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US seeks $2.7 million in taxes, late fees from Boston attorney

Federal authorities filed a civil complaint against prominent defense attorney Jeffrey Denner over back taxes.

Baker, Coakley to joust in televised debate tonight

With two weeks left in the race, Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will tangle in a televised gubernatorial debate Tuesday night.

Man faces up to two decades in jail after pleading guilty in 1992 rape case

A former Dorchester man faces up to two decades in jail after pleading guilty Monday to raping a woman more than 20 years ago, authorities said.

New Baker ad asks voters to ‘Think’

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker released a new 30-second, statewide television ad on Tuesday.

Franklin Park Zoo hopes to show another side of spotted hyenas

The animals are aggressive predators in their home habitat of sub-Saharan Africa, zoo officials say.

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The fire in the six-unit building on Kingston Street was reported Tuesday morning.

2 young boys killed in 4-alarm Lawrence fire

A powerful fire ripped through an apartment building, killing two boys who were trapped in a third floor bedroom, officials said.

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Democrats decry late release of investigation of Baker donation

The N.J. review of Charlie Baker’s controversial donation will not be made public until after the election.

Robel Phillipos (center) is charged with lying to the FBI.

Phillipos marijuana defense a ‘smoke screen,’ prosecution says

Jurors have left for the day after an afternoon of deliberations over whether Phillipos lied to investigators.

Man held without bail in death of woman killed by errant bullet

Katerin Gomez, 35, was inside a Shawmut Street residence in Chelsea when she was struck by a stray bullet Sunday.

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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.

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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// Patrick’s legacy shows dents

As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


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

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.