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Driver charged in tanker crash on Bourne rotary

The driver of a tractor-trailer that overturned on the Bourne Rotary last week, spilling about 5,000 gallons of gasoline, is being charged with three motor vehicle offenses, State Police said.

Obama to visit Cambridge restaurant after Kennedy Institute speech

People looking to satisfy their pizza cravings at Area Four will have to find a different spot for lunch.

BU to rename business school after record $50 million gift

The donation from a retail industry magnate and his wife is the largest in the university’s history.

Wreckage of bikes, racks emerges from melting snow

Much like some drivers did with their cars, cyclists this winter abandoned their bikes underneath mountains of snow.

Police arrest woman who set fire inside historic Plymouth church

Police arrested a woman who allegedly started a fire inside a historic Plymouth church Sunday night and threw objects at firefighters as they tried to put out the blaze, officials said.

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Students, including (center) Evin O’Shea and Colleen Bernard, took turns being interviewers at a Governing Under the Influence seminar at the University of New Hampshire.

Cheryl Senter for the Boston Globe

N.H. voters train to become political bird dogs

A group of activists wants to make sure residents are ready when candidates seeking votes in New Hampshire swing through their state.

Flowers were placed by the mailbox in front of the home where three suspicious deaths took place in Bedford, N.H.

Police probe deaths of 3 in Bedford, N.H.

Authorities said they are not currently seeking any suspects after three were found dead in a sprawling Bedford home.

Adrian Loya pleaded not guilty in Falmouth District Court last month to murder

Records detail alleged plot behind Bourne rampage

Adrian Loya allegedly scattered hoax bomb devices to slow police, shot Lisa Trubnikova to death, and engaged in a gun battle with police.

Adrian Walker

Future Boston Alliance plots its future

After losing its founder and his funding, the innovative nonprofit is now casting a wide net for funding support.

20 years later, Somerville teen’s family still seeks answers

A memorial service for Deanna Cremin is planned for Monday, 20 years after the 17-year-old’s unsolved murder.

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.