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Scientists find Belichick’s explanation plausible

Four of Boston’s best scientific minds agreed: If you take a ball from a warm place to a cool place, it will lose air pressure.

Boston vows to review process for parking permits

The review comes after the Globe found that more than 300 residences have five parking permits or more.

Lawyers hunt too-eager Tsarnaev jurors

Attorneys are watching for those trying too hard to get on the panel that will weigh one of the most watched cases in Boston history.

Governor Baker on upcoming snowstorm

Governor Charlie Baker released the following statement regarding the upcoming blizzard.

Key hire in Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s new safety initiative quietly leaves post for other city job

After violence erupted early last year, Mayor Martin J. Walsh turned to two longtime crime fighters to find improved ways of keeping the peace. The freshly installed mayor hired Daniel Mulhern, a Suffolk County prosecutor, and former probation officer Leon Graves to lead a new safety initiative. But what began as a united front led by two key law enforcers has splintered.

Father of Molly victim speaks to students about its dangers

The death of Brittany Flannigan, who overdosed while at a 2013 House of Blues concert in Boston, still haunts her father.

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A snow shoveler crosses a street during a winter snowstorm in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 24, 2015. Up to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall over parts of the Northeast this weekend, and a wintry mix could make for a messy Monday morning commute in New York, Boston and other cities, the National Weather Service said on Friday. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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After first significant snowfall, another storm on tap for Monday

After the season’s first serious snowstorm left some areas with 9 inches, meteorologists say another storm is expected Monday evening.

‘Deflategate’ leaves Patriots fans undeterred

Mayor Walsh said the entire brouhaha seems blown out of proportion and expects it won’t keep fans from Monday’s rally.

Kevin Cullen

Nobody comes up roses in latest NFL fiasco

‘Deflategate?’ For the NFL, this is ‘Deflectgate’, an opportunity to pretend it cares more about the integrity of the game than its $45 billion net worth.

Nicole Bollerman’s teaching and generosity gave her third grade class at UP Academy Dorchester many reasons to smile.

Support for Dorchester teacher after ethics concerns over gifts

The teacher donated her essay prize winnings to her charter school and received a check and donations from Ellen DeGeneres.

Yvonne Abraham

Ensuring privacy in the mailbox

For some, the mailings sent out by health insurance companies after a doctor’s visit can be source of embarrassment – or of fear.

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.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


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


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.

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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// Recent investigative reports

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

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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


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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.