Woes follow nursing home chain’s arrival

State inspections show striking increases in problems since Synergy Health Centers began buying nursing homes in Massachusetts.

Governor Charlie Baker pushed for an early retirement bill for state workers to reduce a budget gap.

Baker clears way for 5,000 to retire early

Approval by lawmakers gave Governor Charlie Baker a victory in his efforts to bridge a daunting budget shortfall.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

An artist’s depiction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s aunt, Shakhruzat Suleimanov (right), testifying with an interpreter during the sentencing phase of Tsarnaev's trial.

Tsarnaev shows a chip in his emotional armor

After weeks of a consistently stoic demeanor, convicted Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was seen wiping tears from his eyes.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-8240.jpg More than one cause for sorrow in court

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s relatives wept for him at his trial, apparently eliciting an emotional response from him as well.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/3407A.jpg Compassion drove Ex-Tsarnaev teacher to testify

When testifying last week, Becki Norris told jurors that Tsarnaev was among a handful of students she’ll always remember.

Jonathan Pizzi was selected from a crowded field of candidates when he took over the helm at the high school in 2009.

Police join inquiry into former Needham principal

Police are investigating the “workplace conduct complaint” against Jonathan Pizzi, who resigned as principal of Needham High over the weekend.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits Manny Pacquiao during their fight Saturday. Many pay-per-view customers experienced technical difficulties during the telecast.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao bout made millions, alienated viewers

12 rounds that were widely panned for failing to live up to the hype may have hurt the pay-per-view market for future sports and entertainment events.

US lauds plan to rein in costs of Medicare

Four state health care organizations saved nearly $150 million by coordinating care for patients and working to keep them healthy.

 Alexandria Real Estate Equities has completed most of the work on its 6,000-square-foot winter garden at 75-125 Binney St., the future home of Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Alexandria Real Estate

Winter gardens sprouting in new Boston buildings

Several developers have incorporated or proposed multi-story, glass-enclosed spaces designed to provide lush, sunny parks all year round.

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, May 4, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


Quick fixes may be needed for Red Sox

The left shoulder sprain Hanley Ramirez suffered Monday may require yet another alteration to the overall 2015 plan.

Pedro Martinez will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26.

Dan Shaughnessy

Pedro Martinez as good as ever in his new book

The Hall of Famer tells it just as he sees it in his new book, which is due out Tuesday.

Keith Lockhart says he finds it easy to talk to audiences about music.

After 20 years, Keith Lockhart is still keeping the Pops youthful

Lockhart, who became conductor of the Boston Pops at 35, marks 20 years with a spring season that starts Wednesday.

Matthew Witaszek (left)  and Luis Maldonado let Remy and Gabe romp outdoors.

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Inmates, rescue dogs thrive in Worcester County jail program

Two rescue dogs have made a home at the jail, sharing a dorm-style room with four inmates and becoming like mascots for convicts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/t2-7171--90x90.jpg Tyler Tumminia has baseball in her blood

The wife of Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is the daughter of a longtime scout and oversees operations for four minor league teams.

“In spite of everything, we have found a way to do really well,” said Beacon’s director, Helene Atwan.

At 161 years old, Beacon Press looks toward its future

The nonprofit book publisher will add two remote acquisitions editors in light of an anxious decade in publishing.

Cambridge, MA 031412 Barry Maiden (cq) head chef owner of Hungry Mother restaurant in Cambridge photographed on March 14, 2012 for our Munch Madness G special. Hungry Mother is pitted against East Coast Grill. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ G -- 04munchmadness

Barry Maiden of Hungry Mother wins James Beard award

Maiden was selected best chef in the Northeast in the competition billed as the Oscars of the food world.

Actress Anne Hathaway arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015.


Met Ball draws boldfaced fashionistas

The Met Ball is a feast for the eyes, at least among people interested in watching the rich and famous play dress-up.

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.