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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.

Mass. pilots’ reports of laser strikes have increased 175%

Federal Aviation Administration records indicate that laser beams are striking aircrafts at increased rates in recent years, putting pilots and passengers at risk.

R.I. officials say dating apps contributing to rise in STDs

With rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia at a 10-year high, state officials are looking at the new technologies.

Dorchester blaze may have been caused by lightning strike

The two-alarm fire broke out early Wednesday morning at a single family home.

Police seek man believed connected to Mission Hill break-ins

After two break-ins on Monday, Boston police are asking the public to help them identify a ”person of interest.”

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The condos would be built on Old Harbor Street on South Boston’s east side, replacing this shrine to the Virgin Mary.

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South Boston residents object to latest condo proposal

The plan calls for a nine-unit complex on the site of a garden and shrine to the Virgin Mary.

One storm system is headed out to sea, but another is coming in from the west.

After tornado warning, storms move off Cape Cod

The National Weather Service called off a tornado warning in southwestern Barnstable County at 9:30 a.m.

Campers filled the top deck of the ferry en route to Long Island for the first day of Camp Harbor View.

Bridge gone, but thanks to ferry, Camp Harbor View open

A ferry carried hundreds of Boston youths to Long Island on Tuesday for the 2015 opening of Camp Harbor View.


// For Al Irish, 95, Cape Cod League is still his passion

There’s no place Irish, the heart and soul of Cape Cod baseball, would rather be than at a Falmouth Commodores game.

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.