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Sunday’s Child is David, 12

David is a sweet and easygoing 12-year-old diagnosed with autism.

Christmas in the City brings joy to homeless children

More than 4,400 children and about 2,000 parents took part in the event that features a holiday celebration of colossal scale.

Boston police commissioner condemns killing of two New York police officers but plans no specific response here

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said local officers would be on increased alert but would take no specific action.

MBTA driver suspended after alleged confrontation

A veteran bus driver is suspended as officials investigate an alleged altercation between the driver and a passenger.


Tractor-trailer mishap shuts Sagamore Bridge for hours

The bridge was closed for several hours after a tractor trailer crashed into scaffolding on the structure, according to State Police.

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Jeff Prokos went through the process of having a tattoo removed by Rob Harris, who runs Disappearing Inc.

Yvonne Abraham

Erasing regret, one dot at a time

This is where mistakes go to die. Or at least to cease proclaiming themselves publicly.

Senator Stanley Rosenberg’s close ties to a public affairs firm, through his partner, Bryon Hefner (right), add a layer of complexity to his attendance at events held by Regan Communications or any of its clients.

Company reassigns partner of legislator

Bryon Hefner, who works for a prominent Boston PR firm and is the domestic partner of Stanley Rosenberg, has been reassigned out of state.

Volunteers Karen Dibella (left) and Raquel Cuellar helped the canvassing effort in the South End.

Health Connector reaches out about enrollment deadline

Tuesday is the last day to apply and pay for health care coverage that begins Jan. 1.

President Kennedy’s letter to 8-year-old Michelle Rochon says he shares her concerns, not just for the fate of Santa but all people.

JFK letter reassuring girl about Santa is re-released

“You must not worry about Santa Claus,” Kennedy wrote to an 8-year-old, more than 50 years ago.

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Coverage of Thomas Menino


Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.


Mr. Baer showed the prototype of the first games console, invented by him, at the Games Convention Online in 2009.

Ralph Baer, 92; inventor of first home video game system

He turned television sets into electronic fantasy lands by inventing and patenting the first home video game system.

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.

The 2014 election


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

Boston homicide map

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

Data desk

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The Globe’s data team enhances stories with data through charts, maps, and interactive graphics.

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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// Newcomers on Beacon Hill

November’s election swept in a bevy of new Beacon Hill denizens, from freshly minted legislators to top aides.

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.