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Man charged in handcuffed robbery arrested for alleged shoplifting

The Arlington man earlier this week allegedly handcuffed another man with his permission but then robbed him and stole his car.

Gardner fire chief injured fighting Templeton house fire

Gardner Fire Chief Richard Ares was injured Friday while fighting a house fire in neighboring Templeton.

Tips pour in about girl found on Deer Island

Officials have received hundreds of tips and a state police spokesman said there have been nearly 20 million views of the girl’s photo on Facebook.

Are the worst of the holiday getaway blues over?

Are the worst of the holiday getaway blues over? Definitely maybe, according to data collected by MassDOT.


Convicted child kidnapper returns home to Quincy from prison

“Everyone’s concerned because the police said he’s dangerous and they’re keeping an eye on the guy,’’ said one neighbor of John Castonguay.

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Madaline Riley (left), 18, and Katherine Lamb, 19, on duty Tuesday at Houghton’s Pond in Milton.

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Lifeguards finally get into the swim of things at Massachusetts beaches

As the calendar flipped to July, hundreds of vacant lifeguard chairs started filling faster than a seaside parking lot on a summer holiday.

State chemist may have affected more drug cases than previously known

Sonja Farak, allegedly addicted to the drugs she was hired to test, could have tampered with more evidence than initially claimed, attorneys said.

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Southie art project breaks ice between police and youths

“Hand in Hand,” as the program was named, called for the two groups to spend a Saturday making art together.

Douglas Buckley and his wife, Barbara.

Brockton man fatally shot after allegedly pointing BB gun at police

The wife of the Brockton man said she told police that there were BB guns in the house, but that he didn’t have firearms.

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.


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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.