Sudbury police ‘very familiar’ with murder suspect

The town’s police chief wasn’t shocked by allegations that Mikhail Young, 24, killed his parents in the US Virgin Islands.

Beverly Scott

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Former MBTA GM calls for full state takeover of agency

In an interview with CommonWealth, Beverly Scott said Governor Baker’s plan doesn’t go far enough.

Lexington biotech Synageva acquired for $8.4 billion

Synageva was formed in 2008 to focus on rare diseases and had 282 full-time employees as of the end of 2014.

Frank Freshwaters, 79, in 1959 and 2015 photos.

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Man who escaped ‘Shawshank’ captured after 59 years on lam

Frank Freshwaters, now 79, was imprisoned at the Ohio jail later used for the film “The Shawshank Redemption.”

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s request came a day after new Attorney General Loretta Lynch (left) visited the city.

Baltimore mayor wants federal investigation of the police

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that the community has a ‘‘fractured’’ relationship with police.

// Copilot seemed to practice for crash in previous flight

Andreas Lubitz appeared to practice a controlled descent in a flight two hours before the fatal French Alps crash, investigators said.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

Defense attorneys Miriam Conrad and David Bruck departed federal court in Boston on Monday.


Tsarnaev defense throwing everything against the wall

During the penalty phase of the trial, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers are trying to save his life, not our time.

Finalists named for post as head of Mass. higher education

The three finalists will interview in a public meeting of the Board of Higher Education on May 15.

Apr 10, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) rebounds in the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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Celtics have plenty of options in free agency

The free agency period begins in July, and the Celtics look to be in an enviable position with regard to cap space.


// Rick Porcello emerging as a stabilizing force for Red Sox

With experience amd a diverse arsenal, Porcello has proved to be the Sox’ most consistent starter.

// Sheryl Sandberg posts tribute to late husband on Facebook

Silicon Valley executive David Goldberg died last Friday after falling off a treadmill while on vacation and hitting his head.

// Treadmill deaths rare in the US, but injuries are not

The death of Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg has focused new attention on the risks of the hugely popular exercise machines.

The proposed tower at Winthrop Square would feature a glassy galleria of meeting spaces and cafes, similar to Silicon Valley’s “cafe culture.”


Shirley Leung

In Steve Belkin’s tower bid, new fuses with old in Boston

The proposed tower at Winthrop Square would feature a glassy galleria of meeting spaces and cafes, similar to Silicon Valley’s “cafe culture.”

Advice for new grads on work, play, and more

Several Boston-area experts offer advice on making the transition from college to real life easier.


// Brian Joyce’s ethical cloud challenges the state Senate

The Milton Democrat has become the Hans Brinker of thin ethical ice.

// Why is cancer so prevalent in golden retrievers? Study aims to find out

Golden retrievers die of bone cancer, lymphoma, and a cancer of the blood vessels more than any other breed in the country.

// Cruise lines competing for Boston-to-Bermuda market

Norwegian Cruise Line has operated the route for more than a decade, but now Holland America is entering the same waters.

// Harvard students devise the ultimate BBQ smoker

Perfectly smoked meat requires an understanding of chemistry, heat transfer, materials science, prototyping, and problem solving.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 27: Tsarnaev defense turns to Chechen history

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


Alan M. Dershowitz

// Are Baltimore charges about justice or crowd control?

Mollifying demonstrators is not a proper component of prosecutorial discretion and is inconsistent with due process.

The Big Picture

Georgiy Samsonov (L), Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The big picture

Berlin battleground—70 years later

Decades after the Battle for Berlin, photographer Fabrizio Bensch unearthed pictures by a Red Army photographer that depicted a city at war’s end.