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Chelmsford man arrested after barricading himself in garage with handgun

Police arrested a 36-year-old Chelmsford man Monday night after he barricaded himself inside his garage and pointed a gun at men trying to repossess his car, officials said.

More than 1,000 died from heroin, opioid overdoses in 2014

Figures released Tuesday provide the sharpest portrait yet of an epidemic that has devastated families across Mass.

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Supreme Court set to decide future of gay marriage

Should the court affirm same-sex marriage, it would complete the social transformation that began in Mass. in 2004.

State Police investigate apparent suicide from Tobin Bridge

A person apparently jumped from the bridge in Boston around 9 a.m.

Tsarnaev defense keeps focus on older brother

The defense in the death penalty trial continued its effort to blame Tamerlan Tsarnaev for the terror bombings.

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Secretary of State John Kerry taps local chefs to prepare special meals for his global guests.

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John Kerry deploys culinary diplomacy for foreign visitors

Secretary of State John Kerry has shown off Boston’s emergent culinary scene to international dignitaries, including the prime minister of Japan.


The case for letting Tsarnaev live

The strategy for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers became clear on Monday: hell in a cell is infinitely preferable to dead in a bed.

Members of the Boston Carmen’s union attended Monday’s legislative hearing on the recommendations proposed by Governor Charlie Baker’s panel on overhauling the MBTA.

Lawmakers question Baker’s study on MBTA

Monday’s session showed the governor could face an uphill battle as he seeks to overhaul the agency.

A Miami Beach sunscreen dispenser.

City councilor wants free sunscreen in Boston parks

Councilor Matt O’Malley suggested the program could be funded through a partnership with a sunscreen maker.

Saugus teens accused of rape released on bail

The victim had submitted a letter saying the incident, which was recorded and distributed on social media, was consensual.

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.


Ms. Meadows was best known for her work with Steve Allen, whom she married in 1954. Above, the couple rehearsed in 1959 with his three sons for a show hosted by Allen.

Jayne Meadows, at 95; versatile actress, television fixture

Ms. Meadows, a glamorous redheaded actress, was probably best known for her 46-year role as Steve Allen’s wife, business partner, and frequent costar.

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.