New schools chief names transition team

Tommy Chang?s transition team will consist of more than 30 members who represent a wide cross-section of the education sector.

Stephen Michael Dodd.

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Long-simmering abuse charges roil Maine city

Emboldened by one man?s courage, several other men have emerged to allege that officer Stephen Dodd molested and raped them.

Sunny and clear before cold, wet Marathon Monday

Temperatures are expected to reach the lower 50s in Greater Boston Sunday before clouds and rain move in.

A helicopter and a ship took part in a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily following a shipwreck.

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Hundreds missing as migrant boat sinks off Italy

Officials fear the wreck could become the Mediterranean?s deadliest known migrant sea disaster.

In testimony in 2006, Janet Vogelsang focused largely on Zacarias Moussaoui?s confusion over identity and his struggles growing up in a fractured, volatile home.

Defense team faces task of trying to humanize Tsarnaev

Janet Vogelsang delves into the troubled lives of heinous criminals to try to convince jurors not to impose the death penalty.

Kevin Cullen

// Listen to Bill and Denise Richard, and give him life in prison

Let?s remember the people who really matter, not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Ex-worker sues software firm Jenzabar Inc. on bias charge

The defendants do not dispute firing her on religious grounds, but claim a religious exemption from antidiscrimination law.

United Teen Equality Center outreach team Johnny Chheng and Jonathan Lunde greeted Angel Garcia (right) when he was released from the Middlesex House of Correction in North Billerica last winter.

Offering ex-convicts a hand up after prison

Research shows the first 72 hours after release offer a window when an ex-convict can sometimes be set on the path toward rejoining society.

Jared Quirk.

Rockland mourns teen who died while on trip to Greece

Jared Quirk, who died Friday while walking in Athens with his classmates, was remembered as ?a good, sweet kid.?

A cell block at Cedar Junction in Walpole.

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Hernandez verdict brings back memories of prison visits

As part of a sociology class, Kevin Paul Dupont visited the prison where the former Patriots star is now located.

// Dreams and doubts collided in plans for global ?Expo?

The public argument over Expo 76 can be seen as the present written in the past, a nearly 50-year-old first draft of the debate over the 2024 Olympics.

Some retail workers have to check in with a supervisor a few hours in advance of a shift. If there is no need that day, the worker is not paid.


Dante Ramos: On-call shifts string retail workers along

Do unforeseen variations in sweater sales have the same urgency as a life-threatening crisis?

Boston Marathon coverage

Former Boston Marathon women?s champion Rita Jeptoo received a two-year ban for doping.

Drug testing seen as positive step for marathoning

The Abbott World Marathon Majors will pay for out-of-competition testing for approximately 150 top runners.

// Jeptoo scandal angers, frustrates clean marathon competitors

Some female elites believe Rita Jeptoo?s two-year suspension from competition doesn?t go far enough.

Avery Bradley and the Celtics open the playoffs on Sunday in Cleveland.

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Bob Ryan | Celtics at Cavaliers, 3 p.m., ABC

There?s life in the storied Celtics franchise again

With tanking talk behind us, the Celtics are a nice team and fun to root for, but they are still far from being great.

The Celtics and Cavaliers split four games this season.


Celtics in playoffs is much more fun than lottery

The fact that the Celtics are matched up against the mighty, talent-laden Cavaliers only makes this series more enjoyable.

All Things Catholic | John L. Allen Jr.

// Aid groups help victims of anti-Christian violence

Two-thirds of the world?s Christians live in the developing world, where they?re often convenient targets for anti-Western rage.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 19: What to expect in penalty phase of Tsarnaev trial

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.


Greg Watson

// Is Cuba the future of farming?

The small country?s success in sustainable agriculture now has the rapt attention of US interests.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Coachella 2015

Music fans gathered to hear a wide variety of musical styles at this year?s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.