No specific threats detected for Marathon, Patrick says

On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Governor Patrick described elevated security while reassuring that the race will be “very safe.”

Dexter (center), Maestro (left), and Georgie are Boston Medical Center therapy dogs. They come to work with their people and visit patients.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Program finds dogs’ love is good medicine

When Mike Hurley brought his dog to Boston Medical, it had a huge impact on Marathon victims and their families, along with the staff.

Boston Marathon spectator travel will be tougher

Navigating the roads and rails on Patriots Day will be harder than ever before — think, Heartbreak Hill hard.

2014 Boston Marathon Special Section

A run unlike any other

Running Boston always means so much to so many, and it will be even more significant this year.

Q&A

A provocative new theory of Easter

Christianity may have started with visions, says New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman.

Pope Francis was excited as he greeted the faithful on Easter.

On Easter, pope makes plea for peace in Ukraine, Syria

Well over 150,000 tourists — Romans and pilgrims, young and old — turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated Sunday.

Danwon high school students and citizens prayed for the safe return of passengers of the sunken ferry on Sunday.

Ferry was crippled with confusion, transcript reveals

The death toll in the South Korean ferry disaster is officially at 58 but could eventually exceed 300.

Some chairs were still empty as the Board of Respiratory Care met last week. Two of the four vacancies on the board were recently filled by the state.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

State boards have hundreds of vacancies

Massachusetts is facing a little-noticed breakdown in democracy.

Globe Insiders

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.

Address

Brad and Lori Ali bought their former neighbors’ home in a Needham neighborhood.

Buying and moving into the house next door

Most of these short-distance movers simply love their neighborhood and don’t want to leave, but they have outgrown their current house.