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Cities and towns restricting sex offenders

Communities with zoning ordinances restricting sex offenders.

Public weighs in on Labrie verdict

The verdict in the high-profile case of Owen Labrie drew a range of reactions Friday evening in the Boston area.

Convict in 1971 murder wants to appeal latest trial ruling

A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old New Hampshire woman more than four decades ago wants to appeal a recent court decision denying him a new trial.

Hartford

State will have fewer lifeguards at parks

Connecticut officials are advising visitors to state parks that there will be a smaller number of lifeguards on duty as the end of summer approaches.

Worcester

Man pleads not guilty in fatal stabbing

A 49-year-old Dudley man charged in the death of a Southbridge man found in his home has been held without bail.

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Carl Smith of the Branches Steel Orchestra worked with his drums in preparation for the festivities.

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Community leaders call for peaceful celebration of J’ouvert

The father of Dawnn Jaffier, who was killed last year after participating in the annual J’ouvert procession, is calling for peace at this year’s festivities.

The new library at Sarah Greenwood School in Dorchester in 2015.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

A library grows in Dorchester

Uplifting is a good word for what has happened at a Dorchester school over the last eight months.

Scott Leader (L) and his brother Steve Leader.

Brothers have long criminal histories in Boston

Court records show that brothers Steven and Scott Leader have long terrorized people in the Boston area — neighbors, police, even their own mother.

Former Mass. governor Michael Dukakis in 2014.

Some try to recruit Michael Dukakis to run in 2016

On Friday, organizers behind the Twitter handle @Dukakis2016 began touting the former Mass. governor’s record.

Debra Paquette (left) and her daughter, Kristen, appeared in Newburyport District Court on Friday.

Newburyport women who fled with girl held on $20,000 bail

Kristen Paquette and her mother, Debra, allegedly took Kristen’s 7-year-old daughter to New York.

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death

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

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

Coverage

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

Data desk

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/bike-big.jpg 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

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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.

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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.