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New Baker ad asks voters to ‘Think’

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker released a new 30-second, statewide television ad on Tuesday.

Franklin Park Zoo hopes to show another side of spotted hyenas

The animals are aggressive predators in their home habitat of sub-Saharan Africa, zoo officials say.

Political Happy Hour: October 21, 2014

Debate day in Mass., N.H., Maine | New ads in Mass. gov race | Elizabeth Warren 2016 watch | The Mass. gov debate, in the Globe 50 years ago today

Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen to spar in televised debate

Tonight’s face-off between the Demcoratic incumbent and her Republican challenger is the first televised debate of the general election.

Group with plan to reopen Suffolk Downs brings on negotiator

Louis Raffetto came to Suffolk Downs to open the 1992 season, after financial distress caused a closure for two seasons.

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The fire in the six-unit building on Kingston Street was reported Tuesday morning.

2 young boys killed in 4-alarm Lawrence fire

A powerful fire ripped through an apartment building, killing two boys who were trapped in a third floor bedroom, officials said.

Charlie Baker

Democrats decry late release of investigation of Baker donation

The N.J. review of Charlie Baker’s controversial donation will not be made public until after the election.

Robel Phillipos (center) is charged with lying to the FBI.

Phillipos marijuana defense a ‘smoke screen,’ prosecution says

Jurors have left for the day after an afternoon of deliberations over whether Phillipos lied to investigators.

Man held without bail in death of woman killed by errant bullet

Katerin Gomez, 35, was inside a Shawmut Street residence in Chelsea when she was struck by a stray bullet Sunday.

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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.

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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// Patrick’s legacy shows dents

As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

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.