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Northbridge, Mass. fields calls from Northbridge, Down Under

The town’s police force has seen a strange deluge of calls from Australia, sent via a search engine glitch from a community there of the same name.

Markey, Warren fault Obama for not saying ‘genocide’

Both senators condemned the president’s refusal to use the word to describe the Turkish massacre of Armenians.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, April 25, the 115th day of 2015. There are 250 days left in the year.

It’s tassel time: Commencement season is upon us

A rundown of local college commencement ceremonies and their featured speakers.

Political Happy Hour: April 24, 2015

Political Happy Hour: Charlie Baker, wicked popular

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Tonika Morgan, pictured at the Artscape Youngplace in Toronto.

Isa Miguel Ransome

From homeless to Harvard, with the help of crowdfunding

A Toronto woman launched a “Mission for Harvard Tuition” a month ago on the GoFundMe site and has nearly reached her goal.

As defense readies, Tsarnaev relatives come to Boston

It was unclear which family members are here, and whether any of them will be called to testify.

Commuters stream through the open tolls at North Station.

MBTA free today as it tries to make amends for winter service

Commuters got a pleasant surprise Friday morning when they tried to pay their MBTA fares.

Boston’s storied history of NIMBY-ism

No. It’s an all-too familiar refrain in Boston. And now it’s the dissonant tune coming from foes of Boston’s bid for the Olympics.

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.


President Obama awarded the 2013 National Humanities Medal to Dr. Abrams during a ceremony at the White House.

M.H. Abrams, 102; professor shaped study of Romanticism

Dr. Abrams, a Harvard graduate, edited the first seven editions of “The Norton Anthology of English Literature,” a virtual Bible in literature survey courses.

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

// 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.

Globe Investigations

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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.