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Woman fights medical marijuana firing

She had told her future boss about her use. But when she tested positive on a drug test, she was terminated.


Veterinarian’s clients fund police dog vest

The clients have donated nearly $1,000 to help fund a vest that will protect a police dog from bullets and stabbings.

Airliner returns to Los Angeles because of mechanical problems

Flight 202 landed without incident, and no injuries were reported.


Daytime break-in prompts police search

A Billerica home was reported broken into Friday by a suspect who may have been armed with a knife.

Bangor, Maine

Boston man gets prison in interstate prostitution case

Prosecutors say a 28-year-old man has been sentenced for aiding and abetting the transportation of women for prostitution.

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Sculpture in Salem ‘sticks’ with you

“Stickwork,” an outdoor sculpture commissioned by the Peabody Essex Museum, opens to the public Saturday but has already been a draw.

Steinert Hall

Silent for decades, underground theater set to be revived

Steinert Hall is one of the most intriguing secrets of the city. A new owner could restore it to its former glory.

A Globe report last year found overcrowded apartments riddle the city’s college neighborhoods.


Boston has yet to punish anyone for overcrowded student apartments

The number of citations written to landlords violating the overcrowding ordinance is zero.

Valuable prints have been reported missing or misfiled from the Copley Square branch of the Boston Public Library.

Lax security cited in artworks’ disappearance

Sinclair Hitchings, who oversaw the Boston Public Library’s prints for 43 years, said the library has relaxed its security protocols.

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.


Peter Hotton

Peter Hotton, 87; Globe’s longtime ‘Handyman on Call’

Mr. Hotton dispensed home repair advice to readers throughout New England and across the country for half a century.

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.

Data desk

// 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.

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.