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US officials seek lessons in bombing catastrophe

Three weeks after the Marathon bombings, the Department of Homeland Security is seeking to use lessons from the attacks to enhance community policing.

Protesters gathered across the street from the Worcester funeral home where the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev is being kept.


Bombing suspect’s body to undergo 2d autopsy

The independent autopsy of Tamerlan Tsarnaev comes as the belief that he and his brother, Dzhokhar, were framed gains traction in Russia.

MFA workers in front of “Orpheus Charming the Animals,” which is part of the Rose-Marie and Eijk Van Otterloo collection. It will be on view in a renovated gallery this week.


Masterworks await as an MFA gallery reopens

The walls have been covered in silk, old skylights replaced with triple-glazed glass. But when the Museum of Fine Arts reopens its large Dutch and Flemish gallery on Wednesday, the buzz won’t just be about the paintings hanging on the walls — alluring as they are — but on a bigger trove of masterworks that could possibly one day join them.

Jon Feinman started InnerCity Weightlifting in Dorchester where former gangbangers go to work out and maybe find a way to get out of the street life.

Yvonne Abraham

Staying alive, building a life after battling on streets

At InnerCity Weightlifting in Dorchester, former gangbangers go to work out and maybe find a way to leave the streets behind.

The Nation

Republicans put focus on tax code overhaul

“The conference will unite around tax reform. The window is now,” said Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California and House majority whip, who hosted the first “listening session” in his office.

By Lori Montgomery

Congressional Republicans are deemphasizing their demand for politically painful cuts to retirement programs.

Calm, moist air aids fight against Calif. wildfire

More favorable weather gave firefighters in Thousand Oaks, Calif., a break on Saturday as damp air flowed off the Pacific.

A big cool-down in weather calmed a huge wildfire burning in Southern California coastal mountains Saturday.

The Nation Today

NRA tells members never to surrender

The public face of the NRA implored members Saturday to never give up their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts in Congress.

The World

Chinese city thwarts refinery protest

Protesters in Kunming, in China’s Yunnan Province, demonstrated against a planned refinery Saturday, wearing masks with “No to Kunming PX” written on them.

By Didi Tang

Residents said city officials preemptively quashed the protest over a petrochemical plant that a state-owned enterprise is building about 25 miles northwest of Chengdu.

Israel’s airstrike in Syria designed to curb Hezbollah, US officials say

By Michael R. Gordon and Jodi Rudoren

The airstrike was directed at a shipment of advanced surface-to-surface missiles from Iran that Israel believed was intended for Hezbollah, American officials said.

Eight coalition soldiers die in Afghanistan in single day

By Alissa J. Rubin

Eight soldiers with the US-led military coalition, including seven Americans, were killed Saturday.

Editorial & Opinion


Pledge play

By Joan Vennochi

For all his moral outrage about secret money being funneled into his opponent’s campaign, Edward Markey’s real goal is to keep the financial advantage on the Democratic side.


Can Gomez buck history?

Gabriel Gomez with his wife, Sarah, appeared in February on the US Senate campaign trail for first time.

By Jeff Jacoby

This how-can-Republicans-get-elected debate has been going on for decades, but one brute fact overshadows everything else: Republicans don’t get elected in Massachusetts.


The squeamish factor shadows Plan B debate

By Joanna Weiss

The opposition is more of a well-meaning wish for girls’ lives, a realization that they’d be better off if they could navigate the treacherous territory of sex with help from caring adults.


Harvard professor apologizes for remarks on economist

Niall Ferguson

By Gal Tziperman Lotan and Jeremy C. Fox

Niall Ferguson told an investors’ conference that the policies of John Maynard Keynes were short-sighted because he was gay and had no children.

Silver Line route mapped out for East Boston, Chelsea

Passengers board Bus 111 at a stop in Chelsea. The bus links Chelsea and East Boston with South Station.

By Martine Powers

There are a lot of things going for the proposed extension of the MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea and East Boston.

Cambridge man held in bomb case seeks release

Robel Phillipos graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in 2011.

By Maria Sacchetti

Advocates for the 19-year-old are calling on a federal judge to release him from jail, saying he had “nothing to do” with the deadly attack.

