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A steady flow of troubles for the long-foul Mystic

Water samples were taken one morning last month from the Mystic River in Somerville near the Amelia Earhart Dam.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

The Mystic River serves as a stark symbol of the cleanup challenges remaining for waterways in cities nationwide.

Joanne Massaro oversees Boston’s snow removal effort.

Public works chief in eye of the snowstorm

Joanne Massaro, Boston’s commissioner of public works, has come under fire recently for the city’s snow removal effort.

Bayway refinery

Shale oil helps revive East Coast refineries

The controversial drilling process fracking has helped keep gas prices stable in Mass., and has put the US on track to become the world’s largest oil producer.

Lisa Lineweaver (center) was evaluating Blackstone Elementary teacher Molly Sangalang.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Intensified evaluations carry lessons for teachers

Across Mass., administrators are carefully judging the effectiveness of more than 68,000 teachers statewide.

The Nation

White House says immigration plan is a backup

President Obama talks about immigration

By Michael D. Shear

Illegal immigrants could start on a path to citizenship after about eight years under an Obama administration plan.

Second medic in Indiana ambulance crash dies

A second medic died early Sunday from injuries sustained when a car collided with an ambulance in downtown Indianapolis.

2 Texas firefighters stable after deadly blaze

Doctors are optimistic that two firefighters hospitalized Sunday will recover from serious burns suffered in a blaze that killed two colleagues, their chief said.

The World

Coalition forces comply with Karzai on airstrikes

By Richard Leiby

General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said the NATO coalition will comply with a ban by President Hamid Karzai on Afghan forces calling in airstrikes on residential areas.

Egypt soccer protests hit restive Suez Canal city

Thousands of soccer fans enforced a work stoppage Sunday in Egypt’s restive city of Port Said.

Former Israeli foreign minister pleads not guilty

Israel’s tough-talking former foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and breach of trust.

Editorial & Opinion

JOHN E. SUNUNU

For Obama, a license to kill

A small, unmanned aerial vehicle, during a demonstration at a Navy testing facility in Dahlgren, Va.

By John E. Sununu

In the history of American armed conflict, no president before Barack Obama has ever claimed the power to target a specific US citizen for death, and to do so without oversight.

JULIETTE KAYYEM

Cruise ships now too big to bail

By Juliette Kayyem

The lesson of the Triumph episode isn’t about the inconvenienced passengers, but rather about boats that are so large that evacuation becomes a last resort.

JAMES CARROLL

Rabbi David Hartman dared to bridge faith divide

Rabbi David Hartman

By James Carroll

Hartman, who died last week at 81, was one of the great figures of contemporary Jewish life.

Metro

A steady flow of troubles for the long-foul Mystic

Water samples were taken one morning last month from the Mystic River in Somerville near the Amelia Earhart Dam.

By Beth Daley

The Mystic River serves as a stark symbol of the cleanup challenges remaining for waterways in cities nationwide.

Intensified evaluations carry lessons for teachers

Lisa Lineweaver (center) was evaluating Blackstone Elementary teacher Molly Sangalang.

By James Vaznis

Across Mass., administrators are carefully judging the effectiveness of more than 68,000 teachers statewide.

Public works chief in eye of the snowstorm

Joanne Massaro oversees Boston’s snow removal effort.

By Andrew Ryan

Joanne Massaro, Boston’s commissioner of public works, has come under fire recently for the city’s snow removal effort.

Business ǀ Science

Shale oil helps revive East Coast refineries

Bayway refinery

By Erin Ailworth

The controversial drilling process fracking has helped keep gas prices stable in Mass., and has put the US on track to become the world’s largest oil producer.

Drug to target hardest-to-kill cancer cells

By Karen Weintraub

A Cambridge start-up is going to test a drug it hopes will target cancer cells that survive the first salvo of treatment.

Cambridge Innovation Center branches out

The Cambridge Innovation Center, one of the largest such operations in the country, may expand to St. Louis and Baltimore.

By Michael B. Farrell

After 14 years of helping Kendall Square become a national hotspot for tech firms, the center is looking to replicate its success in other cities.

Obituaries

Ann Clymer, 75; focused attention on drunken driving

Mrs. Clymer at the 40th reunion of her Needham High School class in 1995.

By Bryan Marquard

Mrs. Clymer brought her tireless energy to bear on court actions in Vermont after a drunk driver killed her only child, Jane emily.

