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Residents divided on casino at Suffolk Downs

The intensity of the opposition could make for a tough campaign if the gambling proposal were to face a citywide vote, according to a Globe poll.

Jackie Bradley Jr. has injected life into the Red Sox after his surprisingly strong spring.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Dan Shaughnessy

Jackie Bradley finally offers Red Sox hope

As the season opens, the Red Sox rookie is the perfect antidote for the infection that’s poisoned the team since September of 2011.

Olga Weisfeiler

Woman pushes for news of brother’s fate in Chile

A Newton woman is appealing to Secretary of State John Kerry to help her find justice for her still-missing brother.

The Nation

Woman pushes for news of brother’s fate in Chile

Olga Weisfeiler

By Bryan Bender

A Newton woman is appealing to Secretary of State John Kerry to help her find justice for her still-missing brother.

Texas prosecutor, wife fatally shot in their home

Law enforcement agents worked in Forney, Texas, where the county prosecutor and his wife were killed in their home.

By Manny Fernandez

A Texas district attorney and his wife were shot to death two months after one of his prosecutors was gunned down.

Senator Marco Rubio says immigration deal not done

‘‘No agreement on immigration legislation yet,’’ read the headline of a statement released by Rubio’s office Sunday.

The Florida Republican called reports of an agreement premature.

The World

Civilians flee shelling by Syrian forces in Aleppo

Syrian civilians fled government shelling of a neighborhood in Aleppo days after rebels had taken over parts of the area.

Afghan leader talks business, peace in Qatar

Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Qatar’s emir to discuss the possible opening of a Taliban office, which could foster negotiations with the movement.

Islamic extremists attack Timbuktu

Timbuktu was hit by a prolonged battle between Islamic extremists and the Malian and French armies beginning late Saturday night.

Editorial & Opinion


The NRA’s best defense

By Juliette Kayyem

The gun control battle cannot be about Adam Lanza or Jared Lee Loughner. If it is, a promised GOP filibuster will gain more supporters and the NRA will win.


Penny lame

By John E. Sununu

Strip away the pennies, and I’m pretty sure America’s economic system would manage to survive.


The ladder lesson

By Lawrence Harmon

The Lawrence plan, which gives teachers raises based on merit, is so sensible it might actually inspire major changes in how teachers are paid statewide.

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Editorial | Computer searches

Striking a blow for privacy

Letters | Investing in early education

High-quality programs spring from all sectors


Treatment of ex-speaker is a crime against human decency


No compassion, given long line of corrupt public servants


Spotlight report | Part 2

An empire built on ambition and a very hard line

Edward Tutunjian at his Kilmarnock Street garage.

Passengers hurt in accidents often run into denial and evasion by poorly insured firms.

Residents divided on casino at Suffolk Downs

Proposed casino at Suffolk Downs.

By Mark Arsenault

The intensity of the opposition could make for a tough campaign if the gambling proposal were to face a citywide vote, according to a Globe poll.

Spotlight Report

Taxi titan’s rise began with just one cab

Tutunjian, leaving a Boston court in October, after a trial in a personal injury case brought against his firm.

By Marcella Bombardieri and Jonathan Saltzman

Edward J. Tutunjian, a onetime cabbie who began buying taxi licenses 40 years ago, is the king of Boston’s taxi industry.

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Adrian Walker

Great opportunity for Mayor Menino’s successor

By Adrian Walker


Jamaica Plain shooting kills 26-year-old man

By Matt Rocheleau and Jaclyn Reiss

Science in Mind

Getting benefits of gastric bypass without the surgery

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Science in Mind

Worm study suggests diet has big effect on health

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Science in Mind

Could changing your diet weeks before surgery help healing?

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Business ǀ Science

Facebook seeking even more personal data

By Hiawatha Bray

Facebook is buying information about its users to better target them with ads, a move that worries privacy activists.

Community-based labs nurture young talent

Volunteer Brad Presler at Boston’s Fab Lab.

By Taryn Luna

Fab Labs, which began at MIT, could bloom under a bill in Congress that would create a nationally chartered network for the US labs.

Directors’ pay on the rise for big-bank boards

By Susanne Craig

Compensation for the directors of the biggest banks has continued to rise, even as the banks rein in bonuses and pay.


Charles D. Howell, 93; excelled at managing, resolving conflicts

Mr. Howell and his wife helped start a Unitarian church in Michigan.

