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Medford mayor promises ‘decisive action’ after videotaped stop

Detective Stephen LeBert stopped a motorist while off duty and said he could “put a hole” in the driver’s head.

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Steward CEO, once an Obama backer, picks Rubio in ’16

Leading a handful of other Steward executives, Ralph de la Torre has thrown his checkbook behind Senator Marco Rubio.

Judge sets 2017 trial date for two men charged in terror plot

Prosecutors say that David Wright and Nicholas Rovinski were plotting attacks in support of the Islamic State.

Legislature set to pass this year’s summer sales tax holiday

The bill would suspend the sales tax for purchases on almost all retail items $2,500 and under for Aug. 15 and 16.

Fall River woman indicted for murder in May stabbing death

A 37-year-old woman has been indicted for murder by a grand jury for the fatal stabbing of a 53-year-old man.

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Before and after: Several Revere Beach Parkway houses severely damaged in the storm last year (left) look much improved.

Revere still picking up the pieces after 2014 tornado

The EF-2 category twister tore a 2-mile path of destruction through the city one year ago Tuesday, causing millions of dollars in damage.


// Fan safety at the ballpark isn’t optional

There have been more than enough screams at Fenway this season, cries that have nothing to do with the team’s performance.

// Longfellow Bridge construction extended until late 2018

The delay is because of complications associated with preserving the historic nature of the structure, officials said.

// Panel backs City Council raise, but some councilors want more

Council President Bill Linehan called the $9,500 boost, the council’s first raise since 2006, “totally inadequate.”

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.