Money & Careers

Home of the Week

Small cottage nestled near reservoir and trails

By John R. Ellement

The 136-acre Aaron River Reservoir sits behind this Cohasset home, and 16,000-square-foot lot ends at the river.

Handyman on Call

Try vinegar to treat discolored concrete deck

Peter Hotton answers readers’ questions.

Snapshot: Market ends week with big milestones

By Bernard Condon

Optimism about the economy swept through the market Friday, pushing two key indexes past major milestones.


Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 2

Bruins fall apart in Game 2 against Maple Leafs

Phil Kessel breaks through against his former teammates, beating Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to give the Leafs a 3-1 lead early in the third period.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Ex-Bruin Phil Kessel slipped the puck past Tuukka Rask early in the third for the deciding goal in Toronto’s 4-2 win.

Christopher L. Gasper

Phil Kessel finally breaks through vs. Bruins

Phil Kessel (left) finally came back to haunt his former teammates, including Dennis Seidenberg, by scoring the winner.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The former Bruin silenced his TD Garden tormentors with a third-period goal that stood as the winner in the Leafs’ Game 2 victory.

On Hockey

Maple Leafs put doubt into Bruins’ minds

The Bruins were on the edge late in the third period.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Better in most phases of the game, especially when it came to turning chances into goals, the Leafs left Boston with a trunkload of confidence.

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Red Sox Notebook

Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey suffers setback

By Peter Abraham

Rangers 5, Red Sox 1

Rangers shut down lifeless Red Sox again

By Peter Abraham

On Second Thought

In Twitter style, outtakes on sports world

By Kevin Paul Dupont

By Mike Fitzpatrick

Sunday baseball notes

Clay Buchholz cheating accusations don’t hold water

By Nick Cafardo

139th kentucky derby

Orb stages late charge to win Kentucky Derby

By Beth Harris

patriots notebook

Patriots’ T.J. Moe draws comparisons to Wes Welker

By Shalise Manza Young

Sunday football notes

Grading drafts in the AFC East

By Shalise Manza Young

Bruins notebook

Dougie Hamilton makes playoff debut with Bruins

By Fluto Shinzawa

Sunday hockey notes

Hit on Lars Eller may have greater impact

By Kevin Paul Dupont

On Basketball

Danny Ainge has tough job in retooling Celtics

By Gary Washburn

Celtics notebook

Jason Terry had difficult first season with Celtics

By Baxter Holmes

Bulls 99, Nets 93

Bulls hold off Nets, advance in NBA playoffs

By Brian Mahoney

Sunday basketball notes

Jason, Jarron Collins remain united

By Gary Washburn

Nationals 15, Cannons 8

Early hole too big for the Boston Cannons

By Anthony Gulizia


Boston’s water: public or private?

View of the water celebration on Boston Common October 25th 1848.

By Carl Smith

Should big social services be public or private? Beneath the streets of Boston flows one answer.


Belichick was right! Economics and the NFL draft

By Keith O’Brien

Don’t be blinded by your love for a top pick, warn two researchers.

The $100 bill, now in color!

The newly designed $100 bill is multi-colored.

By Sebastian Smee

An art critic takes on America’s vivid new currency.

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Uncommon Knowledge

When single ladies ovulate, they vote Barack

By Kevin Lewis


book review

‘Flora’ by Gail Godwin

By Valerie Miner

Godwin’s 14th novel is a wise, poignant tale involving a motherless girl, her 22-year-old caretaker cousin, and a wounded veteran in waning days of war.

Pulitzer-winning biographer, fan of mysteries

David McCullough

From left to right: Robert Sheridan, President/CEO Savings Bank Life Insurance, Congressman John Larson of Conn, Abigail Johnson, President Fidelity Financial Services and Author David McCullough at the 2012 New England Council Annual Dinner held at the World Trade Center.

By Amy Sutherland

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian and PBS narrator David McCullough talks about the books he is reading and the books he loves to read.

book review

‘Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald’ and ‘Beautiful Fools’

Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald are the subject of two new books timed to coincide with a new film version of “The Great Gatsby.”

