Mass. tries to retain $250 million for hospitals

The “Bay State boondoggle” is at risk as Congress considers a bill that would end extra payments for Massachusetts hospitals.

From left, Bruins fourth-liners Gregory Campbell, Daniel Paille, and Shawn Thornton celebrate after Campbell scored in Game 2.


Game 4 | Bruins at Rangers, 7 p.m.

Bruins’ fourth line embracing role

Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell, and Shawn Thornton create energy, skate hard, check relentlessly, and have the Bruins one win away from the East finals.

The Rangers were looking forlorn after Daniel Paille’s goal in Game 3, but the city of New York doesn’t seem to share their anguish — or care one way or another. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

Dan Shaughnessy

New York is no Hockeytown

The Rangers have fans and sellouts and Original Six tradition — but there is no buzz in the city around them.

The flags — quilt squares without the quilting — have poured from every continent but Antarctica, and almost every state in the United States is represented. It is as much a work of heart as art.

From around the world, flags honor Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts will unveil a mile-long display of 1,500 flags from around the world to bring messages of hope to a city trying to heal.

Tsarnaev ally killed by FBI agent in Florida

A man with ties to Marathon bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed while being questioned about a 2011 unsolved triple murder in Waltham.

Yvonne Abraham

Longevity a liability for Ed Markey?

We like electricity and fresh faces: Deval Patrick, Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren. It’s hard when you’ve been around as long as Markey.

GOP Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez (right) is urging opponent Ed Markey to release his tax returns.

Gabriel Gomez reports 6 years of income to be $10.1 million

The Republican nominee for the US Senate special election paid an effective tax rate of 21 percent over that period.

Tech Lab

Your smartphone, maximized

Don’t let bloatware suck your phone’s memory: Delete apps you don’t need, shut off Facebook notifications, and clear the cache.