DA lauds bystander after ‘cruel’ attack on homeless man

A woman threw herself on top of the man after two former college football players, including a member of BC’s 2013 team, beat him unconscious, authorities said.

Charles Street AME had been reluctant to give up the Roxbury Renaissance Center project, which is built with a $3.3 million construction loan.

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Historic Roxbury church agrees to sell community center

The sale will allow the Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church to emerge from bankruptcy.

BETABOSTON

Aereo a ploy to flout copyright law, and that might be OK

If the thousands of tiny antennas are “fine,” it’s possible Aereo’s service may be fine in the eyes of the court, too.

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OPINION | Roderick MacLeish and Stephen Delinsky

Mental illness isn’t a crime, so why treat it that way?

In Mass., many with schizophrenia are locked up in barren cells, bound and alone. If that happened anywhere else, we’d call it torture.

 The Painted Burro in Somerville made two major changes to improve noise levels: It moved the location of the bar and added soundproofing under the tables and chairs and to the ceiling and walls (painted with images).

For restaurant owners, striking the right noise level is key

In sampling the decibel levels at several local restaurants, we determine where conversation might be a challenge — and what owners are doing about noise.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/dupont-14715.tif Red Wings running themselves out of series vs. Bruins

The Bruins are getting better, the Red Wings worse, and there was nothing about Boston’s Game 3 win that hinted that things are going to change.

 Pedestrians walk past a Primark store in central London, 23 April, 2014. Primark is to open its first stores in America, beginning with clothing store in Boston, Massachusetts, the clothing retailer announced 23 April.

Dublin retailer to open store at former Filene’s site

Primark plans to open a 70,000-square-foot store late in 2015 at a location once occupied by Filene’s in Downtown Crossing.

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From the archives

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/oldnorthchurch001-2066.jpg The Old North Church

Boston’s oldest church structure is where Paul Revere told patriots to hang two lanterns that warned of the impending British occupation.