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Sound archivist Mason Vander Lugt worked in Andover on a recording of President Eisenhower’s inaugural address.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Technology saves echoes of past from silence

An experimental physicist named Carl Haber has won wide recognition, and a MacArthur Fellowship, for a revolutionary image-scanning technology that has the power to pull sound from rare and fragile recordings without touching them, and in so doing, help protect some of the most vulnerable corners of this country’s aural heritage.

Sophomore Daniel Caballero of Chattanooga, Tenn., is working his way through Wesleyan on the three-year plan.

Wesleyan bucks trend, lets students graduate in 3 years

The Connecticut university appears to be the most elite school yet to embrace the idea.

Bridgewater restraints use rose, even after patient’s death

Patients at Bridgewater were placed in restraints or isolation at more than 100 times the rate as patients at other state mental health facilities in 2013, records show.

Traffic on Route 1A in East Boston, already an issue, could get worse if a casino is approved for the Suffolk Downs site.

Traffic will be factor in Boston casino choice

Which infamous Boston bottleneck will get the bulk of new casino traffic: Route 1A in East Boston or Sullivan Square in Charlestown?


// New trailer out for Aaron Swartz documentary

The movie premiered at Sundance and comes out June 27.

The Nation

Atlanta’s archbishop to sell mansion

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta held closed-door meetings with members of church councils before deciding to sell his  $2.2 million Tudor-style mansion.

By Ray Henry

The move to sell the $2.2 million residence comes just three months after the Archbishop Wilton Gregory moved in.

Changes in CIA’s drone program happening slowly

By Mark Mazzetti

A number of factors — including bureaucratic turf fights and the demands of foreign governments — have contributed to the delay.

As wars wind down, soldiers return with new anxieties

A Fort Hood soldier (at right in foreground)  hugged Specialist Kristen Haley, the fiancee of one of the people killed in the Fort Hood shooting, at a tribute walk for victims in Killeen, Texas, on Friday.

By Jack Healy and Serge F. Kovaleski

So many who had planned to make a career in the military are now looking at an uncertain path.

The World

Afghan turnout high as voters defy the Taliban

Election officials counted paper ballots at the end of voting in Kandahar, as Afghans flocked to the polls.

By Rod Nordland and Azam Ahmed

Afghan voters turned out in such numbers polling hours were extended nationwide, in a triumph of determination over intimidation.

Chinese ship reports signal possibly linked to lost jet

By Kirk Semple

A vessel reported that an underwater sensor had picked up a “pulse signal” of the same frequency used by locator devices on planes.

Brazilian soldiers raid slum ahead of World Cup

Armed forces secured the Mare shantytown in Rio de Janeiro. The occupation will last until the end of the World Cup. Gangs have been losing territory for drug sales in Brazil.

By Yesica Fisch

Heavily armed soldiers entered the sprawling Mare shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, which has been ruled over by drug gangs for decades.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Paul Rusesabagina

Rwandans can’t remain silent on human rights abuses

Children played in the village of Mbyo, in Rwanda’s Eastern Province.

By Paul Rusesabagina

The government must recognize the importance of sharing power, the former general manager of the Hotel Milles Collines writes.

opinion | Swanee Hunt

In Rwanda, women paved the way to reconciliation

A woman gestured as she listened to genocide memories and observed a flame of remembrance at a March 27 ceremony in the town of Kirehe in eastern Rwanda.

By Swanee Hunt

They seized the opportunity to turn catastrophe into an African success story, with domestic ingenuity unrivaled on the continent.


On sexual assault policy, Harvard falls short

By Joan Vennochi

School officials have long refused to update the antiquated policy, according to a professor of sexual violence law at New England Law Boston.


Bridgewater restraints use rose, even after patient’s death

Joshua K. Messier, a 23-year-old mental health patient, was killed while guards were placing him in four-point restraints at Bridgewater.

