Pastor accused in shooting led double life, officials say

Shaun Harrison was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court.

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

// Clinton e-mail flap reveals common practice

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

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

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Bill Richard’s testimony an act of grace

Martin Richard’s father, in all his loss, still possesses something more powerful than a bomb.

Temperatures could reach 50 degrees next week

Will Boston end up with only the second snowiest winter? There are no big storms in the forecast for now.

Unemployment rate ticks down as US adds 295,000 jobs

The jobless rate fell to 5.5 percent and employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February.

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

Ex-neighbor describes Aaron Hernandez as ‘unfriendly’

The woman, who lived next to Hernandez in Franklin, said he “just looked at me and grunted” when she introduced herself.

// 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.

Vocabulary skills may not decline until well into our 60s.

Globe Staff photo illustration/File

Older and wiser? Some brain functions improve as we age

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

// Bruins sign Torey Krug, Reilly Smith to contract extensions

The defenseman and forward are both among the team’s leading scorers.

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)


Undefeated Kentucky basketball isn’t the root of all evil

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


// 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.

Snow flew as a commuter rail train on the Newburyport line traveled through Ipswich in February.

John Blanding/Globe staff/file


Keolis being held to standards no one could have met

The transit company can’t be blamed for blizzards nor for invoking the “force majeure” clause in its contract.

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.

Book review

// Dennis Lehane’s ‘World Gone By’ is a killer

Lehane’s new book is bursting at the seams with great stories.

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.