Mattapan teen admits to shooting of brother

Juanly Pena looked toward his family at a previous court appearance.

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Prosecutors believe the shooting by Juanly Pena, which prompted a gun buyback effort, was an accident

Teen reported missing in Haverhill turns out to be hoax

A young teen allegedly stole a boat, left it in the Merrimack River, swam to shore, and reported a friend missing.

New Hampshire college cancels fall classes

Lebanon College has canceled its fall semester, six days before classes were set to begin.

Binland Lee

Family of BU student killed in fire prepares lawsuit

The complaint accuses the landlord and brokers of renting an illegal apartment with insufficient exits and a faulty fire alarm.

James Foley was reportedly intercepted in 2012 as he was traveling toward the Turkish border.

Islamist militants execute N.H. reporter James Foley

The Islamic State distributed a video that said Foley’s apparent beheading was retaliation for recent US airstrikes in Iraq.

This crosswalk in front of the State House.

Thomas Farragher

No empathy for disabled on Beacon Hill

If the swells on Beacon Hill succeed in their courtroom challenge, people like Chris Griffin will have to wait a long time to cross the street.

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley, and Steven Grossman were at Stonehill College Tuesday.

Democratic candidates for governor spar in debate

Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman and Donald Berwick talked about a range of topics ahead of the Sept. 9 primary.

Rejected marijuana firm gaining support

Local leaders are pleading the case of a medical marijuana company that the state rejected for allegedly misrepresenting support.


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// Two new mayors, two different paths

Mayors Bill De Blasio in New York and Marty Walsh in Boston both campaigned on a message of economic populism.

The Jobs of Summer


This seasonal Globe feature highlights the quintessential warm-weather jobs of New England.

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.

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.

Adrian Walker

Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.


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Boston homicide map

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

MCAS results

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// 2013 MCAS rankings by district

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

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



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

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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.



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

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

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