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For Jared Remy, leniency was the rule until one lethal night

Jared Remy pleaded not guilty toacharge of murder at his Aug. 16 arraignment in the death of Jennifer Martel.

The trail of alleged victims runs back to his teen years. So does the line of judges who somehow saw fit, time and again, to give him one more chance.

Northeastern University’s expansion to Seattle has been successful.

Northeastern, other colleges no longer bound by region

While American universities have been sprouting foreign campuses for years, some are now looking to other regions of the United States.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley was among eight people, including four women, named by the pope to a panel to guide the Vatican’s anti-abuse inquiries.

Essdras M Suarez/globe staff

Francis names O’Malley to Vatican antiabuse panel

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston was among eight people with reputations as reformers named to the commission.

Former congressman Bill Delahunt is a lobbyist.

Delahunt capitalizes on the private sector

William Delahunt’s conversion from silver-haired statesman to savvy dealmaker has occurred right before his constituents’ eyes.

The Nation

Same-sex marriage in Mich. suspended by appeals court

Mary Black and Sarah Weinstein were married in a group wedding at Michigan’s Oakland County Courthouse.

By John Eligon

A federal appeals court put on hold a decision by a lower court judge who had struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.

Dispute with Russia could strain Obama’s ties with EU

By Julie Pace

The deepening dispute between East and West is expected to dominate President Obama’s visit, which begins Monday in the Netherlands.

For children of bankrupt Detroit, world of challenges outside school

By David Crary

Teachers and parents are fighting to do right by the children, and many believe the city is finally on the rise.

The World

Object spotted in hunt for missing plane

Relatives of passengers aboard the missing plane waited for news at a hotel room in Beijing.

By Michael Forsythe and Chris Buckley

The sighting by a Chinese satellite has become the focus of a multinational effort to find the Malaysia Airlines jet.

Russian forces take over Crimea base

Soldiers stormed the base in an apparent attempt by Russia to solidify its grip on the area.

By David M. Herszenhorn and Neil MacFarquhar

Shots were fired in the air as forces in armored vehicles smashed through the gates of the base, and one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in the assault.

NSA compromised servers of Chinese firm, data show

By David E. Sanger

As the US made a public case about the dangers of buying from Huawei, documents show that the National Security Agency was creating its own back doors.

Editorial & Opinion


Scott Brown should ditch ‘People’s Pledge’

Scott Brown.

By Tom Keane

Brown would be smart to refuse the pledge on turning down outside money and let pragmatism trump principle.


How the NRA thwarted a good doctor

Dr. Vivek Murthy’s surgeon general nomination was blocked.

By Joan Vennochi

Despite stellar credentials, Dr. Vivek Murthy’s nomination is on hold and probably doomed because of personal views he has expressed on gun control.

opinion | Barry Werth

Cure for some could cost us all

By Barry Werth

Tailored medications risk unintended financial consequences.

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opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Compassion does not necessitate intervention

By Stephen Kinzer

opinion | Jodi Beggs

Who is actually the middle class?

By Jodi Beggs


Public pensions are eating taxpayers alive

By Jeff Jacoby

letters | Smart kids, tough choices

Bay State lags in commitment to gifted students

letters | Smart kids, tough choices

Devise a mentoring system, and cast that net wide


Fifty-state comparison tells a different story about alcohol policy


Online debate over marijuana and happy hour

opinion | Julianne Hing

The Supreme Court gives license to discriminate

By Julianne Hing


Raise earnings, but go beyond the minimum wage to do it

By Edward L. Glaeser

opinion | Thomas Medicus

J.D. Salinger’s psychological catastrophe

By Thomas Medicus

opinion | Robert Leikind

Israelis want peace — it’s the aftermath they fear

By Robert Leikind


For Jared Remy, leniency was the rule until one lethal night

Jared Remy pleaded not guilty toacharge of murder at his Aug. 16 arraignment in the death of Jennifer Martel.

By Eric Moskowitz

The trail of alleged victims runs back to his teen years. So does the line of judges who somehow saw fit, time and again, to give him one more chance.

Delahunt capitalizes on the private sector

Former congressman Bill Delahunt is a lobbyist.

By Stephanie Ebbert

William Delahunt’s conversion from silver-haired statesman to savvy dealmaker has occurred right before his constituents’ eyes.

