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From the president, a familiar quotation

Among the many aspects of Obama’s immigration speech that drew the ire of his critics was his quotation from the Bible.

What do you give the voters who have everything?

The New Hampshire presidential primary is about to mark its 100th anniversary. Planning is underway for a big celebration.

Man shot in East Boston

The man was transported to Mass. general with non-life-threatening injuries.

Pedestrian struck, critically injured in Hyannis

A pedestrian was struck on Route 132 in Hyannis Wednesday evening, leaving her in critical condition over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Forecasters predict 2 to 4 inches of snow tonight

By this morning, the snow, sleet, and rain had stopped, but the Bay State’s east coast may see snow overnight.

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English High brings back a tradition

English High’s marching band will perform Thanksgiving Day, the first performance by a marching band at a Boston public school in about four decades.

Yvonne Abraham

// Hearty doses of gratitude

A slew of recent studies show that gratitude makes you happier, healthier, wealthier, nicer and more popular, among other delightful things.

// Man finds more than $125,000 in bonds in desk bought at auction

After the Weymouth man discovered the bonds, he contacted the auction company to return the bonds to the owner.

// Boston scientists find gene mutations that are a precursor of blood cancer

The mutations markedly increase the risk of blood cancer, an important step toward developing early detection and prevention strategies.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

The 2014 election


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.


Stationed in Germany when he was serving in the Army, Al Blasi played baseball for his post team.

Al Blasi, at 81; longtime baseball coach, Revere High Hall of Famer

Mr. Blasi coached baseball for 43 years at Revere High School, where he also taught social studies and history.

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.

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.

Adrian Walker

Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.


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Avery Miraglia, 13, (left) and his father, Joe, of Ashfield were on the lookout for a wild turkey in April.

In pursuit of wild turkeys

Turkeys may stroll through suburban neighborhoods this time of year, but it’s no easy task to take one from the woods in time for Thanksgiving.

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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// How Congress connects on Twitter

In the digital age, the way members of Congress interact on Twitter can tell us a lot about offline relationships.

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.

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.