Boston Marathon bombing trial

A K-9 officer and his dog patrolled outside the court Wednesday.

Wendy Maeda/Globe staff

A K-9 officer and his dog patrolled outside the court Wednesday.

Opening statements are set for today in Marathon bombing trial.

Wendy Maeda/Globe staff

Opening statements are set for today in the Marathon bombing trial.

Some victims and their families arrived at the court.

Wendy Maeda/Globe staff

Some Marathon victims and their families arrived at the court.

The victims were escorted inside court through a private entrance.

Wendy Maeda/Globe staff

The victims were escorted inside court through a private entrance.

Marathon bombing trial begins

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused bomber, had “murder in his heart,” a prosecutor said in opening statements.

// Spectators arrive early for seat in Tsarnaev trial

Some victims of the Marathon bombing were also in court, and were escorted inside through a private entrance.

Michelle Merrill, owner of Salon 350 on Newbury Street, has seen her taxes triple, forcing her to raise her prices.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Shirley Leung

Taxes singe smaller players in hot Back Bay market

Assessed values have risen dramatically, and the corresponding increase in taxes is a shock to some small businesses.

Chef-owner Michael Scelfo preps a plate while wearing an apron at Alden & Harlow.

Devra First

Is the customer always right?

The conduct of two women at Alden & Harlow, and a posting by the chef-owner, led to an online debate about his response.

// Opening of anticipated Townsman a homecoming of sorts

Chef Matt Jennings returned from Providence’s acclaimed Farmstead to make his New England brasserie, Townsman, a special experience for diners.


// Pete Frates story continues to inspire

The Red Sox wore No. 3 Tuesday, in honor of the former BC baseball star who has become a fund-raising force for ALS research.

// More snow on the way tonight through Thursday

The southeastern coast, which could see 4 to 6 inches on the ground, will be hit the hardest.

// Partial roof collapse at old Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester

The building was evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Officials warn people to keep off frozen Charles River

The ice may look stable, but officials say it can give way unexpectedly, and “could be dangerous and deadly.”

Michelle Mayberger, owner of Happy Dogs Pet Resort in Abington, has seen a pick-up in business because she has room for dogs to run and their owners don’t.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Some want snowfall record, some want spring

With more snow forecast this week, a divide has emerged, one that would seem curious only to someone not from here.

// Cold snap has harbors under thick layer of ice

Coastal communities in Massachusetts are seeing more ice on the water than they have in years.

// West Roxbury pipeline approved by federal regulators

The five-mile project through West Roxbury has been staunchly opposed by neighborhood activists.

// Tommy Chang selected as new Boston school chief

The Los Angeles administrator has gained a reputation for a quick mind, collaborative approach, and a strong conviction.

Live video: Aaron Hernandez murder trial

Testimony has resumed in the case against the former Patriots star.

Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, spoke to Congress Tuesday.

Evan Horowitz

What are the alternatives to a deal with Iran?

Tactical strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities would bring huge risks, as would a war to force regime change.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Documenting one family’s home birth experience

For Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported.