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Sean Gannon’s funeral service was held at Saint Pius X Church on Thursday.

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A man determined to choose violence. A cop determined to live a good life

Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal accused of killing him could not have been more different.

State Police official faces theft charges

The woman who heads the State Police payroll department has been on unpaid leave for months amid allegations that she’s been stealing from the agency.

// The Andover Shop, a Harvard Square salon for jazz artists and literati, is up for sale

The store has a well-known tradition of classic style. But nearby retailers say ongoing construction in Harvard Square has decreased their revenue.

// You got into college. Congratulations! Here’s the bill

High school seniors have until May 1 to weigh the costs versus the benefits of the colleges where they’ve been accepted.

// Thornton Law Firm didn’t break state campaign finance laws, prosecutor says

The decision ends the state inquiry into Thornton Law Firm. But federal investigations, which began in 2016, are ongoing.