Women in two sexual assaults used Uber

Three women said they were indecently assaulted Sunday while using ride-share services in Boston.

Unions would be big beneficiaries of a 2024 Boston Olympics

The 2024 Olympics could represent the city?s biggest group of construction projects since the Big Dig.

Boston still in hunt for 2024 Olympics

Boston was one of four cities to make a presentation to the USOC, which will decide in January which city will make the US bid.

Boston has used rules and tactics afforded under the rubric of ?urban renewal? guidelines to transform its skyline and neighborhoods since the 1960s.


Walsh seeks to extend city?s urban renewal powers

The move would allow the BRA to use eminent domain powers, tax breaks and other tools to shape development in large sections of Boston.

Heroin overdose deaths surge across the state

Authorities reported 58 suspected heroin deaths so far this month, the same number for all of November.

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C. Samuel Sutter?s win sets the stage for his possible departure as top prosecutor before the Aaron Hernandez trial next month.

Two of the stars of the 2004 curse-breaking Red Sox team  ? Curt Schilling (left) and Pedro Martinez ? are on Dan Shaughnessy?s Hall of Fame ballot.

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Strong case for Curt Schilling, Pedro Martinez for Hall

Shaughnessy also voted for Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Tim Raines, and Alan Trammell, a personal high of six in all.

Say what you will about Patrick?s lack of oversight when it comes to state agencies and the current budget deficit, but on the Massachusetts economy, he can leave Beacon Hill with his head held high. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Shirley Leung

On economy, Patrick can hold his head high

Hindsight gives Governor Deval Patrick high marks for his tenure, but there are still some things to worry about if he runs for president in five years.

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The move by the former Florida governor could dramatically reshape the Republican primary.

Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) watches his shot go past Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, and Dougie Hamilton (27) for a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey gameTuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Predators 3, Bruins 2

Bruins lose to Predators in shootout

The Bruins earned a point on the road, but Derek Roy scored the only goal as Nashville was victorious.

Bridgewater State Hospital.

State deal pledges better care at Bridgewater Hospital

In the agreement, a monitoring group will be at the troubled hospital to watch how guards and clinicians treat mentally ill patients.

Thomas Farragher

Remembering two parents, and what they left behind

The passing of a father, and then a mother, is cause for memories and appreciation.

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In Moscow, panicky consumers rushed out to buy major appliances before they became even more expensive.

 Globe Santa and the Globe?s Bill Connolly flanked Rita Cornelio and Vincent Piro from the Kiwanis Club of Medford after they donated $3,000 at Nappi?s restaurant.

Globe Santa

Young mother stays strong for challenges ahead

Every request sent to Globe Santa is sent for the same reason: Mothers and fathers want their children to be happy on Christmas.



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Klein was both change agent and lightning rod during his eight-plus years as chancellor of the New York City Schools.

The Big Picture

Best photos of 2014, part 1

Photographs from around the world on a range of topics and events taken during 2014.