Boston 2024 enlists star-studded board of directors

Boston sports legends Larry Bird, David Ortiz and Jo Jo White have joined a new 30-member board of directors.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

US District Judge George O'Toole was depicted in a courtroom sketch speaking during the sentencing phase of the murder trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday.

Sean Collier?s family recalls his life and death

Since his murder, Sean Collier?s mother has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, his stepfather testified.


// Flipping off the dead

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

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

Dylan Roberts for The Boston Globe

In Ark., a complex divide on religious freedom, gay rights

Residents in two towns in Arkansas are grappling with how to balance personal conviction and same-sex marriage.

Charlie Baker

Baker to unveil MBTA overhaul legislation today

The announcement follows the resignation of most members of the board that oversees the embattled agency.

Rain, blustery winds, possible hail expected today

Winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour will fan the rain, and there is a chance for thunderstorms.

//[1].jpg Even in loyal N.H., Clinton runs a 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.

Vermont considers spit test to check marijuana use by drivers

How can police identify those too stoned to drive? Legislators may allow the use of newly developed testing machines.

// Lloyd?s mother to discuss wrongful death lawsuit

Ursula Ward and her lawyers will discuss the impact Aaron Hernandez?s conviction will have on her lawsuit in the death of Odin Lloyd.


// Vatican makes pope?s Cuba visit official

The stop in Cuba will precede Pope Francis?s three-city tour of the United States beginning Sept. 23.

HYM Investment seeks to move St. Anthony?s Shrine to a city-owned garage (at center).

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Shirley Leung

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

Tom O?Brien?s $675 million proposal aims to build a new home for the Franciscan friars that run the St. Anthony Shrine in downtown Boston.

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

16 thoughts on Patriots? schedule

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.


// Cavaliers a nightmare matchup for Celtics

The Celtics are fun to watch and gave it their all in Game 2, but in the end they are no match for LeBron James and Co.

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.

Five real estate myths that snag buyers and sellers

When it comes to real estate, people tend to make generalizations based on their own experiences and speak in absolutes, when the reality is more nuanced.

// Marathoner proves that inspiring guys can finish last

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

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.

Eyeing cocktail prize, months after $4 dispute went viral

Ran Duan, perhaps best known for his kerfuffle with a Harvard professor, 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.