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More than 15,000 without power

The state’s main power companies are reporting the outages as a strong storm hits the region.

Casino backers spending heavily on TV ads

Thousands of TV ads urging Mass. voters to say no to a casino repeal have aired already.

Slain Dorchester woman recalled as doting mom, student

Maria Sanchez’s life ended violently Saturday in an attack loved ones say started as an argument over a cigarette.

N.H. special education school faces abuse allegations

Families claimed that several staff members verbally or physically abused their children.

Duxbury official describes attack by fired coach on students

The assistant high school football coach punched two students and shouted obscenities, the superintendent said.

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Groups rally for ballot questions on casino repeal, sick time

Clergy led a “Yes For Justice” prayer rally at Harvard’s Memorial Church on Wednesday.

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Clergy, academics, and others gathered at Harvard in support of the ballot questions.

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Urban voters get a win

Cities will be key in the gubernatorial election, and urban voters are not being taken for granted.

Aniah Mitchell and fellow fourth graders clapped after watching an anniversary film that recounted the Mather School's 375th birthday.

Dorchester elementary school marks 375th anniversary

The Mather Elementary School celebrated a historic milestone for what is billed as the country’s first public elementary school.

High winds, heavy rains rattle Bay State

Steady, heavy rainfall throughout the next two days could flood the region overnight and into Thursday.

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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.

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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// Patrick’s legacy shows dents

As the candidates running for governor try to match his electoral success, Deval Patrick gets mixed reviews from voters.

Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

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.