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Woman sentenced to 5 years in fatal 2013 Stoughton crash

The Sharon woman drunkenly drove into, and killed, a pregnant woman who was walking with her 11-year-old son.

Police seize guns, marijuana in Dorchester raid

Police also encountered eight pit bulls during a wild drug bust on Stanton Street.

Supreme Judicial Court tosses out New Bedford murder case conviction

The state’s highest court has tossed out a man’s first-degree murder conviction in a a July 4, 2005 slaying in New Bedford.

Site shows insecure webcam feeds from around the world

Views from Boston webcams were available on a Russian website that has tapped into insecure video feeds.

Medical emergency at Park Street causes Red Line delays

A medical emergency at Park Street Station has caused delays on the Red Line southbound, according to the MBTA’s website.

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The candidates for Boston mayor met for a forum last September.

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What happened to those who ran for Boston’s mayor

Marty Walsh has been in the news nearly nonstop, but the others have largely disappeared from the public stage. Where’d they go?

Miriam Ortiz Clooney (center) of East Boston, who is from Mexico, shed tears as she watched President Obama’s national address at Student Immigrant Movement headquarters in Boston Thursday night.

Mixed reactions from locals on Obama’s immigration plan

Area residents felt a mix of disappointment and joy as it became clear that the president would help some immigrants, but not others.

Shui Tuen Chim (left), received food from volunteer Delia Alvarez at the Franciscan Food Center at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. Agencies that help those in need report much higher demand this year.

Holiday of plenty puts spotlight on the needs of many

Food pantries and social service agencies are helping a rising tide of poor residents get through Thanksgiving.

Adrian Walker

Leveling the playing field at Daly Field

Environmentalists complain that the state has cut too generous a deal for Simmons College and a community group to reclaim the field.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

The 2014 election


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


Chief Quinn oversaw a move to computerize Newton’s police records.

William Quinn, 86; ex-Newton police chief

Mr. Quinn was a World War II veteran and considered an innovator in his time as Newton’s top officer.

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.

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.

Adrian Walker

Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

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In the digital age, the way members of Congress interact on Twitter can tell us a lot about offline relationships.

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.

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.