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An unexpected bully of a storm

It has been a while since snow topping two feet was fluffed off as a nuisance, but people were out across the state, including Central Square in Cambridge.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

A month after a blizzard delivered Boston its biggest winter whooping in a long time, a surprisingly strong storm raised little fanfare.

Pushcarts lined Washington Street in 2009.

Downtown Crossing to shutter pushcart program

The move to end the pushcart program that has operated for more than three decades is angering vendors.

Storm devastating to Plum Island

Friday’s storm was the most devastating to Plum Island in recent memory, as one house fell and 11 more are in jeopardy.

Coakley presses utility to reveal chief’s pay

Attorney General Martha Coakley said the disclosure of Northeast Utilities chief executive Thomas J. May’s 2012 compensation is necessary to protect consumers.

Parents Mary Dunne and Malcolm Astley after their daughter’s former boyfriend was convicted Thursday of murdering her.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Slain teen’s parents talk about dating violence

The parents of an 18-year-old who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in Wayland have started a fund to support programs on healthy relationships.

The Nation

40 hikers rescued in Kentucky

By Dylan Lovan

More than three dozen college students spending spring break on a mission trip were safe after becoming lost for hours.

Insanity rulings made in theater shooting case

By Dan Elliott

The Colorado judge’s ruling appears to clear the way for suspect James Holmes to enter a plea Tuesday.

TSA officers miss fake bomb

By The Associated Press

Representative Peter King called for an ­extensive security review at Newark Liberty Airport after the New York Post’s report.

The World

Both Koreas step up threats

By Choe Sang-Hun

North and South Korea escalated their hostile warnings to the highest level in years after the UN unanimously imposed tightened sanctions on the North.

Indicted official wins Kenya election

By Jason Straziuso

The leading candidate faces charges at the International Criminal Court for his alleged role in directing some of Kenya’s 2007 postelection violence.

Michelin eatery in Denmark sickens 63

By Jan M. Olsen

Food safety officials ordered a cleanup and better food handling at Noma, one of the world’s top restaurants.

Editorial & Opinion

Boston’s police test

By Lawrence Harmon

It is an axiom of modern policing that urban departments should reflect the communities they serve, yet the current class of 57 recruits has only eight minority members.

RENÉE LOTH

Exploited boys remain invisible

By Renée Loth

Few programs address the sexual exploitation of boys and young men, and yet that business also thrives.

Derrick Z. Jackson

McCarthy a clear choice for EPA

 Gina McCarthy was Governor Mitt Romney’s deputy secretary for the environment.

By Derrick Z. Jackson

The former Mass. deputy secretary for the environment is about to be the standard bearer for the federal government’s response to climate change.

Metro

An unexpected bully of a storm

It has been a while since snow topping two feet was fluffed off as a nuisance, but people were out across the state, including Central Square in Cambridge.

By Mark Arsenault

A month after a February blizzard delivered Boston its biggest winter whooping in a long time, this surprisingly strong snowstorm raised little fanfare.

Storm devastating to Plum Island

The intense storm knocked a house off its foundation on Annapolis Way on Plum Island on Friday.

By Billy Baker

Friday’s storm was the most devastating to Plum Island in recent memory, as one house fell and 11 more are in jeopardy.

Slain teen’s parents talk about dating violence

Parents Mary Dunne and Malcolm Astley after their daughter’s former boyfriend was convicted Thursday of murdering her.

By Lisa Kocian

The parents of an 18-year-old who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in Wayland have started a fund to support programs on healthy relationships.

Business

Coakley presses utility to reveal chief’s pay

By Erin Ailworth

Attorney General Martha Coakley said the disclosure of Northeast Utilities chief executive Thomas J. May’s 2012 compensation is necessary to protect consumers.

Downtown Crossing to shutter pushcart program

Pushcarts lined Washington Street in 2009.

By Jenn Abelson

The move to end the pushcart program that has operated for more than three decades is angering vendors.

Calif. bridge is seen in a new light

The Bay Bridge in San Francisco with its new look, courtesy of Philips Color Kinetics.

