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Third justice to step down from SJC

Justice Fernande R.V. Duffly said in a statement she is retiring this summer to help her husband recover from surgery.

BU police say there’s an ‘uptick’ in thefts of Canada Goose jackets

The winter garments, which can cost $900, are a hot item on campus — and they’re disappearing when left unattended.

One person killed, two rescued in Fitchburg fire

The rescue effort began with the fire chief and a police officer rushing into the burning building, officials said.

Snow showers due in region, with temperatures in mid-30s

The National Weather Service warns that some areas will see intense, but brief, snow showers.

Fatal crash in Saugus among incidents affecting regional commute

Drivers in the area can expect slowdowns Wednesday morning as the MBTA reported problems on two commuter rail lines.

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Voters hit the polls in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, including this polling location in Chichester.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe staff

Finally, it was time for N.H. voters to choose

After months of taking measure of the candidates, voters flooded the state’s polling places Tuesday.

Thomas Farragher

// Mass. public records law needs some teeth

We easily have one of the most anemic public records laws in the US, and it’s a disgrace.

// Richard ‘Dic’ Donohue to retire from Transit Police

Donohue was wounded in 2013 during the shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers.

// Ex-St. George’s School chaplain now target of N.C. abuse probe

The Rev. Howard White Jr. was fired by the school in 1974 after he was accused of abusing a male student.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

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.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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.