Opening statements today in Marathon bombing trial

Security boats from US Coast Guard and Boston Police were at Moakley Courthouse in South Boston for the Tsarnaev trial Tuesday.

With ten women and eight men selected as jurors, each side in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will have about 45 minutes to provide an opening statement.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Tsarnaev trial will test jurors’ compassion

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be judged by people who have sworn to follow the evidence. And that evidence is deeply damning.

Tommy Chang, a finalist to be the next Boston schools superintendent, attended a forum with students and teachers at English High School in Jamaica Plain Feb. 24.

Tommy Chang chosen to lead Boston schools

Tommy Chang, Boston’s next school superintendent, has been working for the past three years as an administrator in the Los Angeles school district.

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The board that oversees the T also expressed skepticism about issuing refunds for poor service, saying repair and upgrades take priority.

Michelle Merrill, owner of Salon 350 on Newbury Street, has seen her taxes triple, forcing her to raise her prices.

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Shirley Leung

Taxes singe smaller players in hot Back Bay market

Assessed values have risen dramatically, and the corresponding increase in taxes is a shock to some small businesses.

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The judge doesn’t believe that Philip Chism paid adequate attention to his Miranda rights and ruled his confession can’t be presented to jurors.

The 300 block of West Broadway, where snowbanks obscure pedestrians on the sidewalk, is right on the parade route.

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Southie snowbanks add wrinkle to parade planning

Organizers say they want the parade to proceed as scheduled in South Boston, where mountains of snow have turned driving and parking into a free-for-all.

Michelle Mayberger, owner of Happy Dogs Pet Resort in Abington, has seen a pick-up in business because she has room for dogs to run and their owners don’t.

Some want snowfall record, some want spring

The snowfall record would make Bostonians feel like champions, of sorts, a payoff for enduring a historic winter.

Ice was seen on Carson Beach in South Boston.

Cold snap has harbors under thick layer of ice

Coastal communities in Massachusetts are seeing more ice on the water than they have in years.

Townsman chef Matt Jennings preps dishes.

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Opening of anticipated Townsman a homecoming of sorts

Chef Matt Jennings returned from Providence’s acclaimed Farmstead to make his New England brasserie, Townsman, a special experience for diners.

Chef-owner Michael Scelfo preps a plate while wearing an apron at Alden & Harlow.

Devra First

Is the customer always right?

The conduct of two women at Alden & Harlow, and a posting by the chef-owner, led to an online debate about his response.

Fort Myers, FL - 03/03/15 - In honor of Peter Frates, the former Boston College Baseball player who was stricken by ALS and who started the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote awareness and raise money for ALS, Boston Red Sox players and Boston College players wore his number 3. Red Sox Spring Training Game 1 vs. Northeastern University at Jet Blue Park. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 04Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Pete Frates story continues to inspire

The Red Sox wore No. 3 Tuesday, in honor of the former BC baseball star who has become a fund-raising force for ALS research.

Madaro tops Ruggiero in East Boston election

Adrian Madaro will face Joanne T. Pomodoro, an independent candidate running a grass-roots campaign, in the special election on March 31.

The Big Picture

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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.