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UMass Lowell gets grant to find Earth 2.0

NASA has given $5.6 million to the school to build and test an imaging device that will detect planets capable of supporting life.

New Bedford

Donation jar for sick child stolen from store

Police in New Bedford are asking for the public’s help in identifying two women who stole a donation jar that contained money for a girl suffering from cancer.

Boston

Gas odor prompts brief evacuation of King School

The Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School in Dorchester was evacuated briefly Tuesday morning after an odor of gas was reported in the building, but students returned to the school when officials determined there was no danger, authorities said.

Tilton, N.H.

Flu quarantine at veterans home to end

Visitation restrictions are going to be lifted at the New Hampshire Veterans Home following concerns over the flu.

Watertown

Blind man struck by car, badly hurt

An investigation is underway after a blind man was struck by a car and seriously injured in Watertown on Tuesday, officials said. An investigation is underway after a blind man was struck by a car and seriously injured in Watertown on Tuesday, officials said.

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The 300 block of West Broadway, where snowbanks obscure pedestrians on the sidewalk, is right on the parade route.

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Southie snowbanks add wrinkle to parade planning

Organizers say they want the parade to proceed as scheduled in South Boston, where mountains of snow have turned driving and parking into a free-for-all.

Ice was seen on Carson Beach in South Boston.

Cold snap has harbors under thick layer of ice

Coastal communities in Massachusetts are seeing more ice on the water than they have in years.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Tsarnaev trial will test jurors’ compassion

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be judged by people who have sworn to follow the evidence. And that evidence is deeply damning.

Transit Police say they are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man believed to have sold crack cocaine in South Station.

Police arrest 8 in South Station drug operation

Transit Police arrested eight suspected dealers during a two-week operation targeting people selling heroin and crack cocaine.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

Coverage

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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

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

Obituaries

Mary Betty Muse managed to raise several children while attending law school.

Judge Mary Beatty Muse, at 94; advocate for women

Mrs. Muse, of Brookline, was a Suffolk County Probate and Family Court judge who advocated for women to advance in the field of law.

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.

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

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Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Data desk

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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

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

Globe Investigations

Special section

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Special Report: The Longest Road

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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.

Capital

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BG_Moments_final2-7646.jpg 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.