Amid an all-out quest, a painful waiting game

Marathon bombing victim Marc Fucarile and his family are leaning on each other as doctors try to his save leg.

A broken body, but an unbroken spirit

A Stoneham man badly injured in the Marathon bombing begins a long road of recovery.

// Menino won’t allow bombing suspect’s burial

Mayor Menino will not allow the body of Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev to be buried in the city.

// Reviled figures typically laid to rest outside public view

A number of infamous figures, from Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo to defrocked priest John Geoghan, have been laid to rest with minimal outrage.

Adrian Walker

It’s time to bury this story

Bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial needs to stop drawing atten­tion from the tragedy he wrought. This is a distraction from our mourning.

// Father battles to free son, clear name

Amir Ismagulov is waging a one-man campaign for his son, Azamat Tazhayakov, who was arrested on charges of helping to cover for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

“My bat speed has been the same since the first day I got here,” David Ortiz said.

Dan Shaughnessy

David Ortiz says hot start from hard work, not steroids

It’s not natural for a guy to hit .426 out of the gate without the benefit of any spring training, so the Red Sox slugger knows he is a suspect.

Bernie Zak of Brookline launched a Twitter campaign after UCLA put him on the waiting list.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Brookline student lobbies UCLA on Twitter

Senior Bernie Zak believes his Twitter campaign, called #ACCEPTBERNIEUCLA, may have put him over the top.

Developer unveils plan for slot parlor in Boxborough

A Maryland casino developer would transform a Holiday Inn off ­Interstate 495 into a gleaming $200 million hotel and slot parlor.


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Above left: Hilda Belcher’s “Arabella Martin.”

Watercolors with a keen and humane eye

An exhibition of Hilda Belcher’s work at Martha Richardson Fine Art reveals her to be a portraitist of exquisite sensitivity.