By Julia M. Klein

Two novels gamely tread well-plowed ground, reimagining the relationship between novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and his flapper bride, Zelda.


Doug Oakley; ALS activist made others smile, got last laugh

Mr. Oakley traveled the country by motorcycle to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Oakley, 50, traveled the country by motorcycle to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Mike Gray, filmmaker, screenwriter for ‘China Syndrome’

Just weeks after “The China Syndrome” was released in 1979, the nuclear plant at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania had a partial meltdown. To many Americans, the film, starring Jack Lemmon and Jane Fonda, then seemed prescient.

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Gray, 77, tackled issues including race relations in Chicago, US drug policy, and the safety of nuclear power plants.

Tom Knapp, at 62; virtuoso of shotgun dazzled crowds with his tricks

Mr. Knapp included safety messages in his patter between shooting tricks, especially if children were in the audience.

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Knapp broke world records by picking off flocks of airborne clay targets with the flair of a western movie hero.

Arts & Movies

Art Review

Showcasing a continent’s art at Smith College

“Seated Buddha — Abhaya Mudra,’’ 2012. Bamboo, rattan, wire, plywood by Sopheap Pich, Cambodian, born 1971.

By Sebastian Smee

Smith College Museum of Art’s “Collecting Art of Asia” is more than a stock-taking show that happens to mark 100 years of collecting. It’s a statement of intent.

ImprovBoston’s changes shake up comedy scene

ImprovBoston’s home in Cambridge.

By Nick A. Zaino III

Performers are choosing sides as the 30-year-old Cambridge theater’s leadership is embroiled in a flame war with comedians and a battle over Geek Week festival.

Vince Gill brings a softer side to Pops opener

Vince Gill opens the Pops season.

By Sarah Rodman

The country star will realize a long-held dream when he joins the Boston Pops to kick off their season.


The next wine frontier: British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley

Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate in West Kelowna, B.C.

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

The bright, high-latitude sunlight, hot summers, and surprisingly rich soils of Okanagan Valley all come together to create great wine.

Play for charity at a high-end course

One of the best ways to play a private course is by entering charity tournaments.


War College Museum focuses on naval history of Narragansett Bay

The Naval War College Museum is in Founders Hall, the former Newport Asylum for the Poor and the college’s first home.

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

The museum sits in the former Newport Asylum for the Poor, a once-abandoned building that the Navy transformed into the Naval War College in 1884.


Magazine preview

Greater Boston’s top spots to live

By Elizabeth Gehrman

In these 13 communities, the real estate market is sizzling. Plus, honorable mentions and the places where condos are the hottest.

Top Spots to Live 2013

The forecast for flipping


By Vanessa Parks

A rebound in the real estate market and the potential for a big payout could tempt some people to jump into the property game.

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Dave Leopardi in vintage baseball clothes.

Baseball without gloves, Taste of the North End, a really big herb sale, and more.

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Stuck in park

By David Bernstein


Sushi-making at Cambridge’s Porter Square

By Scott Helman

First Person


Style Watch

21st-century flapper

By Rachel Raczka

Miss Conduct

On over-thanking

By Robin Abrahams


Rice university

By Adam Ried

Dinner With Cupid

Class in session


My almost-sister

By Lisa Greggo

Out and About

As seen around town

Globe North

A big milestone, ‘a beautiful place’

Stan Collinson and Daisy Nell provide music for the Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust’s 50th anniversary Big Walk.

By David Rattigan

Since 1963, the Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust has worked to preserve the natural beauty of a 3,000-acre stretch of woods.

50 years of preserving the woods in Manchester, and then Essex

Albert Creighton Jr. (right) and Helen Bethell at last week’s celebration.

Albert Creighton, George Loring, and Frances Burnett created the privately funded Manchester Conservation Trust in 1963 to “preserve the natural beauty, resources, and wildlife of Manchester and vicinity,” according to their mission statement.

Nonprofit provides path to health services, savings

Dr. Richard Sagall at his Gloucester-based nonprofit, NeedyMeds Inc.

By Taryn Plumb

NeedyMeds serves as a clearinghouse that provides information on more than 16,000 assistance programs across the country.

