Throughout the trial, jurors heard from current and former probation officials who described John O’Brien’s rigged system.

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Jury finds ex-probation chief ran sweeping criminal enterprise

John O’Brien and his top aide, Elizabeth Tavares, were convicted of mail fraud, racketeering, and racketeering conspiracy.

Authorities release sketch of man sought in Abigail Hernandez case

Law enforcement officials say the man drove the N.H. teen away in a pickup truck last October.

New curbs near on protests at Mass. abortion clinics

The Legislature has scrambled to craft a new law after the Supreme Court struck down the state’s “buffer zone” laws.

Two killed in Norwell motorcycle crash

Two people were killed when a motorcycle crashed in Norwell this morning, officials said.

The Farmer Dave’s stand is about a mile away from Market Basket headquarters.

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Market Basket feud opens opportunity for farm stands

There are some winners in the Market Basket mess. Many farm stands say they’ve benefited from the nearly empty produce shelves.

The stretch of Boylston Street between Tremont and Washington streets has long been notorious as a destination for drug users and their dealers.

Drug trade heavy amid wealth near Boston Common

Avery and Boylston streets jut out from Boston Common only a block apart, but they might as well be worlds apart.

Stephen Silva’s charges for peddling weed at an MBTA station at JFK/UMass preceeded his appearance in federal court on Tuesday on heroin trafficking and gun charges.

Gun charge tied to Collier shooting, lawyer says

Stephen Silva, a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, faces a charge connected to the officer’s shooting death.

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.

MCAS results

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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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