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Milford police investigate report of 10-year-old taped to chair during home invasion

Milford police are investigating a report of a 10-year-old girl who was taped to chair during an alleged home invasion in that town on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Group aims to show that good food can work as well as medicine

To most people, food is a source of nourishment and pleasure. But to a Boston charity, it is also medicine, and the group aims to prove that the right food can reduce illness and lower health care costs.

Lowell may be test city for police body camera debate

Lowell Police Department is negotiating with its police union over a 30-day trial of police body cameras.

Federal officials say Conn. has eliminated chronic homelessness among veterans

The federal government has declared Connecticut the first state in the country to end chronic homelessness among veterans, officials announced Thursday.


State drops prosecution of Hernandez cousin battling cancer

Bristol County prosecutors said they will abandon their prosecution of a cousin of former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez because of her worsening cancer.

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A portion of Long Wharf is seen in an aerial photo.

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Judge rules against allowing a restaurant on Long Wharf

The ruling means the tip of Long Wharf will remain open to the public as a recreational area.

Prosecutor Joseph Cherniske watched as former St. Paul’s School student Owen Labrie examines phone text and Facebook message copies during Labrie’s trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H.

Yvonne Abraham

St. Paul’s trial reminds us that, in many ways, it’s still 1950

Despite our strenuous efforts to teach our kids otherwise, boys still feel entitled to sex, and it’s still on girls to hold them back.

// Missing girl found safe in the Bronx

Kristen Paquette and her mother, Debra, were taken into custody, and Kristen’s 7-year-old daughter was placed in state care.

MBTA bus driver suspended after fight with passenger

A video posted online appeared to show the driver attacking a passenger who had thrown a cup full of liquid in the driver’s face.

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

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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.