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Patrick disappears from . .sort of

In recent weeks, Governor Charlie Baker has wiped the state’s website clean of references to his predecessor.

Route 3 could get express toll lanes

A 17-mile section of Route 3 could get two express toll lanes to help ease traffic during rush hour, officials say.

Good week, bad week

N.H. fourth-graders get the last laugh, while Speaker DeLeo’s opposition to marijuana legalization is bad news for advocates.

Report on Marathon bombings response delayed again

A long-delayed report examining the preparedness and performance of public agencies in response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings will be delayed at least a little longer, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said Thursday.


Medal of Honor recipient to deliver UNH commencement address

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts is delivering the University of New Hampshire commencement address on May 16.

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Shaun Blugh, 30, has been appointed the City of Boston’s first-ever chief diversity officer.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

At City Hall, a push for a diverse workforce

People of color constitute 53 percent of the Boston population, while the municipal workforce remains 61 percent white.

John Fish is chairman of Boston 2024.

Yvonne Abraham

Boston 2024’s Olympic reversal

The push for an Olympics had become a train wreck that could not be hidden behind gauzy appeals to civic greatness.

The new meters could allow the city to automatically adjust parking prices according to demand or time of day.

Boston to install new parking meters citywide

The parking meters allow motorists to pay by credit card, and will give the city more data on parking availability.

An investigator was at the home in Milton where an incendiary device was found Tuesday.

Electrician led authorities to device in Milton home

An electrician noticed an unconnected wire in the home, leading to the discovery of a gasoline device rigged to a light switch.

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.

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.

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.

Data desk

//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

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


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.