Boston Marathon bombing trial

Survivors, video featured in first day of testimony in bombing trial

Survivors described their experiences and prosecutors showed an in-store video of one of the explosions in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

A courtroom sketch shows Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory testifying in the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Wednesday.

Marathon survivor posts emotional letter to Tsarnaev

Rebekah Gregory testified and then wrote that sitting near Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ?was somehow the crazy kind of step forward that I needed all along.?

// ?It was him,? defense admits as Marathon bombing trial begins

A defense attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sought to shift blame for the attack to his older brother during opening statements in the trial.


// Tsarnaev had four minutes to change history

After four minutes, the alleged Marathon bomber turned right, while everybody else?s head jerked left, looking down Boylston.

Prosecutor William Weinreb made his opening statement Wednesday as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, at right, watched.

Art Lien

Tsarnaev an enigma as testimony begins

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared on the opening day of testimony as he did during jury selection: quiet and low-key.

// New details of Marathon bombing and aftermath revealed in court

Prosecutors described victims and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, both before and after the bombings.


// The danger of neglecting community colleges

As a group, the 15 schools in Massachusetts have struggled. It?s time to change that.

A view of snowbanks on East Broadway, part of the usual route for the St. Patrick?s Day parade.

St. Patrick?s Day Parade to follow shortened route

Boston?s St. Patrick?s Day Parade will be held as scheduled but will follow an altered route because of snow, officials said.

Blue Cross vastly expands quality-based payment systems

The state?s largest health insurer will broaden its system that pays doctors based on how well they care for patients.

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Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Jerry Remy?s restaurant faced financial struggles

The business near Fenway Park saw a downturn in sales during each baseball off-season, its former executive chef said.

// Baker budget aims to rein in state spending

Governor Baker said his plan released Wednesday also makes key investments in education, transportation, and to cities and towns.

Evan Horowitz

// A look at what?s in Baker?s budget

Governor Charlie Baker unveiled his first budget proposal this afternoon, and it is all about the deficit.

// Proposal to end film tax credit provokes strong reactions

The state?s film industry would be severely damaged if the tax credit is abandoned, insiders said.

Small particles near highways pose health risk, study says

Microscopic metals and chemicals from the tailpipes of vehicles harm the health of people nearby, local researchers said.

Tech Lab

// Battling the bloatware blight on PCs, Androids

Almost every Windows computer and Android device on the market is cluttered with programs you never installed and may not want.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Documenting one family?s home birth experience

For Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported.