Sullivan accepted pay raise, special pension

Senate candidate Michael J. Sullivan, a strong advocate for curbing fiscal excesses, has been collecting a state pension of $27,492 a year for the past three years.

A Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV aircraft landed in front of the air traffic control tower at Santa Monica airport in California.

Executive perks still alive and well

Private jets, chauffeurs, financial planning services, Red Sox tickets. Executive extras have survived in an era of corporate cutbacks.

Globe staff photo illustration

Kenyan marathoners dominate Boston and the world

Twenty-five years after a Kenyan man first won the Boston marathon, the country has won 20 of the 25 races, and has come to dominate the sport around the globe.

River Hawks backup goalie Brian Robbins (30) consoles center Colin Wright while Yale celebrates after its 3-2 semifinal win in overtime in Pittsburgh.

Yale 3, UMass-Lowell 2

Yale beats UMass-Lowell for berth in NCAA title game

The UMass-Lowell men’s hockey team lost 3-2 in overtime to Yale in the Frozen Four on Thursday night.

Parents get competitive about college

If bragging has a season, this is it. With elite schools accepting record lows for applicants and “safety schools” no longer a safe bet, parents feel pressure.

// Cat, woman reunited after fire, rescue, revival and search

Modupe Oshikoya’s cat, Rosie, went missing in Dorchester on March 27 when she escaped after firefighters saved her.

Kevin Cullen

TJ and Finbarr: a friendship made in the desert

With the help of photojournalist Finbarr O’Reilly, Randolph’s TJ Brennan is in the middle of an extra­ordinary transition, from Marine to journalist.

Al Carvelli at his restaurant, which he now calls Top Crust, in Plymouth. The bicycle used to sit in a window as an icon of the eatery when in was called Upper Crust. He removed it in honor of the restaurant’s new name.

Upper Crust franchisees cutting ties

After years of painful sales declines and bad publicity, former franchisees with the troubled pizza chain decided to go it alone.

Mark Evans, as Elder Price, sings “I Believe’’ to a warlord played by Derrick Williams.

Stage review

‘The Book of Mormon’: a testament to song, dance, and lunacy

The national touring production of “Mormon’’ has settled in at the Boston Opera House, presented by Broadway.


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Orioles 3, Red Sox 2

Jarrod Saltalamacchia doesn’t like the third-strike call by plate umpire JimJoyce in the ninth inning.

Orioles strike late, take series from Red Sox

Alfredo Aceves worked five sound innings, navigating calmly through turbulence, but the Red Sox lost their second straight game to Baltimore.

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If elected, City Councilor Mike Ross would become the first mayor of Boston of Jewish heritage.

Council’s Ross joins Boston’s mayoral field

City Councilor Michael P. Ross’s candidacy had been anticipated and his formal announcement marked an early turning point as the field of candidates started to settle.