US cites schools’ English-language failure

The violations are so widespread that the Boston system is concerned federal agencies might head to court to force compliance.

// Bullet is removed from officer shot in Roxbury

Officer John Moynihan is expected to leave Boston Medical Center’s intensive care unit in the coming days.

Flowers were placed by the mailbox in front of the home where three suspicious deaths took place in Bedford, N.H.

Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

Quiet Bedford, N.H. stunned by triple homicide

Authorities said they are not currently seeking any suspects after three were found dead in a sprawling red-brick home.

“We had the conversation backwards – our fault,” said David Manfredi, co-chairman of Boston 2024’s master planning committee.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File

Boston 2024 works to address early mistakes

As organizers regroup and focus on a 19-month battle to win support, they are aware they need to avoid any more political pitfalls.

Iran relents on key component of nuclear agreement

Iran backed away from a critical part of a proposed nuclear deal with the negotiating deadline two days away.

// Germanwings crash settlements likely to vary by passenger nationality

The families of the three Americans are likely to get a higher amount because US courts usually award more than others.

Long-term care insurer leaves Mass.

Genworth stopped selling new polices here because regulators have yet to act on rate increases the company sought in 2012.

// Colo. area puts nation’s wealth gap in sharp relief

The chasm between the super-rich and the working poor is widely seen as the greatest division in America. Yet there is no consensus on what to do.

In Japan, William Sturgis Bigelow became a Buddhist. // photograph from the La Farge and Bundy families

The MFA’s Hokusai show includes Woman Looking at Herself in a Mirror, from his collection. // Photograph from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bigelow’s gifts to the MFA include “Hokusai’s Phoenix.”  /// Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

William Sturgis Bigelow wore a trademark swallowtail beard. /// photo from Warner family

Bigelow met Teddy Roosevelt in 1896. //  photo from the La Farge family

In an 1883 letter from Boston, a cousin exhorted Bigelow to “give us something really worth having from Japan.” /// photo from Roger Warner

“The Great Wave” was also among Bigelow’s gifts to the Boston museum. /// Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bigelow’s associates in Japan included (from left) zoologist Edward S. Morse, and Okakura Kakuzo and Ernest F. Fenollosa, who each went on to become curators at the MFA. Bigelow stands at far right. // photo from Lowell Observatory Archives

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Arts Issue

Seeing Hokusai in Boston? Thank this eccentric Brahmin

The vast majority of the Japanese works in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston show come from a rebel named William Sturgis Bigelow.

For years the city has been feeling its way back toward prosperity.

location, location, location

What is it like to live in Holyoke?

Constructed as one of the nation’s first planned industrial cities, Holyoke is imbued with purpose.

Take our vitamin quiz

Can vitamin C ward off a cold? Do children need vitamins more than adults? Experts explain.

Globe magazine

Inside the battle for Boston’s country music soul

A brash radio newcomer, WBWL/The Bull, takes on a legacy station, WKLB, spurring a good ol’ throwdown.

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Television Review

A damning view of Scientology in HBO’s ‘Going Clear’

The HBO documentary combines interviews with former members, reenactments, and footage of Scientology events.

A patient with bedbug bites.


Explaining the bedbug’s modern comeback

They’ve plagued human beings for as long as we’ve been laying our heads down to sleep.

A full-scale replica of the US Senate chamber is the centerpiece of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

Site lines | Robert Campbell

Capitol thinking at the Kennedy Institute

Seen from outdoors, the Institute is nothing but a single-story white box. But it’s hard to imagine a better design for this purpose and this site.

Water that slipped under an ice dam stained this bedroom ceiling.


How to fix home damage caused by winter

A contractor offers advice on how to repair wet floors and walls, get rid of mold, and deal with insurance companies.

Dining Out reviews

Where should you eat this week?

Whether going on a first date, planning a perfect proposal, or looking for a good bar scene, you have options. Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 13: How the Marathon bombs were built

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



// Police response to Roxbury shooting could serve as a model

City and police officials, politicians, and civic leaders took steps designed to assure a measured response and methodical investigation.

The Big Picture

Anees Mahyoub/Reuters

Yemen tumbling into chaos

Militants of the Islamic State claimed responsibility of a horrific attack on Shi’ite mosques in Yemen last week.