Six resign from MBTA board

With the board under his control, Governor Charlie Baker will be able to install new leadership.

The Outside the Box festival on Saturday, July 13, 2013, on Boston Common.

Colm O'Molloy for The Boston Globe

Outside the Box festival to return to Boston

The multiday festival will return this summer after a yearlong hiatus prompted by management woes and spiraling costs.

The March 2014 fire claimed the lives of two Boston firefighers, Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy.

DA will not file charges in Back Bay fire

Prosecutors have concluded that the metalworkers who accidentally started a fatal fire last year did not act recklessly.

The Rev. Jamal Bryant spoke Tuesday at a vigil and march for Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.

US will investigate death of Baltimore suspect

The Justice Department will conduct a civil rights investigation into how a 25-year-old man suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

Celeste Corcoran is depicted in a courtroom sketch on the first day of the penalty phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


Flipping off the dead

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?s middle finger shows he was unrepentant about the carnage in the Marathon bombing.

// Bombings? lasting effects described in penalty phase

Victims and family members testified about the lasting physical and emotional tolls on the first day of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?s sentencing hearing.


// For Tsarnaev, a question of destiny

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed free will in planting his bomb at the Marathon.

On Tuesday, Clinton spoke to a small group at New Hampshire Technical Institute, where she moderated a round-table discussion.


Even in loyal New Hampshire, Clinton runs her most-careful campaign

Hillary Clinton?s closely-guarded first trip to New Hampshire this week couldn?t be more different than her approach to the 2008 primary.

?The God I know, he lives in everybody,? said Tim McKinney, mayor of Berryville, Ark.

Dylan Roberts for The Boston Globe

In Arkansas, mixed views on religion, gay marriage

Residents in two towns in Arkansas are grappling with a complex divide between personal conviction and same-sex marriage.

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will be meeting in prime time again in 2015, this time at Denver in Week 12. (File/Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Ben Volin | On Football

Patriots get a prime-time schedule for 2015

The Patriots will play five night games and three national day games, and they open the NFL?s season on Thursday, Sept. 10, against the Steelers.

Jared Sullinger (left) and Avery Bradley untuck their jerseys and head for the locker room following their Game 2 loss to Cleveland.


Celtics facing tough task against Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are a nightmare matchup for Boston. They can cruise for quarters at a time and still win.

Wade Miley picked up his first win as a member of the Red Sox.

red sox 1, rays 0

Bullpen pitches in for Red Sox

Wade Miley allowed no runs through 5 2/3 innings and Koji Uehara picked up the save in the win in Tampa.

?Rise the bar of expectation for your own self,? says marathon participant

Maickel Melamed, who has a condition similar to muscular dystrophy, completed the course after 20 hours.

Shirley Leung

// Developer has faith in the friars ? and in a high-rise

Tom O?Brien is trying again to build a new home for the Franciscan friars that run the St. Anthony Shrine in downtown Boston.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Why are migrants dying in the Mediterranean?

In the past week, more than 1,300 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach the shores of Europe.

Ben Affleck, seen at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 26, 2014.

Affleck expresses regret about efforts to hide slave-owning ancestor

Ben Affleck had asked a television show to not reveal that one of his forebears owned slaves.

Ran Duan at the Baldwin Bar at Sichuan Garden in Woburn.

Ran Duan eyes cocktail competition, months after $4 dispute went viral

Duan, whose kerfuffle with a Harvard professor was ablaze on social-media, will compete for cocktail glory.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 19: Sentencing phase begins in Tsarnaev trial

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



// Death or life for Tsarnaev?

In our justice system, only the jury, guided by fairness and integrity, gets a vote.

The Big Picture

The 2015 Boston Marathon

The running of the world-class Boston Marathon filled the cold and wet streets of the city for the 119th time.