Officer wounded in shootout awarded death benefit

The family of Dennis Simmonds, who died a year after suffering a head injury in a shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers, received $150,000.

Second person admits role in murder of Woburn officer

A Wakefield man admitted to misleading police investigating a 2010 robbery that ended with the death of John Maguire.

In Somerville, the number of single-family homes for sale fell 40 percent.

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Looking to buy a house in Greater Boston? Move fast

A tight supply is even more dire in many municipalities this season, driving prices even higher and spurring bidding wars.

Alex Beam

// Bush family shows how to build cottages, WASP-style

Since when is a 3,000-square foot, four-bedroom, four-and-half-bathroom home considered a “cottage”?

// Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentencing set for June 24

A federal jury agreed to sentence Tsarnaev to death earlier this month, but the judge must still impose the sentence.

// Library chief vows to ‘get to the bottom’ of missing art

Boston Public Library president Amy Ryan called the disappearance of two artworks from the library “a crime against Boston.”

Reports suggest Boston 2024 sought city’s help in funding bid

Documents indicate the bid committee had proposed that Boston finance land acquisition and infrastructure costs at Widett Circle.

// Plea deal from former FIFA official may have been key to US probe

Chuck Blazer, who pleaded pleaded guilty 1 1/2 years ago, appears to have provided information central to the investigation.

Fort Myers, FL - 03/02/15 - Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and Red sox General Manager Ben Cherington observe today's workout. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 03Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

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Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

Fire Cherington and Farrell? That’s not going to happen

If the Red Sox are still in last place at the end of the season, then it’s time to talk about a leadership change.

It’s clearly time to start asking questions about the Red Sox’ talent evaluators. Who thought swapping John Lackey for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig was a good idea? (Darren Calabress/The Canadian Press via AP)

Dan Shaughnessy

Time to start asking questions about Red Sox talent evaluators

Who thought swapping John Lackey for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig was a good idea?


// Patriots hated because they can’t be trusted

Winning is not the only reason the Patriots inspire enmity from fans and commentators from other corners of the country.

// Amazon to offer free same-day delivery to Prime members

The e-commerce powerhouse is offering free same-day delivery service in some cities — including parts of Boston.

“Under the Wave off Kanagawa” by Hokusai.

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Who are the artistic geniuses of today?

Would we even recognize the Beethovens and Mozarts, the Picassos and da Vincis, the Shakespeares and Jane Austens?

// Elizabeth Warren’s populist bestseller earned her a bundle

The senator gained more than populist fame for taking on Wall Street and big banks. She also earned a small fortune.

// Filthy snow piles remain, even as temperatures climb

Trash-filled reminders of winter are still hanging around in parts of Boston, Quincy, and Somerville.

The Big Picture

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Texas flooding

Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas.