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Mother calls video of 7-year-old’s shooting ‘heartbreaking’

The boy was shot over the weekend in Dorchester as he rode his cousin’s bicycle.

Two missing Billerica girls found safe

The two girls were found by police near a Kohl’s store in Chelmsford, a Billerica police official said.

Man pleads guilty in Woburn officer’s shooting death

The second-degree murder charge stems from a Christmas 2010 jewelry robbery that ended with the murder of John Maguire.

Southern California triplets all accepted to MIT

Christopher, Claire, and Edward Goul, of Newport Beach, will start at the Cambridge institution in the fall.

Defendant’s illness delays testimony in Amy Lord case

Testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Edwin Alemany was postponed Wednesday for one day.

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Underwater explorer Barry Clifford found a silver bar that he believes is part of Captain Kidd's treasure. Guards protect the silver, the President and his Ministers are on the platform along with the British and American Ambassadors.

Barry Clifford


Cape Cod treasure hunter may have found Captain Kidd’s loot

Barry Clifford, who found a pirate ship off Wellfleet in 1984, was searching off Madagascar when he says he located something big.

A winter moth caterpillar munched on an oak leaf at the Arnold Arboretum, though all types of trees have been under seige this year.

Caterpillars of winter moths threaten region’s trees, again

Homeowners and tree care companies are facing a rite of spring that has become more than a nuisance.

Divan Silva smiled in his hospital room at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Surveillance video captured boy’s shooting, aftermath

Divan Silva was wounded Sunday afternoon while making a trip to a Dorchester corner store to buy water.

The Special Collections Lobby at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.

Audit faults security at Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library, which said two artworks are missing, inadequately protects its special collections, a city audit found.

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.

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


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

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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.