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Two men wounded in Dorchester shooting; one victim has life-threatening injuries

A second man was also shot but able to make his own way to Boston hospital Tuesday, Boston police said.

All levels of BPS community protest budget cuts

Teachers, students, and parents marched and chanted outside public schools across Boston.

Your new best friend is just a click away

Cats and dogs at the MSPCA’s Boston shelter can be seen from anywhere, anytime.

Your new best friend is just a click away

Cats and dogs at the MSPCA’s Boston shelter can be seen from anywhere.

This summer is going to be a scorcher, forecasters say

Unpack your bathing suits and plug in your air conditioners. No, seriously.

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The number of out-of-state students planning to attend UMaine’s flagship campus in Orono has skyrocketed.

Fred Field for The Boston Globe/file

Tuition cuts make UMaine a hot college for Mass. students

A record number of out-of-state students, including hundreds from Mass., will head to Orono this fall.


// Battle over Prouty Garden moves to courtroom

Boston Children’s Hospital wants to develop the garden, over the objections of many.

//,_by_Samuel_Atkins_c.1794-10481.jpg Capt. James Cook’s ship may be languishing off the coast of R.I.

A group of marine archaeologists believe there’s a hidden historical treasure deep beneath the ocean’s surface.

// State Senate candidate sued for 2011 collision with police cruiser

Joseph Boncore, who says he had two drinks before the crash, was found not guilty of driving under the influence.

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

//[1].jpg Key reports from Globe’s Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

The Boston Globe’s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

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.