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2d IRS official to leave amid scandal

Joseph Grant, commissioner of the agency’s tax exempt and government entities division, will retire.

A helicopter thermal image of the boat in which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding as police moved in to capture him.

Suspect’s note said he would be joining brother, official says

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a note in the boat where he was captured that seemed to take responsibility for his role in the tragedy, according to officials.

Prosecutors request checks of jurors in Bulger trial

A motion was filed asking for permission to conduct criminal background checks on potential jurors for the upcoming trial of James “Whitey” Bulger.

March 31, 1979: Bob Bulens, Bob Sawyer and John Vanderpoel (from foreground), took their high wheel bicycles for a spin around Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. All were members of the Wheelman Club of Greater Boston.

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From the Archives

Pedal pushers

Bostonians have been riding home-made pedal-powered contraptions for over a hundred years.

A new study details the process by which minerals can be made to assemble themselves into controlled, complex structures.

Harvard researchers grow nano-landscape

The lush garden of petals, twisting stems, and finely wrought leaves is best seen with an electron microscope.

A rendering of the proposed development.

Towers proposed in front of TD Garden

The two towers, which could reach 600 feet in height, would be occupied by restaurants, residences, offices, and a 200-room hotel.

// Andris Nelsons named new music director of BSO

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday the 34-year-old Nelsons would become the 15th music director.


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On hockey

Coach Claude Julien watches Zdeno Chara during a drill.

How the Bruins will attack the Rangers

The Rangers will likely enlist their trademarked shot-blocking. But there are other ways the Bruins can find a way to the net.


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“One of my favorite spots is when the doll first comes to life. You see her breath swell, and the music just lifts. It’s so dramatically perfect,” says Boston Ballet’s Jonathan McPhee.

Jonathan McPhee gets animated discussing ‘Coppélia’

When the Boston Ballet music director and principal conductor takes the podium for the opening performance, it will be the sixth production of the ballet he has conducted.