Some survivors of the Marathon bombings feel slighted by city

Some survivors accuse city officials and organizers of commemorative events of excluding them from gatherings and tributes.

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering online gambling, although the idea is sure to be controversial in the state.

State lawmakers are mulling legalization of online gambling

Some say such a move would make Mass. a leader in gambling technology.

Last October, farmworkers removed stems and leaves from newly-harvested marijuana plants, at Los Suenos Farms in Colorado.

Dozens of industries could see a boost from legalized marijuana

Possibilities abound for contractors, lobbyists, scientists, and chefs.


With spring comes town meeting season

While lawmakers wrangle in Washington, local residents this week will make their voices heard on topics ranging from immigration to the environment.

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Rain gear a prudent style choice for Monday

“On & off showers” will dominate weather conditions during Monday’s commutes.

Club promoter may testify in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

The judge may let Jeff London tell jurors about two hostile encounters with Hernandez at a Boston nightclub.

Her black students struggled with beauty standards. So their teacher wrote a song.

For students, messages about their blackness were everywhere.

Hackathon’s goal: Improve Boston school bus scheduling

District officials want to get to the root of the bus routing problem, which has lingered for years.

Star witness held his own at Aaron Hernandez trial, experts say

Alexander Bradley implicated Aaron Hernandez in a double murder during four days of testimony last week.

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People protested the Trump administration’s policies on deporting immigrants during a January protest in Copley Square.

Hundreds in Boston will protest Vermont ICE arrests

Prominent activists Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar were taken into custody last week in Burlington, Vt.

Rescuers worked with two dolphins that were found stranded Sunday off the Barnstable coast.

Rescuers rush to save a dozen dolphins stranded off Mass. coast

Ten dolphins off the Duxbury coast were trapped by low tide in what was an unusually large event.

Chess notes

The weekly game

This day in history

Today is Monday, March 27, the 86th day of 2017. There are 279 days left in the year.

Suspect arrested in Hopkinton after chase, manhunt

Igor Campos, 24, of Marlborough, was wanted in connection with a Framingham drive-by shooting.

Man sentenced to 57 months over armory weapons theft

Tyrone James was previously been convicted of three counts of armed robbery and one count of armed assault in a dwelling.

A fire hydrant in front of the Boylston Street firehouse that was home to the late firefighters Edward J. Walsh Jr. and Michael R. Kennedy. Sunday was the third anniversary of their deaths in a nine-alarm fire on Beacon Street.

A spare commemoration of fatal Beacon Street fire

Three years ago, Engine 33 and Ladder 15 roared to the scene of what would become a deadly nine-alarm fire on Beacon Street.

Teen dies after car goes airborne, strikes ceiling of Mass. Pike tunnel

A Suffolk University freshman died early Sunday after his Audi went airborne and struck the ceiling of a Massachusetts Turnpike tunnel.

Wellesley man arrested in stabbing behind Natick store

James Riccouti allegedly stabbed a man with a “ceramic-type knife” behind a Michaels arts and crafts store.

High-schoolers argue in moot court at US courthouse

Three high-school students from the Boston area were among those who made arguments before judges Sunday.

Adrian Walker

Has a murderer in Haiti been hiding in plain sight in Massachusetts?

Jean-Morose Viliena has thus far escaped trial, or justice in any form, but that could change.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Police blotter

Police blotter

Time machine: The death of ‘Specs’ O’Keefe, Brink’s robber

March 27, 1976: Joseph J. “Specs” O’Keefe, who took part in the celebrated 1950 Brink’s heist then turned informer, died in California at age 67. It should be noted that the reason for his demise was listed as natural causes, since he lived under a series of assumed names and faced the constant threat of gangland retribution for testifying against eight other bandits.

Two women seriously injured in drive-by Lawrence shooting

Two women were seriously injured in a drive-by shooting in Lawrence Saturday night in what police said was not a random act of violence.

A rendering of the mixed-use development planned for 154-160 Cambridge St. (Route 3A) in Burlington. (GRLA (Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects), Hopkinton)

Burlington is thriving as boom town

The vacant Building 19½ site, slated to become 48,000 square feet of retail space and 29 residential units, is just the town’s latest development.

Caitlyn Rose Kasper with her adoptive mother, Irene, at the family’s Woburn home.

She was given up anonymously 8 years ago. Now, she wonders where she came from.

It’s a complex question for 8-year-old Caitlyn, one of 27 newborns surrendered anonymously under the state's safe haven law since 2005.

Man injured in daylight stabbing in Dorchester

Police believe the suspect and victim may have known each other.

