The wealthy don’t need to cheat to get edge in admissions

Aidan Clarke attended a few college soccer camps — at a cost of up to $500 apiece — before calling it quits. He and his father, Dan, said Aidan got little instruction.

Cheryl Senter for The Boston Globe

The glare of the admissions scandal has obscured the vast ecosystem of other ways that the connected get a leg up — all of which are perfectly legal.

President Trump has shown a tendency to dwell on perceived assaults, rather than moving on.

Andrew Harnik/Associated Press/File


Trump still faces political danger after Mueller report

President Trump is running a lucky streak. The question is whether he can take advantage of it.

// Trump’s tone on Mueller report changes after initial upbeat view

President Trump lashed out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, in a departure from the positive stance the White House had earlier adopted.

// At least 30 dead in explosions at churches, hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Two explosions hit two churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, wounding at least 50 people, witnesses said.

// Stop & Shop and union officials keep negotiating on deal

Union officials said there had been some progress, but that the chain “would like to take away” “significant items.”

Rick Rodriguez and Gayle Saks, with Lola and Gronk, in their dog-friendly apartment.

Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe

When man’s best friend isn’t the neighbor’s

In some Boston neighborhoods, good luck finding a condo or apartment that’s not dog-friendly.

// UMass Boston professors fume about competition from Mount Ida campus

On the campus of the former Mount Ida College in Newton, UMass Amherst is offering a business program strikingly similar to the one offered on the Boston campus.

N.H. airman killed overseas in non-combat related incident

Staff sergeant Albert J. Miller died at the Al Udeid Air Base, according to a press release from the US Department of Defense

// Plenty of rain in store for Easter, Passover

Saturday began a rainy stretch that could last the week and could affect Easter sunrise services.


// Easter celebrated at Boston area churches

Vigils and other services were held Saturday, the day before the holiday.

Abington youth faces charges for THC-infused candy bars, marijuana, alcohol

The boy charged with several counts of possession with intent to distribute Class C and Class D drugs, police said.

Representative Seth Moulton is expected to join the Democratic field.

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Yvonne Abraham

A woman’s prayer

Lord, grant me the confidence of a male candidate for president.


// Red Sox edge Rays for much-needed feel-good win

“That was a good one,” manager Alex Cora said after the Red Sox won a wild one in Tampa for their second straight win over the first-place Rays.

Christopher L. Gasper

// ‘That was awesome, dude!’ — Michael Chavis enjoys his Red Sox debut

His first MLB at-bat results in pinch-hit double in ninth and key moment in Red Sox victory.


// Outspoken Paul Pierce can stand the heat

The former Celtic great isn’t backing down from criticism after claiming he had a better career than Dwyane Wade.

// New regulations are a matter of life and extinction for right whales

A team plans to meet in Providence next week and issue formal recommendations that seek to reduce whale deaths and serious injuries by as much as 80 percent.

Editorial Cartoon | Christopher Weyant

President Trump and William Barr take on the Mueller report

Cartoonist Christopher Weyant envisions President Trump’s and Attorney General William Barr’s interpretation of the Mueller report.


// For these readers, every day is Earth Day

Globe readers share ways in which they’ve incorporated environmental concerns into their lives.


// The Mueller report: reading between — and outside — the lines

With the redacted report out, views on the Trump presidency remain divided.

Ideas | Amy Crawford

// Boxes, pouches, cartons, and envelopes — oh my!

How do we balance the quick and easy fulfillment of our needs and desires against what’s good for the planet?

Moxie Falls, in Moxie Gore Plantation near a whitewater rafting center, The Forks, is the highest waterfall in Maine.

The Forks Area Chamber of Commerce

Chasing waterfalls in New England

Here’s where to watch Mother Nature gush about spring.

// Columbine honors 13 lost 20 years ago with community service, ceremony

Community members in suburban Denver volunteered at shelters, did neighborhood cleanup projects, and left flowers and cards at a memorial to the 13 people killed.

// Frank Pepe Pizzeria will open in Burlington and in Watertown

The renowned pizza chain, already with a location in Chestnut Hill, is expanding its Boston area presence.

// Tom Brady praised his parents’ ‘trust, love, and dedication’ on their 50th anniversary

“The strength of their marriage has always been an inspiration and the best example to me and my sisters,” the quarterback wrote on Instagram.

// Recipe: Dark and fudgy chocolate-coconut macaroons for Passover have a hint of orange

Use a microplane-style grater to get the finest, fluffiest shreds of orange rind to add to the batter.

// Should elephants have the same rights as humans? A Conn. court will hear the case

An animal rights group is trying to free three elephants in a petting zoo by winning them the rights of “personhood.”

// Take a look at the origins of ‘420’ on the unofficial marijuana holiday

It’s the cannabis industry’s favorite time of year: April 20.

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

Follow the Sox as they try to repeat as world champs, with insight and analysis from the Globe’s beat writers and columnists. Sign up here.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Photos: The 2019 Boston Marathon

An estimated 30,000 runners competed in the 123rd Boston Marathon.

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.


// Opinion: My polio-stricken mother’s advice to parents: immunize your kids

My mother survived polio in 1949, but it paralyzed both her legs and one arm and she later died from its complications.