Brian Joyce thrives at the edge of a fuzzy boundary

The state senator from Milton has frequently blurred the lines between his public duties and his private business.

// Needham High principal resigns amid investigation

The principal was placed on administrative leave in April after he was targeted in a complaint regarding workplace conduct.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Manny Pacquiao traded blows during Saturday’s welterweight unification bout.

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Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao in unanimous decision

Mayweather improved his record to 48-0-0, winning the most anticipated bout in years.

// Southie skeptical about bid for 2024 Olympics

The politically potent neighborhood has a long history of fighting change.

// Olympic bid faces daunting foreign rivals

Paris, Rome, and Hamburg offer much that Boston does for the 2024 Games — and maybe more.

Yvonne Abraham

Turning point is coming for transgender rights

We might have made strides on gay rights, but it’s still an ugly world for people who don’t fit the sex they were born into.

Senator Bernie Sanders got a warm welcome at a house party in Manchester, N.H.

In N.H., Bernie Sanders asserts he’s a credible candidate

The Vermont senator sought to convince voters he won’t be just the protest candidate against Hillary Clinton, but her credible alternative.

Pat Rogers (left) and fellow Boston police Officer Jennifer Penton at a June 2012 event.

Kevin Cullen

After anguish of suicide, Pat Rogers’s family finds purpose

The late officer’s family wants to start a conversation among the people who need to have it most.

// Study says fathers involved at home are happier at work

A Northeastern study shows men feel less stress when they have increased interaction with their children.

Rescuers find 3 survivors in Nepal days after quake

Two men and a woman were pulled from the rubble near Syauli village earlier this week.

The Mahmood family (from left) Shahla, Muhammad Nisar, Hamza, and Farah, and family friend Debra Portmann.

Fighting the lure of the galaxy of jihad

The Justice Department has launched a program in Boston to counter the lure of violent extremism spread by social media.

A bright spot for the Red Sox was young catcher Blake Swihart, who slid home in the seventh inning.


Red Sox still getting a free pass because of 2013 success

Somehow the Sox can lose a game like Saturday’s and yet come away feeling really great about themselves.

Marshall's Darryl Roberts was 43d out of 47 defensive backs selected in the 2015 NFL Draft — and the only one taken by the Patriots.


Patriots still thin at vital position of cornerback

Having not made the position a priority in the draft, they are going to have to ride Tom Brady again.

One AFC scout compares Titans first-round pick Marcus Mariota to NFL quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Ryan Tannehill.

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Ben Volin | On Football

Assessing the NFL Draft, from start to finish

Drama was lacking, but Marcus Mariota’s development will be interesting to watch.

All things catholic

// Francis’ encyclical on environment faces resistance

Also: Reframing the Vatican’s financial reform, how facing global threats may help US religious freedom debates, and a clarification on “luxury issues.”

Matthew Teitelbaum with patrons’ comments at an Art Gallery of Ontario show.

With new chief, MFA may see novel changes

After spending some time at the Art Gallery of Ontario, it’s hard not to think the MFA will undergo a cultural shift under Matthew Teitelbaum.

// Ghosts, bees, and a pioneering artist at Venice Biennale

Joan Jonas will unveil an ambitious multimedia installation to the public on Saturday as the US representative at the Venice Biennale.

Stacey Woodruff is living in Lynn’s Tent City after spending the winter in the woods behind the Walmart in Salem.

Steven A. Rosenberg

Here, the American Dream passes them by

Lynn’s Tent City is the end of the line for people who have burned their connections to the outside world.

Indigo Young (left) and Meaghan McCusker (right) protested at Saturday’s rally in Mattapan. About 200 people took part in the protest and then marched along Blue Hill Avenue.

Protesters in Boston march from Mattapan Square

Midway through a march to Dudley Station, demonstrators briefly blocked an intersection during a moment of silence.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 24: Friends, classmates, teachers recall Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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


L. Kim Tan

// Gaining new appreciation for Singapore’s titan

Lee Kuan Yew’s greatness was in realizing early his vision for Singapore and seizing the day.

The Big Picture

Drew Angerer

The Big Picture

Unrest in Baltimore

Violence filled the streets of Baltimore on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died from injuries suffered while in police custody.