Man arrested after parents found dead in Virgin Islands

A Sudbury man has been arrested after his parents were found dead in a vacation home on the island of St. Thomas.

// Transit secretary slams critics of MBTA overhaul

Stephanie Pollack suggested that some are afraid of what a proposed MBTA oversight board might find.

// Needham official says principal’s departure a ‘significant loss’

Jonathan Pizzi had been put on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation, three days prior to his resignation.

// Nanny accused in infant’s 2013 death released on bail

Aisling Brady McCarthy was placed under home confinement with GPS monitoring.

Ambulance firm ordered to pay $1.5m in wrongful death suit

A jury found that two EMTs negligently dropped a 67-year-old woman on her head while rolling her on a stretcher.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

// Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s temper described at trial

A former friend of his widow thought she was being “emotionally abused” by Tamerlan, who once joked he had AIDS, as a prank.

Pay, benefits jump in Boston area

The increases are a sign that workers are beginning to share the benefits of an improving economy and labor market.

// Legal battle begins over Scituate parishioners’ vigil at closed church

Parishioners have been keeping a vigil at a Scituate church since 2004, when it was closed by Archdiocese of Boston.

Marine General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. was nominated to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Boston native, Marine general picked to head Joint Chiefs

Marine General Joseph Dunford Jr. spent his boyhood in South Boston and teenage years in Quincy.

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.

Jerry Remy will miss Red Sox’ 10-game road trip

The Red Sox color commentator, who has been out since Friday, tweeted that he is still not feeling well.

Mariachi performers marked the holiday this week in New York.

US tequila, avocado sales soar for Cinco de Mayo, but why?

The holiday commemorates the Mexican defeat of a much larger French army in 1862 near the city of Puebla.

Treadmills can lead to injury, but fatalities are rare.

Treadmill deaths remain rare, but exercise equipment injuries rising

From 2003 to 2012, there were 30 deaths associated with treadmills, an average of three a year, according to federal data.

// Charlotte’s birth certificate: Where ‘princess’ is an occupation

The royal couple registered Charlotte’s birth, with the form listing Kate’s occupation as “Princess of the United Kingdom.”

John D. Walsh Jr.

State’s longest serving Town Moderator remembered

John Walsh Jr. died just days before this year’s Pembroke Town Meeting. He ran nearly every meeting from 1950 to 2008.

“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.

Beef tenderloin with lime-garlic dipping sauce and romaine heart lettuce.

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Fresh fusion at The Elephant Walk in the South End

The Elephant Walk continues to fuse the flavors of Cambodia and France.

Joey Launceford, Zach Wolfe, Sean Burke, and Len Skubal at Rifrullo Cafe.

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Meet BC’s coffee crew

A group of Boston College football players went on a mission: See as many coffee shops as they can.

Ellen Albertini Dow

Ellen Albertini Dow, known for ‘Wedding Singer’ rap, dies at 101

The character actress’s salty rendition of “Rapper’s Delight” led to memorable roles in films like “Wedding Crashers,” “Road Trip,” and “54.”

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 26: Tsarnaev’s relatives bring him to tears

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


decoder | Marcela García

// Cinco de Mayo: Don’t reduce Mexican culture to tired stereotypes

The appropriated holiday brings the potential for embarrassment and public shaming.

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.