Boston Marathon bombing trial

At Marathon bombing trial, Tsarnaev appears detached

Prosecutor William Weinreb made his opening statement Wednesday as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, at right, watched.

Art Lien

So far, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been quiet and low-key, conversing generally only when one of his lawyers initiates a chat.

// More Marathon bombing survivors expected to testify today

Three survivors spoke in vivid detail on the first day of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial about their experiences.

// Marathon survivor posts emotional letter to Tsarnaev

“TODAY...I looked at you right in the face....and realized I wasn’t afraid anymore,” Rebekah Gregory wrote on Facebook after testifying.


// Tsarnaev had four minutes to change history

After four minutes, the alleged Marathon bomber turned right, while everybody else’s head jerked left, looking down Boylston.

Actor Kevin Chapman enjoying a cigar with friends at Stanza Dei Sigari in the North End.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Actor Kevin Chapman stays true to his roots

The Dorchester native is famous for his everyman roles in such films as “Mystic River” and “Ladder 49,” and the CBS series “Person of Interest.”

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

// Battling the bloatware blight on PCs, Androids

Many of the devices are cluttered with programs you never installed and may not want.

With calm, cool end to week, no big storms in sight

While the Cape and islands will continue to see snowfall through the afternoon, most of the state will be dry.

In this image taken from a drone, Jesus Foentes of Ice Dam Liquidators used steam to clear the roof of this Carlisle home.

Dmitry Lipinskiy/Ice dam Liquidators

Minnesota crews come to the rescue of Mass. rooftops

Hundreds of people in the Boston area are begging for help from Minnesotan contractors who specialize in dealing with ice dams.

// Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts by 2018

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is reacting to growing public concern about how the animals are treated.

// Baker budget aims to rein in state spending

Governor Baker said his plan also makes key investments in education, transportation, and to cities and towns.

Evan Horowitz

// A look at what’s in Baker’s budget

Governor Charlie Baker’s first budget proposal is all about the deficit.

Priority No. 1 for the Patriots is figuring out the Darrelle Revis situation.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff/File

Ben Volin | on football

Patriots have franchise-altering decisions to make

Monday could be the final day in a Patriots uniform for some fans’ most beloved players.

Trading third-line right wing Loui Eriksson and his $4.25 million cap hit the next two seasons probably wouldn’t have gone over real well in the Bruins locker room, but pleasing his players isn’t Peter Chiarelli’s job.


Bruins GM missed opportunity at trade deadline

Peter Chiarelli could have auctioned off high-priced veterans who are clogging the salary cap.

Blue Cross vastly expands quality-based payment systems

The state’s largest health insurer will broaden its system that pays doctors based on how well they care for patients.

Yvonne Abraham

// More advice for Boston’s new superintendent

No matter how great his achievements, boatloads of Bostonians will inevitably deride Tommy Chang.

Marathon trial podcast

// Inside the Marathon bombing trial

Subscribe to the “Finish Line” podcast, where the Globe’s Kevin Cullen and David Boeri of WBUR offer insight and access to the trial.



// May Boston’s space savers rest in peace

Pull something out of the house and into a parking space, and you know it might well disappear forever.

The Big Picture

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month, February 2015

A look at some of the best work from Globe staff photographers last month.