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Baker seeks to end film credit, boost working families

Governor Baker’s proposed budget would kill a controversial tax credit and expand one for low-income workers.

Last-minute lobbying for school superintendent post

Parents, activists, and business leaders are aggressively lobbying Mayor Walsh and the School Committee to support their picks.

Meehan seen as contender in hunt for UMass chief

A committee searching for the next university system leader appears to want someone with all the skills of Martin Meehan.

KEVIN CULLEN

Closing in on the truth in tangled Tsarnaev case

Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have died in a hail of fire, but he will be a proxy defendant alongside his little brother.

Lancaster, N.H.

Woman admits digging up father’s grave

A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father’s grave in search of his ‘‘real will’’ but found only vodka and cigarettes has pleaded guilty.

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A bed headboard that was used as a space saver was carried off by Vladimir Diaz in East Boston.

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After city crews leave, the space savers return

Mayor Martin J. Walsh directed public works crews to begin treating space savers as trash starting Monday.

State officials wary about early retirements

A top legislative leader and a top union official expressed apprehension about Governor Charlie Baker’s plan.

Dr. Dana Bedden is superinten-dent of schools in Richmond, Va.

Last-minute lobbying for school superintendent post

Parents, activists, and business leaders are aggressively lobbying Mayor Walsh and the School Committee to support their picks.

KEVIN CULLEN

Closing in on the truth in tangled Tsarnaev case

Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have died in a hail of fire, but he will be a proxy defendant alongside his little brother.

Aaron Hernandez on trial

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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.

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.

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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.