Bombing suspect named on 2 watch lists

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was named on two government watch lists, raising questions about whether a communications breakdown allowed the bomb plot to go undetected.

After being closed as a result of last week’s bombings, the famed Trinity Church at Copley Square reopened its doors at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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Steps from bombing sites, churches offer serenity

Trinity Church and Old South Church reopened and hundreds of visitors reflected on the mayhem that took three lives only steps away.

// Long, uncertain road for limb patients

Ten days after bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, surgeons are still working tirelessly to repair limbs of injured spectators.

FBI searches landfill as part of bombing investigation

A landfill in New Bedford has been searched as part of an investigation into the Marathon bombings, according to law enforcement officials.

Yvonne Abraham

// A loss of decency

Brown University student Sunil Tripathi is more than just the innocent, missing man ensnared by wild speculation after the marathon bombings.

Sunil Tripathi

Missing Brown student found in waters off Providence

The Rhode Island medical examiner’s office says a body found in Providence is that of Sunil Tripathi, missing since last month.

// ‘Boston Strong’ T-shirts flying off the shelves

Major retailers, Boston sports teams, and average citizens are selling a lot of Boston-related apparel to raise money for bombing victims.

// Suspects’ father a familiar face in Cambridge

For years, Anzor Tsarnaev, father of the suspected Marathon bombers, repaired cars in a parking lot behind Yayla Tribal Rugs in Cambridge.

House approves $34 billion spending plan

The fiscal 2014 budget is balanced with new taxes and withdrawals from state reserves, on a party-line 127-29 vote.

// Boston schools chief Johnson to retire

Carol R. Johnson’s tenure was marked by highs on some standardized tests and graduation rates, but also notable missteps.

// 17 bribery counts for ex-head of probation O’Brien

A new federal indictment charges John J. O’Brien with bribing state legislators by giving jobs to their supporters.

Alfredo Aceves gave up seven earned runs in 3⅓
 innings Tuesday, then blamed the plate umpire’s strike zone.

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Red Sox send Alfredo Aceves to minors

There are indications the team may be trying to trade Aceves, who complained after taking the loss in a 13-0 loss on Tuesday.

Opinion on the bombings


Boston Police Officer Mike Duggan repositioned a barrier as the city conducted a cleanup of Boylston Street on Tuesday.

The new normal?

Recovery from a terrorist attack can be orderly and efficient. Step by step, we are following an emerging pattern.


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On Baseball

Jon Lester is plenty hot after not getting a call with a full count and two outs in the sixth.

Jon Lester’s composure seems to be growing

Lester, who persevered through troubles in Wednesday’s win, showed why he may be on his way back to becoming an elite pitcher.


political notebook

Senate Republicans have criticized Thomas Perez’s handling of the proceedings against the city of St. Paul.

Senate delays confirmation vote for Labor secretary

Senate Democrats delayed a confirmation vote after Republicans threatened to use a hearing to criticize his handling of a whistleblower case.

Nation & World

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A Bangladeshi firefighter rescued an injured garment worker Wednesday after a building collapsed in Savar.

Building collapse kills 149 in Bangladesh

An eight-story building in Bangladesh that housed several garment factories collapsed, killing at least 149 people, injuring hundreds of others, and leaving an unknown number trapped.


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The week ahead: Theater, galleries and museums

A guide to area performances and exhibits, including “Rethinking Tradition’’ at the Society of Arts and Crafts.


Guests at the recent Huntington Theatre Company’s spring gala, which included a silent auction.

When tragedy strikes, event planners are faced with a wrenching decision

Across Boston, party planners are wrestling with the question of how to handle their lighthearted and celebratory affairs as memorial services take place.