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GOP Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez greeted people at the Broadway MBTA station Wednesday. Representative Edward J. Markey appeared at a unity press conference.

Markey, Gomez spar on outside funding

Gabriel E. Gomez kicked off the special US Senate election by criticizing Edward J. Markey for refusing to sign a pledge to limit special interest money.

Gomez gave himself edge in cash

For political insiders, the question is this: How did newcomer Gabriel E. Gomez snatch the US Senate nomination from two Republican ­rivals with longstanding local ties.

Jarrett Krosoczka has declared May 3 School Lunch Superhero Day.

Bill Greene/Globe Staff

Honoring lunch ladies, those who nourish souls

Northampton author Jarrett Krosoczka’s “Lunch Lady” books have won awards, but his lecture about people who helped him earned him attention from around the world.

The Nation

Archaeologists find evidence of cannibalism at Jamestown

Doug Owsley, division head for Physical Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, displays the skull and facial reconstruction of

By Nicholas Wade

Archaeologists excavating a trash pit at the Jamestown colony site in Virginia have found the first physical evidence of cannibalism among the desperate population.

Colorado ushers in new law with midnight unions

Anna (left) and Fran Simon, both of Denver, were the first same-sex couple to be issued a civil union license.

By Alexandra Tilsley

The first gay couple granted a civil union in Colorado said their vows before hundreds of people early Wednesday morning at a downtown Denver municipal building.

Disabled Iowa plant workers awarded $240M

By Ryan J. Foley

A jury on Wednesday awarded $240 million to 32 mentally disabled men for what government lawyers say was years of abuse.

The World

Ireland proposal on abortions finally arrives

By Shawn Pogatchnik

Ireland unveiled a long-awaited bill Wednesday that lays down new rules governing when life-saving abortions can be performed.

In Bangladesh, victims are buried

A woman showed an officer a picture of her sister as she arrived in hopes of finding her among unclaimed bodies.

By Chris Blake

Dozens of Bangladeshi garment workers, their bodies too battered or decomposed to be identified, were buried in a mass funeral Wednesday.

Israel says conflict over recognition, not territory

By Aron Heller

Israel’s prime minister said the conflict with Palestinians isn’t about territory, but rather their refusal to recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland.

Editorial & Opinion

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Politicking aside, Gomez should join Markey in ‘people’s pledge’

The pledge simply discourages groups from running their own attack ads during the campaign.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Like Brown, but in a bomber jacket

Gabriel Gomez, wearing his signature bomber jacket, exits the Duxbury Senior Center while campaigning Monday.

By Joan Vennochi

With his signature jacket, Gabriel Gomez is like Scott Brown — he wants a campaign that’s about image instead of the issues.

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In Texas, blaming the messenger

An editorial cartoon elicited the ire of Texas Governor Rick Perry in the wake of the deadly explosion of a fertilizer factory. But it made a valid point.

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JULIETTE KAYYEM

Immigration reform stays on US soil

By Juliette Kayyem

EDWARD L. GLAESER

A better tax plan

By Edward L. Glaeser

letters | a sense of the senate campaign

Gomez needs to show us more than tired slogans

letters | a sense of the senate campaign

Let’s not rig this popularity contest

letters | a sense of the senate campaign

What is freedom worth if we don’t vote?

letters | harsh take on lockdown stirs response

Lockdown a perfect case of citizens, government working in concert

letters | harsh take on lockdown stirs response

Reeling from bomb blasts, city was right to take precaution

Metro

Forry victory highlights South Boston’s shifting political scene

By Wesley Lowery

Democrats called for unity in the First Suffolk Senate district, where primary winner Linda Dorcena Forry broke a South Boston hold.

Yvonne Abraham

Marty Walsh back from the edge

By Yvonne Abraham

The story of how an alcoholic who hit bottom 18 years ago rose to become a mayoral candidate.

Face transplant recipient looks forward to what’s next in her life

Carmen Blandin Tarleton, who was disfugured six years ago, met Marinda Righter, the daughter of the woman whose face she received in a transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

By Peter Schworm

Six years after her face was burned beyond recognition, Carmen Blandin Tarleton presented her new visage to the world.

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Three accused of obstructing bombing investigation

By Brian MacQuarrie and Todd Wallack

Markey, Gomez spar on outside funding

By Michael Levenson and Noah Bierman

Gomez gave himself edge in cash

By Stephanie Ebbert

BROCKTON

Couple are arrested in bank robberies in Brockton

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Business

Steward Health Care suing Rhode Island insurer

By Robert Weisman

Steward, which terminated an agreement to buy a R.I. hospital last fall, charged in a lawsuit that Rhode Island’s largest health insurance company failed to negotiate reasonable payments.

Tech Lab

Galaxy S4 is designed to dominate

By Hiawatha Bray

With its superb camera, immense video screen, and almost overwhelming array of geeky extras, Samsung’s S4 is a gadget freak’s delight.

Dartmouth leads the way in solar

A Con Edison Development facility in Dartmouth. The South Coast community has 9.28 megawatts of solar power production installed around the town,

By Erin Ailworth

The small town leads Massachusetts in solar power production, new data show.

Obituaries

Ruth Lucas, first black female Air Force colonel, dies at 92

By Megan McDonough

WASHINGTON — Ruth Lucas, the first black woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel and who at the time of her retirement was the highest-ranking African-American woman in the Air Force, died March 23 at her home in Washington. She was 92.She had inanition and cardiac arrest, said her great-niece Laurie Ward.Colonel Lucas enlisted in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, or WAACs, in 1942 and was one the first black women to attend what is now the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va. She held a variety of positions, mainly in research and education, before being named a colonel in 1968.At the time of her promotion, she was a general education and counseling services assistant in the office of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for education at the Pentagon. Colonel Lucas created, organized, and implemented special literacy programs aimed to increase the education levels of service personnel.

