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Marathon runners gather in Hopkinton

Increased security was visible as some of the 35,000 official runners gathered near the starting line.

BAA race director Dave McGillivray gave directions to military members before they headed off to march the course.

Bill Greene/Globe staff

BAA race director Dave McGillivray gave directions to military members before they headed off to march the course.

Runners in Boston made their way to buses ahead of the Marathon.

Matt Rourke/AP

Runners in Boston made their way to buses ahead of the Marathon.

This is the 118th year of the celebrated event.

Matt Rourke/AP

This is the 118th year of the celebrated event.

Hopkinton has hosted the start of the event for 90 years.

Eric Moskowitz/Globe Staff

Hopkinton has hosted the start of the event for 90 years.

T-shirts and Marathon-related merchandise are on sale in Hopkinton.

Eric Moskowitz/Globe Staff

T-shirts and Marathon-related merchandise are on sale in Hopkinton.

A runner with some classic style poses before the race.

Eric Moskowitz/Globe Staff

A runner with some classic style poses before the race.

There was a quiet buzzing at the finish line of the Marathon this morning.

Darren Durlach/Globe Staff

There was a quiet buzzing at the finish line of the Marathon this morning.

Runners will pass by two memorials for victims at the finish line.

Darren Durlach/Globe Staff

Runners will pass by two memorials for victims at the finish line.

Your messages to runners

Live Marathon updates

Follow the action as the runners make the trek from Hopkinton to Boylston Street.

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Faces of the Marathon field

The average Joe, the first-timer, and the rising star are just a few of the runners entered in this year’s race.

At least 1 killed in Zakim Bridge crash, vehicle fire

A tractor trailer and taxi cab collided and then burst into flames on the northbound side of the bridge.

Paul Revere’s ride kicks off Patriots’ Day festivities

The reenactment marked the first historical event on a Monday replete with them.

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Friday, April 25

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Huntington_BecomingCuba_343.jpg ‘Becoming Cuba’

After watching the Huntington Theatre Company play, join photographer Essdras M. Suarez for a discussion about Cuba.

Boston luxury condo prices soar

Millennium Place opened in the fall, with 256 units priced from $550,000 to $3.5 million. It sold the last this month.

David L. Ryan/Boston Globe

The price of living in the heart of Boston is fast approaching an average of $1 million, as condominium sales sizzle, values surge, and more luxury units are built.

A 12-member panel overseeing the search for a superintendent for Boston Public Schools is looking to hire a candidate who could be on the job by September.

Hunt for a Boston Public Schools chief accelerates

The panel overseeing the recruitment hopes to reach a goal of hiring a superintendent who could be on the job by September.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Dan_Shaughnessy_150px-14510.jpg No way Bruins would lose Game 2

The Bruins simply weren’t slinking out of town trailing two games to none to the Red Wings.

RED SOX 6, ORIOLES 5

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Lee_soxorioles15_spts.jpg Red Sox rally for walkoff win

Dustin Pedroia, barely denied a walkoff home run, scored on a wacky, two-out play to cap a comeback from a 5-0 deficit.

Three in contest for governor striving hard for visibility

Anonymity is a daily challenge for first time candidates like Don Berwick, Juliette Kayyem, and Joe Avellone, who regularly have to introduce themselves on the trail.

Sports

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Bruins 4, Red Wings 1

Milan Lucic scored a goal in the second period.

Bruins even series against Red Wings

Hesitation gone, physicality back, the Bruins took a 4-1 Game 2 win over the Red Wings to send the series to Detroit tied at a game apiece.

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Book Review

Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell present an exhaustive narrative of the Boston Marathon bombings, the search for the terrorists, and the city’s recovery.

‘Long Mile Home’ by Scott Helman and Jenna Russell

“Long Mile Home’’ is essential to understanding what happened last April at the Boston Marathon, and, in some ways, the city in which those events happened.

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