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

// 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.

April showers, warmer temperatures on the way

Rain is expected Thursday night through the daylight hours of Saturday.

Alexander Bradley was questioned by attorneys Wednesday morning.

The Boston Globe

Ex-friend of Hernandez questioned without jury present

Alexander Bradley testified that Aaron Hernandez stored a pistol in the basement of his North Attleborough home.

// Financial stress is hurting worker productivity

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

// Long Island Bridge demolition to resume today

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

Boston Marathon bombing trial


// Tsarnaev defense rests, but they’re just getting started

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

Inside the evidence

Explore how the Marathon bombing case is being built and how Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being defended.

“Is the conversation revolving around the future of the Commonwealth? If it’s not, then we’re not having the right conversation,” said John Fish, the chairman of Boston 2024.

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Shirley Leung

Boston 2024’s problem? It’s not John Fish, it’s us.

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


// Why Indiana’s religious freedom law is causing such an uproar

It has to do with intent, as well as an expanded definition of who — or what — is entitled to religious liberty.


// Somerville startup building atomic bomb detectors

When Sarah Haig is asked about what she does for a living, the possible answers are show-stoppers.

A breeding female blackpoll warbler. In the fall, the birds undertake a marathon migration over the ocean.


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.

Jackie Bradley Jr. refuses to dwell on a nightmarish season in which he hit .198.


Unfazed, Jackie Bradley Jr. stays the course

“I can prove that what people saw last year wasn’t who I am as a player,” said the erstwhile center fielder.

// Singer Joni Mitchell in intensive care in Los Angeles

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


// Mark Wahlberg will make movie about Marathon bombings

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

Behind the scenes

// 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

// Episode 16: Tsarnaev’s defense rests

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



// 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

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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.