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GOP women’s group, party battle over name

The Massachusetts Federation of Republican Women needs permission from the state party to use the name “Republican.”

State chemist’s drug thefts may have affected thousands of cases

Sonja Farak’s tampering with drug samples compared to the Annie Dookhan case after therapy records reveal her addiction and thefts.

Judge denies location change for Chism trial

The Danvers teenager accused of murdering his high school math teacher will be tried in Essex County, despite his lawyer’s request to move the location.

Foundations for first US offshore wind farm head for R.I.

Five massive structures that will be attached to the ocean floor for the nation’s first offshore wind farm are coming to Rhode Island.


Police seize fireworks worth nearly $250,000

Illegal fireworks worth nearly $250,000 have been seized from a home and a storage barn in Danbury, Connecticut State Police said.

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Boston superintendent Tommy Chang.

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On first day as Boston schools chief, Chang hears student concerns

“I’m no longer superintendent in waiting. I’m done waiting,” Tommy Chang told a meeting of student leaders Wednesday.

A rendering of an Olympic stadium at Widett Circle.

Yvonne Abraham

Boston 2024 panel’s Widett Circle plan carries a huge risk

If Boston actually gets the Olympics, the Widett Circle proposal goes from an intriguing exercise in planning to super scary.

Rockport cottage owners win ruling over beach access

The decision is the latest twist in a landlord-tenant dispute that has been simmering between seasonal residents and officials..

Marty Meehan started his tenure as the president of the University of Massachusetts with a roundtable discussion in the Integrated Sciences Complex at UMass Boston.

Meehan takes UMass reins, pledges to raise system’s stature

Martin Meehan stepped down as president of UMass Lowell to take the university’s top job.

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.