Francis names O’Malley to Vatican antiabuse panel

Cardinal Sean O'Malley was among eight people, including four women, named by the pope to a panel to guide the Vatican’s anti-abuse inquiries.

By John L. Allen Jr.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston was among eight people with reputations as reformers named to the commission.

Money & Careers

Next generation, new challenges at Fidelity

Abigail Johnson was named Fidelity’s president in 2012. She faces fierce competition and increasing regulation.

By Jay Fitzgerald

Abigail Johnson will oversee a company that is far different than the one her 83-year-old father took over in 1972.

Flammability rules face new questions

By Lonnie Shekhtman

With fatal fires now rare, many environmental and public health advocates are seeking less stringent flammability rules to eliminate the use of toxic chemicals.

Innovation economy

Are we facing a bubble in shared office space?

Tablelist employees at WeWork in Boston include, left to right, Brin Chartier, Alex Johnson, and Andrew Barba. WeWork offers workspace to small firms.

By Scott Kirsner

So many of them are opening around the Boston area that it can be tough to keep track.

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Here, There, and Everywhere

Maine YogaFest to a device to transfer your media library

By Kari Bodnarchuk

home of the week

Sunny Cape-style home in Wellesley

By John R. Ellement

Product Review

Shaping up at home

handyman on call | Peter Hotton

Prime siding before painting to prevent peeling

By Peter Hotton

real estate now | scott van voorhis

Mayor addresses Boston’s affordability factor

By Scott Van Voorhis

Consumer Alert

Bringing the dead back to life

By Mitch Lipka

Etiquette at work

Being smart about smartphones

By Peter Post

Michelle Singletary

Get your affairs in order, just in case

By Michelle Singletary


Bruins 4, Coyotes 2

Bruins extend win streak to 12 games

Patrice Bergeron (center) celebrated his first-period goal with teammates Reilly Smith (18) and Andrej Meszaros.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins rallied from a 2-1 deficit, their first shortfall in seven games, to capture another victory.

Michigan State 80, Harvard 73

Harvard’s NCAA run ends with loss to Michigan State

Harvard coach Tommy Amaker talked to Siyani Chambers in the first half of Saturday’s game against Michigan State.

By Julian Benbow

The 12th-seeded Crimson fell from the tournament in the third round with Saturday’s loss to the Spartans.

Dan Shaughnessy

Tommy Amaker’s big decision

 Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, shown directing his team in Saturday night’s NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan State, has been rumored to be Boston College’s top choice to fill its vacant coaching position.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Amaker is likely getting a call from BC about its vacant coaching position. Will he stay or will he go?

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Leigh Montville

NCAA Tournament commercials difficult to watch

By Leigh Montville

On Second Thought

USA Warrior hockey comes to a rink near you

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Sunday Baseball Notes

Teams thrown for a loop by pitching injuries

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Basketball Notes

Heat keep eyes on the top prize for stretch run

By Gary Washburn

Sunday Hockey Notes

Bruins not built to draw penalties

By Fluto Shinzawa

Sunday Football Notes

Panthers having a trying offseason

By Ben Volin

Sunday Auto Racing Notes

For NASCAR Chase, win and you’re in

By Michael Vega

on baseball

A.J. Pierzynski puts on his thinking cap

By Nick Cafardo

red sox notebook

John Lackey struggles in the field

By Nick Cafardo

Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1

Kershaw, Dodgers top D-backs in Australian opener

By Dennis Passa

bruins notebook

Bruins backup Chad Johnson offers a saving grace

By Amalie Benjamin

revolution 0, whitecaps 0

Revolution play to scoreless tie in home opener

By Anthony Gulizia

UMass-Lowell 4, UNH 0

River Hawks capture Hockey East title

By Nancy Marrapese Burrell

on college basketball

Taking measure of the championship contenders

By Joe Sullivan

Hockey East tournament

Connor Hellebuyck backstops UMass-Lowell’s title run

By Michael Vega

Globe top 20

Malden Catholic, Duxbury atop season-ending polls

By Elizabeth Torres


Changes have been plentiful at UMass-Lowell

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

UConn 77, Villanova 65

Shabazz Napier, Huskies turn it on after halftime

By John Wawrow

Wisconsin 85, Oregon 77

Wisconsin turns it on in the second half

By Genaro C. Armas

Dayton 55, Syracuse 53

Dayton edges third-seeded Syracuse

By John Kekis

What They Were Thinking

A leap of faith

By Stan Grossfeld



The custom justice of ‘problem-solving courts’

By Leon Neyfakh

A new kind of court is reshaping the American legal system — with little oversight.

