State assigns monitor to oversee hospitals

Surprise inspections found such prevalent problems that officials decided an onsite monitor was necessary at four psychiatric hospitals.

Baker’s pipeline tariff faces challenge from unusual opponent in SJC

Attorney General Maura Healey normally would be responsible for defending Governor Baker’s state agencies — but not this time.

// SJC to review ruling for new trial in Boston police detective’s murder

The court will hear arguments on a judge’s decision to order a new trial for Sean Ellis, who was once convicted in the 1993 murder of a police detective.

Yvonne Abraham

Can Bostonians really drive as slowly as 20 m.p.h.?

It’s one thing to be forced to go slow by circumstances we can’t control, and quite another to be legally required to travel glacially.

// Fatal crash puts duck boats in the spotlight

Over a recent 80-minute tour, one veteran driver for Boston Duck Tours juggled entertaining passengers and navigating the city.

// After Seattle duck boat fatalities, regulators took tough steps

In Boston, authorities are investigating a duck boat crash that killed 28-year-old woman who was driving a scooter.

// Photo appears to show Reading officer texting, driving

Reading police said they are investigating the photo, which was shared on social media.

// Chimp victim who underwent face transplant back in Boston hospital

The Connecticut woman’s body is rejecting tissue from the transplant.

Crash in O’Neill Tunnel involves school bus

No children were apparently on the bus, officials said, and traffic is backed up to Wilmington.

// English weather continues in New England

Greater Boston was greeted by yet another gray morning on Thursday.

Bernie Sanders spoke to campaign volunteers in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday.

Miranda Pederson/Daily News via AP

Sanders won’t stop amid worries he’s hurting Clinton

Bernie Sanders stands virtually no chance because Hillary Clinton’s lead in delegates is too great. But he continues to hammer her.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves a rally at The Palladium in Carmel, Ind., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Michael Conroy/Associated Press

What will happen to GOP unity with Trump’s ascendancy?

Republicans declared they would not back Donald Trump even as he became the only candidate remaining in the party’s race.


// Hillary Clinton trolls Donald Trump

A new ad is aimed at making sure the new, slightly more presidential Trump can’t escape the old, despicable one.

// Rolling Stones don’t want Donald Trump to start them up

The rock band said they have asked the Republican candidate to stop using their music at his campaign events.

Former Cohasset selectman Ralph Dormitzer led a group of neighbors opposing reconstruction of the Cunningham Bridge.

Jamie Cotten for The Boston Globe

A bridge plan gone too far?

Cohasset hesitates at the state’s offer to replace an aging, town-owned bridge for $4.3 million.

// WBZ traffic reporter is now telling the world who she really is

Kristen Eck said she’d always had the feeling throughout her youth that she had been born in the wrong body.

// Boston students may have drunk lead-tainted water

Officials will notify parents at four schools that drinking fountains were turned on before water testing was complete.

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// ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is absurd comic-book fun

For a change, a blockbuster behemoth is light on its feet.

Love Letters

Is it time to end his marriage?

“To make matters worse, I can’t stop thinking about a single co-worker.”


A long goodbye is made a little less lonely

At a pediatric hospice facility, aiding family members is as important as caring for patients.


// Harvard i-lab honors student innovators

Some of the brightest ideas from students, from health care software to a device that makes eye surgery less painful, were recognized.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be Trump’s VP pick?

A Globe analysis of more than 70 former and current elected officials yielded seven people who could join his ticket.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, April 2016

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers last month.