Patrick to help lobby for Boston’s Olympic bid

The former governor will take on the role of global ambassador to help sell the city to the International Olympic Committee.

The Rev. Shaun O. Harrison Sr. at his arraignment in Roxbury Thursday.

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Suspect in teen shooting allegedly incited student fight

The Rev. Shaun Harrison allegedly incited the fight hours before shooting an English High student “execution-style,” an official said.

Andy Emond (left) manages an independent RadioShack. The franchisees have hired Richard Mikels (below) to represent them.

RadioShack franchisees unite amid bankruptcy

With the company in bankruptcy court, many independent dealers are turning to a Boston lawyer to represent their interests.

Commuter rail service was crippled by a succession of snowstorms that began in late January.

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Commuter rail service to expand on Monday, Keolis says

However, Governor Baker on Friday voiced continued frustration at the pace of the system’s recovery after heavy snowfalls.

Magazine

Jobs in demand in Massachusetts

What occupations are growing through 2022 — and what kind of degree do they require?

Edward MacKenzie, 57, looted the Swedenborgian Church on Beacon Hill of millions of dollars.

MacKenzie sentenced to 12 years for swindling church

“I am struggling to find any redeeming qualities in [Edward] MacKenzie,” a judge said of the man convicted of looting millions.

MIT student on leave dies in Fla. home

The death of Christina Tournant, who was on the swim team and in a sorority, marked the eighth death in the school’s community.

Tainted drugs settlement fund grows to $210 million

The fund was established to pay victims of tainted drugs made by the New England Compounding Center.

Senator Robert Menendez

N.J. senator won’t back down from legal fight

Robert Menendez has pledged to stay in office after officials said the Justice Department expects to file corruption charges against him.

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Bush and Clinton ramping up off the trail

Even as they lay the groundwork for expected bids for the White House, they have virtually avoided contact with voters.

It’s not over.

Don’t give up on that snowfall record yet

The next few months would have to be unusually mild for 2014-2015 to miss the all-time high of 107.6 inches.

Lydia Shire sued for allegedly failing to repay $175,000 loan

A wealthy Boston woman who allegedly loaned $175,000 to the celebrated chef is suing the renowned restaurateur for failing to repay the money.

Mar 6, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) shoots the ball past New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

CELTICS 104, PELICANS 98

Celtics start road trip with win over Pelicans

Boston is 1½ games behind Indiana for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

Welcome to MIT.

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In rare instance, MIT’s ‘Pi Day’ falls on 3/14/15

Every year on March 14, the Cambridge institute ships admission decisions to its newest class, but this year is a special occasion.

“We are focusing in areas of high unmet medical need,” said Belen Garijo, chief executive of the health care group at parent company Merck KGaA.

Bay State is crucial for Merck Serono

The German drug maker will hire dozens in Mass. as scientists develop cancer treatments at a research center in Billerica.

A workout at home adaptable to anyone

The never-ending cold and snow has made it easy to skip the gym. But there is a simple alternative for a complete workout at home.

Chris Messina and Mindy Kaling in “The Mindy Project.”

Buzzsaw

‘The Mindy Project’ is subverting genres

There’s something uniquely subversive about the show, as it giddily challenges all sorts of social and cultural expectations.

The PAX East gaming convention was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Welcome to PAX East: ‘This is like a nerd vacation’

People dressed up like cartoon characters and videogame heroes are taking over the Boston Convention and Exposition Center.

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A crime lab scientist said Hernandez’s DNA matched that found on a cigarette butt near Odin Lloyd’s body.

Marathon trial podcast

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

Opinion

Drew Faust

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Harvard University President Drew Faust recalls marching in Selma, Ala., 50 years ago.

The Big Picture

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Holi Celebrations 2015

Holi is a festival that marks events in Hindu mythology and provides photographers with a colorful visual feast.