Through history, the Boston Marathon as a race against fear

William J. “Bricklayer Bill” Kennedy in an undated photo.

By Patrick Kennedy

Throngs of Bostonians turned out to send a message: We are strong. It was April 1917.


How to compose music for video games

Left, Winifred Phillips at work in her studio. Soundtracks for video games such as “Journey” and “The Last of Us” are now sold as stand-alone albums.

By Jesse Singal

Scoring interactive games brings unique challenges, says Winifred Phillips .

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How to hide a 777

By Kevin Hartnett


Patrick J. McGovern, 76; founded International Data Group

Patrick J. McGovern took holiday bonuses annually to his US employees, traveling to IDG offices in 15 cities.

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. McGovern “really got a kick out of seeing his people do great things,” said one former employee.

Jack Fleck, 92; won 1955 US Open

Mr. Fleck was triumphant, defeating Ben Hogan (right).

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Fleck defeated the legendary Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff, one of the sport’s greatest upsets.

Sunday Arts

Buzzsaw | matthew gilbert

The naked truth about Lena Dunham’s fresh body of work

By Matthew Gilbert

If you can push aside all of her cultural notoriety as a non-model who isn’t afraid to be naked, you’ll find an impressive if sometimes uneven writer and actress.

photography Review

Seeing Paris become Paris

Top: “Arts et Métiers (Ancien Modèle)” by Charles Marville.

By Mark Feeney

Charles Marville’s photographs show Paris with a sense of calm. Timelessness might be another word for it, except that he captured the city at a specific moment.


Diego Luna shines a light on Cesar Chavez

Diego Luna (top) cast Michael Pena (above) in the title role of “Cesar Chavez,” and shot the film in Sonora, home to nearly all of Mexico’s production of table grapes. “You could look left and right and see real workers out there,” the director says.

By Loren King

Luna, at 34, is too young to remember much about Chavez, but he understood the historic importance of the Mexican-American labor leader.

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Great feline performances

By Peter Keough


Comic Joe Mande is living the dream

By Nick A. Zaino III

history repeating

The spirits of Casablanca

By Kara Baskin

My Instagram: Johara Tucker

By Christopher Muther

The One Thing

Jonathan Adler opens second Boston-area store

By Marni Elyse Katz

The Ticket: Classical music

By Jeremy Eichler

The Ticket: Dance

By Karen Campbell

The Ticket: Pop music

By James Reed

The Ticket: Television

By Sarah Rodman

The Ticket: Theater

By Don Aucoin

Novelist, Scandinavian literature fan

Chris Abani

By Amy Sutherland

Book review

‘The Age of Atheists’ by Peter Watson

By Rayyan Al-Shawaf

Book review

‘Cambridge’ by Susanna Kaysen

By Priscilla Gilman

Book review

‘Boy, Snow, Bird’ by Helen Oyeyemi

By John Freeman

Story Behind the Book

Finding meaning at the end of one’s life

By Kate Tuttle

new england literary news

How to get from first draft to publication

By Jan Gardner

new england writers at work

Reading others’ works energizes Julia Glass

By Eugenia Williamson


William Quigley showcases his art for a good cause

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Local bestsellers

By Alex Stills



Austin’s got stayin’ power

A statue of blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan stands against the backdrop of Austin’s skyline and the Colorado River (top); Allens Boots displays about 4,500 of them; the line at Franklin Barbecue is its own review; the Cathedral of Junk (left) pays homage to refuse; and sculptures grace the Capitol grounds (above).

By Michael J. Bailey

Population lured by music, museums, river sports, hot spots, great food and, maybe, that mountain of junk.

If you go . . .

If you go to Austin

If you go to Austin...

Kentucky’s artisan capital

Berea College’s Student Crafts on the Square gallery.

By Patricia Harris

It’s almost impossible not to want to make something when you visit Berea, the so-called “Folk Arts & Crafts Capital of Kentucky.”

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Arts and letters give Hartford its edge

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

If you go . . .

If you go to Hartford

Sports and speed rev up Springfield

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

If you go . . .

If you go to Springfield

Pool in the river cities

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

On top of the world

Many histories mix in a vintage Cape inn

By Clea Simon

iF YOU GO . . .

