New Boston schools chief lays out goals

In a sit-down with the Globe, Tommy Chang said he supports expanding pre-kindergarten and overhauling troubled high schools.

A league source said Devin McCourty?s deal is for five years and $47.5 million, with $28.5 million guaranteed.

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Devin McCourty staying with the Patriots

A league source said the safety?s deal is for five years and $47.5 million, with $28.5 million guaranteed.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

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In the trial?s next phase, investigators will use witnesses? scene-based evidence to determine the bombs? force, structure, and origin.

 (From left) Justin Craig of the city of Newburyport and Matt Nard and Bart Sanders, both contractors from Indiana, worked last week to restore sewage service to Plum Island. The city has spent $250,000 supplying housing for residents and for fixing the system. Officials are angry about the failure because the sewage system is only several years old.

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Plum Island sewer system failure displaces hundreds

Hundreds of Plum Island residents were forced to live elsewhere after their sewer system failed three weeks ago.

Charter school foes decry plans to challenge cap

Opponents called the effort misguided and harmful to the majority of students who attend traditional public schools.

EMC Corp. will hold a strategy summit in New York on Tuesday, hoping to convince Wall Street it really is on the right track.

EMC to face critics who worry it?s stagnating

The largest tech company in Mass. will hold a New York summit to convince Wall Street it really is on the right track.

Demonstrators from across the country sang on Sunday while retracing the steps of those who marched 50 years ago for civil rights with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

Thousands converge upon Selma

Thousands jammed the historic district of Selma, Ala. yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

?If life gives you snow, you make a snow house,? said McGaff, who said he made igloos when he was growing up in upstate New York. Forecasters expect warmer temperatures this week, which may imperil the snow house.

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Roslindale family builds four-room igloo

?If life gives you snow, you make a snow house,? said Steve McGaff, whose igloo boasts 6-foot ceilings, windows, and enough room for a dozen people.

With temperatures in the 40s on Sunday, the snow piles that plagued Boston for weeks have started to melt.

Spring-like temperatures this week before cold moves in

Forecasters are expecting partly sunny days and warmer temperatures during this coming workweek.

A saga in Saugus: Charges split town

These days it?s politics ? not the neon-lit Route 1 ? that divides Saugus.

Jim Braude is only the second host that ?Greater Boston,? a show begun in 1997 on WGBH-TV, has ever had.

?Greater Boston? host Braude promises depth, humor

Jim Braude debuts as host of the WGBH-TV show Monday with a heavy dose of politics, with guests including Governor Baker.

?I don?t e-mail,? Lindsey Graham said. ?You can have every e-mail I?ve ever sent. I?ve never sent one. I don?t know what that makes me.?

Lindsey Graham says he has never sent an e-mail

Responding to the Hillary Clinton e-mail controversy, the potential presidential candidate said he has never sent a single message.

Janice Sage acquired the inn in an essay contest 22 years ago, and she wants to pass it on the same way.

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Essay to determine Maine inn?s new owner

Janice Sage acquired Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant in an essay contest 22 years ago, and she wants to pass it on the same way.

Coastal Carolina's Tristian Curtis, center, and Elijah Wilson, center right, go up for a rebound while pressured by Winthrop's Tevin Prescott during the second half of the Big South Conference Championship NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Conway, S.C. Caolina Coastal won 81-70. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)


How college athletes handle opportunity important

The real exploitation in college sports, fans finding Chiarelli?s ?patience? annoying, and other picked-up pieces.

Fort Myers, FL - 03/02/15 - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 03Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

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Will Rick Porcello only be a Red Sox short-timer?

There?s already a countdown to Porcello?s free agency, and the time tends to go fast.

Stephen Pasceri spent more than an hour at Brigham and Women?s Hospital on Jan. 20 before fatally shooting Dr. Michael Davidson.

Brigham shooter was troubled, held deep anger

The killer of Dr. Michael Davidson, a beloved Brigham surgeon, seemed like an ordinary man who snapped. A deeper look provides a much darker picture.

Marathon trial podcast

// Day 2: Icons of the bombing take the stand

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.


Chris Bohjalian

// Why does Turkey continue to deny Armenian genocide?

For nearly a century, Turkish leaders have worked fanatically to falsify the historical record.

The Big Picture

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Holi Celebrations 2015

Holi is a festival that marks events in Hindu mythology and provides photographers with a colorful visual feast.