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.

Rescue workers searched the site of the Germanwings plane crash near the French Alps in March.

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Crash reveals industry’s failure to address pilot suicide

Andreas Lubitz’s troubled behavior in the period leading up to his final Germanwings flight raised no alarms at Lufthansa.

// 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.

// Details of Hillary Clinton’s N.H. visit announced

Clinton will meet with small business employees in Keene and community college students in Concord next week.

Thomas Farragher

// The voices Hillary Clinton didn’t hear

Columnist Thomas Farragher decided to do what Hillary didn’t — stop along the way, get off I-80 here and there, and listen.

Deep Breath

// In a bad marriage? It may be ruining your health

As anyone in a relationship knows, a spouse’s stress can be contagious. A new study finds that it even has health consequences.

// 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.

// E-mail shows Affleck asked PBS to censor slave-owning ancestry

A hacked e-mail reveals that Ben Affleck demanded that the show “Finding Your Roots” remove the fact.

Bob Ryan

// There’s life in the storied Celtics franchise again

With tanking talk behind us, the Celtics are a nice team and fun to root for, but they are still far from being great.

Celtics forward Jae Crowder (right) is likely to see heavy minutes guarding LeBron James during Boston’s first-round playoff series against the Cavaliers.

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Best way to defend LeBron James? Give him space

The Celtics have acknowledged they will not stop James, because no one really does. But there are various strategies to slow him.


/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.

Shira Springer | Fair Play

// 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.

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// 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.

Could a new hobby help stave off dementia?

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

Cycling a Zwift Island route you can join from home.
The author can pick out his performance on the list as he cycles at home (E. Medina) joined by other users of ZWIFT as though they are all pedaling on Zwift Island. The game can change the route terrain from hilly to mountainous to flat, from forested to rural.


Zwift Island a hot destination that doesn’t actually exist

The virtual island’s 3-D world is inspired by iconic places any cyclist would want to visit: Hawaii, California, Colorado, and France.

// Patriot Place scores no matter your goal

The complex in Foxborough is complete with attractive hotel rates and live entertainment of all sorts for families.

// Richard family’s heartfelt plea raises complex issues

In legal circles, the impact of the family’s opposition to the death penalty in the Tsarnaev case was a matter of intense debate.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 18: Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts

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.