After 100 days, Baker?s popularity historically high

Governor Baker boasts a stratospheric 74 percent favorable rating and 70 percent job approval rating, a recent poll found.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

As defense readies, Tsarnaev relatives come to Boston

It was unclear which family members are here, and whether any of them will be called to testify.


// Amid chaos and fear, a moment of humanity

As Steve Woolfenden lay on Boylston Street, his leg damaged, he turned his attention to Denise Richard.

Baggage of wealth burdens 2016 candidates

The ability of presidential hopefuls to credibly connect with average voters will be a major challenge.


A look at candidates? net worth

The Globe tracked down estimates for the net worth of candidates who have announced a presidential run, or are considering running.

// MBTA free today as it tries to make amends for winter service

Commuters got a pleasant surprise Friday morning when they tried to pay their MBTA fares.

// Baker MBTA bill would halt pension benefits unless reforms made

Governor Charlie Baker?s proposed T reform bill would require more rigorous annual auditing of its $1.6b pension fund.

Shirley Leung

// Governor?s track record bodes well for MBTA

If Charlie Baker?s plan to fix the T is making the Legislature feel uncomfortable, it should.


// Terror suspects planned Vatican attack, Italian officials say

Wiretaps indicated the suspected terrorists were planning an attack at the Vatican in 2010 and that a suicide bomber arrived in Rome.

// Lucchino in talks with Boston 2024

Red Sox president Larry Lucchino confirmed that he has had ?a conversation or two? with key players connected to the bid.

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Alex Speier

How do you find an ace?

The Red Sox? early pitching struggles beg a larger question: How does a team acquire a dominant starter to anchor the staff?

// How Boston?s Bill Bratton is making over the NYPD

Thanks to the police commissioner, an idea hatched in ?70s Boston is rolling out in 21st-century New York.

Amesbury High School ring returned to owner after 49 years

A man found the class ring with a metal detector and hunted down the owner, now in Alaska, with the help of school personnel and Facebook.

The cheese department at the new Roche Brothers supermarket in Downtown Crossing on April 23.

New Roche Bros. is part supermarket, part take-out emporium

The two-level shop will operate largely in a space previously occupied by Filene?s Basement in Downtown Crossing.


New Clover in Central Square is open 24/7

Clover owner Ayr Muir has always thought that Central Square lacks late-night places.

In Andover, Tom Brady emerges from 20,724 crayons

Students at West Elementary School helped artist Rob Surette create a portrait of the Patriots? quarterback.

A contingent from the Patriots visited with military personnel at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


Patriots get dose of perspective from real patriots

Before the White House ceremony, a select group from the team went to Walter Reed Medical Center and met wounded soldiers.

// From homeless to Harvard, with the help of crowdfunding

A Toronto woman launched a ?Mission for Harvard Tuition? a month ago on the GoFundMe site and has nearly reached her goal.

MorganEve Swain in the home she shared with her partner, the late Dave Lamb.

The ballad of Brown Bird

After her husband and musical partner died of leukemia, MorganEve Swain finished their last album.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 22: The prosecution rests in penalty phase

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



// Recognizing Armenian genocide an important step for US policy

Persistent denial of the past is not conducive to America?s security interests in the Middle East.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Crisis in the Mediterranean

Hundreds of migrants have perished trying to make the trek through the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year.