By Alyssa Edes

Burlington-based Philips Color Kinetics, which transformed Boston’s Zakim Bridge last year, recently created an installation in San Francisco.

Obituaries

Wesley Ko, commander on glider for Normandy invasion

Tom Brokaw devoted a chapter of his 1998 book “The Greatest Generation” to Wesley Ko, who fought in six military campaigns during World War II.

By Alli Knothe

Mr. Ko, 93, participated in six World War II campaigns during a span of two and a half years, including flying into France the day after D-Day.

Allan Calhamer; made board game for the power-craved

Released in 1959, Diplomacy has sold more than 300,000 copies. It was a favorite game of Henry Kissinger, and John F. Kennedy and Walter Cronkite were also said to enjoy it.

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Calhamer was a Harvard-educated postman who invented Diplomacy, which has been a favorite board game of calculating intellectuals.

William Claiborne, 77; told world’s stories at The Post

By Bart Barnes

Mr. Claiborne was a journalist whose career took him all over the world, covering everything from natural disasters to wars.

Sports

Celtics Notebook

There’s no stopping the Celtics’ bench

Though he has an outstanding defensive reputation, Avery Bradley stretched the rules while trying to slow down Hawks guard Jeff Teague.

By Baxter Holmes

The Celtics’ reserves provide such a powerful scoring punch so often that the bigger story is when Boston’s reserves don’t stuff the stat sheet.

NBA ROUNDUP

Williams (11 threes) leads Net’s blowout

Deron Williams hit an NBA-record nine threes in the first half for the Nets.

Deron Williams made an NBA-record nine 3-pointers in the first half, and scored a season-high 42 points to lead the Nets to a 95-78 victory.

Bruins Notebook

Bruins recall Jordan Caron from Providence

By Fluto Shinzawa

It’s possible that Caron could make his season debut in Saturday’s matinee against Philadelphia at TD Garden.

More Stories

Twins 2, Red Sox 0

Sox shut out in seventh loss

On basketball

After bumpy start, Jason Terry gets cruising

By Gary Washburn

Celtics 107, Hawks 102 | OT

Celtics pay back Hawks with an overtime win

By Baxter Holmes

Harvard 56, Columbia 51

Harvard gets win, and help

By Michael Whitmer

Red Sox Notebook

For David Ortiz and Red Sox, the wait continues

By Peter Abraham

Super 8 | Malden 4, Springfield 0

Malden Catholic rolls into semis

By Craig Forde

Super 8 | St. Johns 3, Central Catholic 1

St. John’s Prep soars

By Alex Hall

Revolution set for opener

By Mike Carraggi

Hockey East | BU 4, NU 2

Rookie Maguire steps in for BU

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Hockey East | Providence 3, UMass 0

Friars drop Lowell, gain first-place tie

By Jason Mastrodonato

Hockey East | BC 4, Vermont 4

Whitney helps BC to draw

By Ted Ryan

Men’s college hockey roundup

Maine clinches berth

G: Family

Stages

A composer’s near-death experience in ‘A New Brain’

Tom Shoemaker plays a children’s TV show composer who suffers through a life-threatening medical emergency that forces him to confront his relationships in “A New Brain.”

By Joel Brown

Director Allison Olivia Choat is taking audiences into the mind of a musical theater composer in William Finn and James Lapine’s show, presented by Moonbox Productions.

Versatile songwriter Holly Williams does her pedigree proud

“I am a songwriter first and foremost,’’ says Holly Williams, granddaughter of Hank.

By James Reed

Holly Williams comes from a dynasty in American music, starting with her grandfather, Hank Williams, but it’s last thing you think of when you hear her latest album.

Art Reviews

When the pen really was mightier than the sword

Pen used by Abraham Lincoln to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863.

By Mark Feeney

Three exhibits at the Massachusetts Historical Society highlight abolitionist-era historical materials.

More Stories

Book Review

‘Jacob’s Folly’ by Rebecca Miller

By Clea Simon

Love Letters

She wants a break

Bring the Family

Tea at the Langham

By Hayley Kaufman

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Dance Review

Program reflects Kylian spirit, tenderness

By Thea Singer