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Remains found in Swampscott belonged to missing woman, DA says

The remains belonged to Swampscott woman Jaimee Mendez, 25, who was last seen on Nov. 6.

Taunton man was allegedly ‘casing’ bank for robbery

A Taunton man is facing charges after he was caught “casing” a bank in preparation for a robbery, State Police said.

Man who died outside Yarmouth home survived WWII

The 97-year-old Yarmouth man who died outside his home Wednesday night was a “tough guy right up until the end,” his son said.

Brandeis president Frederick M. Lawrence to step down

President Lawrence announced Friday he will step down at the end of the academic year to become a senior research scholar at Yale Law School.

Tsarnaev defense cites finish line shoveler in seeking venue change

The coverage of the man “symbolizes the unprecedented level of public feeling” over the Marathon bombing, Tsarnaev’s attorneys said.

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Baker disappointed in MBTA Red Line response

Following the chaotic scene at Quincy Center Station, the MBTA seemed to suggest the passengers overreacted.

Stanley Rosenberg and Brian A. Joyce (standing at left in first row) visited Randolph Engineering in Randolph to learn about their manufacturing process.

State senator’s lavish gift raises concerns on ethics

Designer sunglasses given by Brian Joyce to his colleagues may violate ethics rules for the cut-rate price that he paid for them.

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Boston officials slapped John Kerry with a $50 fine for failing to clear a snow-clogged sidewalk at his Beacon Hill mansion.

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The major overhaul places the school among the leaders of colleges targeting binge drinking, sexual assaults, and other problems.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

Coverage

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The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

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.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid

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Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Data desk

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Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

Globe Investigations

Special section

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Special Report: The Longest Road

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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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BG_Moments_final2-7646.jpg 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.