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Woman, 84, allegedly strikes neighbor with broom handle

An 84-year-old woman has been accused of attacking her Lowell neighbor with a broom handle, according to the office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan.

Warren had ‘long conversation’ with Biden, she says

Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t provide many details about her recent lunch with Vice President Joe Biden and would not say if she would finish her term.

A look fom the inside

My, how I’ve been missing Stephanie Pollack.


Third man convicted in UMass dorm rape

NORTHAMPTON (AP) — A 21-year-old Pittsfield man has been convicted of raping a University of Massachusetts freshman in her Amherst dorm room nearly three years ago.


Man pleads not guilty in slaying

A New Bedford man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to a fatal shooting in the city last month.

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Senior brewer Ken Hermann checked the temperature of Charles River water boiling in a kettle at the Harpoon Brewery on Tuesday.

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Harpoon’s newest brew offers up a taste of the Charles River

The brewery doesn’t just want people to “love that dirty water” — it’s encouraging them to drink it.


// In sum, a magical summer

Back in February, when there were snowdrifts over my head in the backyard, I swore a quiet oath to soak in the summer once it returned.

// Many will benefit from Suffolk Downs’ brief return

A lot of stakeholders are happy that horses are taking to the East Boston track again, even if for an abbreviated slate.

// Middlesex officials target rise in heroin abuse

The county expects to surpass last year’s total for drug-related deaths by the end of the month, with three months to spare.

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.

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Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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.