Richard Murphy, 68; his initiatives aided children, teens

Mr. Murphy was born in Taunton and graduated from Boston Latin School.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Murphy, a social policy innovator whose work aided tens of thousands of disadvantaged New York City children and teenagers, died Thursday.

Mindy McCready, country star, of apparent suicide

Ms. McCready’s biggest hit was ‘‘Guys Do It All the Time’’ in 1996. Its dig at male chauvinism endeared her to females.

By Chris Talbott and Jeannie Nuss

Ms. McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday of an apparent suicide. She was 37.

Sports

Bruins 3, Jets 2

Bruins get back in win column

Brad Marchand

By Fluto Shinzawa

Brad Marchand’s power-play strike in the third was the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Dan Shaughnessy

No chance Jacoby Ellsbury is staying with Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury’s contract is up at the end of the season.

By Dan Shaughnessy

There is no way the talented but oft-injured centerfielder will re-sign with the Red Sox after this season, writes Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy.

Alfredo Aceves earns a lecture from John Farrell

Alfredo Aceves explains to manager John Farrell after Aceves threw some lobs during live batting practice.

By Peter Abraham

The talk came after Aceves threw some soft tosses during a drill designed to simulate game conditions.

More Stories

West 143, East 138

Kevin Garnett mostly a spectator at All-Star Game

By Baxter Holmes

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox get creative with pitchers in the infield

By Peter Abraham

NBA ALL-STAR GAME NOTEBOOK

Kevin Garnett talks about facing Michael Jordan

By Baxter Holmes

Bruins notebook

Jay Pandolfo jumps into the play for the Bruins

By Fluto Shinzawa

DIV. 2 STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Weston boys capture Division 2 swim title

By Cat Calsolaro

On basketball

Celtics working on plan for second half

By Gary Washburn

High School boys basketball notebook

Boston city championship: Are Brighton, New Mission on a collision course?

By Zolan Kanno-Youngs

High school girls basketball notebook

Latin Academy girls ready for BCL championships

By Michelle Fenelon

DIV. 2 STATE INDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

ND girls show their depth in track victory

By Sarah Moomaw

DIV. 1 STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

St. John’s Prep wins eighth straight swimming title

By Jason Mastrodonato

UNH 4, BC 4

UNH, Boston College caught in traffic tie-up

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Roundup: Eagles overpowered by host Hurricanes

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Roundup: BU blitzes UNH with early burst

High school girls hockey notebook

‘8 Showcase’ spotlights girls’ hockey

By Liz Torres

G: Health

Health

Parents seek alternative treatments

Dr. Natalia Panasjuk-Paliwoda treats 12-year-old Kathleen MacIsaac

By Karen Weintraub

As many as 70 percent of families with chronically ill children use alternative therapies.

Album Review | ROCK

Nick Cave’s ‘Push the Sky Away’ is captivating

By Sarah Rodman

Given how much watery imagery surges through the latest album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, submerging feels like the proper course of action.

Album Review | POP

Various Artists, ‘Son of Rogues Gallery’

By James Reed

Producer Hal Willner enlisted an all-star cast for this collection of pirate ballads, sea songs, and chanteys.

More Stories

Album Review | SOUL

Jamie Lidell, ‘Jamie Lidell’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Album Review | INDIE ROCK

Beach Fossils, ‘Clash the Truth’

By Marc Hirsh

Album Review | INDIE

STRFKR, ‘Miracle Mile’

By Luke O’Neil

Television Review

‘Cult’: Following with too much fervor

By Matthew Gilbert

Book Review

‘Shouting Won’t Help’ by Katherine Bouton

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

Reflections from Residency

Encouraging patients to discuss end-of-life wishes

By Dr. Kiran Gupta

Nutrition and You!

Study: Kids will eat veggies as snacks if offered

By Joan Salge Blake

Health Answers

Is massage always helpful for pain conditions?

By Courtney Humphries

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Sarah Rodman

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Music Review

The Bad Plus jazzes up ‘Rite of Spring’

By Scott McLennan

Music Review

BMOP gives the viola its moment in the sun

By Jeremy Eichler

Names

Rising to the occasion in Cambridge

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Jennifer Lawrence to film in Boston?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Chestnut Hill’s David Walton in ‘About a Boy’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Mark Morris to direct, choreograph ‘Acis and Galatea’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Friends and family enjoy Platinum Plate Gala

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Ellie Fund Oscar party guest list shaping up

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Joey McIntyre preps for Boston Marathon

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Celebrities spotted in and around town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein