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An Auburn child lost amidst chaos and addiction

Enter Avalena Conway-Coxon’s world, where only in death did the toddler get the full loving focus she deserved.

Chess notes

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, scholar Michael Ledeem made a vital point: Bridge, not chess, is the ultimate war game.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, August 30, the 242d day of 2015. There are 123 days left in the year.

Yvonne Abraham

Bid for change in District 4

The inertia of incumbency is Andrea Campbell’s biggest hurdle as she tries to unseat city councilor Charles Yancey.

Man fatally stabbed at P.F. Chang’s in Peabody

An employee of the restaurant in the Northshore Mall has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a co-worker to death.

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Participants danced in Boston's annual Carnival Day parade on Saturday.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Carnival Day parade is rollicking, peaceable

Thousands of revelers participated in the Caribbean festival, an explosion of color and music that wound through the city.

Charles Yancey and Andrea Campbell.

Yvonne Abraham

Bid for change in District 4

The inertia of incumbency is Andrea Campbell’s biggest hurdle as she tries to unseat city councilor Charles Yancey.

Police were at the scene of a shooting on Creston Street in which one man was killed and two were injured.

One man killed, four others wounded in three shootings

The gunfire that left Tedford “Tj” Davis dead capped off several hours of violence, in which the city recorded three separate shootings.

Boston University students, with the help of friends and family, filled large laundry hampers with belongings as they moved into their dorm rooms.

Move-in week commotion expected in Boston

Boston’s annual move-in week, which will reach its crescendo Monday and Tuesday, will see thousands moving into — and out of — apartments.

Shift to online MBA casts light on Simmons’ financial picture

Simmons College will scrap its bricks-and-mortar MBA in favor of an online-only program that will accept men.

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

Data desk

// 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.

Globe Investigations

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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.