2016 Boston Marathon

At 80, she is determined to break a record at the Marathon

Yoko Nakano of Japan, who has competed in 21 marathons, is ready to run the Boston Marathon Monday in the 80-plus category.

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There?s no slowing down Yoko Nakano, who traveled from Japan to compete in Monday?s race.

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More than 30,000 entrants are expected to participate in the 120th marathon on Monday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/marathondance.jpg On eve of Marathon, a festive atmosphere in Copley Square

On Monday, the finish line is reserved, but on Sunday afternoon the spot was fair game.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160417_KDB_MARATHON_FEATURES_003.jpg A spectator?s guide to the Boston Marathon

Here are some tips on road closures, MBTA schedules, where to watch, and what temperatures to expect along the race route this year.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/CgTcCarWwAAUxN2.jpg Fire breaks out at site of former Anthony?s Pier 4

The storied restaurant was being torn down to make way for a park and residential building.

At the Sweet Tree Holdings in Island Pond, workers monitored steam-fired evaporators at an immense modern facility.

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Why Vt. maple producers are afraid of this company

Sweet Tree Holdings has invested ?tens of millions?? of dollars into a modern megaplant, and some locals aren?t thrilled.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2016-04-16T213305Z_660976761_GF10000384848_RTRMADP_3_USA-ELECTION-KASICH[1].jpg Why John Kasich is counting on 2nd-place finishes

The Ohio governor is clinging to the hope that GOP discontent will leave delegates with one clear choice: him.

Ron Unz.

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Harvard critic faces scrutiny on donations

Ron Unz wants to make tuition free for undergraduates, and he questions the university?s use of race in admissions.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/maeda_02charlesbeer_met4.jpg Harpoon president leaves Harvard club role amid criticism

Charles Storey had suggested that admitting women to the secretive final clubs could increase sexual assaults.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/Boghosian_31latenight24_MET.jpg T pension fund continuing fight to keep records secret

The fund?s attorney said he will argue that there are ?constitutional? reasons for not releasing the data.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/17/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2016-04-15T133653Z_1808996742_GF10000383321_RTRMADP_3_HEALTH-POLIO-VACCINES.jpg Polio vaccine ?switch? is not without risks

Over the next two weeks, 155 countries must stop using a vaccine that has been protecting children for more than a half-century.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/18stationgraphicjb1.jpg Three developments for three Boston train stations

In a city seemingly blitzed by new buildings, among the largest are those slated for North Station, South Station, and Back Bay Station.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-10222.jpg Celtics losing a leader in Avery Bradley

The guard?s hamstring injury puts the Celtics in a difficult position.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/celtics25-10270.jpg How should the Celtics proceed without Avery Bradley?

Coach Brad Stevens said the guard?s hamstring strain is ?pretty significant.?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AFP_9Q8F3.jpg After Ecuadorian earthquake, a rush to reach loved ones

?I feared the worst,? said Ekatherina Beltran, 29, of Framingham, who has family in Ecuador. ?I was so scared.?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/0434A.jpg Trove of Curley photos come home to JP

A collection of old negatives of James Michael Curley, the legendary political titan and notorious rapscallion, have been posted online.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/17/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/200_donald_trump_pageant.jpg The pageant of Donald Trump?s dreams

A pin-up calendar competition was one of Trump?s first show business forays. Claims of sexism and lawsuits came next.

Ground Game

ground game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/15/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/05259452.jpg Biggest moments in the 9 Democratic debates

The matchup between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn Thursday night may well have been their final one.

The Big Picture

Return to Palmyra

Syrians returned to the destroyed city of Palmyra this week after being forced to flee almost a year ago during intense fighting.