Boston Marathon bombing trial

Prosecutor William Weinreb delivered his opening statement at the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.

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Prosecutor William Weinreb delivered his opening statement.

Authorities roamed the waters outside the courthouse on Wednesday.

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Authorities roamed the waters outside Moakley federal courthouse.

A demonstrator held a sign outside the trial in Boston.

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A demonstrator held a sign outside the trial in Boston.

Timothy Watkins, an attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrived at the court.

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Timothy Watkins, an attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrived at the court.

A K-9 officer and his dog patrolled outside the court Wednesday.

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A K-9 officer and his dog patrolled outside the court Wednesday.

Opening statements are set for today in Marathon bombing trial.

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Opening statements are set for today in the Marathon bombing trial.

Some victims and their families arrived at the court.

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Some Marathon victims and their families arrived at the court.

The victims were escorted inside court through a private entrance.

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The victims were escorted inside court through a private entrance.

Police walked the perimeter of the courthouse.

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Police walked the perimeter of the courthouse.

Defense admits Tsarnaev took part in Marathon bombings

An attorney said the bombings were “misguided acts” carried out by Dzhokhar and his late older brother, Tamerlan.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/court150-7932.jpg Spectators arrive early for seat in Tsarnaev trial

Some victims of the Marathon bombing were also in court, and were escorted inside through a private entrance.

Although safety Devin McCourty wants to return to the Patriots, he will have plenty of teams after his services if he hits the free agent market on Tuesday.

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McCourty wants to stay with Patriots, but test free agency

Devin McCourty said he still wants to return to New England, and feels the Patriots want him back as well.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/change150-7917.jpg Tommy Chang selected as new Boston school chief

The Los Angeles administrator has gained a reputation for a quick mind, collaborative approach, and a strong conviction.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Boghosian_04townsmanpix3_LIFE.jpg Opening of anticipated Townsman a homecoming of sorts

Chef Matt Jennings returned from Providence’s acclaimed Farmstead to make his New England brasserie, Townsman, a special experience for diners.

Devra First

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/02/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/p16_AldenHarlow.jpg Is the customer always right?

The conduct of two women at Alden & Harlow, and a posting by the chef-owner, led to an online debate about his response.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/biden150-7939.jpg Joe Biden coming to Boston for fundraiser next week

The vice president will be in the Boston area Tuesday for an intimate fundraiser for the DNC.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/weather150-7936.jpg More snow on the way tonight through Thursday

The southeastern coast of Mass., which could see 4 to 6 inches on the ground, will be hit the hardest.

A roof collapse caused utility poles to be knocked down across Sprague Street.

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Two major roof collapses in Boston this morning

The collapses occurred at an industrial complex in Hyde Park and at the old Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester.

Officials warn people to keep off frozen Charles River

The ice may look stable, but officials say it can give way unexpectedly, and “could be dangerous and deadly.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Tlumacki_happydogs_lifestyle065a.jpg Some want snowfall record, some want spring

With more snow forecast this week, a divide has emerged, one that would seem curious only to someone not from here.

natural gas pipeline protest in W. Roxbury

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West Roxbury pipeline approved by federal regulators

The five-mile project through West Roxbury has been staunchly opposed by neighborhood activists.

Live updates from the Aaron Hernandez trial

The former Patriots tight end is standing trial in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

The Big Picture

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Documenting one family’s home birth experience

For Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported.