Chism seeks trial as juvenile in murder of Danvers teacher

Lawyers for Philip Chism contend that his constitutional rights will be violated if he is tried as an adult.

Patrick signs law replacing buffer zone provision

The signing came just over a month after the Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s abortion-clinic buffer zone.

Boston hospitals say they’re ready for Ebola cases

Some Boston hospitals are instructing clinical staff to ask patients as soon as they arrive about their travel histories.

Walsh defends actions by O’Brien

Mayor Martin Walsh said that the actions of former probation chief John J. O’Brien did not rise to the level of a crime.

Firefighters battled a six-alarm blaze on Wednesday morning.

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‘It caught on fire so fast,’ East Boston victim says

A six-alarm fire destroyed Jeanette D’Angelo’s home and a neighboring house, and damaged a third building.

The axe that flew from the dump truck was seen in the windshielf of a car.

Hatchet hurtles off truck into car’s windshield on I-95 in Topsfield

A truck driver was fined $200 for failing to secure cargo after a hatchet flew from the vehicle, striking a car.

Kerry Rivers and Meghan Sullivan looked for two dogs on Donna’s Way on Plum Island before the confrontation.

Two months later, brawl still captivates Plum Island

In the wake of a wild overnight fight on this quiet island, two very different stories — and a thousand rumors — have emerged.

Passengers reportedly became angry when the initial rescue failed and they learned they would have to spend the night on the Cetacea.

Whale watch lurches into overnight ordeal

The tour, run by Boston Harbor Cruises, bills itself as “Boston’s only three-hour whale watch.” This trip ended up taking 18 hours.


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// Unions gaining power in Mass.

This year, unions are savoring a number of victories in the state, including a higher minimum wage and protections for housekeepers.

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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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// 2013 MCAS rankings by district

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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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.