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Head of FBI in Boston announces retirement

Vincent B. Lisi, the head of the FBI in Boston, said Thursday that he will retire after 26 years with the agency, and two years after he was appointed to run the agency’s regional office.

Governor Baker makes an Olympic joke. Too soon?

“So what do you think?” Baker asked at a ribbon cutting for the Boston Public Market. “A market like this, or a velodrome?”

Bridgeport, Conn.

Ex-lawmaker rejects plea deal in election fraud case

Former Bridgeport state representative Christina Ayala has rejected a plea deal in an election fraud case and a trial has been scheduled for September.


Audit finds repeated errors at child protection agency

A new report by Connecticut’s state auditors has found that repeated financial and administrative mistakes are being made at the Department of Children and Families and its various facilities.

Cranston, R.I.

ACLU prods mayor to release police assessment

The Rhode Island branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is calling on Mayor Allan Fung to release the full report of the state assessment of the Cranston Police Department.

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Rand Paul talked with officials at the North Haverhill Fair in Haverhill, N.H. on Saturday.

Rand Paul defends campaign during N.H. swing

The US senator from Kentucky isn’t worried about his current poll numbers. The campaign is playing the long game, aides add.

At a hastily called press conference on Monday morning, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he will not sign a host city contract until he knows more about the financial picture of the proposed games.

Yvonne Abraham

Will Mayor Walsh be hurt by the Olympic debacle?

Voters have a right to expect a more measured and thoughtful Walsh from now on.

// Boston public schools working to upgrade the cafeteria

Proposals by the School Department and a community advisory council aim to provide students with healthier dining options.

//[1]-8485--90x90.jpg Court reinstates ex-Bulger handler John Connolly’s conviction

Former FBI agent John Connolly’s murder conviction for the 1982 shooting death of John Callahan had been overturned in 2014.

 An image of the unidentified girl.

Memorial Mass held for child found on Deer Island

Investigators have run down hundreds of leads and received many tips since her body was found in June.

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.

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.

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.