Ex-friend testifies about pistol in Hernandez case

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

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

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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/IMG_3522.JPG 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.

names

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April Fools’ Day jokes can be so cruel. None more than the one played upon Patriots fans Wednesday by Tom Brady.

2015 Baseball Preview

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

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Ed Davis confirms role in Marathon bombing movie

The former police commissioner is involved with a Mark Wahlberg-produced movie, but didn’t say if the actor will play him.

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?

Harvard rejects record number for its class of 2019

Admission letters were sent to 1,990 of 37,307 applicants, the college said, for an acceptance rate of 5.3 percent.

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David Nyhan

Advice for the college rejection letter recipient

The late Globe columnist David Nyhan offers advice for those who didn’t get into the college of their choice.

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.

Iran talks continue amid disagreement over goals

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

Last week, the Walsh administration said it would pay $6 million to install new meters that accept credit cards.

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.

//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.

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.

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

Opinion | Robin Washington

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/07/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Advance/Images/Boghosian_08countdown3_MET.jpg 10 things the MBTA doesn’t need to fix

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

The Big Picture

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Radioactive Fukushima

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