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Revere, Everett

Police aided in bombing arrest

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Mayoral field may soon get crowded

By Terri Ogan

North Reading

Third-graders win national science prize

By Christina Jedra


Nolan Vesey keeps family legacy going

By Anthony Gulizia

Dining Out

Funky Café a plum on the island

By Joel Brown


Burlington Mall accepts One Fund donations

By John Laidler


Cultural Council awards 16 grants

By John Laidler


Veterans group seeks donations

By John Laidler


Bike to the Sea registration open

By Jarret Bencks


Grants allow park renovations

By Jarret Bencks


Police dispatch overhaul completed

By Jarret Bencks


Community resource office opens

By John Laidler


Wage theft hearing on Tuesday

By Jarret Bencks


Town Meeting to address budget, marijuana

By John Laidler


City election season begins

By John Laidler


Hydrant flushing to begin in Beverly Farms

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Two contests in town election

By John Laidler


Discover Hamilton trail reopens with walks

By David Rattigan


College chorus to sing timeless tunes

By Brenda J. Buote


School Committee picks new superintendent

By David Rattigan


YMCA chosen for ethnic health initiative

By Karen Sackowitz


Annual Town Meeting slated for Monday

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Chambers offer small business program

By Brenda J. Buote


Exhibit displays naturalist’s photos

By Brenda J. Buote

North Andover

Selectmen finalize Town Meeting warrant

By Brenda J. Buote


Budget, marijuana on agenda

By John Laidler


City Council to hear licensing requests

By John Laidler


Thomas Howley is 2013 Outstanding Citizen

By Brenda J. Buote


Two vie for vacant selectman’s seat

By David Rattigan

Globe South


Staying grounded

Caroline “Calle” Cronk (left), who is battling a rare form of brain cancer, at best friend Lilah MaGee’s birthday party in a nail salon.

By Meg Murphy

Nearly six months ago, 5-year-old Caroline “Calle” Cronk was diagnosed with a devastating childhood cancer.


Zoning shift may aid town center

Proposed zoning changes attempt to help businesses in Norwell’s business district.

By John Laidler

For the second time in a year, Norwell is considering zoning changes aimed at energizing its town center.


Voters dismiss board member

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Residue from a casino debate that rocked Foxborough a year ago may have tilted Tuesday’s local election.

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Every spring, Mansfield picks things up

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Bella English

Community is top news at family-run WATD

By Bella English


Fireworks shows go begging

By Paul E. Kandarian

In Uniform

In Uniform


Campground owners give up fight, plan to sell site

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Bevery Beckham

Spring fever, and loving it

By Beverly Beckham

Dining Out

Fast food with a fresh, local flair

By Wendy Chow


Local kids help kick off Pan-Mass. Challenge

By Paul E. Kandarian

Globe South Community Bulletin Board

By Compiled Anne M. Steele

Around the Diamond

Bishops bashing with the best

By Tim Healey


Meeting dates adjusted

By Rebecca Delaney


Town election winners

By John Laidler


Town Meeting Monday

By Emily Files


Turf field fund-raising pending

By Meg Murphy


Farm to table dinner at Holly Hill Farm

By Johanna Seltz


Taste of Randolph

By Katie Finnell


Challenger wins

By Robert Knox


Free bus and admission to YMCA

By Johanna Seltz


Laughing for a cure

By Meg Murphy


Boards meet jointly for school talks

By Jennette Barnes


Voters want reduced CPA

By Robert Knox


Leaders assign committee spots

By Meg Murphy


Voters OK new DPW garage

By Lauren MacCarthy


Sullivan throws support to Gomez

By Emily O’Donnell


Residents make cards for marathon bombing victims

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Town meeting Monday

By John Laidler


Library caps MamaSteph attendance

By Jessica Bartlett


English teacher named principal

By Paul E. Kandarian


Ponzi scheme fraud sentenced to prison

By Dave Eisenstadter


High school wins third equipment drive

By Jessica Bartlett


Selectmen approve Comcast Center permit

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Water abatement process online

