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An Excerpt From Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Memoir

April 19, 2014

BOSTON — An excerpt from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s book “A Fighting Chance” describing a car ride she took with then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Painter In New Film Fest Documentary Dies After Struggling With ALS

April 19, 2014
Self-portrait. (Courtesy Alpha Gallery)

Jon Imber is seen as a New England master by many, and may be best known for his abstract expressionist landscapes.

Former Boston Marathon Victor Reflects On 2013 Race

April 19, 2014
Amby Burfoot will run next week's Boston Marathon for the Martin Richard foundation MR8. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — Amby Burfoot was 21 years-old when he won the Boston Marathon in 1968. He returns to run every five years to celebrate that victory.

Mayor Walsh To Host Gun-Traffic Summit

April 19, 2014

BOSTON — The event will feature a mayor’s round table discussion on gun violence, best practices and challenges. Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield will participate.

Requests For Handmade Marathon Signs To Line Wellesley’s ‘Scream Tunnel’ Skyrockets

April 19, 2014
Wellesley College students cheer the runners during the 2013 Boston Marathon. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

WELLESLEY, Mass. — For years, Wellesley College students who live along the Boston Marathon route have offered to make signs of encouragement for anyone who wants one. This year, they got more than double the usual requests.

Concert Honors Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

April 19, 2014
Conductor Ann Howard Jones and the Boston University College of Fine Arts dedicated their spring concert to the victims of last year's Boston Marathon bombing. (Courtesy Michael Lutch)

Boston University’s College of Fine Arts dedicated their spring concert to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Conductor Ann Howard Jones and flutist Nikoma Baccus talk about the experience.

Deja Vu For Lackey In Boston’s 8-4 Loss To Orioles

April 19, 2014

BOSTON — For the second straight start, John Lackey gave up six earned runs on 10 hits and couldn’t get out of the sixth inning Friday night in Boston.

Detroit Gains Home-Ice Advantage, Tops Boston 1-0

April 19, 2014

BOSTON — Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard’s best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Carjacking Victim Recalls Harrowing Encounter With Tsarnaev Brothers

April 18, 2014

BOSTON — A young Chinese-American entrepreneur who goes by the nickname “Danny” was carjacked a year ago allegedly by the Tzarnaev brothers.

See A Real-Time Map Of Photos From Along The Boston Marathon Route

April 18, 2014
A real time map of Tweets and Instagrams from along the 26.2-mile course. Share yours with hashtag #BostonMarathon.

Have plans to spectate along the Boston Marathon route? Tweet or Instagram with #BostonMarathon and it’ll automatically be pulled into our map.

Poll: 83 Percent Still Back Marathon Manhunt Shelter-In-Place

April 18, 2014
A woman looks out her window in Watertown during the manhunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, on April 19, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

BOSTON — In the days after the manhunt, 91 percent of poll respondents agreed with the shelter-in-place request. A year later that figure is down only slightly.

Week In Review: Bombing Anniversary, Walsh 100 Days, New SJC Chief

April 18, 2014
Police officers, friends and family members pause by a memorial cross and stone after attending a one-year remembrance ceremony for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer Sean Collier on campus in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, April 18, 2014. Authorities say Collier was slain by the suspects of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. (AP)

One year after the Boston marathon bombings. One hundred days into the mayoralty of Marty Walsh. A new judge for the Supreme Judicial Court. Plus, a “shakedown” of Keolis?

Gov. Patrick Disappointed By Radio Station Raid

April 18, 2014

BOSTON — A raid conducted by U.S. Marshalls shut down the unlicensed, underground Dorchester radio station Touch 106.1 FM, an outlet for black community voices in Boston.

Boston Marathon Inspires At Children’s Cancer Clinic

April 18, 2014
A mural in MGH’s pediatric cancer clinic tells the story of the hospital’s marathon team, which was founded by Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of MGH’s pediatric hematology-oncology program, in 1998. (Courtesy of MGH)

For young cancer patients, teaming up with a Boston Marathon runner this year means more than ever.

A ‘Smart’ Transit System Is Coming To Boston

April 18, 2014
The "smart" transit system, Bridj, is running a limited beta schedule starting in May. (Peter Eimon/Flickr)

Do you depend on public transportation to get around Boston? Are you frustrated by slow, crowded buses and trains that don’t go where you need to go?

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