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Bitterly cold temperatures next week and up to a foot of snow expected Monday

The snow is forecast for areas south of the Mass Pike and could complicate both commutes Monday.

US agents tackle fake Super Bowl items

Authorized to seize counterfeit goods on sight, agents uncovered $100,000 worth of apparel last weekend alone.

Meeting on southeastern Mass. casino license planned Thursday

The deadline for applying for the license to operate a resort casino in the region passed Friday, but it brought no resolution on what companies will compete for the state’s final gaming license.

Heroin deaths surged in Middlesex County in 2014

The spike in deaths stunned local law-enforcement officials and prompted a broad reevaluation of ways to curb the crisis.

Man, 79, killed in accident involving backhoe in Westborough

A 79-year-old Shrewsbury man was killed in an accident involving a backhoe in Westborough on Friday, authorities said.

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Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown greeted people on the floor of the House Chamber at the Statehouse.

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Scott Brown files for Mass. state pension

Brown has applied for his state pension based on his nearly 17 years of state, county, and municipal service.

Thomas Farragher

// A special place at Children’s Hospital endangered

One of Boston’s most treasured and least known green spaces, the Prouty Garden, is about to be bulldozed to make room for a hospital expansion.

Aaron Hernandez listened during his trial on Thursday.

Graphic testimony in Aaron Hernandez trial rattles victim’s mother

Ursula Ward, mother of Odin Lloyd, fled the courtroom after a photo of her deceased son was shown.

// Governor Baker chides T for reaction to Quincy mishap

“I’m disappointed with the MBTA’s response,” Baker told reporters a day after the incident.

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.

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//[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.

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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.