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Gun rights activists rally against curb on copycat assault rifles

Hundreds of gun rights activists lined Beacon Street on Saturday morning.

Convicted child rapist arrested for failure to register as sex offender

A convicted child rapist was arrested Friday night after he was added to the State Police list of Wanted High Risk Sex Offenders earlier that day, police said.

Adjunct faculty reach agreement with Bentley University

A four-year agreement improves wages and teaching conditions for more than 200 faculty at the Waltham campus.

With temps above 90, Boston area is in heat wave

Temperatures for the third straight day are in the 90s, and Mayor Walsh declared a heat emergency in Boston.

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Artists competing at the Academy of Realist Art, Boston.

In Boston, a grueling battle of the canvas

Traveling from as far away as China, realist painters vie with one another in a weeklong contest that demands its model hold the same pose for 30 hours.

// Baker signs budget to pay lawyers for indigent

Thousands of attorneys have gone without pay for upwards of two months while the budget worked its way through Beacon Hill.


// How water works as a great equalizer

The Charles River is home to the largest non-profit rowing organizations in the country.

// Nervous system disease is detected in ticks on Cape Cod

The first survey on Cape Cod for the tick-borne disease Powassan found ticks from Falmouth to Truro infected with the virus.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

Kevin Cullen


Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

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.

Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

Globe investigations

“When the EMTs arrived, Dave was laying like this.” Gerry Hill said, offering to show where his suicidal son was fatally shot after a tense encounter with police.


When despair meets deadly force

Nearly half of people killed by Massachusetts police over the last 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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.