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State Senator Thomas P. Kennedy, 63; served Brockton as city councilor, state representative

State Senator Thomas P. Kennedy, 63, a Brockton Democrat who died June 28, was studying to be a priest when an accident left him in a wheelchair the rest of his life, and he turned to politics, serving on the Brockton City Council before being elected to the Massachusetts House and Senate.

Residents voice opposition to proposed condo units in South Boston

A plot of land with a quaint garden and a shrine to the Virgin Mary is one of the special features owned by the Marian Manor nursing home in South Boston, but residents of Old Harbor Street are now fighting to prevent its loss to a nine-unit condominium complex.

For Bernie Sanders, a nearly home-state advantage

One of Bernie Sanders’s inherent advantages is that it takes him nearly no time or money to get to New Hampshire, the state that holds the nation’s first presidential primary. And once he arrives, the voters, the issues, and the culture are not foreign to him.

Tom and Gisele looking to join The Country Club

Just how exclusive is The Country Club in Brookline? We’re about to find out.

Small health insurers decry ‘risk adjustment’ payments required by federal law

The winners and losers have been announced in a federally mandated program that will redistribute $61 million among the state’s health insurers.

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Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board photographed the crash site.

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Officials examining hole found in crashed plane’s engine

The Plainville crash killed a couple from Tennessee and their daughter, who planned to attend an orientation for Northeastern students.

Jennaliz Mercedes, 9, of Lynn played on the base of Marblehead Light last week under partly cloudy skies.

Rainy days set stage for nice July 4th weekend

Thunderstorms will move in late Tuesday night and could bring heavy downpours through Wednesday afternoon.

New Olympics plan would give rise to 2 neighborhoods

The Boston Olympic bid has been recast as a city development proposal too good to pass up.

Tammy Kraus is a crisis fixer at the State House

Kraus, superintendent of the landmark, makes sure a building that dates to the 18th century keeps functioning.

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

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.