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Exeter N.H. couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

It appears the man had a self-inflicted gun shot wound, Senior Assistant Attorney General said.

Former funeral home owner charged with fraud

Robert Scatamacchia, who is currently vice president of Haverhill City Council, allegedly stole more than $272,000 from his business.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh remains defiant in casino fight

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he will not relent until the neighborhood’s residents have a say on the matter.

Heroin use on the rise among women and middle-income people

A federal report found a significant increase in heroin use among women, people age 18 to 25, and those with higher incomes and private insurance.

Downtown medical marijuana dispensary location still in limbo

Patriot Care Corp. has a license to sell medical marijuana and wants to open a dispensary on Milk Street. But the Zoning Board of Appeals, which must approve the location, deferred a decision until Aug. 4 even as the issue attracted droves of passionate supporters and opponents to a City Hall hearing Tuesday.

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Retired justice Stephen Martin posed under the bridge (since rebuilt) from which Vermont farmer Orville Gibson’s body tumbled into the Connecticut River in late 1957.

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Perplexing death still troubles Vt. town, decades later

If a retired Vermont Supreme Court justice is right, a forsaken farmer found a way to haunt the fields in Newbury forever.

A orange-brown, split-colored lobster showed up at the Pine Point Fisherman's Co-Op.

Rare split-colored lobster caught off Maine coast

According to research by the Lobster Institute, the chance of finding a split-colored lobster is one in 50 million.

PayByPhone, in place at Quincy Adams station since earlier this year, had its wide rollout Monday.

New T parking system debuts to mixed reviews

Commuters now have to pay by phone or buy a permit instead of inserting money into an “honor box.”

// Boston 2024 counting on corporate America for $1.52 billion

Some critics say the revenue estimate could be too ambitious — with no way to insure against shortfalls.

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.

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.