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Bombing suspect’s family urged to settle on burial

As protests continued outside the Worcester funeral home where Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body lay washed and shrouded, Governor Deval Patrick on Monday urged his family to resolve the emotional question of where to bury the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Witnesses suggest friendly fire felled MBTA officer

Eyewitness accounts strongly suggest that MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donohue Jr.was shot and nearly killed by a fellow police officer in Watertown April 19 during the hail of gunfire unleashed on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as the terrorism suspect made a getaway in a carjacked sport utility vehicle.

Farmer Chris Kurth chatted with Jan Martin, who visited Siena Farms in Sudbury last week to pick up her share of vegetables at the farm.

Farm-share programs, and angst, on the rise

As the number of farm-share programs grows, so does that nagging feeling: What are you going to do with all those vegetables?

Jose Bou of Springfield was once a prisoner in solitary confinement, then sent to a minimum-security prison.

Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe

Solitary confinement comes under new scrutiny

They call it “The Hole,” and the use of segregation units — where roughly 500 of the state’s 11,000 prisoners are held in Massachusetts on any given day — has come under increased scrutiny over the last year, as state and federal court rulings have limited the use of the units, and as state legislators have proposed regulating them further.

Bishop Robert McManus left the scene of a crash.

Worcester bishop faces DUI charge

Bishop Robert J. McManus, head of the Diocese of Worcester, apologized for a “terrible ­error in judgment” following his arrest.

The Nation

Group’s report sets off immigration bill squabble

Children in New York City joined an immigration workshop Monday at the Museum of Tolerance. The event was designed to help children understand challenges faced by immigrants.

By Erica Werner

An immigration bill would cost $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions now living in the US illegally, a new study found.

Smuggled dinosaur skeleton returned to Mongolia

A 70 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton looted from the Gobi Desert and imported illegally by a Florida man will soon be a centerpiece of a new museum in Mongolia.

US authorities are returning a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus skeleton to the Mongolian government this week.

Leader of sex assault unit is charged

An Air Force officer who led the branch’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit has been charged with molesting a woman in a parking lot.

The World

Syrian rebels claim they downed regime copter

Israeli soldiers took part in an exercise at the border with Syria amid a report Syrian rebels may have used a nerve agent.

By Anne Barnard and Alan Cowell

The rebels said they shot down a government helicopter in the east of the country, killing eight security troops.

Signs of trouble in Malaysia’s vote

Prime Minister Najib Razak acknowledged on Monday that his coalition had won general elections for the 13th time in a row.

Putin urged to free jailed protesters

Anti-Putin protesters vented their anger at a rally in Bolotnaya Square in Moscow on Monday.

Around 20,000 Russian opposition supporters protested in Moscow on Monday to demand the release of political prisoners.

Editorial & Opinion


Good with the bad

The ornate McKim building was constructed in 1895 and the modernist Johnson building in 1972.

By Tom Keane

In the two Boston central library buildings, the best and worst of public architecture are on display.


Walgreens in Downtown Crossing a sign of low ambition

The Walgreens at Downtown Crossing.

By Paul McMorrow

If a pharmacy that slings mediocre sushi is an indication of what’s to come from Downtown Crossing’s rebirth, the long-struggling neighborhood is headed down a very bad path.


Syrian intervention should be based on policy, not words

US involvement in the Syrian conflict should not rest on an automatic trigger and can take many forms, not necessarily including troops.


Witnesses suggest friendly fire felled MBTA officer

MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donohue Jr.

By Sean P. Murphy and Todd Wallack

Richard H. Donohue Jr. was shot on April 19 during an extraordinary gunfight in Watertown with the bombing suspects.

Friends’ reunion ends in tragedy

Evelyn Howe was 46 years old.

By Brian Ballou

Police identified two people who drowned when they were swept into the Atlantic while walking along rocky shores in Gloucester.