Gordon Abbott; professionalized conservation group

Gordon Abbott Jr. served as the leader of the Trustees of Reservations for 18 years.

By Kathleen McKenna

Mr. Abbott, 85, served as the leader of The Trustees of Reservations for 18 years.

Chris Kelly, 34, half of famed rap duo Kris Kross

Chris Kelly, performing at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, was known for the 1990s’ anthem “Jump.’’

Mr. Kelly was half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic ‘‘Jump.’’

Sports

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Celtics force Game 6 against Knicks

Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 18 rebounds in the win over the Knicks.

By Baxter Holmes

The Knicks intended to bury the Celtics. But Boston’s hard-fought road win forced a Game 6 back at home on Friday.

Dan Shaughnessy

Knicks are choking against Celtics

There were dour faces on the Knicks’ bench late in the loss to the Celtics.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Suddenly, the Knicks have become the 2004 Yankees, in danger of becoming the first NBA team ever to blow a 3-0 series lead.

bruins 4, maple leafs 1

Bruins beat Maple Leafs in Game 1

Dennis Seidenberg, Wade Redden, and Brad Marchand celebrate Nathan Horton’s go-ahead goal in the first period.

By Fluto Shinzawa

David Krejci had a goal and two assists as the Bruins, shaking off their recent rust, dominated in their playoff opener.

G: Style

‘Gatsby’ designer creates new look

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in one of costume designer Catherine Martin’s creations.

By Christopher Muther

There’s immense pressure on “The Great Gatsby” costume designer Catherine Martin, but she’s not letting it show.

‘Gatsby’ an unmistakable influence on the runway

A “Great Gatsby”-influenced Spring/Summer 2012 fashion by Marchesa.

By Christopher Muther

“Great Gatsby”-era styles have had a strong influence on the runways for the past two years, including flapper dresses and details such as fringe, feathers, and metallic fabrics.

Wayne McGregor on John Travolta, Balanchine, and ‘Chroma’

“I see working with the body almost like calligraphy, or graphic sketches,”  says British choreographer Wayne McGregor.

By Jeffrey Gantz

The British choreographer will be in town to rehearse Boston Ballet in his 2006 piece “Chroma.”

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Instagram fashion: Christopher Snow

By Christopher Muther

Events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Mark your calendar

By June Wulff

Book Review

‘The Good Nurse’ by Charles Graeber

By Liz Raftery

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Handyman on Call

Water heater’s on the fritz

By Peter Hotton

Names

Lake Bell, Bobcat Goldthwait attend Boston festival

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Patriots, ‘Boston’s Finest’ raise money for the Richard family

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Buoyed by Jason Collins’s story, Joan Parker preps for PFLAG event

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Ellen DeGeneres giving Boston love on Thursday

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Another Chuck Hogan story headed to the big screen

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Tedy Bruschi supports New England Baptist Hospital

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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John Williams on board for new ‘Star Wars’?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Globe North

Everett voters to weigh pros, cons of casino

An artist's rendering shows a proposed resort casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett.

By Kathy McCabe

Voters will decide on June 22 if they want a glamorous casino called “Wynn Everett” to rise on a vacant factory site on the Mystic River.

NewburYport

New plan for Newburyport waterfront unveiled

Citizens for an Open Waterfront proposes 4.2 acres of public land along the Merrimack River in downtown Newburyport be used for a park, rather than a mixed-use development.

By Sarah Shemkus

Citizens for an Open Waterfront unveiled a concept that includes open views of the Merrimack River, recreational facilities, and improved parking.

Tech start-ups welcome in Haverhill

More than 50 businesses attended the city’s first conference on open innovation in March, where new products such as a Walking Charger (right) were demonstrated.

By Brenda J. Buote

Bounce Imaging was recently named the grand prize winner of the Haverhill Hardware Horizons Challenge, a competition modeled after MassChallenge, an annual $1 million global start-up competition.

Globe South

Somerville

Plus-size fashion at bargain prices

Goods are laid out at the 2012 Big Thrifty used clothing sale in Somerville for plus-size shoppers of all genders, sizes XL and up.

By Katheleen Conti

As some retailers have pushed their larger sized offerings online, or eliminated them altogether, it has become difficult for some to find fashionable garments that fit.

Dog walkers travel to clients’ homes

Daniel Lombard takes poodles Bella and Joey for a walk in their Westwood neighborhood.

By Katherine Finnell

Daniel Lombard , 24, cofounder of Spring Forth Dog Services, is a professional dog walker.

Residents upset over Route 18 widening project

By Emily O’Donnell

A proposal to widen Route 18 over a 4-mile stretch from Highland Place in Weymouth to Route 139 in Abington received a hostile reception from small business owners, town officials, and residents.

Globe West

Fact about Nonantum

By Deirdre Fernandes

The village is among four in Newton that qualifies for federal Community Development Block Grants.

Nonantum will get a facelift with help from federal funds

The Italian flag’s tricolor adorns the base of a utility pole at Watertown and Adams streets, in the heart of the village of Nonantum.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The historically Italian-American neighborhood is starting to show its age with buckled sidewalks, faded brick façades and playground equipment worn with use.

Interim superintendents collect pensions and salary

By Steven A. Rosenberg

A number of retired school superintendents have landed jobs as interim leaders of school districts around the region.