Latest Metro headlines

Chelsea woman found guilty in fatal 2010 Christmas Eve fire

Melissa Pfeiffer was convicted of starting a fire in her apartment that killed 20-year-old Crystal Lynn Blanchard.

MBTA employees criticize effort toward privatization, layoffs

The MBTA said it wants to privatize several departments, a move that could eliminate 250 jobs.

Winthrop man assaulted officer, hit man with his car, police say

Police are searching for a Winthrop man they believe assaulted an officer and then hit a man with his car as he drove away.

Former cafeteria worker pleads guilty to raping teenager

The Weymouth woman, who worked in a middle school cafeteria, was sentenced to at least two-and-a-half years in state prison.

Springfield man is freed after 1992 rape conviction is overturned

George Perrot was released after 30 years behind bars at an emotional bail hearing Wednesday.

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Voters hit the polls in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, including this polling location in Chichester.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe staff

Finally, it was time for N.H. voters to choose

After months of taking measure of the candidates, voters flooded the state’s polling places Tuesday.

Thomas Farragher

// Mass. public records law needs some teeth

We easily have one of the most anemic public records laws in the US, and it’s a disgrace.

// Richard ‘Dic’ Donohue to retire from Transit Police

Donohue was wounded in 2013 during the shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers.

// Ex-St. George’s School chaplain now target of N.C. abuse probe

The Rev. Howard White Jr. was fired by the school in 1974 after he was accused of abusing a male student.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

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.

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.

Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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.