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Charlie Baker taps Kristen Lepore for budget chief

Lepore, whose world spans both business and Beacon Hill, would be responsible for managing state coffers.


Retired Bishop Maguire dies at age 95

Former Bishop Joseph Maguire, who led the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield from 1977 to 1992 and faced allegations following retirement that clergy sex abuse and cover-up of that abuse had happened on his watch, died Sunday evening at the age of 95.

With help from big hands, Boston Rescue Mission offers its day of thanks

Latanya Hardy of Dorchester will host Thanksgiving dinner this year for the first time, serving a 17-pound turkey, potatoes, yams, stuffing and a big apple pie. A single mother, Hardy and her daughter, Samaiah, 10, plan to give special thanks that day to Boston Rescue Mission, for the turkey and other holiday fixings they took home on Sunday from the nonprofit’s Day of Thanks, an annual preholiday celebration.

Ahead of Ferguson decision, an education in nonviolence

As the nation awaits word on the fate of Darren Wilson, a Boston minister is teaching activists in Missouri nonviolent tactics.

Beach erosion reveals centuries-old artifacts and puts highlight on the problem

In Sandwich, there has long been a theory to explain why the town managed to easily escape harm during the War of 1812. A silly mistake. By the British. Now, as beach erosion is revealing some artifacts from that era, a spotlight is again put on the damage nature is doing to the town’s coast, which may be more of a threat than the British ever were.

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Executive immigration action announced on Thursday won’t help Sione da Silva (left).

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In Mass., Obama’s order creates fault line for thousands

Some of the 185,000 illegal immigrants in Massachusetts will be helped by Obama’s order, while others still wait.

A Wellesley College student read a controversial poster on a bulletin board at the school’s campus center.

Ousted Hillel staff upsets Wellesley students

Wellesley College has abruptly removed its Hillel director and Jewish chaplain in a restructuring, angering Jewish students.

The newly renovated teen center’s common area.

New teen center opens in Mattapan

The center includes homework space, a kitchen, technology room, music studio, and a performing arts area.

Yvonne Abraham

It’s a Cosby world we live in

For the multiple women who came forward, it was their word against the beloved, sanctimonious Bill Cosby.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

The 2014 election


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

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Avery Miraglia, 13, (left) and his father, Joe, of Ashfield were on the lookout for a wild turkey in April.

In pursuit of wild turkeys

Turkeys may stroll through suburban neighborhoods this time of year, but it’s no easy task to take one from the woods in time for Thanksgiving.

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// How Congress connects on Twitter

In the digital age, the way members of Congress interact on Twitter can tell us a lot about offline relationships.

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.

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.