Muslims being targeted, advocacy group charges

By Todd Wallack

An Algerian-American was attacked in the Back Bay Saturday, say police and a Muslim advocacy group, the latest of several assaults on Muslims since the bombings.


Transparency lacking in bombing victims’ funds

By Callum Borchers

Many retailers maintain a veil over the amounts they send to charity from fund-raising efforts tied to sales.

Bain Capital leads $6.9b buyout of BMC Software

BMC Software’s Shamoun Murtza. BMC Software has 6,100 employees, 47 of them in Boston.

By Beth Healy

BMC is a Houston-based maker of software that lets companies manage their information systems, including use of the cloud.

Roxy’s plans to open restaurant in Allston

Derek Dawson (left) and owner James DiSabatino in a Roxy’s Grilled Cheese truck at Dewey Square.

By Alyssa Edes

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese will become the latest nomadic vendor to put down roots with a brick-and-mortar restaurant.


Rev. John Eusden, 90; Williams College chaplain, nature enthusiast

 Rev. Eusden spent 32 years at Williams College, but took his ministry throughout New England and abroad.

By Bryan Marquard

Rev. Eusden was the Nathan Jackson professor of Christian theology emeritus at Williams College.

Giulio Andreotti, Italy’s former minister, dies at 94

Mr. Andreotti was acquitted twice in a lengthy case dubbed by the Italian press ‘‘the trial of the century.’’ Arguably among Italy’s most important statesmen.

By Nicole Winfieldand Colleen Barry

Mr. Andreotti helped draft Italy’s constitution after World War II, served as prime minister, and spent 60 years in Parliament.

Christian de Duve, scientist and Nobel laureate; at 95

Dr. de Duve helped unravel the biology of genetic diseases in which a shortage of enzymes eventually destroys cells.

By Denise Gellene

Dr. de Duve, a biochemist whose discoveries about cells shed light on genetic disorders, died at his home in Belgium.


Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 2

Bruins belt Maple Leafs in Game 3

There were a lot of Maple Leafs looking around for answers after Rich Peverley gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead early in the second period in Toronto. Boston now owns a 2-1 series lead.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins used a three-goal surge in the 2nd period to win in Toronto and take a 2-1 lead in the playoff series with the Leafs.

On hockey

Jaromir Jagr’s line finally steps up for Bruins

Jaromir Jagr posted six shots and contributed a key assist in the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the Leafs.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

After being nearly invisible in the Game 2 loss, Jagr’s line was a difference-maker in the 5-2 Game 3 win at Toronto.

Red sox 6, twins 5 (11 inn.)

Stephen Drew leads Red Sox past Twins

Dustin Pedroia (15) heads out to meet Stephen Drew after Drew plated the winning run in the 11th inning with a two-out double to left.

By Nick Cafardo

Drew hit a tying 7th-inning homer and an RBI double in the bottom of the 11th to give the Red Sox a comeback win.

G: Living

G Cover

Embracing fear, rather than running from it

The Rev. Liz Walker (with Roxbury Presbyterian Church elder Bradley Turner) became transitional preacher at Roxbury Presbyterian Church in 2011, while church officials searched for a new, permanent pastor. Walker is expected to step into the permanent role after she completes the Presbyterian ordination process.

By James H. Burnett III

In the wake of the Marathon bombings, the Rev. Liz Walker is preaching that it’s OK to live with fear.

Frame by Frame

Freedom of youth in an older woman’s picture

By Sebastian Smee

This vibrant picture shows Berthe Morisot’s daughter Julie playing Mozart on the violin, with Julie’s cousin accompanying on the piano.

Stage Review

Thriller ‘Almost Blue’ isn’t so much blue as noir

Erin Brehm as Liz and James Bocock as Phil in Theatre on Fire’s production of Keith Reddin’s “Almost Blue.’’

By Terry Byrne

Playwright Keith Reddin’s homage to film noir is peopled with idiosyncratic variations on that genre’s stock characters.

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