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Alexander Gallett and Michel St. Jean were in court this week.

Pair found guilty in murder of pizza delivery man

The men were convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of a Domino’s Pizza delivery man in Hyde Park in 2010.

Case of enterovirus confirmed in Massachusetts

A girl, who has recovered, was among more than 90 children who had been hospitalized at Boston Children’s Hospital.

// Details scarce over why Afghan soldiers left Cape

The three men, now in the custody of immigration officials, apparently visited a Mashpee strip club before they vanished.

Patrick ousts two, with motive partly personal

Governor Patrick acknowledged that the sex offender agency shakeup was due in part to the handling of his brother-in-law’s case.

Neighbors have told reporters they tried to douse the flames, but were driven back by the intensity of the fire.

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Firefighters visit school after boy, 8, dies in Hyannis

Firefighters wanted the victim’s classmates to know the tragic fire was an unusual case.

Cosmopolitan magazine published a photo of Brown posing nude in 1982.

‘Cosmo’ endorses Jeanne Shaheen over Scott Brown

Cosmopolitan magazine, which in 1982 published a photo of Brown posing nude, today endorsed his opponent.

Horses rounded the track at Suffolk Downs.

Suffolk Downs says last day of racing will be Oct. 4

The track rescheduled its final day of 2014 — and possibly forever — for a Saturday so people can say goodbye.

Carlos Ramos (left) and Francisca Alvarado, immigrants from El Salvador, have permission to stay in the United States, but immigration officials are trying to deport their son Carlos (with his back to camera).

US deporting children of parents allowed to stay

The Obama administration is deporting the children of adults they have allowed to remain in the United States.

Lauren LaFortune (left) of Winchester sailed off North Beach in Chatham. Kate E. Iaquinto (right), a marine biologist at the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

On Monomoy Beach, it’s kiteboarders vs. piping plovers

Federal authorities want to ban the sport on the beach, saying the plovers perceive the kites as predatory birds, prompting them to abandon their eggs.

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.

The 2014 race for governor

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Get full Boston Globe coverage and analysis of the 2014 race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

Kevin Cullen

Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

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Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.


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// What Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley need to do to win

With the primaries behind them, the major party candidates for governor have a big challenge ahead.

The Jobs of Summer


This seasonal Globe feature highlights the quintessential warm-weather jobs of New England.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

Boston homicide map

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Marathon bombings — One year later

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Profiles of a city healing and recovering a year after the attack.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.