Day care worker charged with sexual abuse

A Bridgewater State University student has been charged with sexually abusing children at the on-campus day care center where he worked.

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) is shown against the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. Boston won 3-0. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Red Sox catcher Vazquez to have season-ending surgery

The loss of Christian Vazquez for all of 2015 could alter the course of the Red Sox’ season.

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

Testimony aims to tie Hernandez to murder weapon

Alexander Bradley said that months before Odin Lloyd’s death, he saw Aaron Hernandez with a gun similar the one used to shoot Lloyd.

Richard Poirier of Waltham was charged with attempted breaking and entering, destruction of property, possession of burglarious tools, disorderly conduct, and receiving stolen property.

Home alone in Waltham, and a strange man in the house

A 12-year-old boy locked himself in a bedroom and quietly called 911 when a man broke in.

Man accused of forging names against Cambridge wine bar

Sydney DePaulo said the proposed European-style bar on Massachusetts Avenue would decrease nearby property values.

Harvard University in Cambridge.

A record year for Harvard rejections

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

According to the paper, MBTA is likely to see an additional 367,000 riders each day by 2021.

Business leaders urge MBTA to invest in expansion

The push comes after a taxpayer group suggested that the T halt funding for expansion projects.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

US Attorney's Office

Interactive database

Explore the evidence in the case

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

Alex Feldman, also known as Alex the Jester, handed out dollar bills at Harvard Square, something he’s been doing for the past 23 years on Aprils Fools Day.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

A fool and his money are soon parted. Or maybe not

Alex Feldman handed out money Wednesday, or tried to. He’s done it for 23 years on April Fools Day in what has become a type of social experiment.

The Celtics’ Marcus Smart stripped the ball from the Pacers’ David West on a first-quarter drive to the hoop.

Celtics 100, Pacers 87

Celtics defeat Pacers at TD Garden

The Celtics defeated one of their main competitors for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

ty burr | critic’s notebook

// The envelope pushes back for Trevor Noah

Noah is a comedian who’s pushed the taste envelope in pursuit of laughs and maybe insights about our world.

Tech Lab

Everyone can broadcast. But will anyone watch?

Apps that let users broadcast live video have been with us for years. But suddenly, people are starting to use them.

Evan Horowitz

// Why is Indiana’s religious freedom law so controversial?

Rarely, if ever, has there been such a rapid mobilization of boycotts, sanctions, and denunciations against a lone US state.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence spoke Tuesday during a news conference in Indianapolis.

In N.H., many don’t care about Indiana religion law

Republican presidential hopefuls have lined up in support of the law. That may help them in Iowa, but probably not in New Hampshire.

Residents dug out after the blizzard of 1997.

April Fools’ Day blizzard of 1997 was no joke

The late-season snowstorm was the biggest of the season, and one of the region’s largest in recorded history.

opinion | Brandon Ambrosino

Jesus’ radical politics

The bells of Easter Sunday, comforting though they may be, are actually a call to war, albeit a nonviolent kind of war.

Penguins stood on a rock near a research station Antarctica.

Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press

Antarctica may have just seen its hottest day ever

With the preliminary reading of 63.5 degrees, the northern tip of the continent was almost 30 degrees warmer than Boston last Tuesday.

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.


Janice Page

// The Angelina Jolie effect

The actress could be a powerful advocate for access to technologies and treatments that give more women a fair shot.

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.