MBTA learns from other cities after rough winter

The T’s interim GM told lawmakers the agency made “eye-opening” discoveries when it compared its practices to peers.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

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Studies show these attackers are often emotionally vulnerable and can be converted to a new cause rather quickly, experts say.

Martin Richard.

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KEVIN CULLEN

‘He was 8 years old’

If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev isn’t moved by what happened to Martin Richard, it’s probably just a waste of time to keep looking.

Angelo West was killed by police after shooting an officer.

Suspect’s death at traffic stop caps life of violence

Angelo West had been shot 13 times amid decades of criminal charges.

Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane shot the movie “Ted” in Massachusetts.

Kayana Szymczak for The Globe/File

Film tax credits no longer getting glowing reviews

Around the country, a growing number of elected officials and independent analysts are souring on film incentives.

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Shayanna Jenkins testified that Aaron Hernandez asked her to remove a box from their home the day after Odin Lloyd’s murder.

Partners HealthCare offers low-cost way to earn degree

The health care giant’s sweeping new initiative gives its workers access to a free or nearly free college education.

Eric Glassoff recently sold a condo in Brookline for tens of thousands of dollars above the asking price.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Lowered prices create bidding wars in hot housing market

Around Greater Boston, some real estate agents employ a tactic that seems counterintuitive in a sellers’ market.

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Two non-profits are collaborating with the Boston Housing Authority to redevelop the 1950s-era Whittier Street public housing project.

Fort Myers, FL - 02/23/15 - Boston Red Sox pitchers from l to r: Wade Miley, Rick Porcello, Clay Buchholz, and Eduardo Rodriguez, prepare to throw their scheduled bullpen sessions. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 24Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2717390732.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Realistically, how good are these Red Sox?

Many prognosticators like the Sox’ chances, but that might be a reflection of the division, not the team.

John Rosenthal, founder and president of Stop Handgun Violence, in front of the landmark billboard along the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Bill Greene/Globe Staff

Dozens of billboards to replace landmark Mass. Pike sign

Stop Handgun Violence will be “saturating” highway signs across the state after the planned removal of the billboard.

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President Obama and a parade of other top officials offered a flow of memories at the dedication of the Edward Kennedy Institute.

Munch Madness 2015

Vote for a champion

It’s the last round to help choose the Boston area’s top restaurant. Which of these two eateries will get your vote?

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Eliot spent his formative childhood summers in a wood-shingled, seven-bedroom seaside house on Gloucester’s Eastern Point.

A jury failed to agree with Ellen Pao’s sex-bias claims against her former employer.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

Venture capital’s problem with women

Now is an ideal time for the community to deal with widespread gender problems.

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The bodies of a mother and her two daughters were found in their home in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide.

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

JOAN VENNOCHI

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How do you solve a problem like the group’s chairman and public face?

The Big Picture

Anees Mahyoub/Reuters

Yemen tumbling into chaos

Militants of the Islamic State claimed responsibility of a horrific attack on Shi’ite mosques in Yemen last week.