The Globe has selected 10 stories from the newsroom that made an impact in 2012. Click the headlines below to read the stories.
Child porn investigation uncovers a web of evil (7/29) The image of a toddler clutching a stuffed rabbit was the beginning of a case that led from a Milford man to a serial abuser in the Netherlands, and beyond.
68 Blocks | Dreams cut short, dreams reborn in Bowdoin-Geneva (12/16) It’s a neighborhood known for trouble, but Bowdoin-Geneva is much more than that. A Globe team spent months there, listening and asking why violence persists where love and loyalty also run so strong.
Fenway Park is part of us all (4/1) In good moments, sad moments, and bad moments, the home of the Red Sox has special meaning to New Englanders.
Brian McGrory | It’s greed to top all (4/13) Ted Kelly had a compensation package at Liberty Mutual of $50 million a year. To run an insurance company. It’s the clearest evidence yet of an unprecedented age of greed.
Justice in the Shadows | Many freed criminals avoid deportation, strike again (12/9) The vast and secretive US prison system for immigrants, stymied when it tries to deport some criminals, has quietly released thousands, including killers, a Globe investigation shows.
A deadly puzzle, and then a breakthrough (10/28) Physicians across the US faced mysterious and seemingly isolated cases that were part of a meningitis outbreak linked to a Framingham compounding pharmacy.
Ty Burr | Aurora tragedy must lead to deeper conversation (7/21) It might be time to talk about an entertainment culture that excels at selling violent power fantasies to people who feel powerless.
Political evolution of Mitt Romney (8/26) When considering his bookend appearances at the 1964 and 2012 GOP conventions, the question is not whether Mitt Romney has changed his outlook — he undeniably has — but why.
Grover Norquist, the emperor of no (5/31) How anti-tax crusader Norquist rose from Weston to Washington, all in the politics of no.
Little Caleigh was gone, and so was a family’s center (5/27) Two-year-old Caleigh Harrison vanished on a Rockport beach in April, apparently swept away with the tide. Grief, anger, and a thread of hope have defined her family’s life since.