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Peabody man suspected of fatally bludgeoning wife arrested after high speed chase

The man allegedly killed his wife and later led police on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash on Interstate 495.

Racially tinged e-mails, charges of retribution roil Plymouth County District Attorney’s office

A trove of off-color and racially charged e-mails sent and received by a Plymouth County prosecutor has exposed a bitter feud within the agency.

Gunman opened fire suddenly, police say

Officer John Moynihan is in critical condition after he was shot as he approached a car that police had pulled over in Roxbury.


Man arrested on 6th DUI charge

A man was arrested on his sixth charge of driving under the influence of alcohol on Friday, after police chased his car and pursued him on foot into the woods.

Trial ordered over possession dispute at Scituate church

A judge ordered that the issue of a 10-year-long standoff between parishoners at a Scituate church and the Archdiocese should go to trial.

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03/25/2015 ROCKPORT, MA Copy photo of Walt Julian (cq) in his Rockport barbershop in 2014. (Courtesy of Julian Family) caption by aram boghosian

Courtesy of Julian family

Rockport barbershop closing is the end of an era

When Julian opened his shop in 1955, haircuts were a dollar, and he shared his building with a tailor and cobbler shop owned by his father-in-law.

Workers installed new “Do Not Enter” signs on South Boston streets in February.

One-way streets gain favor in South Boston

Now that most of the snow has melted, some residents are not ready to say goodbye to one-way streets.

// Burlington day-care provider charged in baby death

Tests performed following the infant’s death suggest that she died after being shaken while in the care of the woman, Pallavi Macharla, 40.


Film tax credit is a flop

The multi-million dollar handout by taxpayers is a bogus tax credit that no longer makes sense.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

Aaron Hernandez on trial



The former Patriots tight end is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.


From left, Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina, Mr. Shaffer, Robert McCandless, and John Dean discussed top secret documents during a break in the Watergate hearings in 1973.

Charles Shaffer at 82; attorney for John Dean during Watergate

Before his high-profile representation of Dean, Mr. Shaffer served as a Justice Department lawyer during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

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.

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.

Data desk

//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

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.