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Menino cast absentee ballot in upcoming election

Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino had legendary influence at the ballot box. Even in death, he did his part.

Girl struck in Mission Hill crash

A girl was struck by a car in Mission Hill Friday morning, Boston police said.

Dry Halloween to be followed by cold, wet Saturday

Dry weather will hold out just long enough to not ruin Halloween festivities in Boston before a wet, cold weekend.

Holden fire victim identified; authorities believe he may have set blaze himself

The victim of a deadly fire in Holden last weekend has been identified, and officials believe he may have started the blaze, investigators said.

‘Severe delays’ on MBTA Green Line in downtown

Service has been suspended between the Haymarket and Arlington Street stations, and riders are being urged to take the Orange Line.

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Across the city, tears and memories of Menino flow

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, left, hugged city hall employee Nicole Leo in the Council offices.

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To many Bostonians, Thomas Menino had seemed invincible, a fighter who repeatedly survived serious illnesses.

Yvonne Abraham

// Tom Menino was a master of the heart

His greatness was in the follow-through after critical moments.

Adrian Walker

// Menino went from accidental mayor to transformative figure

Menino became acting mayor by the slimmest of margins, winning the job as council president by a mere vote.


// In Hyde Park, memories of Menino’s empathy for the fringe

Neighbors talked about him like he was one of the few people with real power who really cared about them.

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// Patrick’s legacy shows dents

As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters.

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.

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.