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Woman in Dorchester killed by gunfire apparently meant for someone else

The woman fatally shot in Dorchester Tuesday night was heading to an area store and may have been an innocent victim hit by a bullet meant for someone else.

Get your AC ready, summer scorcher expected this week

Temperatures will soar into the mid-90s across Mass., with Boston expected to hit 94 degrees today.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015. There are 155 days left in the year.

Woman in her 30s shot and killed in Dorchester

A police official said it was too early to say whether the woman was the target of the attack last night.

Demands for promises put Walsh, USOC in standoff

The mayor’s dramatic news conference on Monday was the culmination of weeks of behind-the-scenes tensions.

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Before and after: Several Revere Beach Parkway houses severely damaged in the storm last year (left) look much improved.

Revere still picking up the pieces after 2014 tornado

The EF-2 category twister tore a 2-mile path of destruction through the city one year ago Tuesday, causing millions of dollars in damage.


// Fan safety at the ballpark isn’t optional

There have been more than enough screams at Fenway this season, cries that have nothing to do with the team’s performance.

// Longfellow Bridge construction extended until late 2018

The delay is because of complications associated with preserving the historic nature of the structure, officials said.

// Panel backs City Council raise, but some councilors want more

Council President Bill Linehan called the $9,500 boost, the council’s first raise since 2006, “totally inadequate.”

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

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.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

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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.

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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.