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Democrats ask Gomez to release tax returns

US Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez rejected calls to release tax returns amid questions about the Republican’s deduction on his Cohasset home.

Terror at the Marathon

Suspect’s parents make peace with his burial

An activist who has been working with the family said Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s parents do not know where he was buried but they would visit when they came to the US.

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis (left) delivered remarks during the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the Marathon bombings.

Davis urges for stronger security at large public events

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis called on using more undercover police officers and surveillance cameras as a way to prevent incidents like the Marathon attack.

Red Sox 5, Twins 3

Red Sox fall to Twins in third straight loss

John Lackey’s throwing error on what should have been a double play in the sixth inning led to four unearned runs and a victory for the Twins.

Charles Ramsey helped Amanda Berry break out of the neighbor’s house.

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Charles Ramsey, Cleveland hero and truth-teller

Charles Ramsey is fascinating because he was articulate, in a way most people aren’t, about the scope of the situation he had just experienced.

An unnamed oil-on-canvas portrait signed “Copley RA” and dated 1790 was sold for $85,000 at an auction. The painting is identical to Copley’s portrait of William Ponsonby, the second earl of Bessborough, according to The Harvard Crimson. Stair Galleries’s website

Exclusive Friday preview

Prized stolen art frequently resurfaces after decades

Detectives say long-lost works are increasingly turning up after going missing for ­decades, feeding hopes that the pieces taken from the Gardner Museum 23 years ago could surface as well.

From left: Longwood Symphony members Dr. Heidi Harbison Kimberly, Dr. Mark Gebhardt, and Ramona Nee.

Friday preview | Classical Notes

Longwood Symphony dedicates concert to Marathon bombing victims

The Longwood Symphony Orchestra, which draws most of its performers from Boston’s medical community, is offering free tickets to staff at the city’s five major hospitals.

From the Archives | Photo gallery

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A look at images of children in the city shows carriages and playgrounds have changed their look, but there is still a desire for the children to get outside and play.


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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped all 11 shots from the Maple Leafs in overtime, including this point-blank bid from Nazem Kadri.

Maple Leafs making it extra difficult for Bruins

The Bruins led for only 44 seconds in the Game 4 win. Before they celebrate too much, they should recall the famous collapse to Philadelphia in 2010.

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Book Review

Helene Wecker’s debut novel blends historical fiction and fantasy.

‘The Golem and the Jinni’ by Helene Wecker

Wecker’s first novel is a blend of historical fiction and fantasy with a dash of sci-fi about faith and free will.