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Mayor Walsh poised to set fund-raising record in his first year

He may be three years from an election, but the new mayor has vastly outraised any other elected official who lives in Boston.

Mysterious Boston woman wields influence as Amazon’s top reviewer

Ali Julia has written more than 2,800 reviews, revealing much about her tastes. But she remains something of an enigma.

Authorities caution people against imposter ride-share drivers

The warnings come after a spate of recent attacks, including several women who said they were assaulted after ordering an Uber.

Mom jailed in custody case, says daughter is safe

A woman who was accused of fleeing with her daughter to Central America in a custody dispute 10 years ago and recently returned to New Hampshire was sent to jail on Thursday to await trial.

State audit finds fault with some charter school data

Officials overstated the number of students on waiting lists and stumbled in other areas of oversight, the audit found.

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After hearing the news from Washington, Ida Lopez, 79, took out a

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Local Cubans express hope for island nation

The news of thawed diplomatic relations brought optimistic and skeptical words from local Cuban-Americans.

Doctor in stem-cell probe sues Brigham, Harvard

Brigham and Women’s and Harvard Medical are investigating the conduct of a heart stem-cell scientist and his collaborator.

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A school’s pride, punishment

This is what great educators want, what we all want: Kids who feel passionately about what is wrong with the world.

Deanne Hamilton

Council reduces inmate’s sentence

Deanne Hamilton, 49, is the first person in Massachusetts to have a sentence commuted in 17 years.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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

Obituaries

Norman Bridwell told the Globe in 2004 the first Clifford the Big Red Dog book nearly did not get published.

Norman Bridwell, at 86, created ‘Clifford’ storybooks

Mr. Bridwell, of Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, wrote and illustrated the series of “Clifford the Big Red Dog” children’s books.

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.

The 2014 election

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Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

Boston homicide map

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Data desk

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The Globe’s data team enhances stories with data through charts, maps, and interactive graphics.

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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November’s election swept in a bevy of new Beacon Hill denizens, from freshly minted legislators to top aides.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

Coverage

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