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Man convicted in officer’s killings paroled

A man convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two Springfield police officers in 1985 is getting out of prison next week.

George Reichenbach, 85; supported conservation in Carlisle

Dr. Reichenbach taught at MIT before moving into industry and then to private equity and venture capital firms.

N.H. special education school faces abuse allegations

Two families filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against a highly regarded residential and day school for special education students in New Hampshire, alleging that several staff members verbally or physically abused their children.

Foster, R.I.

State signs deed for its highest point

Rhode Island’s highest point is now owned by the state.


Middleton crash victims identified

MIDDLETON (AP) — The driver of a Ferrari that crashed in Middleton last weekend, killing himself and his passenger, has been identified as the president of a chain of auto dealerships.

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The burned on Kingston Street in Lawrence,

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Thomas Farragher

Amid the ashes of fatal Lawrence blaze, shattered lives

Investigators will write reports. Neighbors will help neighbors. And a family will plan twin funerals.

High winds, heavy rains rattle Bay State

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

Robel Phillipos (left) is accused of lying to the FBI in the days following the Marathon attack.

Jury deliberations resume in Robel Phillipos trial

The friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of lying to the FBI in the days following the Marathon attack.

// Officials raze Blackstone house where infants’ bodies were found

“The house is down right now,” and workers are “basically just putting the contents of the house into Dumpsters,” an official said.

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// Boston homicides in 2014

Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

The 2014 election

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In 1999, former prime minister Gough Whitlam campaigned in Melbourne to make Australia a republic.

Gough Whitlam, at 98; Australian prime minister ushered in many changes

The flamboyant Australian prime minister was a controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis.

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.