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In Boston, raucous crowds protest Ferguson decision

More than 15 people were arrested, but police said the protests were largely peaceful. “There are no cars burning, no businesses looted,” said Superintendent in Chief William Gross.

In Boston, raucous crowds protest Ferguson decision

In the pews and on the streets Tuesday night, cries of frustration and grief were heard.

Donated arms thrill transplant recipient

For Will Lautzenheiser, the limbs of a stranger have become his own, transplanted during a nine-hour operation in October.

Around Boston, contrasting views on Ferguson ruling

Some black residents said the ruling was the product of racial injustice, but in predominantly white neighborhoods, some said the decision was justified.

Baker outlines plan to address homelessness

Critics say the management improvements will only go so far in an era of skyrocketing rents and growing economic inequality.

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A satellite image taken early Tuesday showed a low pressure system that is causing a line of thunderstorms to develop across the mid-Atlantic.

NOAA via Weather Underground/AP

Nor’easter expected to begin Wed. morning

Boston may see 4 inches of snow while interior areas could get as much as 14 inches, and the Cape may be buffeted by gusts.

Celise Jackson and her daughter, Zoey, in their new home in Dorchester. Heading Home helped them find an apartment.

Baker outlines plan to address homelessness

Critics say the management improvements will only go so far in an era of skyrocketing rents and growing economic inequality.

Thomas Farragher

Far more than food at Boston Medical Center’s pantry

BMC’s Preventative Food Pantry is run on a simple idea designed to remove the stigma of hunger: prescribe food as medicine.

The scene of a possible porch collapse in Jamaica Plain.

1 killed, 1 hurt in Jamaica Plain deck collapse

One worker was fatally injured and another hurt when decking they were apparently installing collapsed, police said.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

The 2014 election


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

Kevin Cullen

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Thomas Farragher

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Avery Miraglia, 13, (left) and his father, Joe, of Ashfield were on the lookout for a wild turkey in April.

In pursuit of wild turkeys

Turkeys may stroll through suburban neighborhoods this time of year, but it’s no easy task to take one from the woods in time for Thanksgiving.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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// How Congress connects on Twitter

In the digital age, the way members of Congress interact on Twitter can tell us a lot about offline relationships.

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.