Gloucester to stop arresting addicts who request help

Police in Gloucester said the approach is a “revolutionary” shift in their battle against opioids and other substances.

Man arrested after parents found dead in Virgin Islands

A Sudbury man has been arrested after his parents were found dead in a vacation home on the island of St. Thomas.

// In Needham, still few details about principal’s departure

The School Committee provided little information Tuesday night about why Jonathan Pizzi resigned as principal of Needham High.

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Elkus Manfredi Architects

New ‘maisonette’ condos to offer ground-floor luxury living

The units are meant to combine the convenience of street-level living with a luxury condo setting.

Boston Marathon bombing trial


// Playing out the string

The penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial resembles a lopsided baseball game, when the only thing in doubt is the final score.

// Tamerlan Tsarnaev was angry and violent, witness says

A former friend of his widow described Tsarnaev’s temper and use of violence in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The MBTA said its contract with commuter rail operator Keolis does not provide enough incentive for the company to regularly collect fares.

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Commuter rail tests new technology to count passengers

The 30-day test will use motion sensor technology on Platform 5 at South Station to better measure fare evasion.

// Poll shows more have positive view of Hillary Clinton

Clinton’s favorability rating rose in a New York Times/CBS News poll despite news about her e-mail accounts as secretary of state.

With Reebok gaining, Adidas insists it’s not for sale

Adidas reoriented Canton-based Reebok as a fitness brand and sales have grown for eight straight quarters.

// Transit secretary slams critics of MBTA overhaul

Stephanie Pollack suggested that some are afraid of what a proposed MBTA oversight board might find.

Celtics Brad Stevens was not at all happy about how his first year in Boston went.

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No detail is too small for Celtics coach Brad Stevens

The games may be over for the Celtics but the work never ends for their second-year mentor.

John Henry.

John Henry disappointed over Red Sox’ recent run

The team owner met with John Farrell, Ben Cherington and others to talk about ways to improve after a 12-14 start.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced May 1 that criminal charges would be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Are Baltimore charges about justice or crowd control?

Mollifying demonstrators is not a proper component of prosecutorial discretion and is inconsistent with due process.

Harvard engineering students spent the past semester building a better barbecue smoker. Peyton Nesmith, teaching fellow, checked the temperature of a brisket during a recent test run.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Harvard class cooks up the ultimate BBQ smoker

Harvard students used the scientific method in search of the perfect brisket.

Treadmills can lead to injury, but fatalities are rare.

Treadmill deaths remain rare, but exercise equipment injuries rising

From 2003 to 2012, there were 30 deaths associated with treadmills, an average of three a year, according to federal data.

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Wahlburgers will touch down at Logan Airport

The Wahlberg clan will open the newest location of its namesake burger chain in Terminal C at Logan Airport.

// At 161 years old, Beacon Press looks toward its future

After an anxious decade in publishing, the nonprofit book publisher will add two acquisitions editors.

An Eta Aquarid meteor seen in 2012.

Aquarid meteor shower, a byproduct of Halley’s Comet, visible this week

Even if you can’t wait another 46 years for a glimpse of Halley, you can still enjoy its annual gift.


//[1]-4233.jpg Fresh fusion at The Elephant Walk in the South End

The Elephant Walk continues to fuse the flavors of Cambodia and France.

Mariachi performers marked the holiday this week in New York.

Why do so many Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

The holiday commemorates the Mexican defeat of a much larger French army in 1862 near the city of Puebla.

The Big Picture

Georgiy Samsonov (L), Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The big picture

Berlin battleground—70 years later

Decades after the Battle for Berlin, photographer Fabrizio Bensch unearthed pictures by a Red Army photographer that depicted a city at war’s end.