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Poll shows few favor death for Tsarnaev

Less than 20 percent of Mass. residents believe Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death, a Globe poll shows.

Beacon Hill’s ‘Big Three’ learn to get along in the early going

However, competing ideas on issues like how to fix the MBTA underscore an ideological split in the state’s political leadership.

Boston officer on desk duty after shots fired near Fenway

The move comes after shots were fired early Sunday outside of a bar across the street from Fenway Park.


Ware woman arrested after police allegedly find 1,500 bags of heroin

The drugs are valued at about $15,000, according to police.

Woman killed in I-495 crash in Franklin

A woman’s car struck a guardrail on Route 495 in Franklin on Saturday, splitting it and killing the passenger instantly.

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Christopher Lyons of Revere examined race information.

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Suffolk Downs gamblers must settle for simulcast horse races

This was not live thoroughbred horse racing, not the kind that for decades brought huge crowds to this old race track.

John Fish, Chairman of Boston 2024, spoke with the Boston Globe editorial board.

Boston 2024 declines to divulge fees to PR firm

The group said it was withholding details of its contract with Weber Shandwick until it develops a “protocol” for disclosing expenditures.

Pramila Tamang (left) and Shanta Mourati (right) prayed at the Nepali community church service held at Hope Fellow Church in Cambridge on Saturday.

Nepalis in Greater Boston grieved by news of earthquake

Churches and temples that minister to the region’s close-knit Nepali community scrambled to put together plans to provide financial assistance.

Yvonne Abraham

Couple raises crops in recycled freight containers

The containers — which make up an operation owners Connie and Shawn Cooney have named Corner Stalk — hold the equivalent of a four-acre farm.

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.

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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.