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2 injured in parking lot accident in Braintree

Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident at a St0p & Shop.

Former Sharon rabbi to be arraigned in Norfolk Superior Court

Barry Starr is charged with borrowing and stealing nearly $500,000 from his temple and its congregants.

Political Happy Hour: May 29, 2015

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Corcorans join Air National Guard pilot for special fight

Marathon bombing survivors Celeste and Sydney Corcoran joined one of the top aerobatic pilots in the country for a flight over the Merrimack Valley.

Franklin Park Zoo displays new lions for first time

Dinari and Kamaia, a pair of six-year-old cats, came in from Texas after the zoo’s former lion, Christopher, died.

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Edwin Alemany’s defense lawyer, Jeffrey Denner, has indicated he will mount an insansity defense.

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Alleged killer’s ex-girlfriend breaks down, flees stand

“I just thought he had a drinking problem,” the witness said of Edwin Alemany, who is accused of kidnapping and killing Amy Lord.

Somerville Police Captain Mike Cabral’s father, Joe Cabral, committed suicide.

New suicide prevention website targets middle-aged men

The number of suicides has steadily gone up in the state, driven by increasing rates among that demographic group.

Boston may rate restaurants on cleanliness, food safety

The effort could resemble New York City’s prominently posted letter grades for establishments.

Northeastern allegedly hit by entrance exam scheme

Fifteen Chinese nationals allegedly tried to game the system using fake passports and test-taking impostors.

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.

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.

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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.