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Man arrested in home invasion, three suspects still sought

A somerville man was arrested for a home invastion on Endicott Street in the North End shortly after midnight Sunday.


Car strikes six pedestrians near beach

Six pedestrians, all women in their twenties, were hit by a car as they walked along Beach Road near Nauset Beach.

7-year-old boy shot in Dorchester

The Brockton boy, who was in Dorchester visiting relatives, was shot while riding his bicycle on Sunday.

Low-level earthquake hits N.H.; no injuries reported

The epicenter of the earthquake was approximately 6 miles northwest of Concord.

Fans gather in Foxborough to support Tom Brady

Patriots fans waved signs, chanted, and wore number 12 jerseys at a rally for Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium.

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Teresa Ascencio wept in memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

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Slain Salvadoran archbishop is remembered in East Boston

Oscar Romero, who was shot to death in 1980, was a passionate champion of the poor and an outspoken critic of government violence against civilians.

“There’s going to be change to come,” John Larrabee, 76, said.

Locals laud Ireland’s vote on gay marriage

Many Irish-Americans in Greater Boston greeted the vote as a seismic shift for the traditionally Catholic country.

Yvonne Abraham

// Eyewitness accounts can be reliably unreliable

If we had known as much about the limits of memory in 1994, Angel Echavarria might not have spent half his life behind bars.

Records request comes with a price for lawyer seeking answers

A hearing is set on the state’s public records law, which some groups say does little to shed light on government bodies.

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.