Nine Mass. colleges scrutinized over financial aid

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

Boston Marathon bombing trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Marathon bombing trial to go to jury as defense rests

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense rested its case after calling only 4 witnesses to show that he was influenced by his brother, Tamerlan.


// Blaming Tamerlan may have planted seeds of doubt

Defense lawyers focused on eroding the prosecution’s contention that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was as culpable as his brother.

US Attorney’s Office

Interactive database

The evidence and witnesses

A look at the witnesses, evidence, and key players in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Shirley Leung

// Boston Olympics problem isn’t John Fish. It’s us.

This is more than just about Fish and his improbable dream. At stake is nothing less than Boston’s reputation.

USOC says it supports Boston’s Olympic bid

The United States Olympic Committee denied a report that it was looking at other US cities because of a faltering response in Boston.

Financial stress is hurting worker productivity

Stagnant wages and competing demands on workers’ wallets are having an adverse effect on productivity, a study shows.

Former Chelsea housing head Michael McLaughlin departed Moakley Federal Court after a hearing on Feb. 19, 2013.

Chelsea housing head was focused on retirement package

Michael McLaughlin repeatedly spoke of his lucrative financial package, according to court testimony.

// Boston chamber taps convention center’s Rooney as next CEO

The appointment of James Rooney could have ramifications for the city beyond the Boston chamber’s operations.

Activists Ruodi Duan, left, and Betty Fong work to protect tenants such a Pei Ying Yu, right, at 103 Hudson St.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Chinatown, immigrant haven, fights for its future

Boston’s last immigrant enclave in the heart of the city is trying to retain its identity during a construction boom.

Boston-03/31/15- Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers- Bruins Milan Lucic celebrates his game winning 3rd period goal with David Pastrnak(l) and Ryan Spooner. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

Bruins 3, Panthers 2

Late Milan Lucic goal lifts Bruins over Panthers

Lucic scored with 1:09 left in regulation as the Bruins rallied for the win at TD Garden.

// Kraft testifies Hernandez insisted he was innocent

During his testimony, the Patriots owner said he asked Hernandez to look him in the eyes and tell him the truth.

The scene at Area Four during President Obama’s visit to the restaurant.


Behind the scenes

Preparing for lunch at Area Four with the president

Michael Krupp kept the secret for a week and a half: The president was coming to his Kendall Square restaurant for lunch.

// Tiny blackpoll warblers make mind-boggling migration

Researchers confirmed that the small birds make incredible transoceanic flights by outfitting some of them with geolocator devices.

Jackie Bradley Jr. refuses to dwell on a nightmarish season in which he hit .198.


Unfazed by last year, Jackie Bradley Jr. stays the course

“I can prove that what people saw last year wasn’t who I am as a player,” said the erstwhile center fielder.

US Secretary of State John Kerry attended negotiations in Switzerland.

Evan Horowitz

If the Iran negotiations succeed, what happens next?

As the US, Iran, and other international powers agree to extend talks, some of the most vexing issues still lie ahead.

// Dana-Farber head to retire next summer

Under Dr. Edward Benz Jr.’s tenure, the specialty hospital has grown to more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

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?

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 15: Tsarnaev’s defense finishes calling witnesses

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


Robin Washington

// 10 things the MBTA doesn’t need to fix

Interviews with riders, advocates, critics, and management, as well as personal experience, found things that do work on the T.

The Big Picture

Toru Hanai/Reuters

Radioactive Fukushima

Trash sits in plastic sacks across the region, piling up in abandoned rice paddies, parking lots and even residents’ backyards.