Is that a Donatello in the MFA?s basement?

A scholar says this piece at the MFA is a work of Renaissance artist Donatello.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

An art scholar says he is ?100 percent? that a gilded wood carving in the MFA?s collection is by the Renaissance master.

// National split over Garland roils N.H. Senate race

The talking points in the New Hampshire Senate race are identical to those in Washington, with some local garnishments.

// A pattern of profit and subpar care at Mass. nursing homes

A Globe investigation shows for-profit nursing homes often are cited for more health and safety problems than nonprofit homes.

Kevin Cullen

// Police, fire hiring bill puts patronage before vets

Buried in a municipal modernization bill is a section that veterans see as a backdoor kick in the pants.

// Bernie Sanders wins in Washington state, Alaska

Hawaii is the third state holding a Democratic contest Saturday.

// Virgin Mary statue vandalized at Norwood parish

A statue of the Virgin Mary at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood was defaced with black spray paint.

// Why a Harvard team was disqualified from a video game competition

A team of Harvard students was disqualified last week from competing in Heroes of the Dorm.

Yvonne Abraham

// Dreaming small comes with a cost

Why don?t we aim this high all the time? The new Government Center T station is a thing of beauty.

Twins Wendy and Mary Wu from China who are students in a math class at The Newman School in the Back Bay.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

At private schools, a surge of Chinese students

Chinese students are flocking to New England?s private schools.

// NOAA considers major upgrades to science center in Woods Hole

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center is seeking a major overhaul.

Consumer Reports | Product Review

// Timeshares are worth another look

A quiet revolution in the timeshare industry now shows that they can be a savvy vacation strategy.

//[1].jpg Children hunt for eggs that beep at Perkins School

More than 200 people gathered Saturday morning in the playground at the Perkins lower campus.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Christopher L. Gasper

NFL mind games are dangerous, too

The comments regarding concussions by Bruce Arians and Jerry Jones do nothing to support the game.


// Here are the rule changes the NFL should make

The owners and competition committee either ignored or rejected the changes that actually need to be made to improve the game.

Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 1

// Desperate Bruins hang on for much-needed 2 points

The Bruins snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory.

// Anime Boston takes over Hynes Convention Center

It?s a chance for fans of the niche genre to come together and share their passion.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// In campaign, expect a pivot toward foreign policy

President Obama?s visit to Cuba, Donald Trump?s comments to a Jewish lobby group, and the attacks in Brussels could set up a shift.

The Big Picture

Air Force One carrying US President Barack Obama and his family flies over a neighborhood of Havana as it approaches the runway to land at Havana?s international airport on March 20.

Alberto Reyes/Reuters

The Big Picture

President Obama?s visit to Cuba

President Obama made a historic trip to Cuba this week as the first sitting US president to visit since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.

Globe investigations

//[1].jpg Key reports from Globe?s Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

The Boston Globe?s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

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.



// Building a tombstone for the digital grave

Dave Balter has raised $1.5 million in seed investment for Mylestoned, a startup that aims to build a more modern way to remember the dearly departed.



// Benedict and Francis are more Lennon-McCartney than Frazier-Ali

This isn?t a rivalry, but actually one of the more intriguing partnerships in recent Christian history.

Design New England

// Circular Sensation

In the latest issue of Design New England, a one-of-a-kind design combines aesthetics and functionality for harmonious living.