Boston school committee picks Brenda Cassellius as new superintendent

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

The Boston School Committee believed the former Minnesota education commissioner was the best candidate to repair bruised relationships with the community and boost student achievement.

Barr defends handling of Russia report release, calling Mueller letter ‘a bit snitty’

Attorney General William Barr defended his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report amid revelations that Mueller expressed frustration to Barr about how he was portraying the investigation’s findings.

// Barr will not testify before House committee Thursday

Attorney General William Barr’s decision not to attend the hearing dramatically escalates tensions with the Democratic-controlled committee.

Opinion | Andrew Grainger

// Through the looking glass with Barr’s Humpty Dumpty routine

In his disingenuous testimony Wednesday, Barr showed all the linguistic prowess of the Lewis Carroll character.


// William Barr’s self-inflicted scars

Some of William Barr’s responses didn’t even pass the laugh test.

// Trump blasts Rollins, Ryan on ICE lawsuit

The two Massachusetts prosecutors who joined a lawsuit this week to block immigration arrests in state courthouses “probably don’t mind crime,” President Trump charged Wednesday.

Yvonne Abraham

// Useless cruelty, committed in our name, and a lessening of our values

At the southern border and in Massachusetts courthouses, the federal government is inflicting needless suffering in our name.

// 1 man killed, 3 others injured in Dorchester shooting, police say

The shooting took place on Windermere Road in the Jones Hill area of Dorchester early Wednesday evening, according to police.

// Alleged shooter still at large after bank robbery investigation in Somerville

Police searched Somerville’s busy Davis Square area after a bank robber allegedly fired his gun to menace bank employees and then fired again at a police officer before fleeing on foot.

// Man who bumped into Somerville bank robbery suspect says he was ‘in a position to react’

Web developer Dave Powers, hailed as a hero for trying to help police, could hardly believe he did it himself.

// Judge orders Kraft to appear in court later in month

Judge Leonard Hanser didn’t immediately issue a ruling, but he did order the Patriots owner to appear later in the month at a hearing on whether both sides are ready for trial.

// New national polls suggest Warren gaining momentum in presidential race

There are early signs Senator Elizabeth Warren’s relentless focus on policy detail and face time with voters could help her break into the top tier of candidates.

The expedited security check is one of several ways Massport is trying to improve Logan Express service.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

If you take this bus to Logan Airport, Massport will let you cut the security line

In a program that started Wednesday, riders who take the Logan Express bus from the Back Bay will be given an orange ticket for a TSA priority line.

Columbus OH 5/1/19 Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) during practice before playing the Colombus Blue Jackets in game 4 of the second round of the NHL playoffs at Nationwide Arena. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:


How do we interpret this latest jab from Brad Marchand?

The belligerent Bruins winger needs to ignite his scoring touch, not his baser instincts.

Columbus OH 5/1/19 Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) during practice before playing the Colombus Blue Jackets in game 4 of the second round of the NHL playoffs at Nationwide Arena. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Bruins may look to David Backes for more net-front presence

Bruce Cassidy wouldn’t commit to the lineup change but has to find ways to disrupt Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.


// Red Sox finish off three-game sweep of Athletics

Red Sox hitters stayed hot and the bullpen was effective in the win at Fenway Park. The team finished its homestand at 5-4 and embarks on an eight-game road trip with momentum.

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Q&A with ‘Jeopardy!’ champ James Holzhauer: Strategy, nerves, and the best bet he’s ever made

The 34-year-old professional gambler from Las Vegas, who returns again Wednesday night, just keeps on winning.

Dave Epstein

// Weekend forecast for Greater Boston: April showers bring . . . May showers

The contrast between the cool air we have over us and the warmer air not far away will once bring clouds and precipitation into the weekend.

Love Letters

// My wife lied about her evening with a famous athlete

There was more to this bachelorette party than just hanging out at the casino bar.


// ‘Got it!’ The winding, improbable journey of Celtics voice Mike Gorman

Gorman shares a few stories for the first time: a Naval tragedy that still haunts him, the time he nearly fought Tommy Heinsohn, and an important beer-league softball game.

Mr. L’Heureux joined the faculty at Stanford University in 1973. He also taught at Georgetown, Tufts, and Harvard universities.


John L’Heureux, poet and onetime Jesuit, dies at 84

John L’Heureux, 84, who died April 22, was a longtime professor at Stanford University and the author of more than 20 books.

// Financial toll of Lawrence gas disaster soars — and may keep rising

The utility responsible for the Sept. 13 Merrimack Valley gas disaster said Wednesday that the potential financial costs have jumped to more than $1.6 billion.

Everett, MA, 03/5/2019 -- The new Wynn Casino is seen in Everett. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06wynn Reporter:

‘Everyone is going to know Everett’: The public reacts to casino decision

Around Everett, local politicians and everyday residents said they were pleased that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission deemed Wynn Resorts suitable to keep its casino license.

A scene from the film WBCN and The American Revolution.

Ty Burr

A new documentary looks back at WBCN, a different culture, and very different politics

“WBCN and the American Revolution” recalls the legendary local FM station and the times in which it flourished.

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) and Charlotte Fields (Charlize Theron) in LONG SHOT.

Movie Review

An unlikely, and highly comic, couple: Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, in ‘Long Shot’

She’s US secretary of state, he’s an alt-weekly journalist. Go figure.

Adobe/Globe Staff

Ideas | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Lost someone to Fox News? Science says they may be addicted to anger

We are angrier than ever before. Is there a scientific explanation for why fury is so intoxicating?

Michael A. Cohen

// Trump ignores Constitution with his subpoena fight

The president cannot pick and choose the laws he chooses to abide by. Democrats must begin impeachment proceedings.


// The big red-ink asterisk on the economy

The Trump administration has goosed the economy with a deficit-expanding tax cut.

Special reports

The house at 212 Forest St.

He bought the fencing coach’s house. Then his son got into Harvard

The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.

Munch Madness

Munch Madness | Final

// And the Munch Madness winner is . . .

Beloved Boston bakery Flour takes the cake over Sarma to clinch Munch Madness 2019.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is…complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.


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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Spring blossoms

In celebration of Earth Day, a look at photographs depicting the beautiful transformation of spring landscapes all over the globe.

Spring House Hunt

// The things home sellers do that can turn off buyers or kill a sale

A hot housing market forgives a lot of mistakes, but that doesn’t stop sellers from undermining their own home sale.


// Developing new antibiotics requires new incentives, experts say

The private sector is unwilling to take on the financial risk, experts say, despite desperate need.



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