State Senate approves opioid bill

The bill, expected to be signed by Charlie Baker, limits doctors? initial opioid prescriptions to seven days.

// Teen struck by car was on way to church program

The Milton High School senior was just a block from her family?s home when she was hit and killed.

// Back Bay fire was ?perfect storm,? fire official says

The city?s fire commissioner met with reporters to discuss a federal report that faulted the city?s fire system.

State Street financial chief to step down

State Street Corp. said its chief financial officer, Michael W. Bell, will step down within the next year, after a successor is appointed.

// Maine seafood wholesaler acquires rare four-clawed lobster

A Portland seafood wholesaler has acquired a lobster that will never see the dinner table despite having double the usual amount of claw meat.

// Man charged with sucker-punching protester at Trump rally

The protester said that he was being escorted out of Crown Coliseum when he got hit.

// Carl Icahn sells chunk of holdings in Nuance

For the second time in a week the activist investor is cashing out of a Massachusetts company.

// CVS invests $50M to stamp out youth smoking

Two years after eliminating sales of tobacco products at its pharmacies, the company is planning an ambitious push to eliminate youth smoking.

// Ansin?s Channel 7 sues Comcast in NBC fight

WHDH-TV filed a federal lawsuit alleging breach of contract against NBC?s parent company.

Boston Red Sox' Yoan Moncada practices during spring training, Friday, March 13, 2015, in Fort Myers Fla. The Red Sox have finalized a minor league contract with the 19-year-old Cuban infielder that includes a $31.5 million signing bonus, easily a record for an international amateur free agent under 23 years old. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Alex Speier

How often do Top 10 prospects pan out in the big leagues?

Yoan Moncada was highly regarded in offseason prospect rankings, topping out as Baseball America?s No. 3 prospect.


// Brady and Gronkowski remain bargains for Patriots

Brady and Gronkowski will cost the Patriots $44 million over the next two years.

Soaked spectators lined a rainy, cold Boylston Street in Boston, near the finish of last year?s marathon.

Mistake leaves Boston Marathon qualifier 0.28 miles short, officials say

Officials say a mistake caused the qualifying race for the Boston Marathon to fall short of its full 26.2 mile course.

A gate was open as renovation continued Thursday at the Government Center Station.

T would like a chat with person who got unauthorized preview of station

A Reddit user posted images of the ?visit? to Government Center Station.

Thing Tank

// From Kim to Taylor, the week online

Kim Kardashian?s posted scandalous selfies, someone found Taylor Swift?s old MySpace page, and oh so much more.

// Bad kitty! Officials think wild Los Angeles cougar killed zoo?s koala

Zoo workers found the koala?s body outside its pen and the male cougar was spotted on surveillance video the same night.

Properly prepared forsythia branches will bloom indoors ahead of schedule.

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Ask the Gardener

How to prep your garden for spring planting

This is the time to prune and rake, before you have to worry about trampling delicate shoots.

Movie Review

// ?Knight of Cups,? starring Christian Bale, gets lost in Los Angeles

Terrence Malick?s ?Knight of Cups? revisits old themes and obsessions, beautifully and emptily.

// Baby found hidden in bag aboard Paris bound plane

The child, who traveled with ?an adult? on Air France from Istanbul to Paris on Monday, did not have a valid ticket.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Free trade an issue on both sides heading into Ohio

As in Michigan, free trade deals and the impact on local workers will be a key issue in both the Republican and Democratic Ohio races.

The Big Picture

Participants carry banners and shout slogans during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey, on the occasion of International Women?s Day.


International Women?s Day

Photographers documented events observing this day and numerous interesting women around the world.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.



// Spark Capital?s Mo Koyfman departs as firm targets $370m fifth fund

One of Boston?s most notable venture firms is losing a New York-based investor as it hits the road to raise more cash.



// An Australian lesson in telling the whole Catholic story

There are salt-of-the-earth folks, who quietly carry out a staggering variety of good works.

Design New England

Design New England

// Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles ? but no doors to restrict sightlines.