Traffic will be factor in Boston casino choice

Which infamous Boston bottleneck will get the bulk of new casino traffic: Route 1A in East Boston or Sullivan Square in Charlestown?

Joshua K. Messier, a 23-year-old mental health patient, was killed while guards were placing him in four-point restraints at Bridgewater.

Bridgewater restraints use rose, even after death

Statistics provided to the Globe show that the psychiatric facility increased its reliance on restraints and isolation over the past decade.

A mass prayer was held in Kuala Lumpur as the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continues.

Pulses reported in search for missing plane not verified

Three separate sounds from the Indian Ocean seemed to offer new hope in the hunt for the missing jet Sunday.

An Afghan police officer guarded ballots as election workers noted serial numbers on ballot boxes.

Afghan candidates promise to respect results

All eight hopefuls said they would abide by election results, and officials urged patience with the tally.


// Boston edges out Cambridge for startups

Boston last year outdid Cambridge for venture capital deals in the tech world — a previously-unheard-of feat.

Sophomore Daniel Caballero of Chattanooga, Tenn., is working his way through Wesleyan on the three-year plan.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Wesleyan bucks trend, lets students graduate in 3 years

The Connecticut university appears to be the most elite school yet to embrace the idea.

Sound archivist Mason Vander Lugt worked in Andover on a recording of President Eisenhower’s inaugural address.

Technology saves echoes of past from silence

A revolutionary image-scanning technology has the power to pull sound from rare and fragile recordings without touching them.

Kimberly and Gary Cooper extended their home search north from Andover and wound up buying a house in a new subdivision in Bradford.


Home buyers face tight inventories, rising prices this spring

Despite rising prices and bidding wars, homeowners still remain reluctant to put up for-sale signs, frustrating buyers and real estate agents.

UConn guard Shabazz Napier, a Roxbury native, and Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin eyed a loose ball.

Christopher L. Gasper

Huskies elevating their game

UConn will play in Monday’s national championship against Kentucky because it’s far from just the Shabazz Napier Show.



// Challenging the boundaries, and definition, of ‘host community’

Gambling fans thought the battle had been won with the gaming law’s passage in 2011. Hardly.