Boston Marathon bombing trial

Amid calls for life from some victims, penalty phase set

Demonstrators were seen outside federal court at the start of the first day of the penalty phase in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Few federal death penalty cases involve the death and maimings at celebrated public events like the Boston Marathon.

You react

// Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be executed?

Globe Opinion is hosting a moderated forum during the course of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.

Law enforecement officials searched the home of Robert Gentile  in Manchester, Conn., in 2012.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe File

Conn. mobster said he had stolen Gardner art, FBI alleges

Robert Gentile offered to sell two of the paintings stolen in the 1990 heist for $500,000 apiece, a prosecutor said.


// Bishop convicted of failure to report child abuse resigns

The Vatican has announced the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

New Boston Ventures is proposing a modernist development in the South End on the site of the former Holy Trinity German Catholic Church.

Courtesy of Finegold Alexander Architects

Turning churches into housing a unique challenge

Neighbors are often uneasy at the thought of stuffing condos into an institution where past generations were married and baptized.

// South Boston condo foes plan last ditch effort

Residents are mounting a late effort to block the conversion of the old Gate of Heaven School into condominiums.

Bold types

// Tourism chief says state’s slogan is lacking

As far as Rich Doucette is concerned, the slogan, “It’s all here,” could be used for Ohio, or for Arkansas.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 4/20/2015-- cross the Boston Marathon Finish Line in Boston, Massachusetts April 20, 2015. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

2015 Boston Marathon results

View a full list of the Marathon results, including names, places of residence, and final times.

Last man finishes Boston Marathon after nearly 20 hours

Maickel Melamed, who has muscular dystrophy, took his final steps with cheering volunteers and supporters by his side.


// Marathon victim’s nurse finds an unexpected peace

Stephen Segatore carries an unshakable belief that when she died, Krystle Campbell was not suffering.

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Nate Solder #77 of the New England Patriots warms up before the 2014 AFC Divisional Playoffs game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots tackle Nate Solder reveals he had testicular cancer

Solder was diagnosed in April of 2014 and had a testicle removed prior to the Patriots’ Super-Bowl winning season.

// Tom Brady first to report for Patriots’ offseason workouts

Monday was the first time the players were allowed to work out with the team’s training staff.

People in Cleveland have forgiven LeBron James for leaving after the 2010 season — especially with James putting the Cavaliers back in the championship hunt this season.

David Richard/USA Today Sports


In long-suffering Cleveland, Cavaliers a ray of hope

The championship-starved city celebrated the Cavaliers’ Game 1 victory over the Celtics like it was the end of the NBA Finals.

// An ad or a show? Some say YouTube Kids blurs the line

Companies are increasingly tailoring their ads as a growing number of kids consume digital entertainment.

Stephen J. Murphy

City Council races drawing few candidates

All 13 incumbent councilors are running for reelection. Only a handful of challengers have been actively campaigning.

A piping plover.

Spring sees return of shorebirds to Essex Bay Marsh

At least 27 species of shorebirds come through Essex Bay on their way north or on their return trip south.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 19: What to expect in penalty phase of Tsarnaev trial

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


Editorial series

// Read the Pulitzer-winning ‘Service Not Included’

Kathleen Kingsbury was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for this series on the restaurant industry.

The Big Picture

The 2015 Boston Marathon

The running of the world-class Boston Marathon filled the cold and wet streets of the city for the 119th time.