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Prosecutors urge denial of Bulger retrial

James “Whitey” Bulger claims his 2013 conviction on murder and racketeering charges should be overturned because he didn’t get a fair trial.

State of emergency in Mass.

A winter storm struck Massachusetts with heavy snow, strong winds, and expected coastal flooding.

High school graduation rates rise, with big gains for those at risk

Groups that have struggled to complete high school showed notable gains as state graduation rates climbed last year.

Sidewalk Sam dies; he turned streets of Boston into his canvas

Known for decades as “Sidewalk Sam,” Bob Guillemin, 75, of Newton, used chalk and paint to recreate masterpieces on sidewalks.

KEVIN CULLEN

Blizzard can seem like the end of the world

Blizzards are like roller coasters: they’re only fun if they scare the bejeebers out of you.

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Showing true grit, Pats’ fans rally in Boston

“We have the best fans in America,” Tom Brady said at the rally held before the team headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl.

KEVIN CULLEN

Blizzard can seem like the end of the world

Blizzards are like roller coasters: they’re only fun if they scare the bejeebers out of you.

Conceptual drawing of the Olympic Stadium at Widett Circle.

Boston lawmakers elevate concerns over Olympic costs

The lawmakers are worried that the infrastructure costs to the state would top $5 billion.

Bob Guillemin, also known as “Sidewalk Sam,” created chalk and paint artwork in the streets.

Sidewalk Sam dies; he turned streets of Boston into his canvas

Known for decades as “Sidewalk Sam,” Bob Guillemin, 75, of Newton, used chalk and paint to recreate masterpieces on sidewalks.

Darriean Hess, 20, of Seabrook, N.H., made no statement during her sentencing hearing Monday.

Woman sentenced in 2013 N.H. bike deaths

A judge sentenced Darriean Hess, a 20-year-old from Seabrook, N.H., to 15 to 40 years in prison after she pleaded guilty.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

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

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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

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.

Boston's 2024 Olympic bid

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Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Data desk

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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

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

Globe Investigations

Special section

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Special Report: The Longest Road

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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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BG_Moments_final2-7646.jpg 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.