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Lawmakers to scrutinize MBTA governance proposals

The lawmakers are expected to have questions about a proposal for a financial and management control board.

Suspect in stabbing death of Brockton man in custody

The incident struck a nerve in Brockton, which had invested about $750,000 in improvements to a park where the stabbing occurred.

Tsarnaev defense to present case against the death penalty

If he is not sentenced to death, Dzhokhar Tsarnav will be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Calm and cool week ahead

The region will see a blast of warmth and sunshine Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

Two killed in early morning Avon crash

Three passengers were taken to the hospital, two of whom suffered life-threatening injuries.

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Michael SaPonte, Francis Puente, and Jahsiah Montissol worked in a middle school science class at Loyola Academy at St. Columbkille.

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St. Columbkille school rebounds with help from Boston College

The Brighton school hopes to serve as a model for Catholic schools not just in Boston but across the country.

As Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense begins, image matters

Both sides in the trial have used imagery and symbolism to bolster their cases before jurors.

Prouty Garden has been a favorite of patients at Boston Children’s Hospital since it opened in 1956.

Group rallies to save cherished spot at Children’s Hospital

Parents and caregivers want the city to bestow protective landmark status on Prouty Garden, a half-acre splash of green at the heart of the area.

Volunteers worked on leveling a portion of Brighton’s Daly Field. A deal calls for Simmons College to lease the 7-acre site and build a sports complex there.

Groups opposes Simmons College land deal

Leaders of two environmental groups have asked the governor to abandon a plan to lease seven acres of riverfront parkland in Brighton.

Fenway High School’s Shai’Ann Nance (left) tries to keep the ball from Latin Academy’s Julia Rosario during the Boston City League championship game in February. Minority girls in Massachusetts have fewer chances to play high school sports than white girls and fewer than boys of any race, according to a new report.

Minority girls given fewer chances in school sports, report says

A new report says heavily minority schools offer fewer than half as many spots on teams than heavily white schools.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


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

Aaron Hernandez on trial



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


Mr. Smith devoted 26 years to Action for Boston Community Development.

Henry Smith, 86; former director of ABCD SummerWorks

Mr. Smith helped recruit and find jobs for the tens of thousands of teenagers who participated in the agency’s jobs program.

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.

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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.

Globe Investigations

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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.