Marching to remember those lost to violence

Carine Belizaire of Hyde Park, (center) held a picture of her brother, who was killed in Dorchester on September 28, 2009 during the Mother's Day walk for Peace in Dorchester.

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More than 10,000 mothers, fathers, and others marched in the 19th annual Mother?s Day Walk for Peace through Dorchester.

// What?s the best way to tax, through income or sales?

Maine?s Paul LePage is one of several Republican governors seeking to radically reshape their states? tax systems.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

Evidence presented in the penalty phase of the Tsarnaev Boston Marathon bombing trial - day 22 - April 29, 2015. (Federal Public Defender Office)

Still unclear how, why Tsarnaev turned to radicalism

The main character in the drama that has been unfolding since early March remains inscrutable.

Victim identified in Oxford crash linked to wheelbarrow

Police believe the accident happened when a 32-year-old Webster resident tried to avoid a wheelbarrow in the road on I-395.

// Medford walk raises money for little-known illness POTS

This year, the POTS Walk and 5K Race was dedicated to the memory of 17-year-old Christina Tournant.

// Two Miss. officers shot to death during traffic stop

The deaths of the officers ? the first to hit Hattiesburg in three decades ? were felt far and wide in the city.

// Forest Hills girds for Casey Overpass project

The overpass may be either a vital link or an antiquated barrier, depending on your point of view, but now it?s coming down.

// Mother?s Day brings a taste of summer

Sunday?s warm temperatures amid sunny skies were above average for this time of year.

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// By making ?parent? a verb society changed its expectations

The word has come to imply something that often has very little to do with one?s actual offspring.

Mansfield Adams took a break while chatting with Kesiah Bascom and Alyssa Faulkner at one of Lowell's community gardens. Adams and Faulkner are gardener coordinators.

Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe


How does your (community) garden grow?

From Milton to Ashland to Lowell, neighbors who plant together harvest friendships.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) delivers during first inning AL action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday, May 10, 2015.(Peter Power(/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3

Red Sox top Blue Jays to avoid sweep

Clay Buchholz got his first win since Opening Day as the Red Sox wrapped up a series in Toronto.


// Red Sox? John Lackey trade to Cardinals looks worse everyday

The Cardinals seem to know when to discard players. So far, they have gotten the best of this deal.

Talking about penalties for Tom Brady is not easy because there is no precedent.


How will the NFL punish Tom Brady and Patriots?

The decision the league needs to make after the Deflategate fallout is not easy, because there is no precedent.

// With equipment, athletes often play games with the rules

In just about every sport, athletes push the boundaries of fairness, but that doesn?t justify violating the rules.

Historically, water from the area that?s now Beacon Yards flowed into a waterway called Salt Creek, which was covered up long ago, and then into the Charles River. A proposal by Northeastern student Matt Rowan would recreate it as a system that would direct water through retention ponds where plants would help clean it up, and then into the signature feature shown here: an open-air waterway, in the heart of the new Beacon Yards, whose banks would be the most vibrant part of the emerging neighborhood. Along the waterway would be a kayak launch ? turning a spot now isolated by the Mass. Pike into a portal to the Charles. Storm-water disposal is often an ugly afterthought in urban design schemes, but Rowan?s plan would turn it into a centerpiece.

Matt Rowan

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At Beacon Yards, here comes the neighborhood

How does a highway project turn into much more? Ask an architecture studio at Northeastern.

Gilles Marchal?s saffron and chocolate jackstraws for La Maison du Chocolat.

Paris without chocolate? Why, then it?s just . . . Paris

The city has some of the world?s best-known chocolatiers, including La Maison du Chocolat.

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// Make your house seem bigger without adding on

Architect Chris Chu offers advice on bringing in natural light, enhancing the view, and improving the flow in your home.

Game Changers | Real Estate

The latest innovations in Boston real estate

From designing Boston skyscrapers to revitalizing Somerville?s Assembly neighborhood, these people and projects are making a mark.


// When life imitates ?Seinfeld?

This story, like so many mundane moments in life, is, ultimately, all about TV.

Marathon trial podcast

// Episode 29: ?Dead Man Walking? nun could close defense case

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



// Olympic bid could leave a legacy in Franklin Park

Even if Boston doesn?t get the Olympics, a planning process that incorporates the park?s needs will help guide the park into the 21st century.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Venice Biennale art exhibition kicks off

The prestigious event in Italy starts this weekend, exhibiting contemporary artists from 89 countries.