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City Council races drawing few candidates

“I think people are electioned out,” said City Councilor Stephen J. Murphy.

Court halts man’s plans to build veterans museum

A Manchester, N.H. man’s effort to build a veterans museum was temporarily derailed Monday.

Police say man by BMC helipad had guns, drugs

A New Hampshire man found allegedly armed and wearing body armor told police he was “just enjoying my civil liberties.”

Stamford, Conn.

Teen admits role in young motorcyclist’s death

The 13-year-old motorcyclist was killed when his neck struck a rope strung across a dirt-bike trail in Wilton, Conn.

Marathon back on the road to normal

This year, the 119-year old race began to return to its roots as a civic celebration and internationally acclaimed athletic competition.

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Volunteers stood in the rain before the start of the race.

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A wet, windy, cold Marathon Monday

Marathon runners and fans along the 26-mile course can expect rain, wind, and temperatures in the 40s throughout the day.

Doctors Charles Nyman, Danny Muehlschlegel, and Pinak Shah got their race numbers on Saturday.

Doctors run Marathon in memory of slain colleague

Ten runners, most of whom worked with Dr. Michael J. Davidson at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, will run in Davidson’s honor.

Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky at Beth Israel just two weeks after the bombing.

Couple who lost limbs in bombings opposes death penalty

Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes said they have wrestled with their feelings about Tsarnaev in the two years since the bombing.

Adrian Walker

Fight over African center heats up at BU

Boston University plans to pull the plug on the African Presidential Center, but Ambassador Charles Stith is fighting the decision.

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.

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.

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.