In Marathon tribute, thanks for kindness

A day marked by somber reflection and painful remembrance was also one filled with love and gratitude from survivors.

Photo gallery

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Remembrance events were held in Boston today.

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Police blew up two backpacks on Boylston Street for precautionary reasons and had a man in custody for questioning.

Jake Peavy allowed one run on three hits in six innings against his former team.

White sox 2, red sox 1

Red Sox throw it away in bottom of ninth

The Red Sox squandered a good pitching performance by Jake Peavy with a walk-off error by Xander Bogaerts.

Casual marijuana use changes brain, new report shows

Young adults who occasionally smoked marijuana show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain, according to a new study by Boston researchers.

Secretary of State William Galvin’s complaint says the Marlborough company has raised over $1 billion worldwide.

Galvin charges phone-service company with $90m fraud

Secretary of State William Galvin charged a Marlborough company with running a billion-dollar pyramid scheme.

Women sue lingerie companies over fat-reducing garments

Two Mass. women say undergarments infused with capsules of caffeine and vitamins failed to live up to claims that they would melt away fat.

While fans have cheered the Bruins to the top spot in the East, the Celtics have sputtered to one of the worst records in the NBA.

Bruins and Celtics are tale of opposite directions

You see it in TV ratings, in ticket prices, and in fans’ loyalties. The Bruins are flying high, while the Celtics are headed home.

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In the first military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, special forces recaptured a small airport, the government said.

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Chef Jeremy Sewall calls the presentation of tender lamb, asparagus, fava beans, peas, and mushrooms “a spring awakening.”

Opinion

TOM KEANE

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Martin Walsh is reportedly “dead set” against dispensaries, meaning they will have an uphill battle in the City on a Hill.

Politics

Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee Stephen Brewer is a prostate cancer survivor.

Legislators push effort on prostate cancer care

Three members of the Mass. Legislature are speaking out about their own battles against prostate cancer in an effort to elevate awareness.