Boston Marathon bombing trial

As Tsarnaev’s defense begins, image matters

Both sides in the trial have used imagery and symbolism to bolster their cases before jurors.

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Less than 20 percent of Mass. residents believe the convicted Marathon bomber should be put to death, according to a Globe poll.

Karuna Gauchan held her infant daughter as she lit candles with Nirmal Tulachan for a vigil in Copley Square.

ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Local couple in Nepal found as natives gather for vigil

Watching helplessly from afar, hundreds of Nepalis gathered at a vigil in Copley Square to remember those killed.

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As officials announced more than 3,200 died in Saturday’s earthquake, recurring aftershocks kept everyone on edge.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rosenbeg_met.jpg DeLeo, Rosenberg in step with Baker, but battle each other

Competing ideas on issues like how to fix the MBTA underscore an ideological split in the state’s political leadership.

The US government has agreed to provide aid only for the Jan. 26-28 blizzard. Gloucester,  like much of the state, was hit hard by the storm.

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Budgets socked by snow costs, agency finds

President Obama’s decision to make Mass. eligible for far less aid than state officials wanted will put pressure on local budgets.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/_T4E7891-001.jpg Minority girls given fewer chances in school sports

A new report says heavily minority schools offer fewer than half as many spots on teams than heavily white schools.

Michael SaPonte, Francis Puente, and Jahsiah Montissol worked in a middle school science class at Loyola Academy at St. Columbkille.

St. Columbkille school rebounds with help from Boston College

The Brighton school hopes to serve as a model for Catholic schools not just in Boston but across the country.

Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar, which will replace Via Matta, will feature a new entrance and French doors that open to an expanded patio.

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Chef Michael Schlow to shutter Park Square’s Via Matta

After 13 years, Schlow will replace Via Matta with a Greek restaurant, Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar, in the fall.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

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Despite being swept, the playoff appearance was the first step; the second step is not promised.

With 36.1 seconds remaining there was no quit in coach Brad Stevens as he huddled with his Celtics.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Despite loss, Celtics have winner in Brad Stevens

The most significant development this season was the emergence of Stevens as one of the league’s premier coaches and motivators.

Long-distance married couples may have better health benefits

A study suggests that married couples who live apart some of the time benefit as much or even more than those who see each other every day.

Prouty Garden has been a favorite of patients at Boston Children’s Hospital since it opened in 1956.

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Group rallies to save cherished spot at Children’s Hospital

Parents and caregivers want the city to bestow protective landmark status on Prouty Garden, a half-acre splash of green at the heart of the area.

Daughters of St. Paul spread message, one tweet at a time

The #medianuns of Jamaica Plain partake in spiritual conversations through podcasts, blog posts, and Facebook updates.

Google’s Project Fi phone service will work only with the Nexus 6 smartphone, and it won’t be the cheapest plan available to consumers.

Google cellphone service won’t have best prices, most options

Project Fi will only change how the industry does business if enough consumers embrace it — and wireless industry analysts say that’s a long shot.

Parenting

How to get kids involved in household chores

My children are old enough to help out. So how do I make it happen?

Kayla Hammergren, 22, donated bone marrow which was used to help James Strejc, then a 2-year-old battling leukemia.

Bone marrow donor meets 4-year-old boy she saved

Kayla Hammergren’s donation helped a child battling leukemia fight the disease.

Marathon trial podcast

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

Opinion

Susan E. Reed

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It’s a messy American tale of ancestors who owned slaves, others who died to free them, and a family’s Cherokee fable.

The Big Picture

 People attend a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 24. The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open air ceremony to commemorate their killing. (David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

The big picture

Remembering Armenia’s losses

People around the world this week remembered the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed over a two-year period.