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Blind man struck by car in Watertown

An investigation is underway after a blind man was struck by a car and seriously injured in Watertown on Tuesday, officials said.

N.H. man killed family dog after it bit child, police say

A New Hampshire man stuck his dog in a kennel and shot it dead with a hunting rifle after it bit a 4-year-old boy, police said.

Brown University says lab erred on date rape drug test

Brown University says an unidentified laboratory performed an inaccurate test to determine whether a female student was drugged at a fraternity party on campus.

Gas odor prompts brief evacuation of Boston’s King School

The Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School in Dorchester was evacuated briefly Tuesday morning.

Driver escapes when EMS vehicle catches fire, explodes

An emergency medical service vehicle caught fire and exploded Tuesday morning on Interstate 93, in Quincy, State Police said.

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The 300 block of West Broadway, where snowbanks obscure pedestrians on the sidewalk, is right on the parade route.

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Southie snowbanks add wrinkle to parade planning

Organizers say they want the parade to proceed as scheduled in South Boston, where mountains of snow have turned driving and parking into a free-for-all.

Ice was seen on Carson Beach in South Boston.

Cold snap has harbors under thick layer of ice

Coastal communities in Massachusetts are seeing more ice on the water than they have in years.


Tsarnaev trial will test jurors’ compassion

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be judged by people who have sworn to follow the evidence. And that evidence is deeply damning.

Transit Police say they are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man believed to have sold crack cocaine in South Station.

Police arrest 8 in South Station drug operation

Transit Police arrested eight suspected dealers during a two-week operation targeting people selling heroin and crack cocaine.

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.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


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


Mary Betty Muse managed to raise several children while attending law school.

Judge Mary Beatty Muse, at 94; advocate for women

Mrs. Muse, of Brookline, was a Suffolk County Probate and Family Court judge who advocated for women to advance in the field of law.

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.

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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//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

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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.