Alleged drunk driver downs utility poles in Stoneham

Ryan T. Carney, 22 of Woburn, crashed into four utility poles early Sunday morning, leaving about 500 without power.

Shots fired in Cambridge are the first reported in months, police say

Bullets hit a vehicle and the siding of a house on Elm Street, no one was injured.

Easton man is identified as person killed in multi-car crash in Avon

John Voltolini was driving westbound on Harrison Boulevard when his car crossed into the eastbound lane and smashed into three vehicles, officials said.

Cold arriving in Boston overnight and some freezing possible during Monday commute

After a warm afternoon, temperatures will dip back into the 30s across Massachusetts after nightfall on Sunday.

The home on Clinton Road in Brookline where two elderly sisters, Lynda and Sheryl Waldman, lived.

Behind the scenes

How would readers react to my story on the tragic life of two Brookline sisters?

When the first of dozens of e-mails began pouring in from across the country, Patricia Wen was struck by the deep sympathies extended to the sisters.

People demonstrate against discrimination, racism, sexism, human rights violations and other issues during the

Beverly Beckham

Learning, and trying, to be an ‘upstander’

An upstander is the opposite of a bystander. An upstander is a person who sees wrongs and acts.

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News from the world of chess

This day in history

Today is Sunday, March 26, the 85th day of 2017. There are 280 days left in the year.

One person killed, several others injured in big Avon wreck

Four or five vehicles were involved in the crash on Harrison Boulevard, according to police.

Special report | Part 1

Fleeing Syria for Donald Trump’s America

The trip was over for these refugees. They had found a home in Mass. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Trump would be sworn in.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

State Police warn against hoax phone calls

The calls appear to come from their barracks in South Boston, State Police said.

James Boyd Jr.’s death is one of seven recent incidents involving Department of Mental Health clients living in the community, frequently without proper supervision. Marilyn Boyd, his sister, looked through a bag of his belongings for the first time.

Spotlight Follow-up

A depleted state system fails many with serious mental illness

People with mental illness under the supervision of the Department of Mental Health have endangered themselves or others recently, including one who died.

Trump supporter James Sorrentino of Everett responded to counterprotesters on Boston Common on Saturday.

Trump supporters rally in Boston, and counter-protesters are there, too

The rhetoric on both sides was marked by lots of cursing. A heavy and calm police presence prevented things from escalating.

Frank Daly left the priesthood to get married in 1978. After his wife died two years ago, he was allowed to resume his calling.


After leaving the priesthood for love, a return to the altar

Frank Daly’s remarkable journey is a story of a priestly calling that was coaxed back to life after searing grief.

Mia Robles (right) from Suffolk University Law School worked with Jeremiah E. Burke High School student Saheed Adebayo before he presented his case.

Trial competition gives students experience, confidence

Eight high school students from the Boston area are competing with others from across the country in the Marshall-Brennan moot court competition this weekend.

Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn has said he supports efforts to increase diversity on the force, but said that such initiatives must fall within the confines of civil service laws.

Veterans group vows vigorous legal fight over a fire cadet program

The Massachusetts Military Veterans Alliance called a proposed cadet program a “dangerous experiment” in public safety.

Annie Dookhan served three years in prison on perjury and evidence-tampering charges before her release last year.

DAs say Dookhan drug-tampering case nearing an end

The vast majority of drug cases potentially tainted by former state chemist Annie Dookhan will be vacated by mid-April.

Douglas Wingate and his daughter Amber.

‘He has no idea what he’s done to my family’

While a jury held Barry Cadden accountable for sending out tainted drugs, it refused to hold him directly responsible for 25 deaths.

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairman Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, prior to the start of the committee's confirmation hearing for Agriculture Secretary-designate Sonny Perdue. The committee's ranking member Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. is at left. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Yvonne Abraham

We are in this together

But that togetherness thing seems anathema to GOP leaders, and especially to the White House.

The report said the T spent $44 an hour of bus operation on maintenance; second was New York City’s $42 an hour.

Starts & Stops

MBTA had highest bus maintenance costs, study finds

The report, released Friday, found that the MBTA spent more than $44 an hour on bus maintenance, surpassing New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority system, which spent about $42 an hour.

Woman injured in hit-and-run on Lynnway

A woman was struck and suffered a facial injury in a hit-and-run on the Lynnway Saturday afternoon, according to police.


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Samantha, 10, loves arts and crafts and gymnastics

Samantha is in the fourth grade and likes school, especially writing. She wants to be a singer when she grows up and her favorite singer is Taylor Swift.


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The story behind ‘Spotlight’

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.