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Lawsuit against state DOC claims prisoners with hearing problems face discrimination

Prisoners’ rights advocates allege the state Department of Correction discriminates against deaf and blind prisoners by failing to provide the same services that are available to hearing inmates.

Yvonne Abraham

Yvonne Abraham:

We’re all getting older, and the city isn’t even close to ready.

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Grandmother has custody of two;

“My grandchildren are very special to me,” a grandmother writes. “I wish that I could provide them with things that they would like, but I just barely provide things that they need.”

Starts & Stops

Support grows for MBTA discounts for low-income riders

Two fiscal control board members are pushing for a program that would give discounts to low-income riders.

Bird sightings in Massachusetts

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

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The Who's on First bar on Yawkey Way was cited by Boston police Friday after a shooting outside that left one person dead and three injured.

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Police cite bar near where rail conductor was fatally shot

Boston police have cited the Yawkey Way sports bar Who's on First after a fatal shooting outside the establishment.

// Plan for Station nightclub memorial advances

After more than 12 years, organizers raising money to build a memorial to the 100 people killed in the nightclub fire are closing in on their goals.

// Jimmy Fund cannister stolen from Norwood store

On Friday, the man who stole the donations turned himself in.

Former Governor Michael Dukakis helped his neighbors, Lilac and Isabella Nguyen, five year old twins, get the donated turkey carcasses into his neighbor’s freezer.

Readers leave turkey carcasses at Dukakis home

Michael Dukakis said he had received 12 turkey carcasses after a Globe story about his habit of collecting them after Thanksgiving.

// To cheers, Downtown Crossing tree illuminated

Santa Claus led the crowd in a 10-second countdown at 6 p.m. before the massive pine tree was illuminated above the Macy’s entrance.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

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.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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.