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One punch at a time, women touched by opioid addiction find solace, kinship

At Randolph gym, they put on boxing gloves to vent their anger, punch by stinging punch, at how opioids have devastated their families and friends.

Boston school police revive push for pepper spray

Boston school police have revived their push to carry pepper spray on the job, saying they must protect themselves and others from urban violence that spills onto school grounds.

To cheers, Downtown Crossing tree illuminated

Santa Claus led the crowd in a 10-second countdown at 6 p.m. before the massive pine tree was illuminated above the Macy’s entrance.

Documents: White House fence jumper left suicide note

A man accused of jumping the White House fence while draped in an American flag left a suicide note with friends and a will with his mother, telling her she may never see him again, court documents show.

Boston police investigating alleged confrontation involving Jahlil Okafor

The Philadelphia 76ers rookie was involved in an incident outside the Storyville Nightclub in the Boston early Thursday morning.

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Gabriella Bonilla , 10, posed for a portrait in her family’s sleeping area at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in East Boston.

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East Boston church a sanctuary for homeless family

More and more immigrant families are finding they cannot afford what landlords demand.

// Haitian families gather in gratitude for good fortune

Three families and three generations convened in Carole Paul-Donna’s festive Roslindale home Thursday.

// A father’s true American dream, realized

He faced struggles aplenty after fleeing China. None of that matters to Yau King Eng’s sons, who say they’re thankful for their father’s sacrifice.

// From Syria to Waltham, from despair to hope

For Ali Al Jundi, the month of November will always be full of celebration.

// Ex-Millis officer linked to bomb threat, shootout found dead

There were no signs of foul play and the death is not being investigated as a homicide.

Yvonne Abraham


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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.

Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.


Among Mr. Gross’s creations were covers of the National Lampoon magazine and the logo for “Ghostbusters.’’

Michael Gross, 70; created iconic logos, parody covers

Mr. Gross was an artist, illustrator, film producer and personal designer, known for designing the logo for the film “Ghostbusters.”

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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.