By Emma Stickgold

Mr. Howell’s experience during World War II provided invaluable lessons about what people from different backgrounds could do together.

Elwin Wilson, ex-Ku Klux Klan supporter who apologized for racist past

US Representative John Lewis and Mr. Wilson got together for a “Good Morning America” interview in 2009.

By Martha Waggoner

Mr. Wilson’s wife said her husband, who died at 76, was relieved he lived long enough to try to make amends.

Tom Boerwinkle; ex-Bulls center set team record for rebounds in 1 game

Mr. Boerwinkle averaged 7.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 10 seasons with Chicago from 1968-78.

Mr. Boerwinkle, who died at the age of 67 at his home, also worked as an analyst on the team’s radio broadcasts from 1991-94.


Knicks 108, Celtics 89

Knicks are too much for the Celtics

There wasn’t much for Jeff Green (left) and Courtney Lee to discuss as the Celtics’ 19-point loss ticked down.

By Baxter Holmes

The Knicks took the season series from Boston for the first time since 2003-04 after their 108-89 rout of the Celtics.

Bruins 2, Sabres 0

Bruins show signs of life, shut down Sabres

Boston’s David Krejci showed some net-front presence as he banged a rebound past Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller in the third.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins’ top line proved its worth, scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory over the Sabres.

Will Middlebrooks wants to be one of the best

Will Middlebrooks

By Peter Abraham

The starting third baseman has handled everything that’s come his way in his short time with the Red Sox.

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Dan Shaughnessy

Jackie Bradley finally offers Red Sox hope

By Dan Shaughnessy

On Baseball

Jon Lester is key to the Red Sox season

By Nick Cafardo

Red Sox Notebook

Kevin Youkilis now enemy to Red Sox

By Peter Abraham

Celtics Notebook

Turned ankle may force Paul Pierce to sit

By Baxter Holmes

Bruins Notebook

Bruins search for answers to their poor play

By Amalie Benjamin

Michigan 79, Florida 59

Michigan rolls past Florida into Final Four

By Stephen Hawkins

Louisville 85, Duke 63

Despite gruesome injury, Louisville beats Duke

By Nancy Armour

Christopher L. Gasper

College basketball title heading to Louisville

By Christopher L. Gasper

Astros 8, Rangers 2

Astros strong in AL debut, top Rangers

By Kristie Rieken


Women’s basketball: Cal turns it around late

By Nicholas K. Geranios

St. Cloud State 4, Miami (Ohio) 1

Frozen Four the next stop for St. Cloud State

By Scott Held

Quinnipiac 5, Union 1

Quinnipiac coasts to first Frozen Four

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell


Young hothead Joey Logano remains unfazed

By Michael Vega

On basketball

Celtics lacking victories, but not confidence

By Gary Washburn

G: Health


When teen dating turns dangerous

By Jan Brogan

Teen dating abuse is more common and may have longer-reaching health effects than parents realize, experts say.

Stage Review

‘Split’ envisions things Salem production cannot

From left: Will Neely, Natalie Miller, and Julie Cleveland in “Holiday Play,” one of three plays in the Salem Theatre Company production of Nikole Beckwith’s “Split — Tales of Escape.”

By Don Aucoin

The Salem Theatre Company cast is simply not up to the task of illuminating Nikole Beckwith’s “Split —Tales of Escape.”

In ‘Kind Hearted Woman,’ a dark, resilient family portrait

Documentary filmmaker David Sutherland (left, with post-production editor Michael Amundson) in a Boston studio last week. Sutherland’s “Kind Hearted Woman’’ airs on PBS’s in two parts on April 1 and 2.

By Joseph P. Kahn

Documentary filmmaker David Sutherland’s latest film represents a milestone achievement in what he calls “cinematic portraiture.”

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Book Review

‘Gulp’ by Mary Roach

By Kate Tuttle

Daily Dose

When to start infants on solid food

By Deborah Kotz

Daily Dose

FDA warns against getting temporary tattoos

By Deborah Kotz


Time to pick up the phone and call the doctor?

By Dr. Claire McCarthy

Health Answers

How should kids with asthma get exercise?

By Courtney Humphries


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase


New Kids on the Block celebrate new album ‘10’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


How ‘Boston’s Finest’ is rating on television

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Thompson Square parties with listeners in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Teamsters shine in autism fund-raiser

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Derek Sanderson scores at United Way event

By Meredith Goldstein