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Transit Police arrest Boston man wanted on Lowell court warrant

Transit Police arrest Boston man wanted on warrant for assault and battery with a bodily substance on a correctional officer.

Security stepped up for Fourth events but no specific threat seen

“If you see something, say something. Don’t think you’re going to bother us,” said Boston’s police commissioner at a news conference.

One dead in Roxbury double shooting

A 24-year-old man was killed and another man wounded Thursday night after a Roxbury shooting. Two men were arrested.

Car crashes into home in Halifax

A car crashed into a home in Halifax late Thursday night causing extensive damage, officials said.

Spike in crime often accompanies Fourth of July

At Boston Medical Center’s trauma center, few things are predictable, but one sure bet is a flurry of activity on Independence Day.

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Madaline Riley (left), 18, and Katherine Lamb, 19, on duty Tuesday at Houghton’s Pond in Milton.

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Lifeguards finally get into the swim of things at Massachusetts beaches

As the calendar flipped to July, hundreds of vacant lifeguard chairs started filling faster than a seaside parking lot on a summer holiday.

State chemist may have affected more drug cases than previously known

Sonja Farak, allegedly addicted to the drugs she was hired to test, could have tampered with more evidence than officials initially claimed, according to attorneys.

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Southie art project breaks ice between police and youths

“Hand in Hand,” as the program was named, called for the two groups to spend a Saturday making art together.

Douglas Buckley and his wife, Barbara.

Brockton man fatally shot after allegedly pointing BB gun at police

The wife of the Brockton man said she told police that there were BB guns in the house, but that he didn’t have firearms.

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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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.