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Unusually large loggerhead turtle found on Cape Cod

A sea turtle weighing close to 300 pounds washed up on an Eastham beach Thursday, the largest discovered in Massachusetts waters this century.

Boston unveils new ‘porous alley’ to combat stormwater pollution

Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Friday afternoon announced a new “porous alley” that helps absorbs rainwater and filters it back into the ground, rather than allowing the water to run into the sewage system, which can sometimes overflow during storms into local bodies of water.

Restored lion, unicorn statues ready for return to Old State House

Now freshly coated in gold and palladium, the statues will be unveiled in the Boston Massacre Plaza Sunday.

Milford police make arrest in convenience store robbery

For the past few days, police have been searching for a man who was caught on surveillance video robbing a Quick Mart.

Firefighters battle attic blaze in Revere

Firefighters are battling the flames at the 2 1/2 story house from the outside, a lieutenant said.

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The candidates for Boston mayor met for a forum last September.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

What happened to those who ran for Boston’s mayor

Marty Walsh has been in the news nearly nonstop, but the others have largely disappeared from the public stage. Where’d they go?

Miriam Ortiz Clooney (center) of East Boston, who is from Mexico, shed tears as she watched President Obama’s national address at Student Immigrant Movement headquarters in Boston Thursday night.

Mixed reactions from locals on Obama’s immigration plan

Area residents felt a mix of disappointment and joy as it became clear that the president would help some immigrants, but not others.

Shui Tuen Chim (left), received food from volunteer Delia Alvarez at the Franciscan Food Center at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. Agencies that help those in need report much higher demand this year.

Holiday of plenty puts spotlight on the needs of many

Food pantries and social service agencies are helping a rising tide of poor residents get through Thanksgiving.

Adrian Walker

Leveling the playing field at Daly Field

Environmentalists complain that the state has cut too generous a deal for Simmons College and a community group to reclaim the field.

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.


Chief Quinn oversaw a move to computerize Newton’s police records.

William Quinn, 86; ex-Newton police chief

Mr. Quinn was a World War II veteran and considered an innovator in his time as Newton’s top officer.

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.

Adrian Walker

Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

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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.