Chinatown fights for its future amid construction boom

Activists Ruodi Duan, left, and Betty Fong work to protect tenants such a Pei Ying Yu, right, at 103 Hudson St.

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A mad scramble is taking place to preserve Boston’s last immigrant enclave in the heart of the city.

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Stagnant wages and competing demands on workers’ wallets are often to blame, a wide-ranging study found.

Survey shows overworked, anxious child welfare staff

“In my 20-plus years of DCF, this has been the most stressful, trying time I’ve ever experienced,” one worker wrote.

On Monday, Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers asked the judge to bar Alexander Bradley (above) from testifying altogether.

Man allegedly shot by Hernandez expected to testify

Alexander Bradley is suing Aaron Hernandez, but he is barred from mentioning the shooting if he testifies.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

KEVIN CULLEN

Tsarnaev defense was able to plant seeds of doubt

By keeping their focus on Tamerlan during the guilt phase, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys now hope to save his life.

Passengers passed through turnstiles underneath a countdown clock at the Massachusetts Avenue station.

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Robin Washington

10 things the MBTA doesn’t need to fix

Interviews with riders, advocates, critics, and management, as well as personal experience, found things that do work on the T.

Faulty MBTA equipment detailed at Beacon Hill hearing

A senior lawmaker suggested that the Legislature consider taking away the agency’s power to purchase its own equipment.

“Is the conversation revolving around the future of the Commonwealth? If it’s not, then we’re not having the right conversation,” said John Fish, the chairman of Boston 2024.

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Shirley Leung

Boston 2024’s problem? It’s not John Fish, it’s us.

This is more than just about Fish and his improbable dream. At stake is nothing less than Boston’s reputation.

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During his testimony, the Patriots owner said he asked Hernandez to look him in the eyes and tell him the truth.

Crux

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/01/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/indiana150-975.jpg Why Indiana’s religious freedom law is causing such an uproar

It has to do with intent, as well as an expanded definition of who — or what — is entitled to religious liberty.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

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When Sarah Haig is asked about what she does for a living, the possible answers are show-stoppers.

A breeding female blackpoll warbler. In the fall, the birds undertake a marathon migration over the ocean.

ROBERT ROYSE

Warblers turn into ‘flying machines’ for journey south

Birds tracked by researchers completed the incredible trip from New England to South America, flying up to 1,721 miles in one go.

Jackie Bradley Jr. refuses to dwell on a nightmarish season in which he hit .198.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Unfazed, Jackie Bradley Jr. stays the course

“I can prove that what people saw last year wasn’t who I am as a player,” said the erstwhile center fielder.

Names

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Wahlberg will produce and maybe star in the movie, to be called “Patriots’ Day,” for CBS Films, according to reports.

Behind the scenes

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/areafour.jpg Preparing for lunch at Area Four with the president

Michael Krupp kept the secret for a week and a half: The president was coming to his Kendall Square restaurant for lunch.

Munch Madness 2015

Vote for a champion

It’s the last round to help choose the Boston area’s top restaurant. Which of these two eateries will get your vote?

Marathon trial podcast

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This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.

Opinion

DANTE RAMOS

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Intentionally or not, Police Commissioner Evans set a precedent by sharing surveillance footage with African-American civic leaders.

The Big Picture

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Radioactive Fukushima

Trash sits in plastic sacks across the region, piling up in abandoned rice paddies, parking lots and even residents’ backyards.