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Owner of inn accused of tobacco tax fraud

The owner was accused of defrauding Massachusetts and Connecticut of $43 million in tobacco tax revenue.


Man, 73, killed when car falls onto him

The man was fatally injured when the car he was working on fell onto him, Millis’ police chief said.

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Baker opens up lead over Coakley in new poll

Republican Charlie Baker has opened up a 9-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in a new Globe poll.


Man charged with attempt to harm wife

The man was indicted on 32 charges after allegedly attempting to hire a man to injure his wife, according to the Middlesex DA’s office.


State House to get Korean War plaque

Korean War veterans are finally being honored with a plaque at the Rhode Island State House.

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Cars traversed flooded roads in Peabody.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Lingering nor’easter dumps up to 6 inches of rain on area

The storm brought down trees and power lines, snarled traffic, and stranded motorists on flooded roads.

Boston Police Detective John Ghilardi found a rifle with scope in a Dumpster in the Mission Hill projects in the days following on Carol DiMaiti Stuart’s death.

Adrian Walker

Charles Stuart case’s awful legacy, in black and white

Ours is a city rightly obsessed with its history, but absolutely no one has ever felt any nostalgia for Oct. 23, 1989.

Boston police name 1st Muslim captain

Haseeb Hosein, a former science teacher, plans to have his officers walking not only the streets, but school hallways.

Boston gang-unit officer charged with lying to FBI

The former officer allegedly made false statements related to an investigation into a violent street gang in Roxbury.

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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.

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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// Patrick’s legacy shows dents

As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.