Boston Marathon bombing trial

Survivors tell of carnage at Marathon finish line

Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings broke into tears as they testified at the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

// ‘It was him,’ defense admits as Marathon bombing trial begins

A defense attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sought to shift blame for the attack to his older brother during opening statements in the trial.


// Tsarnaev had four minutes to change history

After four minutes, the alleged Marathon bomber turned right, while everybody else’s head jerked left, looking down Boylston.

// New details of Marathon bombing and aftermath revealed in court

Prosecutors described victims and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, both before and after the bombings.

A car was squashed near the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Image via Kristin MacDougall

Warmer weather sends snow, ice crashing into cars

Milder temperatures have led to falling ice and snow, damaging several vehicles.


// The danger of neglecting community colleges

As a group, the 15 schools in Massachusetts have struggled. It’s time to change that.

Tech Lab

// Battling the bloatware blight on PCs, Androids

Almost every Windows computer and Android device on the market is cluttered with programs you never installed and may not want.

New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


Ben Volin | on football

Patriots have decisions to make that could reshape team

The Patriots have franchise-altering choices facing them, and they all come to a head early next week.

// Jerry Remy’s restaurant faced financial struggles

The business near Fenway Park saw a downturn in sales during each baseball off-season, its former executive chef said.

Small particles near highways pose health risk, study says

Microscopic metals and chemicals from the tailpipes of vehicles harm the health of people nearby, local researchers said.

// Baker budget aims to rein in state spending

Governor Baker said his plan also makes key investments in education, transportation, and to cities and towns.

Evan Horowitz

// A look at what’s in Baker’s budget

Governor Charlie Baker unveiled his first budget proposal this afternoon, and it is all about the deficit.

// Proposal to end film tax credit provokes strong reactions

The state’s film industry would be severely damaged if the tax credit is abandoned, insiders said.

A light stolen from the Zakim Bridge in the early 2000s was recovered Wednesday.

Homeless man charged with stealing lights from Zakim Bridge

A homeless man was arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly stealing aircraft warning lights from the top of the Zakim Bridge.

US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert got into a car to leave for a hospital in Seoul after being attacked while giving a lecture.

US ambassador in South Korea attacked, hurt during lecture

The ambassador was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified.

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.