By Paul E. Kandarian


Selectmen retain seats

By Jennette Barnes


Mother’s Day activities around Norwood

By Emily O’Donnell


Incumbents re-elected; turnout 11 percent

By Jennette Barnes


Town Meeting Monday

By Jennette Barnes


Incumbent, newcomer on committee

By Rich Fahey


Norris wins council seat

By Jennette Barnes


Brockton High earns high honors

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Church weathervane will rise again

By Johanna Seltz


Selectmen renew appointments

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Town election turnover

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Plant donations needed

By Michele Morgan Bolton


New selectmen elected

By Michele Morgan Bolton

East Bridgewater

Schools seek $760K increase

By Rich Fahey

West Bridgewater

22 percent voted Tuesday

By Rich Fahey


Charge in fatal dirt bike crash

By Emily Sweeney


Kids go to summer camp thanks to donation

By Jessica Bartlett


Cantwell defeats challenger

By Jennette Barnes

Globe West

Portrait with many faces

Watertown residents gathered to attend a candlelight vigil at Victory Park on April 20.

By Jaclyn Reiss

Thrust into the national news media’s spotlight, Watertown residents know their community is not easily summed up in a sound bite.


Gun supporter sues town for pulling permit

By Brock Parker

A gun-rights activist has filed a lawsuit against Lexington after selectmen withdrew his permit for a rally planned on April 19.


River boathouse operator loses bid for contract

Charles River Canoe and Kayak location on Comm Ave. in Newton on April 22, 2010.

By Deirdre Fernandes

Charles River Canoe and Kayak lost its permit to operate at the state’s historic boathouse in Newton after it was outbid.

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Town Meeting faces decision on school plan

By Ellen Ishkanian

Acton, Boxborough

Regional school plan gets new life

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

In Uniform

By Alice C. Elwell

A game changer

By Phil Perry


Policy talks turn to folk music

By Brock Parker


Open house today on Minuteman Bikeway

By Brock Parker


Tour the Fens and Fenway Park

By Brock Parker


Gomez, Markey win local votes too

By Jaclyn Reiss


Grant to help combat underage drinking

By Deirdre Fernandes


Utility replacing downtown gas main

By Jaclyn Reiss


Voters add Pollak to school board

By Brock Parker


Kitchen tour to benefit library

By Jaclyn Reiss


Revolutionary Revelry returns

By Brock Parker


Town Hall surplus items for sale online

By Lauren MacCarthy


Community art fair next weekend

By Rachel Lebeaux


Openings on town committees

By Matt Gunderson


Hearing on access to Route 9 project

By Jennifer Roach


Vote for town offices Saturday

By Nancy Shohet West


ActonTV offers production workshops

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Billboards, roof signs on warrant

By Matt Gunderson


Land group opens doors to meeting

By Jennifer Roach


Panel to discuss renewing Comcast contract

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Call for Golden Fife, parade marshal names

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Art Guild yard sale in Boylston

By Jennifer Roach


District seeking interim superintendent

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Kids Ride for Jimmy Fund today

By Lauren MacCarthy


Picnic today with first responders

By Nancy Shohet West


Festival to explore climate change

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Town Meeting to convene Monday

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Free talk on how to finance college

By Nancy Shohet West


Plans for town parks are online

By Calvin Hennick


Resident honored for medical research

By Davis Bushnell


Library to host beekeeping program

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Lifeguards needed for town beach

By Davis Bushnell


City prepares for Memorial Day parade

By Calvin Hennick


Walk today will aid suicide prevention

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


New face on Board of Selectmen

By Calvin Hennick


Meet candidates at library forums

By Rachel Lebeaux


Caryl Park project on May 20 ballot

By Ellen Ishkanian


Road race to benefit rail trail

By Rachel Lebeaux


Garden Club plant sale May 18

By Ellen Ishkanian


State to update casino list, chairman says

By Ellen Ishkanian


App helps keep track of local issues

By Ellen Ishankian


Garden Club to hold plant, bake sale

By Rachel Lebeaux


Healthy-eating lessons for seniors

By Rachel Lebeaux


Deadline for Board of Health candidates

By Ellen Ishkanian


Spring pops concert at King Philip

By Rachel Lebeaux

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