If you go to Land’s End Inn

Passport check

José Mateo looks to exercise his mind when he travels

By Patricia Harris

Sunday Morning

Sun-bathed Oslo

By Patricia Harris

The Tip

Add some spice to a Cape Cod jaunt

By Ellen Albanese

Ask Away

An inexpensive hotel in New York

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

The tip

Austrian sweet, an Alpine treat

By Hilary Nangle

If you go . . .

If you go to Berea, Ky.


Spring Travel

Best music options for a Miami vacation

Avenue D in Miami satisfies fans of jazz and blues.

By Necee Regis

Sample classical, Cuban tunes, opera, soul, and more on a song-infused visit to this Florida destination.

Spring Travel

Best places to eat for airplane buffs

Outside of Hangar B Eatery at Chatham Municipal Airport there’s sky divers and planes.

By Jeff Lemberg

Casual eateries at airfields in Massachusetts and New Hampshire offer great plates with a view to match.

Spring Travel

How to get a lodging deal on Cape Cod and the Islands

“Liking” your favorite hotels on Facebook can alert you to sales, bringing spots like Truro within reach.

By Elizabeth Gehrman

There are ways to find lodging for less this summer.

Globe North

Everett gets casino neighbor status

By Kathy McCabe

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted to name the city a surrounding community to Mohegan Sun’s proposed $1.3 billion resort casino.

High School Basketball

Courting championships: St. Mary’s girls, St. Clement boys rule

Braintree’s Brianna Herlihy (13) goes up against Westford’s Hannah Hackley (20) in the Division 1 girls’ state final.

By Joseph Saade

The St. Mary’s of Lynn girls’ basketball team capped a 24-2 run with its second Division 3 state title in four seasons.

Q&A: Tyler Nelson, Central Catholic basketball

By Joseph Saade

The state’s 2013-14 Gatorade Boys’ Player of the Year, Central Catholic senior guard Tyler Nelson reflects on his stellar career.

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Dining Out

Rhythm Café serves family fare

By Joel Brown


City councilor to run for state office

By Jarret Bencks


Appeals board meets Tuesday

By Kathy McCabe


School data forum Wednesday

By Kathy McCabe


City bond rating improves to A+

By John Laidler


Experts to offer gardening advice

By Brenda J. Buote


City appoints new planning director

By John Laidler


Library spring book sale slated for early April

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Library to host community read program

By David Rattigan


Selectmen award $1.8m masonry contract

By Steven A. Rosenberg

North Andover

Town to present substance abuse awareness program

By Brenda J. Buote


Employees raise $127k for YMCA campaign

By Dave Rattigan

Globe South

Sticker-shocked parents plan now for children’s summer activities

By Katheleen Conti

Want to enroll your child in a camp, club, or enrichment activity once school is out? Start planning now to avoid sticker shock.

Summer camps for special hobbies south of Boston

Emma Thomas tackles a wave at Nantasket Beach, where campers learn about board etiquette, weather, and ocean safety.

By Juliet Pennington

While some unique and creative camps may be states away, more than a few are right here in Massachusetts – some even closer to home than you might think.

Free summer activities for kids south of Boston

Kids get crafty at the children’s activity tent.

By Compiled Kyle Plantz

A sampling of free activities for families in communities south of Boston.

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Bella English

Hanover rallies behind one boy’s family

By Bella English

Beverly Beckham

A crude, but wildly popular shot at kids

By Beverly Beckham

Dining Out

Fine food, whopping portions in Wareham

By Paul E. Kandarian

East Bridgewater

Town election ballot set

By Rich Fahey


Voters to decide on economic development corporation

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Candidates run unopposed

By Dave Eisenstadter


Selectmen prepare for Town Meeting

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Candidate field set

By John Laidler


Several seats still wide open in town election

By Juliet Pennington


Town Meeting postponed two months

By Jean Lang


Master plan forum scheduled for Monday

By Rich Fahey


Attempted robbery? Oops, wrong car

By Dave Eisenstadter


Health, fitness and recreation fair

By Johanna Seltz


Candidates jump into 10th Plymouth race

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Residents to decide on next date of Town Meeting

By Juliet Pennington


Annual rabies clinic offered for pets

By Cara Bayles


Quiet town election

By John Laidler


Town offers sexual abuse prevention training

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Interim police commissioner re-appointed

