Jared Remy charged with assaulting inmate

Remy, who is accused of killing his girlfriend in August, will be arraigned on the new charge later this month.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai cast his vote in Kabul on Saturday.

Afghans line up to vote for new leader

Voters waited patiently at polling stations, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban.

Gerald L. Chan has amassed a portfolio of properties that includes the Hotel Veritas on Massachusetts Avenue.

Billionaire buying into Harvard Square

Over the course of 18 months, Gerald Chan spent about $120 million to amass an impressive portfolio.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/maeda_05fire_met2.jpg Welders working nearby blamed for Back Bay fire

The welders were working in the rear of the building next door to the one where the deadly fire broke out, according to fire officials.

Bike activists push for harsher penalties after cyclist’s death

Increasing penalties, activists say, could lead drivers to be more vigilant in looking for bike riders and walkers.

Ethan Crespo, 5, held a hedgehog at Crespo’s Crazy Critters in Gardner.

Dina Rudick/Globe staff

Hedgehogs increasingly popular as pets

Local breeders estimate they’ve sold about 2,000 hedgehogs — or “hedgies,” as enthusiasts call them — over the past two years.

Dan Shaughnessy

Even in defeat, a glorious day for Boston

A gathering of Boston institutions on the great green lawn reminded us why this is the greatest city in America — even when the Red Sox lose.

“There are limits to the amount of time and effort that the US can spend if the parties themselves are unable to take constructive steps,” Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Morocco.

John Kerry losing patience on Mideast peace talks

The secretary of state took an unusually pessimistic tone as he indicated the US may pull back from the effort.

Anita Hill testified she was sexually harassed by Clarence Thomas before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 11, 1991.

opinion | Anita F. Hill

Toxic legacy of sexual misconduct

A broad spectrum of sexual misconduct persists in our schools, workplaces, and the military.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/05/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Joanna_Weiss_150px-1997.png A hospital’s daily marathon

Major tragedies get attention, but lives are saved every day without fanfare.


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Grady Sizemore is out trying to score on a fly ball in the third inning. Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy makes the tag. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Red Sox drop home opener

The Brewers put up four runs in the top of the ninth inning to spoil what was otherwise a festive day at Fenway Park.


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Love Letters

She doesn’t want to be a stepmom

Everyone you date is going to have a past and a community, whether it includes a kid or other family members who need attention.