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Philip Chism’s lawyers ask judge to toss statements, physical evidence from trial in Danvers High murder

Philip D. Chism never waived his Miranda rights when questioned by police and any physical evidence or incriminating statements he allegedly gave must be thrown out of his upcoming trial for murdering Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer, the defense contends.

Whitman man allegedly uttered profanities at children, smashed window

A Whitman man has been arrested after a bizarre episode at the Cardinal Spellman Center.

Judge determines top pharmacy officials aren’t flight risks

Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin are accused of being responsible for dozens of deaths related to a 2012 meningitis outbreak.

BU president due before City Council following subpoena spat

Robert A. Brown is to discuss student and employee diversity after demands that he appear or face possible arrest.

Lynn man allegedly punched 70-year-old taxi driver

A drunken man allegedly punched a taxi driver in the face, giving him a bloody nose, Transit Police said.

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Mysterious Boston woman is top Amazon reviewer

“Ali Julia” is the nom de plume of a woman who has become a powerful figure, and something of an enigma.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wore a shirt, dark sweater, and slacks during his appearance under tight security in US District Court.

Brief Tsarnaev hearing attracts supporters, bomb victims

Alleged Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was seen in public for the first time in more than a year and a half.

Governor Deval Patrick reacted with laughter as he took a surprise call from President Barack Obama on WGBH’s “Ask the Governor” radio show.

Obama praises Patrick during farewell radio show

Governor Patrick got a surprise call on Thursday during his final appearance on his monthly radio show segment.

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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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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.