Security for large Boston events is toughened

Authorities are review­ing measures for the July Fourth celebration in light of the deadly Marathon bombings.

Student visa system gets scathing review

Homeland Security officials have redoubled efforts to check foreign students’ visas at airports and border crossings since the Boston Marathon bombings.

Researchers try to map social contacts after bombings

Researchers at Northeastern University are trying to understand how, exactly, we communicated in the aftermath of the tragedy.

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul unveiled new pediment art in a nautilus motif.

Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff

A new look for a dour old Boston cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, built in 1819-20, unveiled new pediment art in a nautilus motif.

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and the Celtics failed to become the first NBA team to overcome a 3-0 series deficit.


Knicks 88, Celtics 80

Celtics’ comeback vs. Knicks falls short

The Celtics fell behind by 26 in Game 6 before drawing within 4, but were eliminated from the playoffs in an 88-80 loss.

Will Doc Rivers leave? Will Kevin Garnett retire after 18 seasons?

Dan Shaughnessy

Celtics’ loss marks end, in more ways than one

Will Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett be back? What happens now to the Celtics we grew to know and love?

Search for Boston superintendent begins

The School Committee will try to avoid the missteps, repeated delays, and disappointments that marked its previous hunt six years ago.

Boston mayoral candidates Mel King and Ray Flynn debate at the Old South Church in 1983.

Lawrence Harmon

No clues from 1983 mayoral race

It’s tempting to look to 1983, when the late Mayor Kevin White announced he’d had enough, but the politics, culture, media, and demographics of Boston are different today.

Employment outlook takes an encouraging turn

Employers nationwide added more jobs than expected last month and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since late 2008.


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Rangers 7, Red Sox 0

After only five starts this season, it’s evident that something is wrong with Felix Doubront.

Rangers cool off Red Sox

Felix Doubront was knocked out in the fourth inning and Derek Holland dominated Boston as the Sox lost, 7-0.


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Stage Review

Stefanie Powers plays Tallulah Bankhead in “Looped,’’ at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

In ‘Looped,’ a hard-living legend can’t stay on script

Stefanie Powers, who costarred with Tallulah Bankhead in “Die! Die! My Darling!,’’ is portraying Bankhead pretty delectably in Matthew Lombardo’s play.