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Woman wielding box-cutter disarmed and taken into custody, police say

Boston police disarmed a woman wielding a box cutter and took her into custody in East Boston on Saturday evening, authorities said.

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Three strikes and he was out on streets again

Angelo West knew the gun he was carrying was a ticket back to jail, and he wasn’t going out like that.

3 suspicious deaths investigated in N.H.

Police responded to a 911 call Saturday reporting a deceased woman in a Bedford home and found three people dead inside.

New restrictions on debt collectors in district court

It was 2009 when the state’s highest court moved to curb abuses by debt collectors in small claims courts. Since then, debt collection attorneys have been required to certify they have sued debtors at the correct address and have evidence that the debt is actually owed.But the Supreme Judicial Court did nothing to provide the same protections to the tens of thousands of debtors who are sued in the civil sessions of the 62 district courts and the Boston Municipal Court.

Wounded officer commanded respect in Iraq

Those who served under John Moynihan said he always worked shoulder to shoulder with his soldiers and wasn’t afraid of action.

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03/25/2015 ROCKPORT, MA Copy photo of Walt Julian (cq) in his Rockport barbershop in 2014. (Courtesy of Julian Family) caption by aram boghosian

Courtesy of Julian family

Rockport barbershop closing is the end of an era

When Julian opened his shop in 1955, haircuts were a dollar, and he shared his building with a tailor and cobbler shop owned by his father-in-law.

Workers installed new “Do Not Enter” signs on South Boston streets in February.

One-way streets gain favor in South Boston

Now that most of the snow has melted, some residents are not ready to say goodbye to one-way streets.

// Burlington day-care provider charged in baby death

Tests performed following the infant’s death suggest she died after being shaken while in the care of Pallavi Macharla, 40.


Film tax credit is a flop

The multi-million dollar handout by taxpayers is a bogus tax credit that no longer makes sense.

US v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his now-deceased brother, Tamerlan, allegedly set off explosives at the Boston Marathon.

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.


From left, Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina, Mr. Shaffer, Robert McCandless, and John Dean discussed top secret documents during a break in the Watergate hearings in 1973.

Charles Shaffer at 82; attorney for John Dean during Watergate

Before his high-profile representation of Dean, Mr. Shaffer served as a Justice Department lawyer during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

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.

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.

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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.