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Sex offender charged in Swampscott woman’s death

A Level 3 sex offender wanted for allegedly murdering a woman whose remains were found on a Swampscott beach has been arrested in Virginia.

MGM Resorts seeks to block Connecticut casino

The gambling company said it was unfair for the state of Connecticut to limit casino development to Native American tribes.

Are you a drug dealer with rivals? Charlton police want to help

The Charlton Police Department is offering to help you corner the market in your neighborhood — well, sort of.

Judge wants sworn statement from tipster in Aaron Hernandez case

The woman claims the convicted killer’s trial was compromised by juror misconduct.

Lightning strikes damage two Mass. homes

The incidents caused thousands of dollars in damage to the structures in Quincy and Halifax.

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Charlton firefighters picked through debris at the scene of a fire that destroyed a barn at the Charlton Orchards Farm & Winery in Charlton.

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Owner upset after massive fire destroys Charlton winery

“Someone has to answer for why [firefighters] let my building burn to the ground,” Nathan Benjamin said.


// Isaura Mendes remembers, and she forgives

Motivated by the violent deaths of her sons, Mendes regularly reaches out to prisoners.

// Man, girl die when N.H. circus tent collapses

More than 20 people were injured Monday as a storm passed through the Lancaster Fairgrounds.

// Judge chides Boston on lawsuit over Everett casino

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders said the city violated court rules when it filed documents in the case last month.

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.

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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

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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.