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Mass. gets scaled-back transportation plan

Beacon Hill leaders ­announced a $500 million funding plan with narrower aims than Governor Patrick’s $1.9 billion agenda.

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley is expected to announce his candidacy for mayor Wednesday.

More look to a run for Boston mayor

The field to replace Mayor Menino is beginning to take shape, with well-funded Suffolk DA Daniel Conley expected to enter the race today.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn buys a stake in Mass. tech firm Nuance

The billionaire investor is back in Massachusetts, and this time he may face his biggest brawl yet over a Bay State company.

Mona Aboukhalil and her husband, Mohamed, a taxi driver, were among those pushing for a hackney unit overhaul

Cab drivers want police hackney unit replaced

In the wake of a Globe Spotlight report on Boston’s cab industry, an association of taxi drivers urged Mayor Menino to replace the unit with a civilian commission.

“But if it wasn’t already clear to me, and it was, that failure drove home the fact that it is a deadly serious sport. It isn’t a game in any way,” said Vanessa O’Brien, who trains by dragging a tractor tire on Revere Beach to build endurance and lung capacity.

Boston woman tackling peaks at a record pace

Vanessa O’Brien intends to become the fastest woman to complete the Explorers’ Grand Slam, which includes climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents.

The Nation

NRA details plan to put armed guards in schools

Asa Hutchinson, a former Republican congressman, led an NRA task force on school shootings.

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg

The National Rifle Association issued its plan to train and arm guards at every school in the US.

1 in 5 teen mothers had second child

By Alex Wayne

Almost one-fifth of teenage mothers in the United States give birth to a second child before age 20, a report said.

Researcher stole cancer data for China, prosecutor says

By Dinesh Ramde

A researcher has been charged with economic espionage after he stole samples of a possible cancer-fighting compound and credited himself with its discovery.

The World

North Korea says it will expand its nuclear arsenal

Kim Jong Un said this week that N. Korea’s nuclear arms were for defensive purposes.

By Choe Sang-Hun and Mark Landler

The country said it it would put all its nuclear facilities to use in expanding its weapons arsenal.

13 children die in Myanmar mosque fire

Muslim men carried a coffin containing the body of a victim of the fire on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.

By Erika Kinetz

The blaze raised new concern over sectarian tensions that have plagued the country.

Tibetan activist freed after 17 years in prison in China

By Andrew Jacobs

A Tibetan activist whose detention by Chinese authorities drew international scrutiny has been freed.

Editorial & Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

The BC condom clash

Boston College sophomores Erika Bjerklie, left, and Jessika Parry are on the board of BC Students for Sexual Health.

By Joanna Weiss

In Chestnut Hill, students are stepping up to fill a gap in real-life education.

SCOT LEHIGH

A new actor appears on schools stage

By Scot Lehigh

A group called Democrats for Education Reform has set up shop in Mass. and plans on playing a substantial role in the mayoral campaign.

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How Menino played the inside game to become mayor

Thomas Menino was District 5 city councilor from 1984 to 1993.

By Thomas Gagen

Thomas Menino used his strong work ethic, knowledge of politics, and ability to create coalitions to become mayor.

Metro

Mass. gets scaled-back transportation plan

Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo unveiled a transportation funding plan.

By Martine Powers

Beacon Hill leaders ­announced a $500 million funding plan with narrower aims than Governor Patrick’s $1.9 billion agenda.

More look to a run for Boston mayor

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley is expected to announce his candidacy for mayor Wednesday.

By Andrew Ryan and Jim O’Sullivan

The field to replace Mayor Menino is beginning to take shape, with well-funded Suffolk DA Daniel Conley expected to enter the race today.

Cab drivers want police hackney unit replaced

Mona Aboukhalil and her husband, Mohamed, a taxi driver, were among those pushing for a hackney unit overhaul

By Bob Hohler and Marcella Bombardieri

In the wake of a Globe Spotlight report on Boston’s cab industry, an association of taxi drivers urged Mayor Menino to replace the unit with a civilian commission.

More Stories

Woburn drug maker may stop making sterile injections

By Kay Lazar and Chelsea Conaboy

Harvard e-mail searches broader than first described

By Mary Carmichael and Peter Schworm

Adrian Walker

Michelle Wu shows promise for city’s future

By Adrian Walker

Suspect said to boast, ‘I’m a serial rapist’

By John R. Ellement and Martin Finucane

PORTLAND, Maine

Tribe to keep eel fishing despite warning from governor

By Clarke Canfield

Pope’s hug of Rhode Island boy lifts spirits

By Lauren Dezenski and Todd Feathers

Business

Carl Icahn buys a stake in Mass. tech firm Nuance

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn

By Michael B. Farrell

The billionaire investor is back in Massachusetts, and this time he may face his biggest brawl yet over a Bay State company.

Fewer in Mass. lost their homes in February

By Jenifer B. McKim

Only 240 homeowners lost their properties to foreclosure in February, a nearly 69 percent drop compared with the same time last year.

Mergers putting US airlines on a solid course

If the latest merger between American Airlines and US Airways is completed this fall as expected, it could usher in a new era for the industry.

By Katie Johnston

A string of mergers among big carriers is bringing long-awaited stability to the industry, analysts say.

Obituaries

Nicholas Tilney, 77; doctor specialized in transplants

Dr. Tilney wrote about the history of surgery and was a popular draw at many medical conferences.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Tilney wrote about the history of surgery and was a popular draw at many medical conferences.

Sports

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Patrice Bergeron hurt as Bruins beat Senators

Patrice Bergeron booted this would-be goal in off his skate (the goal was disallowed) before leaving in the second period with an undisclosed injury.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins lost Bergeron to an undisclosed injury before rallying past Ottawa in the third period.

Bruins give offense a boost with Jaromir Jagr

Jaromir Jagr

By Fluto Shinzawa

“He’s coming to help us. He’s not coming to save us,” coach Claude Julien said of Jagr, who could debut on Thursday.

On hockey

Jaromir Jagr brings Cup dreams to Bruins

Jaromir Jagr

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Jagr, 41, came at a high price, but the Bruins hope he can have a late-career renaissance here, just like Mark Recchi did.

G: Food

Readers’ favorite dishes celebrate the new season

Crustless Swiss chard pie

By Debra Samuels

These recipes (and greenery) are what our readers reach for when spring shows hints of color outdoors and on their tables.

Recipe for Asparagus soup

Asparagus soup

Recipe for Asparagus soup

Recipe for Risotto with fresh pea and scallion puree

Risotto with fresh pea and scallion puree

Recipe for Risotto with fresh pea and scallion puree

More Stories

Movie Review

Leaping over the Great Firewall

By Mark Feeney

Cheap Eats

Bolivian mixes with Mexican at Que Padre

By Catherine Smart

Galleries

What’s up at Boston-area art galleries

By Cate McQuaid

Television Review

‘How to Live with your Parents’ and not be funny

By Matthew Gilbert

Television Review

‘Spies of Warsaw’: thriller with no thrills

By Matthew Gilbert

Book Review

‘Sex and the Citadel’ by Shereen El Feki

By Rayyan Al-Shawaf

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

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Bradley Cooper’s got curls for ’70s flick

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Globe prize-winning series may be movie

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Viola Davis among leading women at conference

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Stephen King and wife donate to Poe statue

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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NPR’s ‘Ask Me Another’ comes to Wilbur

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Olives in Charlestown remains open for business

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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TNT Maddox adds fire power to Globetrotters

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Konocopia celebrates the life of Boston DJ

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein