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Meehan seen as contender for next UMass head

The chancellor at UMass Lowell and a former congressman was poised to become UMass president four years ago.

Baker proposes boost for workers, end to film tax credit

Governor Charlie Baker wants to end a tax credit for the film industry and expand one for thousands of low-income workers.

Last-minute lobbying for school superintendent post

Parents, community activists, and business leaders are aggressively lobbying the mayor and the School Committee to support their choices for the job.

KEVIN CULLEN

Closing in on the truth in tangled Tsarnaev case

The defense wants the jury to answer if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was an equal partner in the plot at the center of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Lancaster, N.H.

Woman admits digging up father’s grave

A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father’s grave in search of his ‘‘real will’’ but found only vodka and cigarettes has pleaded guilty.

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A bed headboard that was used as a space saver was carried off by Vladimir Diaz in East Boston.

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After city crews leave, the space savers return

Mayor Martin J. Walsh directed public works crews to begin treating space savers as trash starting Monday.

Baker’s early retirement plan draws some concerns

A legislative leader and a union official hinted at worries about Governor Baker’s plan to entice thousands of state workers to retire early.

Dr. Dana Bedden is superinten-dent of schools in Richmond, Va.

Last-minute lobbying for school superintendent post

Parents, community activists, and business leaders are aggressively lobbying the mayor and the School Committee to support their choices for the job.

KEVIN CULLEN

Closing in on the truth in tangled Tsarnaev case

The defense wants the jury to answer if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was an equal partner in the plot at the center of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

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The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

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.

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.

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.

Data desk

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Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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

Globe Investigations

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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.