By Michael Rezendes

Patients at Bridgewater were placed in restraints or isolation at more than 100 times the rate as patients at other state mental health facilities in 2013, records show.

Wesleyan bucks trend, lets students graduate in 3 years

Sophomore Daniel Caballero of Chattanooga, Tenn., is working his way through Wesleyan on the three-year plan.

By Marcella Bombardieri

The Connecticut university appears to be the most elite school yet to embrace the idea.

Technology saves echoes of past from silence

Sound archivist Mason Vander Lugt worked in Andover on a recording of President Eisenhower’s inaugural address.

By Jeremy Eichler

A revolutionary image-scanning technology has the power to pull sound from rare and fragile recordings without touching them.

Money & Careers


Home buyers face tight inventories, rising prices this spring

Kimberly and Gary Cooper extended their home search north from Andover and wound up buying a house in a new subdivision in Bradford.

By Jay Fitzgerald

Despite rising prices and bidding wars, homeowners still remain reluctant to put up for-sale signs, frustrating buyers and real estate agents.

Address | Spring House Hunt

Bid fast, bid smart

By Rachel Raczka

Some tips for buying a house in a housing market with high prices and low inventory.

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Pesky squirrels, shower cracks, and chimneys

By Peter Hotton

Handyman Peter Hotton answers your questions about leaks, cracks, drips, chips, and more.


Brewers 7, red sox 6 | 11 innings

Clay Buchholz stumbles in Red Sox’ loss

Clay Buchholz was pulled from the game in the fifth inning.(Jared Wickerham/getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

Logan Schafer doubled in Khris Davis with the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, letting the Brewers escape with a 7-6 win over the Red Sox.

Christopher L. Gasper

Huskies elevating their game

UConn guard Shabazz Napier, a Roxbury native, and Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin eyed a loose ball.

By Christopher L. Gasper

UConn will play in Monday’s national championship against Kentucky because it’s far from just the Shabazz Napier Show.

bruins 5, flyers 2

Bruins erupt late to defeat Flyers

Loui Eriksson handled the puck in front of the Flyers’ net.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins scored three goals in the third period for the win at TD Garden.

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Pistons 115, Celtics 111

Celtics drop lead, fall to Pistons

By Gary Washburn

On Second Thought

White House selfie painted a bad picture

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Leigh Montville

Dreaming about another Big Three in Boston

By Leigh Montville

UConn 63, Florida 53

UConn men advance to national title game

By Jim O’Connell

on baseball

This loss should go to Clay Buchholz

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Baseball Notes

Closers on a wild ride in young MLB season

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Hockey Notes

Blackhawks fail to rally around Jonathan Toews’s injury

By Fluto Shinzawa

Sunday Football Notes

Pro Day workouts mean little to NFL teams

By Ben Volin

Sunday Basketball Notes

Charles Oakley believes league has taken a turn for worse

By Gary Washburn

red sox notebook

Will Middlebrooks may be headed to DL

By Peter Abraham

Bruins notebook

Gregory Campbell reflects on Masterton nomination

By Amalie Benjamin

On hockey

Forward progress from Loui Eriksson

By Fluto Shinzawa


Myles Willis will lead the charge in backfield

By Anthony Gulizia

Wide-open Masters taking shape

By Michael Whitmer

Celtics Notebook

Jared Sullinger is a developing story

By Gary Washburn

Kentucky 74, Wisconsin 73

Kentucky knocks off Wisconsin in Final Four

By Eddie Pells


Revolution fail to own up


UConn, Notre Dame take unbeaten records into semifinals

By Michael Vega



Not your grandpa’s labor union

By Leon Neyfakh

As “employee” and “employer” become hazy categories, experiments in worker advocacy are replacing unions as we’ve known them.

Taxi data show Bostonians don’t fear the cold

Taxis at Logan Airport.

By Martine Powers

An MIT contest reveals a portrait of the city through cab rides.

How old is this whale? A new way to tell

By Kevin Hartnett

An improved technique could reveal volumes about humpbacks’ lives.

