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3 hurt when police vehicle, car collide in Dorchester

Two officers and the driver of the civilian vehicle were taken to hospitals with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, a police spokesman said.

Wareham man attacked by shark in N.C. still hospitalized

Andrew Costello, a former Boston Herald editor, thanked well-wishers and requested privacy in a brief statement.

Man allegedly smashed Worcester storefronts with bat, golf club

Dimitrios Voyiatzis, 44, also was accused of acts of vandalism in 2013.

State AG takes over probe into Brockton police shooting

Close relationships between the prosecutor and police were the reason for the move, Maura Healey’s office said.

Perplexing death still troubles Vt. town, decades later

If a retired Vermont Supreme Court justice is right, a forsaken farmer found a way to haunt the fields in Newbury forever.

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Jamie Zussy welded the platform that will hold an antenna above the beacon on the Nantucket Lightship LV-112 in East Boston. In top photo, the welders got a lift to the beacon platform.

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Historic lightship to shine for first time since 1975

The Nantucket Lightship LV-112, which once illuminated the passage for ships through Nantucket Shoals, is the oldest ship of its kind.


// Renaissance at this Boston school shows that everything’s possible

In just a few years, the Trotter school has gone from being one of the state’s worst to one of its best.

// 2 men charged in Burlington hotel killing

Derrell Fisher and Epshod Jeune targeted escorts during a crime spree, a Middlesex prosecutor said.

// Mixed reviews for MBTA’s new parking payment system

Commuters now have to pay by phone or buy a permit instead of inserting money into an “honor box.”

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.

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.