philip Chism

Essex Superior Court Judge David Lowy said the murder and rape of Ritzer were intertwined and formed “one continuous event.”

Rainy end to Tuesday expected in Greater Boston

That could lead to slick conditions on area roadways early Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

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Pat Constantinos played the pump organ at St. Paul’s for more than 20 years. Constantinos, whose late husband preached at the church, is part of a group that wants to buy the building.

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Members of tiny Episcopal church in Otis rebel at sale

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was open for nearly two centuries, and now some congregants want to buy it and start anew.


// Alone, frustrated, and afraid for his family in Syria

Sam Jalhoum, 61, came to Boston 15 years ago, and all efforts to bring his children here have failed.

// For now, transgender rights bill stalls on Beacon Hill

Despite an intense lobbying effort, advocates were unable to cajole the Legislature into voting on the bill.

// New Bedford stunned by taxi driver’s killing

Donald Depina, 66, a former soldier who also worked with veterans, died early Sunday.


// Mom wants holidays to be stress free for her boys

She struggles to provide for her family, and all she wants for her sons is to see them smile on Christmas Day.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

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.

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.

Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.