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.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

Tsarnaev defense finishes calling witnesses in trial

With only four witnesses, the defense attempted to highlight the role of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s brother in the bombings.

Robert Kraft’s testimony in during the high-profile murder trial was a jarring scene.

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Robert Kraft testifies in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

The Patriots owner testified that Hernandez insisted on his innocence when he spoke to him two days after the murder.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/ffe746872ed84f5ab8fe611388625bf7-48aa3366f7044524a5d2036af89a60ac-0.jpg Lufthansa knew co-pilot had ‘depressive episode,’ airline says

The airline said it found emails that Andreas Lubitz sent to the Lufthansa flight school informing it that he had a “serious depressive episode.”

Man killed, woman injured in Dorchester shooting

Police believe a fire was intentionally set in the apartment building where the shooting took place.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/polito150-8165.jpg Karyn Polito to officiate Senate president’s wedding

The lieutenant governor, a former gay marriage opponent, will officiate Stanley Rosenberg’s wedding to his domestic partner.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/05/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/recycle-6969337.jpg Cambridge City Council approves ban on plastic bags

Store owners will have one year to deplete their current stock of plastic bags, or they could face hefty fines.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/glass150-8113.jpg How to start a bidding war

By setting prices low, “you can get a ‘Hunger Games’- style fight,” a real estate agent said.

Roxbury Community College is on the highest level of alert of the schools on the federal list.

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Eight Mass. colleges scrutinized over financial aid

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/oneway150-8159.jpg South Boston’s one-way streets extended, may become permanent

Mayor Walsh announced that one-way streets will remain in place for at least two more months.

Gerald Francis, the general manager of Keolis (center), talked with a commuter on Monday.

Commuter rail GM apologizes at Beacon Hill hearing

Gerald Francis also blamed some of the commuter rail’s problems on the poor quality of the MBTA’s commuter rail fleet.

A space saver in East Boston.

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Boston councilor pitches city-supplied space savers

Timothy McCarthy says his proposal would lead to tidier streets after a winter that brought out the “Archie Bunker chairs.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/napoli150-7036.jpg Mike Napoli’s blast has Red Sox talking

Napoli’s home run Monday night suggests he’s ready to reclaim his power-hitting ability and put the lineup in elite company.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-7156.jpg Are the Red Sox any good this year?

Too much of the optimism about this team is owed to the abject mediocrity of the American League East.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Easterham1-4A.jpg Eating ham at Easter dates back to at least sixth-century

While the rest of the world celebrates with lamb, salty-sweet slices of cured pork have become the tradition in America.

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?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/coast-tweet.jpg Coast Guard rescues nine men off stranded tall ship

A Canadian tall ship hit rough waters off the coast of Gloucester.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Advance/Images/18movietour_pic2.jpg Film tax credits no longer getting glowing reviews

Around the country, a growing number of elected officials and independent analysts are souring on film incentives.

Marathon trial podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Advance/Images/podcast.jpg 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.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/moynihan1200.jpg After shooting of Boston police officer, video keeps the peace

Intentionally or not, Police Commissioner Evans set a precedent by sharing surveillance footage with African-American civic leaders.

The Big Picture

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Yemen tumbling into chaos

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