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Justice long overdue for Aisling Brady McCarthy

The former nanny, once accused of shaking a baby to death, is owed some dignity on her way back to Ireland.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, September 1, the 244th day of 2015. There are 121 days left in the year.

Group says it will launch effort to recall Lawrence mayor

The group says its grievances against Mayor Daniel Rivera include improper hiring practices and a lax response to certain public safety issues.

Simmons College professor arrested on child pornography charges

A 37-year-old Simmons College psychology professor has been arrested in New Hampshire, officials said.

Protesters call for investigation into videotaped incident

Demonstrators rallied on City Hall Plaza in response to a video that they said showed a officer choking a man.

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Stephen Zrike, receiver for Holyoke public schools, took a selfie with a group of students at the Care Center education program.

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Holyoke begins school year with an air of hope

Despite resistance to a state takeover of the city’s schools, some are cautiously optimistic about the system’s new leader.

Adrian Walker

// He was just trying to make Haiti better

Family and friends are still in disbelief after the killing of former Boston police officer Yves Damberville in Port-au-Prince.

// Retired Boston officer killed in Haiti may have been robbery victim

Yves Dambreville, who was shot in Haiti on Wednesday, may have been the accidental target of a “robbery gone wrong.”

// Housing inspectors sweep through student enclaves

Neighbors want more enforcement for code violations at apartment buildings housing students, not just a once-a-year crackdown.

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.

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.