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The museum of how work sounded

By Chris Wright

Uncommon Knowledge

Sounds true, but you seem like a liar

By Kevin Lewis


When modern wars borrow ancient buildings

By Kevin Hartnett


Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies

Peter Matthiessen wrote “The Snow Leopard” and “At Play in the Fields of the Lord.”

By Hillel Italie

Mr. Matthiessen, a leading environmentalist and wilderness writer, embraced the best and worst that nature could bring him.

Albert Ullman, 95, of Lexington; former Tufts provost

By Melissa Werthmann

Through his research, Dr. Ullman challenged society’s view of alcoholics in the years after World War II.

Ken Forsse, 77; Teddy Ruxpin’s creator

Ken Forsse, with his wife, Jan, and a pair of Teddy Ruxpins.

By Anne Kenderdine

Mr. Forsse was hailed as ‘‘the father of animatronic toys’’ after the creation of Ruxpin.

Sunday Arts

At the Eric Carle Museum, the draw of animals

An illustration by Lucy Cousins and Lane Smith, part of “The Art of Eric Carle & Friends: What’s Your Favorite Animal?” exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst.

By Cate McQuaid

“The Art of Eric Carle & Friends: What’s Your Favorite Animal” spotlights the responses of 14 well-known children’s book artists to that question.

Action-packed art at Children’s Museum, and all around Boston

 “With kinetic sculpture, it’s less about standing in front of a piece pondering its meaning, and more about, say, following the motion of one particular element and relating that to how the sculpture as a whole moves,” says Wrenford Thaffe (left) of his  “Animal Motion Park” works.

By Jeff Wagenheim

Now is a great time to sample kinetic art around the Boston area with six Wrenford Thaffe pieces at the Boston Children’s Museum.

Ailey meets Ellington in ‘Pas de Duke’ and more

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artistic director Robert Battle (front) with (from left) Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Rachael McLaren, Jacqueline Green, Jamar Roberts, and Alicia Graf Mack.

By Karen Campbell

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Celebrity Series engagement marks its 44th appearance in Boston.

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Critic’s picks: Dance

By Jeffrey Gantz

Critic’s picks: Pop music

By Sarah Rodman

dvd releases

Rascals, dinosaurs, Bieber, and more

By Tom Russo

scene here

Post-bombings, festival comes back

By Loren King

My Instagram: Claire Harvey

By Christopher Muther

quick bite

Tiki time at Wink & Nod in the South End

By Devra First

The ticket: Classical Music

By Jeremy Eichler

The Ticket: Dance

By Karen Campbell

The ticket: pop music

By James Reed

The Ticket: Theater

By Don Aucoin

The Ticket: Television

By Sarah Rodman

book review

‘Updike’ by Adam Begley

By Scott Stossel

Author likes to reread classics

Emma Donoghue

By Amy Sutherland

book review

‘An Idea Whose Time Has Come’ by Todd S. Purdum

By Jordan Michael Smith

book review

‘And The Dark Sacred Night’ by Julia Glass

By Priscilla Gilman

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

‘The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook’ by Terry Golson

By Kate Tuttle

new england literary news

Shakespeare fans are in for a treat

By Jan Gardner


Stephen Greenblatt at home in Harvard’s Widener Library

By Eugenia Williamson


Patriots hold tryouts for new cheerleaders

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Local actor brings ‘Heathers’ to stage

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Maria gets real on ‘Chasing Maria Menounos’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


IMAX documentary about Lemurs opens at aquarium

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Marathon victims memorialized in ink

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Ocracoke Island tends to tourists, bows to history

One of a biker’s sights is Ocracoke Light, restored in 1823 from the original lighthouse and still working.

By Diane Daniel

Tiny Ocracoke Island, N.C., in the Outer Banks stands tall in pirate history, with miles of beaches, bike trails, and seasons when tourists thin.

