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Inaugural donors have dealings with state treasurer

Over two-thirds of donations for Deborah Goldberg’s inaugural costs came from special interests that deal with her office.

Pawtucket tries to shake off loss of its signature franchise

The loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox is yet another reminder that Pawtucket is, was, and probably always will be overshadowed by Providence.

Northeastern agrees to partial payment to city

NU fell well short of paying the full amount the city requested for municipal services, saying giving more would be unfair.

Links, planning save snow days on campuses

Some local college professors say they’ve been able to keep their students on schedule by planning ahead and using new technology.

Tsarnaev plea now the big question

Experts say maintaining his innocence in the face of seemingly overwhelming evidence against him could antagonize jurors.

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Many Bostonians say they plan to keep their savers right where they are. Pictured: Chairs were used as space savers in the South End this winter.

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Bostonians to fight for staked-out parking

With more snow on the way, many residents are putting their foot down despite the city’s intention to remove space savers Monday.

Mayor Donald Grebien  “had no idea’’ that the team planned a move.

Pawtucket tries to shake off loss of its signature franchise

The loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox is yet another reminder that Pawtucket is, was, and probably always will be overshadowed by Providence.

Gunfire sprays Lowell home; woman struck

A 38-year-old woman was in critical condition after she was shot early Sunday morning by assailants who were targeting someone else, officials said.

Links, planning save snow days on campuses

Some local college professors say they’ve been able to keep their students on schedule by planning ahead and using new technology.

Northeastern agrees to partial payment to city

NU fell well short of paying the full amount the city requested for municipal services, saying giving more would be unfair.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

Coverage

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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.

Obituaries

Minnie Minoso, at 89; first black Latino in majors shined on field

Mr. Minoso broke into the majors just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game’s first black Latino star.

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.

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.

Capital

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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.