- Wider checks on guns rejected in Senate: Compromise legislation to expand mandatory background checks for gun sales failed Wednesday in the Senate. Globe Washing bureau reporters Tracy Jan and Matt Viser detail.
Mass. Senate hopefuls explain gun views: Four of the five candidates running in the state's Senate election said they would have voted to expand federal background checks for gun purchases. Globe politics reporter Joshua Miller outlines.
- Candidates file to run for Boston mayor, City Council: Nearly 30 people signed up for nomination papers for mayor or City Council on the first day theywere available. Globe state house reporter Andrew Ryan covers.
- Tierney tops state delegation in first quarter fundraising: Among House members, US Representative John Tierney leads the Massachusetts delegation in amount of dollars raised. Globe Washington bureau reporter Tracy Jan elaborates.
- Senators Warren, Cowan and Secretary of State Kerry eulogize victims, promise justice: The Massachusetts natives delivered speeches on the Senate floor this afternoon to memorialize the victims of Monday's attack at the Boston Marathon. Globe Washington bureau reporter Noah Bierman details.
- Resilient Bostonians must regroup, learn, and adapt: True resilience is about competency, not psychology, and the ability to learn from the past. Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem writes.
- Leaders take the stage after horror: A small platoon of politicians and officials showcased an instinct to seize the moment and present the optics of tragedy as positively as possible. Globe columnist Joan Vennochi explains.