Boylston Street reopens to the public

Nine days after the Marathon bombings, pedestrian traffic began to trickle onto the once-busy commercial thoroughfare.

James Taylor warmed up before the memorial service for MIT police officer Sean Collier at Briggs Field on the MIT campus.

Thousands expected at service for slain MIT officer

Vice President Joseph Biden, top officials of MIT, and thousands of police officers will attend a service honoring officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty.

Boston School Superintendent Carol R. Johnson.

Boston schools

Superintendent Carol Johnson to step down

Johnson cited the death of her husband as one of the reasons she will step down at the end of the school year.

// Tsarnaev brothers’ finances look scant

The picture that is emerging of the alleged bombers is more like terrorism on a budget, consistent with reports that the brothers acted alone.

// Marines bring hope to Marathon attack victims

Two Marines who were injured in Afghanistan brought optimism to a mother who lost her legs below the knee and her injured daughter.

Russia alerted US repeatedly about suspect, senators say

Russia is said to have contacted the US “multiple” times about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and the brothers may have planned to attack New York City.

// Muslims help victims and FBI after bombings

The Tsarnaev brothers sometimes prayed at the Islamic Society of Boston, and officials worked with the FBI following the Marathon attacks.

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Michael J. Sullivan spoke about a stabbing as Plymouth district attorney in 1999.

Prosecutorial code propels GOP’s Michael Sullivan far

The US attorney, now running for Senate in Mass., has been by the book as a prosecutor, and is selling a softer side as a candidate.

Democratic Senate hopefuls turn up the insults

The final debate between Representatives Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch devolved into an exchange of character allegations.

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Kevin Garnett, left, and Paul Pierce were left dejected on the Celtics bench late in the game.

Celtics look like they are finished

Maybe the the old Green warriors can scare the Knicks with a big win at the Garden Friday night. But it doesn’t feel that way.