The real N.H. GOP summit is upstairs, behind closed doors

A good speech can give a candidate some temporary buzz, but winning the backing of a top state Republican proves more valuable in the long run.

Rockland shocked at death of student on trip in Greece

Jared Quirk, who died Friday while walking in Athens with his classmates, was remembered as “a good, sweet kid.”

Rupprecht family: Chris and Kate (both on right) and their children, Finley, 3, and Kai, 5 months, might move in with Chris’s parents, Rolf and Kathy, in Westford.

In hot market, sellers left with no place to go

Buyers are snapping up homes, but the low inventory is making it difficult for sellers to find their next house.

// $7m condo sale confirms the ‘new normal’ in Boston

The city’s luxury real estate market shows no signs of cooling.

Tina Packer’s book “Women of Will” explores the evolution of Shakespeare’s female characters.

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Tina Packer on Shakespeare’s five ages of women

In her new book, the founding artistic director of Lenox’s Shakespeare & Company argues that Shakespeare’s female characters matured as he did.


19-year-olds arrested in Roxbury after firearms found in car

An officer spotted a loaded long rifle on the floor in the back of the car after the vehicle was pulled over due to a broken tail light.

// Local merchants not ready for more secure ‘chip and PIN’ cards

Hardly anyone is, even though roughly 600 million chip-based credit cards will soon be sent to American customers.

// Traffic upgrades are key to casino plans in Mass.

Getting gamblers to the games with a minimum of traffic woes is a high-stakes undertaking for communities revamping their roads.

Henry Richard ran down Boylston Street in the YES relay team. His brother Martin was killed in the marathon bombing.

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Henry Richard hits the finish line in youth race with all-star squad

For some, the annual race marked the last time they saw Richard’s brother, Martin, before he was killed in the bombings.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/18/ Hernandez verdict brings back memories of prison visits

As part of a sociology class, Kevin Paul Dupont visited the prison where the former Patriots star is now located.

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// From Boston to Saudi Arabia, Sarah Attar sends powerful message

There is so much more to Sarah Attar’s smiling image on the Boston Marathon banners than just a happy runner.

Rita Jeptoo at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2014.

Jeptoo scandal angers and frustrates clean marathon competitors

Some female elites believe Jeptoo’s two-year suspension from competition doesn’t go far enough.

Peter Post | Etiquette at work

// The importance of the viral Jordan Spieth thank-you note

As amazing as his Masters performance was, the story that keeps coming to the fore is about what a truly nice guy he is.

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz allowed 11 hits in six innings as the Orioles beat the Red Sox, 4-1, on Saturday at Fenway Park.

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Orioles 4, Red Sox 1

Orioles get best of Clay Buchholz, Red Sox

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz kept the Orioles close, but the Red Sox offense couldn’t take advantage in a 4-1 loss to Baltimore on Saturday at Fenway Park.

// Pain continues for Bob Hewitt’s child sex abuse victims

His sentencing was postponed Friday until May 18, when a defense psychologist will make a case for leniency rather than a possible 15-year prison term.

The Celtics and Cavaliers split four games this season.


Celtics in playoffs is much more fun than lottery

Let’s see how Brad Stevens’s hungry men can do against the most talented team in the NBA.

Could a new hobby help stave off dementia?

Research suggests midlife artistic and social activities can protect your brain from memory and thinking problems.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 19: What to expect in penalty phase of Tsarnaev trial

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


Robert Kuttner

// Obama’s trade agreements are a gift to corporations

The real intriguing question is why Obama invests so much political capital in promoting agreements like these.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Coachella 2015

Music fans gathered to hear a wide variety of musical styles at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.