By Jennette Barnes


Selectmen vote to keep grant writer

By Paul Kandarian


Contests form for town office

By Robert Knox


Ram statue planned for new high school

By Jennette Barnes


General obligation debt assessment improves

By Michele Morgan Bolton


New festival leader

By John Laidler


Final articles hearing Monday before Town Meeting

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Selectmen postpone annual Town Meeting

By Paul Kandarian


Solar project stalled

By Robert Knox


‘Norwood Reads’ Atticus book

By Jean Lang


Williams only candidate for School Committee

By Jennette Barnes


Caitlyn McDonnell is the new ‘mayor’

By Johanna Seltz


Gearing up for Town Meetings

By Emily Sweeney


Bikeway alliance hosting meeting

By Paul Kandarian


Voters asked for athletic fields project funds

By Juliet Pennington

Globe West

Bedford rallies against anti-Semitic incidents

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

More than 300 people gathered to denounce recent acts of anti-Semitism in the schools.


Recalculating plans for tax hike

By Brock Parker

As enrollment continues to increase in the Brookline public schools, officials say they are wary about whether voters would approve a property tax increase.

Correction of March 13 story

 Correction: Because of a reporting error, a March 13 Globe West article incorrectly stated that Lexington selectman candidate Saatvik Ahluwalia was the first Indian-American to run for townwide office. Ravi Sakhuja was elected to the School Committee in 2006.

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College Bound

Right time for service projects, jobs that bolster resume

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

High School Basketball

From low seed to state title

By Phil Perry


Gas pipeline may extend through town

By Matt Gunderson


Trivia contest at Town Hall today

By Emily Cataneo


Visit with wild animals Saturday

By Jennifer Roach


Town drops fee for meeting rooms

By Emily Cataneo


State OK’s new alcohol sales licenses

By Emily Cataneo


New hours for arranging a ride

By Nancy Shohet West


Dunne to honored as Woman of Year

By Brock Parker


Comedian, 20, focuses on mental health issues

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Lawmakers to meet for roundtable talk

By Brock Parker


Tower Hill offers range of classes

By Matt Gunderson


Bid farewell to Irish Rovers today

By Emily Cataneo


‘All about Beaks’ at library Thursday

By Jennifer Roach


Club plans benefit wine-tasting

By Jaclyn Reiss


Potluck supper with history on menu

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Walk to combat eating disorders

By Ellen Ishkanian


Town Meeting to convene Saturday

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Exploring lore, legacy of stone walls

By Jennifer Roach


Plan would boost local aid

By Jaclyn Reiss


Selectmen to hold office hour Monday

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Rabies clinic for pets on April 5

By Jaclyn Reiss


Fewer candidates than positions on ballot

By Nancy Shohet West


Arsenal Center to host gala benefit

By Jaclyn Reiss


Votes to decide tax increase for school

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


State senator holding office hour

By Jaclyn Reiss


Meet finalists for superintendent’s job

By Rachel Lebeaux


Discussion on healing after trauma

By Ellen Ishkanian


Town Meeting opens Monday night

By Nancy Shohet West


Boosting advocacy, services for veterans

By Calvin Hennick


A first for Town Meeting

By Davis Bushnell


School board race on ballot Tuesday

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Focus on Rembrandt’s art at library

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Deadline to apply for town job

By Davis Bushnell


Nominate teens for Youth Service Awards

By Calvin Hennick


Nields concert to benefit Clover Foundation

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Fishing derby for youngsters April 12

By Calvin Hennick


Firm boosts town’s bond rating

By Rachel Lebeaux


Tips on becoming fiscally fit

By Rachel Lebeaux


Cleanup rescheduled for May 3

By Ellen Ishkanian


Boy Scout pancake breakfast April 5

By Ellen Ishkanian


Foundation to honor volunteers today

By Abby Jordan


Free lecture on genetic testing April 17

By Ellen Ishkanian


Used-goods collection to aid school

By Abby Jordan


Say thanks today to longtime public servants

By Rachel Lebeaux


Talk on famous art heists April 3

By Ellen Ishkanian


Selectmen adopt strategic plan for town

By Rachel Lebeaux


Race Saturday to aid school teams

By Abby Jordan


Library book sale, family fun Saturday

By Rebecca Kagle


Friends of Saxonville meet Wednesday

By Megan McKee