Ex-friend testifies about pistol in Hernandez case

Alexander Bradley testified during Aaron Hernandez’s first-degree murder trial.

Brian Snyder/Reuters/Pool

Alexander Bradley said that he saw Aaron Hernandez with a gun months before Odin Lloyd was shot to death.

Independent experts can study Boston 2024’s books, chief says

John Fish said the group would welcome continuous reviews of the committee’s plans by the city and state.

Shirley Leung

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This is more than just about Fish and his improbable dream. At stake is nothing less than Boston’s reputation.

Chinatown fights for its future amid construction boom

A mad scramble is taking place to preserve Boston’s last immigrant enclave in the heart of the city.

Opinion | Robin Washington

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Interviews with riders, advocates, critics, and management, as well as personal experience, found things that do work on the T.

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Even as talks continue in Switzerland, negotiators don’t even seem to be in agreement on what’s supposed to happen today.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

KEVIN CULLEN

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By keeping their focus on Tamerlan during the guilt phase, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys now hope to save his life.

US Attorney’s Office

Interactive database

Explore the evidence in the case

A look at the witnesses, evidence, and key players in the trial.

Good luck writing code on one of these.

Steve Annear/Globe Staff

For April Fools’ Day, Cambridge office goes ‘Mad Men’

The tech firm’s office featured typewriters and rotary phones, along with a bottle of whiskey for good measure.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/parking-big.jpg Parking app expanding to all of Boston’s metered spaces

ParkBoston, the mobile app rolled out in the Back Bay in January, has been downloaded 15,000 times.

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‘‘Joni was found unconscious in her home,’’ said a statement on her website.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/warbler150-8162.jpg Flying up to 1,721 miles in one go? Meet the warbler

Birds tracked by researchers completed the incredible trip from New England across the open ocean toward South America.

John Farrell led the Red Sox to a 71-91 record last season, but has plenty of new options on his bench this season.

AP

2015 Baseball Preview

Scouting the 2015 Red Sox

If this season leads to another rebuild, the players might not be the only ones sent out of town.

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Stagnant wages and competing demands on workers’ wallets are often to blame, a wide-ranging study found.

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The city has already taken down two other sections of the bridge across Boston Harbor.

Names

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Wahlberg will produce and maybe star in the movie, to be called “Patriots’ Day,” for CBS Films, according to reports.

Behind the scenes

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/areafour.jpg Preparing for lunch at Area Four with the president

Michael Krupp kept the secret for a week and a half: The president was coming to his Kendall Square restaurant for lunch.

Munch Madness 2015

Vote for a champion

It’s the last round to help choose the Boston area’s top restaurant. Which of these two eateries will get your vote?

Marathon trial podcast

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

Opinion

DANTE RAMOS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/moynihan1200.jpg After shooting of officer, video keeps the peace

Intentionally or not, Police Commissioner Evans set a precedent by sharing surveillance footage with African-American civic leaders.

The Big Picture

Toru Hanai/Reuters

Radioactive Fukushima

Trash sits in plastic sacks across the region, piling up in abandoned rice paddies, parking lots and even residents’ backyards.