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Letter from St. Paul’s School administration

The letter to the school community addresses the verdicts in the Owen Labrie rape trial.


A library grows in Dorchester

Uplifting is a good word for what has happened at a Dorchester school over the last eight months.

Body found off coast near Westport State Pier

The corpse reportedly had no arms, legs, or head when it was found Aug. 19.

Newburyport women who fled with girl held on $20,000 bail

Kristen Paquette and her mother, Debra, allegedly took Kristen’s 7-year-old daughter to New York.

SJC rules against sex offender zone laws in Mass.

Cities and towns cannot broadly restrict where sex offenders can live, the state’s highest court ruled.

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Meals were prepared for packaging by volunteers at Community Servings on Thursday, an agency that delivers meals to the sick who need help in Boston.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Group aims to show that good food can work as well as medicine

Local groups have launched a small pilot study of how “medically tailored” meals can affect people with diabetes.

Adrian Walker

The end of a long-simmering war on Beacon Hill

Suffolk University is poised to open a new $62 million building on Beacon Hill, expanding its already substantial footprint in the area.

// New State Police leader open to body cameras

“We want to be transparent, and we want to show that what we do is the right thing so I’m not opposed to it,” said Colonel Richard McKeon.

// Lowell may be test city for police body camera debate

Lowell Police Department is negotiating with its police union over a 30-day trial of police body cameras.

// Ex-officer charged in Somerville police break-in

Samuel Stanford allegedly took a colleague’s gun from department headquarters less than two weeks after his termination.

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.

Data desk

// 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.

Globe Investigations

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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.