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Even as Uber, Lyft gain riders, drivers face $500 city fines

Companies like Uber and Lyft operate in a legal gray area because their drivers have not been licensed as taxi or livery drivers.

Chilling video shows boy, 7, shot in Dorchester

The surveillance video shows the moment when Divan Silva was shot and wounded Sunday afternoon as he rode his cousin’s bicycle.

Worcester

Day-care provider acquitted of serious injuries to child

A former Grafton day care provider has been found not guilty of injuring a baby in her care.

Taunton

Man convicted of killing father-in-law in housing dispute

A 33-year-old Taunton man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of his father-in-law almost five years ago.

Colleges cautioned on tanning salons

Some colleges are moving to prevent campus-sponsored cash cards from being used at tanning salons, which have been associated with an elevated cancer risk.

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Agents looked on as Jason Elison of BMM Testlabs explained the slot machines during a course on how to detect crimes at casinos.

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Training to get ahead of casino-related crimes

Agents for the state gambling commission study the ways of cheaters and thieves during an eight-week “casino academy.”

Bullet holes were seen in glass at the scene of a shooting in Dorchester.

Police appeal to public to find boy’s shooter

The 7-year-old, hurt in one of several attacks over the holiday weekend, is recovering after undergoing surgery.

Navy veteran Robert Kane saluted at Memorial Day observances in Dorchester’s Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Throngs gather to join in Boston’s Memorial Day observances

Many paused to remember and honor those who died in service, and to honor the families and friends who carry the loss.

Visitors to the Old Manse in Concord can now touch the wallpaper and try on top hats.

Trustees aim to entice visitors by enlivening historic sites

The Trustees of Reservations is in the midst of a five-year campaign to increase visits to its more than 100 sites.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

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The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

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

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Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Data desk

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The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

Globe Investigations

Special section

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

Special Report: The Longest Road

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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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BG_Moments_final2-7646.jpg 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.