While the nation was absorbed by the death of Osama bin Laden, the focus was much more parochial today inside Quincy District Court where a historic experiment is now underway.
The proceedings of the first session, presided over by District Court Judge Mark Coven, are streaming live over the Internet today. Fueled by a grant from the Knight Foundation, producers at WBUR in Boston have launched Open Court. Read more here.
The live streaming is at opencourt.us.
On the beat
Columnist Adrian Walker says UMass Dartmouth is shaken after revelations that one of the Marathon bomb suspects was a student there. Read more