Boston Marathon bombing trial

Victim who lost both legs testifies at Marathon bombing trial

An officer patrolled outside the courthouse with a dog.

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Moments before the blast that injured him, Jeff Bauman said he became suspicious of a man carrying a backpack near him.

// At Marathon bombing trial, Tsarnaev appears detached

So far, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been quiet and low-key, conversing generally only when one of his lawyers initiates a chat.

// Marathon survivor posts emotional letter to Tsarnaev

“TODAY...I looked at you right in the face....and realized I wasn’t afraid anymore,” Rebekah Gregory wrote on Facebook after testifying.


// Tsarnaev had four minutes to change history

After four minutes, the alleged Marathon bomber turned right, while everybody else’s head jerked left, looking down Boylston.

Actor Kevin Chapman enjoying a cigar with friends at Stanza Dei Sigari in the North End.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Actor Kevin Chapman stays true to his roots

The Dorchester native is famous for his everyman roles in such films as “Mystic River” and “Ladder 49,” and the CBS series “Person of Interest.”

Governor Charlie Baker, with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, unveiled his state budget proposal on Wednesday.

Baker budget aims to rein in state spending

Governor Baker said his plan also makes key investments in education, transportation, and to cities and towns.

BOSTON, MA - 1/26/2015: Patriot Vince Wilfork, gives fans a wave.....Mayor Martin J. Walsh hosted a sendoff rally Monday on City Hall Plaza for the New England Patriots featuring the head coach, team captains, and cheerleaders. Before they leave for the Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz.,. Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, President Jonathan Kraft, and head coach Bill Belichick. Patriots captains Tom Brady, Dan Connolly, Vince Wilfork, Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater will address supporters on the upcoming game, which is slated for Feb. 1. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 27patsrally(1)

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Vince Wilfork says Patriots won’t pick up contract option

The decision will make the defensive tackle a free agent eligible to sign with any team.

Ben Volin | on football

// Patriots have franchise-altering decisions to make

Monday could be the final day in a Patriots uniform for some fans’ most beloved players.

With calm, cool end to week, no big storms in sight

While the Cape and islands will continue to see snowfall through the afternoon, most of the state will be dry.

In this image taken from a drone, Jesus Foentes of Ice Dam Liquidators used steam to clear the roof of this Carlisle home.

Dmitry Lipinskiy/Ice dam Liquidators

Minnesota crews come to the rescue of Mass. rooftops

Hundreds of people in the Boston area are begging for help from Minnesotan contractors who specialize in dealing with ice dams.

// Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts by 2018

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is reacting to growing public concern about how the animals are treated.

Live video: Aaron Hernandez murder trial

Testimony has resumed in the case against the former Patriots star.

Double Shot

Boston toddlers drinking coffee not uncommon, study finds

Is your baby having trouble sleeping? Here may be one reason: He may have half a cup of coffee in him.

Community activist allegedly shot English High student

Shaun Harrison, 55, was also a former member of the Boston English High School staff.

Marathon trial podcast

// Boston Marathon bombing trial podcast, cards

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



// May Boston’s space savers rest in peace

Pull something out of the house and into a parking space, and you know it might well disappear forever.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month, February 2015

A look at some of the best work from Globe staff photographers last month.