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New England growers excited about apple harvest

Some say the crop may rival that of 2013, which was one of the best harvests in the region in decades.

Medical examiners to bolster staff

The medical examiner’s office hopes hiring more support staff will help reduce a backlog of unfinished autopsy reports.


Police seek suspect after woman assaulted in Kendall Square

A woman was inappropriately touched by a man at the T station in Cambridge on Saturday morning, police said.

Cyberbullying on rise, particularly for teen girls, study says

The percentage of local students who experienced cyberbullying jumped from 14.6 percent to 21.2 percent over six years.

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Joshua Fitzgerald pointed out some of the vibrant crop his family farm, Mann Orchards in Methuen, expects to harvest.

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New England growers excited about apple harvest

Some say the crop may rival that of 2013, which was one of the best harvests in the region in decades.

Some community members have long objected to knocking down the Dearborn school building, which they say is crucial to the history of women’s education in Boston.

Historic commission OK’s demolition of Roxbury school

The city wants to tear down the century-old Dearborn building, site of Boston’s first public vocational school for girls.


Honoring the heroine of a housing development’s turnaround

Adline Stallings does not care for surprises, even when the surprise is a tribute to her work at Mission Main.

Twenty years ago, Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin became founding director of Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women’s, the youngest woman to hold a post of that distinction at a top Harvard teaching hospital.

Brigham surgeon sought to help others, both as a doctor, patient

Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin, founding director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, died July 28 after battling cancer.

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.

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.

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.