Indiana’s West Baden Springs Hotel, a restored gem

The West Baden Springs Hotel atrium is 100 feet high by 200 feet across.

By Adele Foy

This National Historic Landmark, ranked by Condé Nast reviewers among the world’s “Best Places to Stay,” is a sophisticated indulgence about two hours off Interstate 70.

Grand hotels of new england

Bethel Inn, rejuvenated, aims to be a resort for all seasons

A 3½-hour drive from Boston, the resort retains much of the comfortable, rustic ambience.

By Brian MacQuarrie

The century-old resort isn’t attractive only as a jumping-off point for activities somewhere else.

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Road Trip

Down East along Route 103

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Check In

Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Check In

Friendly stay at Portland Harbor Hotel

By Necee Regis

Here, There, and Everywhere

Mass BikePike Tour to a speaker for your phone

By Kari Bodnarchuk

Check In

Czech Chateau has noble roots, royal amenities

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

The Tip

Chicago layover shopping

By Caitlin Hurley


Danish way mates bicycles and birds

By Derrick Z. Jackson


The Green Issue

How Boston is — and should be — preparing for rising seas

By Michael Fitzgerald

Five things the city is doing now, and five more things it ought to be doing.

The Green Issue

Mothers vs. climate change

Kelsey Wirth has concluded that the big environmental groups have for whatever reason largely failed to engage the masses. Mothers — who vote, who purchase, who network — could be the ones to change that.

By Melissa Schorr

A startup activist group turns to an ages-old network for recruits: moms.

The Green Issue

Going cold turkey with a plastic bag ban

By Elizabeth Gehrman

Worldwide we go through a billion a year, but Massachusetts may soon impose limits. What would people use instead?

Globe North

More on their plates, but school officers still friendly

“My goal,’’ says Officer Corey Santasky, pictured mingling with students between classes at Reading High School, “is to make sure they can trust me, that I’m a resource for them.”

By Steven A. Rosenberg

While keeping a school safe has always been the top priority for school resource officers, the focus on security sharpened on Dec. 14, 2012.


Voters OK 2d tax hike for library

By John Laidler

Reading’s residents have approved a $3.5 million temporary tax increase to cover the added costs of the planned renovation and expansion of the public library.


Faulty rails blamed for train derailment

Fourteen Pan Am freight cars slipped off the track Feb. 20.

By Brenda J. Buote

Federal Railroad Administration inspectors have determined that a February derailment in Westford was caused by a track problem.

Globe South

Online school exams tested

By Michele Morgan Bolton

The two-year test drive of a new, online assessment that could replace the 17-year-old MCAS exam got underway in multiple school districts south of Boston last week.


At 93, still full of vim and vigor

Bernie Baher with one of his sculptures.

By Johanna Seltz

When the polls open at 7 a.m. in Avon on Tuesday, Bernard Baher, 93, expects to be there as an election warden as he has been for the past 25 years.


$73m will go toward pollution cleanup

By Cara Bayles

Nearly 300 acres of polluted land in Hanover will benefit from what the US Justice Department is calling the nation’s largest environmental enforcement settlement.

Globe West


Not just a cameo appearance

Cast and crew from the movie “Tumbledown” use Concord Center as a backdrop while filming a street scene Wednesday morning.

By Scott Van Voorhis

Devens is getting its first taste of Hollywood, with New England Studios gearing up for its film production debut after opening its doors late last year.


Plan for floating walkway at Newton pond resurfaces

Semyon Rudyak fished at Hammond Pond, where he wants to build a floating walkway to honor the memory of his son, Semyon Rudyak, a Russian developer who died at age 46 .

By Ellen Ishkanian

A state ruling has paved the way for a scaled-back version of plans by a Brookline couple to build a “living memorial” to their son on the Hammond Pond shore.


Residents offer ideas to revive downtown

By John Dyer

Four-story brick buildings. Coffee shops. Booksellers. Restaurants. Apartments. Walking streets. Performance and theater space. A farmers market. A boutique hotel.