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Who cares if your train is on time if you’re not?

The MBTA is considering changing the way it measures success on the subway.

//,_South_Fork,_Upper_Wright_Valley,_Antarctica._(24758281740).jpg MIT researchers say life may have begun in a puddle

Researchers from MIT are suggesting the big moment may not have happened in the ocean — but rather in a shallow pond, perhaps 4 inches deep.

// Gary Tanguay announces he is battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Tanguay is a longtime Boston sports media personality who has been at NBC Sports Boston in its various incarnations for 18 years.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

// An annuity check arrived every month for nearly 40 years. Then it ‘just disappeared’

An annuity set up decades ago by Denise Lettvin’s mother vanished last year without explanation from John Hancock, which managed the fund.

Toronto OnT, 4/21/19 Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his goal with his teammates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during first period action of game 6 of the NHL Playoff hockey action at Scotiabank Arena. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Down in front! NBC Sports says camera problem led to fan obscuring the view of Bruins game

A fan’s head blocked the camera for part of the third period of Game 6 between the Bruins and the Leafs.

Marc Perry

Bald eagle sightings reported along Charles River

The national bird was spotted perched on the branch of a tree on the Boston side of the Charles River, near the Massachusetts Avenue bridge.

// BISq, Mamaleh’s, and George Howell join Time Out Market lineup

The food and cultural center is scheduled to open in the coming months at the former Landmark Center on Park Drive.

// Samsung to reportedly delay launch of folding Galaxy phone

The Galaxy Fold, priced at almost $2,000, was hit by early reviews that showed several problems with test versions of the device.


// ‘Today’ co-anchor Jenna Bush Hager expecting 3rd child

The announcement comes less than a week after her co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, announced she had adopted her second child.


// News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein’s Friday hearing open

Both sides in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul’s next court appearance.

// College admissions are still easier for the wealthy and well-connected — and it’s perfectly legal

The glare of the Varsity Blues scandal has obscured the vast ecosystem of other ways that the connected get a leg up.

Ideas | Darci Marriott

Where on Earth does all the plastic go?

Being an eco-conscious warrior is more difficult than most may realize. Here are some things to think about while trying live a greener life.

Ideas | Bathsheba Demuth

// Climate change, unlike territorial battles, cannot be neatly drawn and settled

The shifting, decreasing shape of the ice has changed the face of the seasons. It has altered something as basic as how people feed themselves.

Editorial Cartoon | Dan Wasserman

// Mueller Report: Game over, or just begun?

Cartoonist Dan Wasserman envisions the next steps following special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

// John Oliver breaks down the redacted Mueller report

The HBO host identified “incompetence” and “disobedience as two of the report’s biggest themes.

Stop & Shop says stores are open but may have limited services

There was no indication from the United Food and Commercial Workers union regarding when the ratification vote will be held, though a spokesman said the vote will take place as soon as possible.

// Mastermind of college admissions cheating scandal asks court for permission to visit son

A lawyer for William Rick Singer, requested that his client be allowed to travel to Missouri to visit his son, who wasn’t named.

Burlington, MA- April 09, 2018: Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) during a program announcing the partnership between the U. S. Army Research Laboratory and North Eastern University at the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security in Burlington, MA on April 09, 2018. The announcement recognized the the agreement between the U. S. Army Research Laboratory and North Eastern University to locate the Northeastern Regional Hub for ARL’s Extended Campus at Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Institute. () section: metro reporter:

Seth Moulton enters 2020 Democratic field

The congressman from Massachusetts’ Sixth District announced his candidacy for president in a video on his website.

Watch these two pups on the loose casually parade through Tewksbury

“It was funny as heck,” said Jim Lyons, who took a video of the dogs parading down the street, side by side.

// Warren wants to cancel up to $50,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers

The Democratic presidential candidate unveiled her plan as she tries to appeal to young voters.

// Trump and his business organization sue Democratic House chairman

The lawsuit aims to block a subpoena that seeks years of President Trump’s financial records.

// Three Chinese runners accused of cheating in Boston Marathon

One of the runners allegedly gave his bib number to someone else and the other two allegedly cheated their way into the marathon by forging their personal best results.

// Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat

President Trump says Herman Cain has withdrawn his name from consideration for a Fed seat amid focus on past misconduct allegations.

// Trump says ‘nobody disobeys’ him, has no impeachment worries

President Trump made the comments during the annual Easter Egg roll when asked about special counsel Robert Mueller’s portrayal of his White House.

Dave Epstein

// Intermittent showers will dominate the week

Several weather systems on the horizon are promising to bring spring showers this week.

Teen seriously injured after leaping from fourth floor balcony at Boston courthouse

A teenager being prosecuted for domestic violence leapt from the fourth-floor balcony inside the Edward Brooke Courthouse in Boston Monday, officials said.

Greg Shell on evening economic disparities

As managing director of the Bain Capital Double Impact Fund, Greg Shell works to identify and fund companies that offer profitable models for addressing critical social problems.

Special reports

The house at 212 Forest St.

He bought the fencing coach’s house. Then his son got into Harvard

The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.

Munch Madness

Munch Madness | Final

// And the Munch Madness winner is . . .

Beloved Boston bakery Flour takes the cake over Sarma to clinch Munch Madness 2019.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is…complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.


// 108 Stitches

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Spring blossoms

In celebration of Earth Day, a look at photographs depicting the beautiful transformation of spring landscapes all over the globe.

Spring House Hunt

// The things home sellers do that can turn off buyers or kill a sale

A hot housing market forgives a lot of mistakes, but that doesn’t stop sellers from undermining their own home sale.


// Can VR boost positive feelings in patients with depression?

Existing depression treatments aim to curb negative symptoms, but often don’t boost positive feelings. Can virtual reality help?