Man charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez

The 34-year-old man faces one count of felony kidnapping in the case of the N.H. teen who was missing for nine months.

Deaths a shock to Saco, Maine

The shooting death of a family of five in Saco, Maine was a murder-suicide, state police said.

Immortalizing Raymond L. Flynn’s mayoral legacy

Two city councilors announced an effort to commemorate the former mayor of Boston, who held office from 1984 to 1993.

Mass. migrant plan gets backing

Leaders from Boston’s communities of color gathered at the Irish Famine Memorial to support Deval Patrick’s plan to shelter immigrant children here.

Thrice-arrested T police officer on paid leave

The officer allegedly assaulted a woman and twice violated a restraining order, authorities said.

Journalist becomes victim of violence

Dorchester Reporter founder Ed Forry was attacked from behind as he walked in Dorchester Park.

Homes along Taft Street and Revere Beach Parkway showed the extensive damage caused by Monday morning’s tornado.

Revere walloped by rare tornado

Residents emerged from their homes to see what one resident said looked like a “war zone.”

Barbara Cardone surveyed the damage to her yard and home on Taft Street in Revere on Monday.

Moments of pure terror as twister hit Revere

A tornado? In Revere? In the old city’s streets, there was disbelief but the proof was impossible to ignore.


New Fire Commissioner Joe Finn comes home

By being sworn in at the firehouse where his dad worked, around the corner from where he grew up, Joe Finn proved you can go home.

In a ceremony in the John Adams Courthouse, Governor Deval Patrick congratulated Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants after swearing him in.

Gants sworn in as SJC chief justice

Judge Ralph Gants began a tenure as the leader of the judicial branch that could last well into the next decade.


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// Unions gaining power in Mass.

This year, unions are savoring a number of victories in the state, including a higher minimum wage and protections for housekeepers.

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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.

MCAS results

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// 2013 MCAS rankings by district

Results for each of the state’s districts in English, math, and science, sorted by grade.

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.

JFK: 50 Years Later

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A five-part series examining the profound impact of former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

The Boston Marathon bombings

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Coverage of deadly blasts that shook the city, and the ensuing manhunt resulting in the death of an MIT police officer, the death of one suspect, and the capture of another.

Casino gambling in Mass.



Globe coverage of the state’s implementation of resort gambling following the 2011 law legalizing casinos.

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// Recent investigative reports

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