Pastor accused in shooting led double life, officials say

Shaun Harrison was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

The Rev. Shaun Harrison, considered the dean of students at Boston English, allegedly shot a student in the back of the head.

Youth may fade, but ability to learn does not

Our capability to perform certain functions, like learning new words, doesn’t peak until later in life, according to a study.

// Clinton e-mail flap reveals common practice

The disclosures underscore just how easily politicians can set up systems that operate beyond public scrutiny.

Temperatures could reach 50 degrees next week

After snowfall Thursday left up to a foot in some areas, temperatures are set to begin rising this weekend.

US adds 295,000 jobs in Feb., unemployment rate falls to 5.5%

Employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling went after Twitter trolls after comments were made about his daughter.



Sports incidents provide cautionary tales on Twitter

This week’s separate stories involving Curt Schilling and two Maple Leafs players illustrated the downside of social media.

Officials have proposed a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Shirley Leung

Better MBTA or bigger convention center: Can we have both?

It’s a decision that’s up to Governor Charlie Baker, and he holds the cards.

// Baker’s budget plan shifts Medicaid payments

A big part of the governor’s proposal involves squeezing savings out of the state-federal health care program.

A small plane crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Harrison Ford reported engine failure before plane crash

The actor suffered moderate injuries after the plane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course in Los Angeles.

Bill Richard, depicted on the stand Thursday in federal court.


Bill Richard’s testimony an act of grace

The testimony of Martin Richard’s father were the words of a man who, in all his loss, still possesses something more powerful than a bomb.

A courtroom sketch depicts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (center) during his trial on Thursday between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad (left) and Judy Clarke (right).

Jane Flavell Collins/AP

Tsarnaev defense tactic aims at sparing Tsarnaev’s life

Allowing jurors to reach a verdict gives them the cathartic opportunity to convict a heinous criminal, but still show compassion, specialists say.

Cedric Correia, 19, of Dorchester, whispered to Kendrick Jackson at a basketball game in Braintree.

Youth basketball coach is a mentor, brother to his players

Kendrick Jackson, 24, is the founder of the Beantown Bulls, a program for at-risk youth ages 12 to 18.

Jennifer Lawrence filming her new movie

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Film tax credit is a local production

The face of Massachusetts filmmaking isn’t fat-cat Hollywood stars, it’s below-the-title locals who dress sets, provide props, fix hair, and on and on.

Carol Martin Bailey was a next-door neighbor of Aaron Hernandez at a Franklin apartment complex he rented.

Steven Senne/Associated Press/Pool

Franklin neighbor of Hernandez offers insight at trial

Carol Martin Bailey spoke about Aaron Hernandez, who also owned a home in North Attleborough, and his stint in the complex.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Athens, Ga. Kentucky won 72-64 and improved their record to 30-0. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Kentucky basketball deserves your rooting interest

This Kentucky team doesn’t defile the principals of team basketball. It embodies them.

Becca Pizzi used a snowbank to stretch as she trained along Heartbreak Hill on Feb. 27.

Boston Marathon organizers staying wary of snow’s effects

It’s not just roads that need to be clear and dry, and a great unknown is what lies beneath the snow banks.

Senators Brian A. Joyce and Joan B. Lovely arrived in Braintree on Feb. 25 for a bus tour.

State Senate takes its show on the road

The Massachusetts Senate is on a statewide bus tour, forcing legislators to visit unfamiliar districts. Along the way, they’re getting an earful.

Marathon trial podcast

// Day 2: Icons of the bombing take the stand

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



// Charlie Baker’s solid budget (with caveats)

Call this Baker’s buy-some-breathing-room budget proposal.

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.