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Prosecutors oppose motion to move Marathon bombing trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers had argued that a majority of people from Eastern Mass. have a connection to the bombing or presumption of Tsarnaev’s guilt.


Courtney school guide to mark anniversary of end to slavery

A Connecticut congressman is reminding students about how the state’s congressmen helped end slavery in the United States in 1865.


Housing chief suspended over thefts

Gregory Bartlett, the Stoughton Housing Authority executive director arrested earlier this month on charges of stealing drugs from an elderly tenant of public housing, has been suspended from his $70,000-a-year position.


Woman jailed charged in new theft

An Ellington woman imprisoned for about 40 months for stealing $1.7 million from a law firm where she worked as a paralegal has been arrested on a charge of stealing from a Glastonbury hair salon where she was a receptionist.

Photos: Region begins recovery after blizzard

Officials assessed the damage in flooded areas, while residents around the state dug out from snow that was measured in feet.

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Water flooded the parking lot and buildings at the Chatham Fish Pier early Tuesday morning.

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Nor’easter takes aim at coastal communities

The blizzard caused flooding and power outages, but less of the devastating damage that some had feared.

Thomas Farragher

Titletown USA? Get serious, Seattle

The city is caught up with its Seahawks 12th man mania — which is really a mania about itself.

Jurors’ names ruled public record, SJC says

The Supreme Judicial Court cited the longstanding rights of public access to court proceedings in its decision.

Carlos Ortiz is reported to be an associate of former Patriot Aaron Hernandez, charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez prosecutors want to bar mention of PCP use at trial

Prosecutors want a judge to bar the expert witness who would testify about the effects of PCP on the brain.

Vermont House moves to ban plastic abrasive microbeads

The tiny plastic particles are often used in personal-care products like toothpaste and over-the-counter medications.

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.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

Thomas Farragher

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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

//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

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.