Judge rules in Chelsea without hearing evidence

The case, described as highly unusual by legal experts, has prompted prosecutors to ask for review.

Aaron Hernandez murder trial to start in January

The former Patriots star’s trial in the 2013 shooting death of Odin L. Lloyd will start early next year.

Chelmsford police say man left his own keys at crime scene

Authorities say a man left something behind in exchange for the belongings he stole: his keys.

State has new theory on fatal Dudley St. shooting

Suffolk prosecutors presented a theory that Pa man shot his best friend while trying to kill someone else.

Fox attacks bring eerie quiet to Newbury

Families took cover inside after a recent string of attacks in the area by foxes believed to be carrying rabies.

Traffic flowed freely through the left-hand lanes while construction crews worked to rip out remaining booths.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Drivers cheer cash-free tolling on Tobin Bridge

The Tobin Bridge officially switched to cash-free tolling Monday morning, and, just as promised, morning rush hour traffic moved a little faster than usual.

“I understand the reason for the rule, but it’s like the worst rule ever,” Sam Koufman says.

Many teenage drivers hitting the road alone

In Massachusetts, the freedom that comes with a driver’s license also comes with a leash for teenagers.

In this courtroom sketch, Azamat Tazhayakov, listens to the verdict.

KEVIN CULLEN

Tazhayakov family struggles with son’s loss of innocence

As the jury filed in Monday, Azamat Tazhayakov’s father betrayed anything but confidence. His mother showed even less.

Abigail Hernandez was in good condition, a New Hampshire official said.

After missing N.H. teen returns home, details scarce

Nine months after she disappeared, Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday.

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.

Obituaries

Thomas Berger, at 89; versatile satirical novelist

Mr. Berger was a reclusive and bitingly satirical novelist who explored the myths of the American West in “Little Big Man.”

MCAS results

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

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

Coverage

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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

Special section

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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.

Coverage

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

Globe Investigations

Special section

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