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Two boys injured in fireworks accident

The 9-year-old appeared to be injured more seriously than the 5-year-old, but both are expected to recover.

Scenes from the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Thousands took in the fireworks display over the Charles River Saturday night.

Man fatally shot in Dorchester Saturday night

A car was seen fleeing the scene after a man in his mid-20s was shot and killed, officials said.

Deportations of noncitizens in Dominican Republic protested by activists in Boston

Deportations have united people from both sides of the island in protest of what many are calling a humanitarian crisis.

Mass. extends summer hours at 16 pools, parks

The governor said the goal is to offer more recreational opportunities for children to promote a healthy, fun, and safe summer.

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Special effects are fired from the Hatch Shell during the Stars and Stripes forever.

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Thousands attend fireworks spectacular on Esplanade

The 42d annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a distinctly Boston event, but attracts people from all over the world.

Yvonne Abraham

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At the beach, nothing maddeningly says summer like boom boxes pumping out music I didn’t choose.

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The placards dangle from rearview mirrors to remind ticket writers that privately owned vehicles have privileges reserved for city employees on official business.

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Deportations have united people from both sides of the island in protest of what many are calling a humanitarian crisis.

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.

Capital

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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.