State assigns monitor to oversee hospitals

Surprise inspections found such prevalent problems that officials decided an onsite monitor was necessary at four psychiatric hospitals.

Crash in O’Neill Tunnel involves school bus

No children were apparently on the bus, officials said, and traffic is backed up to Wilmington.

// Chimp victim who underwent face transplant back in Boston hospital

The Connecticut woman’s body is rejecting tissue from the transplant.

Yvonne Abraham

Can Bostonians really drive as slowly as 20 m.p.h.?

It’s one thing to be forced to go slow by circumstances we can’t control, and quite another to be legally required to travel glacially.

// After Seattle duck boat fatalities, regulators took tough steps

In Boston, authorities are investigating a duck boat crash that killed 28-year-old woman who was driving a scooter.

// Photo appears to show Reading officer texting, driving

Reading police said they are investigating the photo, which was shared on social media.

tech lab | hiawatha bray

// When software doesn’t play fair

The controversy over Amazon same day delivery service skipping black neighborhoods shows how algorithms can generate biased outcomes.

Malden, MA - 5/5/2016 - A man walks underneath an umbrella as he makes his way past a church front in Malden, MA May 5, 2016. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe staff

English weather continues in New England

Greater Boston was greeted by yet another gray morning on Thursday.

Bernie Sanders spoke to campaign volunteers in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday.

Miranda Pederson/Daily News via AP

Sanders won’t stop amid worries he’s hurting Clinton

Bernie Sanders stands virtually no chance because Hillary Clinton’s lead in delegates is too great. But he continues to hammer her.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves a rally at The Palladium in Carmel, Ind., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Michael Conroy/Associated Press

Trump’s nomination is assured, but what of GOP unity?

Republicans declared they would not back Donald Trump even as he became the only candidate remaining in the party’s race.


// Get ready for a Ted Cruz zombie resurrection in 2020

He’s the true conservative the GOP says it needs to win the presidency.

// WBZ traffic reporter is now telling the world who she really is

Kristen Eck said she’d always had the feeling throughout her youth that she had been born in the wrong body.

// Boston students may have drunk lead-tainted water

Officials will notify parents at four schools that drinking fountains were turned on before water testing was complete.

From left: Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sebastian Stan in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Film Frame /Marvel

Movie Review | ★ ★ ★

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is absurd comic-book fun

For a change, a blockbuster behemoth is light on its feet.


A long goodbye is made a little less lonely

At a pediatric hospice facility, aiding family members is as important as caring for patients.


// Harvard i-lab honors student innovators

Some of the brightest ideas from students, from health care software to a device that makes eye surgery less painful, were recognized.

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 04: David Ortiz #34 Boston Red Sox celebrates his two-run homer against the Chicago White Sox with Xander Bogaerts #2 during the fifth inning on May 4, 2016 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)


Buchholz pitches Red Sox to win in Chicago

Clay Buchholz earned his first victory of the season and David Ortiz drove in three runs.

Love Letters

Is it time to end his marriage?

“To make matters worse, I can’t stop thinking about a single co-worker.”

Opinion & Ideas


// Go out and defeat the demagogues

In this year’s presidential election, we’ve seen more demagoguery from both parties than I can remember in my lifetime.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be Trump’s VP pick?

A Globe analysis of more than 70 former and current elected officials yielded seven people who could join his ticket.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, April 2016

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers last month.