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Dorchester man found not guilty of murdering close friend

A jury on Friday acquitted Peter Carvalho following a two-week trial that centered around one of the bloodiest gang feuds in the city.


2-year-old recovering after Roxbury fall

A 2-year-old girl is expected to recover after she fell through a second-story window in Roxbury early Friday, Boston police said. A 2-year-old girl is expected to recover after she fell through a second-story window in Roxbury early Friday, Boston police said.

Expert testifies that local priest who raped child remains a danger

The testimony comes as prosecutors move to keep Ronald Paquin in prison even though he has completed his sentence.

Two men plead not guilty in Boston Harbor boating incident

Benjamin Urbelis, owner of the “Naut Guilty,” and Alexander Williams faced charges stemming from an incident in which a woman lost her arm.

Sailboat washes ashore in Beverly with body on board

Beverly police are investigating the discovery of a body on board a sailboat that washed ashore around 1:30 p.m.

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Kelvin Guzman, Reyna Buchanan, MyAsia Samuels, who are all hearing impaired, showed their excitement when the scholar of the week was announced.

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Boston’s summer programs help combat learning loss during break

Across Boston, a record 6,500 children are fighting summer learning loss through 78 different educational programs.

A rendering of the Olympic Stadium that had been proposed for Widett Circle.

Adrian Walker

What can we salvage from the Olympic bid?

The debate over hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics prompted a healthy discussion about where the city is headed.

An Orange Line train pulled into North Station earlier this year.

Wynn Resorts offers to bolster MBTA’s Orange Line

The company agreed to add trains during certain hours, a plan that will cost nearly $7.5 million over the next 15 years.

// Walsh laughs off Baker’s Olympics joke as ‘good timing’

“So what do you think?” Baker asked at a ribbon cutting for the Boston Public Market. “A market like this, or a velodrome?”

Taunton son, mother allegedly ran heroin distribution ring

The drug ring was led by the son, but operated out of the mother’s apartment on Winthrop Street, officials said.

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.

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.

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.