Woes follow nursing home chain’s arrival

State inspections show striking increases in problems since Synergy Health Centers began buying nursing homes in Massachusetts.

Governor Charlie Baker pushed for an early retirement bill for state workers to reduce a budget gap.

Baker clears way for 5,000 to retire early

Approval by lawmakers gave Governor Charlie Baker a victory in his efforts to bridge a daunting budget shortfall.

Boston Marathon bombing trial


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-8240.jpg More than one cause for sorrow in court

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s relatives wept for him at his trial, apparently eliciting an emotional response from him as well.

An artist’s depiction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s aunt, Shakhruzat Suleimanov (right), testifying with an interpreter during the sentencing phase of Tsarnaev's trial.


Tsarnaev shows a chip in his emotional armor

After weeks of a consistently stoic demeanor, convicted Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was seen wiping tears from his eyes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/3407A.jpg Compassion drove Ex-Tsarnaev teacher to testify

When testifying last week, Becki Norris told jurors that Tsarnaev was among a handful of students she’ll always remember.

Police investigate reports of indecent assaults near BU campus

Three different reports, beginning at 4:30 p.m., described a man approaching women from behind and groping them.

Teenage girl flees attempted abduction in Barnstable

The 16-year-old girl reported being followed by a man in a red pickup truck who exited the vehicle and tried to force her in.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/OMOLLOY_07212013_KABUL_DUNFORD-7.jpg Marine general to be tapped to lead Joint Chiefs

President Obama will nominate Marine General Joseph Dunford Jr., a Boston native, as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, officials said.

Report cites backlog for appeals in DCF abuse, neglect cases

The report also found people who bring appeals are not receiving Department of Children and Families files on the case before hearings.

US lauds plan to rein in costs of Medicare

Four state health care organizations saved nearly $150 million by coordinating care for patients and working to keep them healthy.

Clay Buchholz walks off after allowing four runs in the first two innings. He worked 6⅓
 total, allowing five earned runs.

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Rays 5, Red Sox 1

Red Sox fall to Rays, lose Hanley Ramirez to injury

Sox starter Clay Buchholz allowed five earned runs as the team lost its fourth straight.

Keith Lockhart says he finds it easy to talk to audiences about music.

After 20 years, Keith Lockhart is still keeping the Pops youthful

Lockhart, who became conductor of the Boston Pops at 35, marks 20 years with a spring season that starts Wednesday.

ESPN camera operators were at the Broncos-Bengals playoff game on Dec. 22. Four years ago, the network signed a $15.2 billion contract to show NFL games through the 2021 season.

Steven Syre

New viewing options challenge future of cable TV giants

Here’s an idea for the world of cable TV: Customers only pay for the channels they want.

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Barry Maiden of Hungry Mother wins James Beard award

Maiden was selected best chef in the Northeast in the competition billed as the Oscars of the food world.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/goldberg150-3942.jpg Executive David Goldberg died of head trauma after exercise accident

The SurveyMonkey CEO, 47, was exercising in a Mexican resort when he apparently slipped on the treadmill and hit the machine.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/kiss196.jpg Marathoner seeking man she kissed hears from wife

The unidentified man’s wife said the attention was fun but that the couple wanted to remain anonymous.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/t2-7171--90x90.jpg Tyler Tumminia has baseball in her blood

The wife of Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is the daughter of a longtime scout and oversees operations for four minor league teams.

Actress Anne Hathaway arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015.

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Met Ball draws boldfaced fashionistas

The Met Ball is a feast for the eyes, at least among people interested in watching the rich and famous play dress-up.

Environmentalists and solar power installers fear a halt in solar construction once the Eversource caps are reached.

Solar industry in limbo after task force’s divided report

The Baker administration has made it clear that it’s not ready to support an increase in the caps on net metering.

The Big Picture

Georgiy Samsonov (L), Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The big picture

Berlin battleground—70 years later

Decades after the Battle for Berlin, photographer Fabrizio Bensch unearthed pictures by a Red Army photographer that depicted a city at war’s end.