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Madaro tops Ruggiero in East Boston election

Adrian Madaro narrowly defeated Joe Ruggiero in the Democratic primary for state representative.

Boston’s pick for superintendent comes from district that spent less for similar academic results

Newly selected Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang is poised to move across the country, leaving a school district that has performed similarly to Boston in terms of academic achievement.

Woman dies after jumping off Tobin Bridge

An adult female died tonight after jumping off the Tobin Bridge, authorities said.

MBTA subway ridership returning to normal, officials say

Ridership on MBTA subway lines has sometimes exceeded normal levels in recent days, transit officials said.

Tommy Chang chosen as new Boston school superintendent

Chang has been working for the past three years as an administrator in the Los Angeles school district.

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Wesley Reid of Milton helped shovel out the docks at the MIT Sailing Pavilion last month.

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Snow expected to change to rain overnight

Two to three inches of snow is forecast tonight, followed by sleet and then rain Wednesday morning.

// 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.

Evan Horowitz

// State budget questions you were too embarrassed to ask

The process for next year starts tomorrow, when Governor Charlie Baker releases his proposal.

// State officials wary about early retirements

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

Aaron Hernandez on trial



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


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


Boston will compete with cities from around the world as it seeks to host the Summer Games in nine years.

Data desk

//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

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


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.