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Edward F. Madden, at 77; stalwart of Merrimac youth sports

Mr. Madden worked at various insurance agencies in New England before founding Ed Madden Real Estate in Merrimac.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, July 28, the 209th day of 2015. There are 156 days left in the year.

Neighbors rescue officer trapped in Greenfield sinkhole

The officer became trapped in a sinkhole that was filling up with water from a fire hydrant, police said.

Lego program helps parents, teachers conquer robotics

The intent is to familiarize adults with concepts in programming and encourage them to work with kids in a Lego robotics competition.

In the end, Olympic bid had too many hurdles to clear

It wasn’t one thing that sank the Boston 2024 effort, but an accumulation of missteps and bad fortune.

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Sean Sumner tested his Lego robot during a recent course for parents and teachers at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke.

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Lego program helps parents, teachers conquer robotics

The intent is to familiarize adults with concepts in programming and encourage them to work with kids in a Lego robotics competition.

KEVIN CULLEN

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The USOC’s demands betrayed an incredible lack of understanding of the local culture.

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Stephen LeBert told a motorist that he would “put a hole right through your head” and cursed repeatedly.

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Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan was killed earlier this month in a shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid

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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

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

Coverage

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The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

Data desk

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/bike-big.jpg 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

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Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

Globe Investigations

Special section

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Special Report: The Longest Road

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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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BG_Moments_final2-7646.jpg 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.