Tsarnaev plea now the big question

Experts say maintaining his innocence in the face of seemingly overwhelming evidence against him could antagonize jurors.

BOSTON Ñ 2/27/2015: An ice dam forms along the walls of Church of the Covenant on Newbury Street. Temperatures remain below average for the month of February. (Sean Proctor/Globe Staff)

Boston area receives 2 inches of snow

The region is expected to see more snow this week, pushing Boston closer to breaking the snowfall record.

Many Bostonians say they plan to keep their savers right where they are. Pictured: Chairs were used as space savers in the South End this winter.

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Bostonians to fight for staked-out parking

With more snow on the way, many residents are putting their foot down, despite the city’s intention to remove space savers Monday.

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State says it may resort to layoffs

If a measure to entice 4,500 state employees to retire early doesn’t work, there will be layoffs, the state’s budget chief said.

Deborah Goldberg declined to talk about the activities of her inaugural committee.

Inaugural donors have dealings with state treasurer

Over two-thirds of donations for Deborah Goldberg’s inaugural costs came from special interests that deal with her office.

Seth Bock at his Rhode Island medical marijuana center.

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Cannabis centers face an intricate science

For dispensaries, it’s never as easy as sticking a few seeds in the ground and watching the plants, and profits, grow.

Falmouth

Child falls out of car during theft getaway

Falmouth police arrested a man and woman on charges of stealing a TV from Walmart and briefly losing a child during their getaway.

PawSox fans probably have two more seasons to enjoy their team and the quirky confines of its ballpark.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Pawtucket tries to shake off loss of its signature franchise

The loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox is yet another reminder that Pawtucket is, was, and probably always will be overshadowed by Providence.

The pop art master drew and wrote words on his All Stars.

Converse launches artistic ad campaign

The Mass.-based company will showcase how Chuck Taylors worn by creative types became a medium for self-expression.

Links, planning save snow days on campuses

Some local college professors say they’ve been able to keep their students on schedule by planning ahead and using new technology.

Tamed/untamed

Readers barking mad over word choice

Readers were not amused when they were left with the (false) impression that the author encouraged someone to euthanize their dog.

 Assessing a presidential run, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont visited Drake University in Des Moines during a visit to Iowa.

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A less-crusty Sanders tests presidential waters

The independent Vermont senator has begun to loosen up on the stump and soften his curmudgeonly demeanor.

Bruins acquire Brett Connolly

Through 50 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, Connolly, 22, has 12 goals and three assists.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox’ Justin Masterson is eager to prove himself again

The Sox got the pitcher on a one-year, $9.5 million deal, and know about his considerable character.

High School Hockey

Super 8 first round openers pack a punch

Check out all of the Globe’s coverage from the opening games of the Super 8 first round.

The Big Picture

Toru Hanai/Reuters

Roll out the barrels

As demand for oil rises, photographers worldwide document how the barrels are used once the fuel is gone.