USOC says it supports Boston’s Olympic bid

The United States Olympic Committee denied a report that it was looking at other US cities because of a faltering response in Boston.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Tsarnaev defense tried to put brother on trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense rested its case after attempting to show that he was influenced by his brother, Tamerlan.


// Planting seeds of doubt

Defense lawyers focused on eroding the prosecution’s contention that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was as culpable as his brother.

US Attorney’s Office

Interactive database

The evidence and witnesses

A look at the witnesses, evidence, and key players in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

// Nine Mass. colleges scrutinized over financial aid

The heightened federal scrutiny comes amid concerns over the schools’ ability to manage student aid money.

Former Chelsea housing head Michael McLaughlin departed Moakley Federal Court after a hearing on Feb. 19, 2013.

Chelsea housing head was focused on retirement package

Michael McLaughlin repeatedly spoke of his lucrative financial package, according to court testimony.

Republican Kane, Democrat Madaro win special elections

In elections for state representative, Hannah Kane won in Central Mass. and Adrian Madaro won in East Boston.

// Boston chamber taps convention center’s Rooney as next CEO

The appointment of James Rooney could have ramifications for the city beyond the Boston chamber’s operations.

DCF workers deal with ‘shameful’ office conditions

Workers at the beleaguered child welfare agency are contending with fleas, mice, and an overload of cases, a survey found.

01warbler - Breeding male blackpoll warbler (Setophaga striata). (Robert Royse)

Robert Royse

Tiny blackpoll warbler makes mind-boggling migration

Researchers confirmed that the small birds make incredible transoceanic flights by outfitting some of them with geolocator devices.

Boston-03/31/15- Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers- Bruins Loui Eriksson patiently makes his move on Panther's goalie Roberto Luongo to score a 1st period goal. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

Bruins 3, Panthers 2

Late Milan Lucic goal lifts Bruins over Panthers

Lucic scored with 1:09 left in regulation as the Bruins rallied for the win at TD Garden.

// Kraft recalls conversation with Hernandez after Lloyd death

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

Rob Gronkowski during a Super Bowl victory parade.


Gronk’s looking for a woman who ‘cooks, cleans, makes big cash’

Appearing on “The Jim Rome Show,” the Patriots tight end was asked to describe his ideal spouse.

The scene at Area Four during President Obama’s visit to the restaurant.


Behind the scenes

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.

Chinatown’s streets were crowded during the Chinese New Year celebration in Boston on Feb. 1, 2009.

Chinatown, immigrant haven, fights for its life

Boston’s last immigrant enclave in the heart of the city is trying to retain its identity during a construction boom that is redefining the urban landscape.

US Secretary of State John Kerry attended negotiations in Switzerland.

Evan Horowitz

If the Iran negotiations succeed, what happens next?

As the US, Iran, and other international powers agree to extend talks, some of the most vexing issues still lie ahead.

// Dana-Farber’s president to retire next summer

Under Dr. Edward Benz Jr.’s tenure, the specialty hospital has grown to more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

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

// Episode 14: Prosecution rests, Tsarnaev defense begins

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


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.

The Big Picture

Toru Hanai/Reuters

Radioactive Fukushima

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