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Edward F. Madden, at 77; stalwart of Merrimac youth sports

Mr. Madden worked at various insurance agencies in New England before founding Ed Madden Real Estate in Merrimac.

Neighbors rescue officer trapped in Greenfield sinkhole

Two Greenfield residents helped rescue a police officer Sunday night when she became trapped in a sinkhole filling up with water from a fire hydrant that had been hit by a car, police said.

Lego program helps parents, teachers conquer robotics

The intent is to familiarize adults with concepts in programming and encourage them to work with kids in a Lego robotics competition.

Olympic collapse caused by mistakes, bad luck

It wasn’t one thing that sank the bid, but an accumulation of missteps and bad fortune in the form of snow.

DCF: Steps taken to end restraints for juvenile detainees

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families is ending certain restraints used with boys and girls at the state’s juvenile detention facilities, the child welfare agency announced Monday.

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The copy of Hermann Goering’s radio message to Hitler in April 1945, warning he might take control of Germany, will be on view at the Natick museum beginning Tuesday.

Museum of World War II Boston

Natick museum acquires message to Adolf Hitler

A transcription of a radio message that Hermann Goering sent to Hitler days before his suicide will go on display Tuesday at the Museum of World War II.

// Springfield remembers Marine slain in Tenn.

Hundreds streamed into a funeral home in the city Sunday to mourn Thomas Sullivan.

// ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s lawyers in court to argue for new trial

Bulger’s defense team will have 15 minutes to try to persuade a federal appeals court that the gangster did not get a fair trial in 2013.

// UMass president lobbies to restore money to budget

Marty Meehan wants the funds to cover collective-bargaining raises to staff and professors that have gone unfunded for a year.

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.