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Growers see strong apple-picking season across region

According to the US Apple Association, New England’s harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year’s.

Recusal call clouds Gary Sampson case

Concerns over Judge Mark Wolf’s interactions at a film festival have disrupted one of the city’s most high-stakes federal cases.

This day in history

Today is Monday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2015. There are 122 days left in the year.

Chess Notes: Biel festival contest features Sutovsky, Bartel

The Biel International Chess Festival hit the shores of the lovely Swiss city.

Pokémon game lures all ages

The arrests this month over an alleged plot against the Pokémon World Championships in Boston has raised questions.

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Stephen Zrike, receiver for Holyoke public schools, took a selfie with a group of students at the Care Center education program.

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Holyoke begins school year with an air of hope

Despite resistance to a state takeover of the city’s schools, some are cautiously optimistic about the system’s new leader.

Adrian Walker

// He was just trying to make Haiti better

Family and friends are still in disbelief after the killing of former Boston police officer Yves Damberville in Port-au-Prince.

// Retired Boston officer killed in Haiti may have been robbery victim

Yves Dambreville, who was shot in Haiti on Wednesday, may have been the accidental target of a “robbery gone wrong.”

// Housing inspectors sweep through student enclaves

Neighbors want more enforcement for code violations at apartment buildings housing students, not just a once-a-year crackdown.

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.

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.