Front page

Voters in Revere say yes to casino

Mohegan Sun’s proposal to build a $1.3 billion gambling resort at Suffolk Downs won the strong endorsement of the city’s voters.

A aerial view of the downtown area of Boston.

Boston Olympics in 2024 would be a ‘monumental task’

A special panel concluded that the city could feasibly host the Olympics but would face a “monumental task” to get the city ready.

Former congressman William Delahunt is listed as one of six managers of Triple M Management Co. LLC.

William Delahunt group would reap from licensing deal

The medical marijuana nonprofit led by the ex-congressman intends to give half of its revenue to a management firm partially controlled by Delahunt.

Dianne Wilkerson (second from left) with supporters Willie Mae Allen (left), Mary Tuitt, and Arian Allen.

KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE GLOBE

Dianne Wilkerson steps into new life after prison

The former state senator told the Globe she has been both overwhelmed and humbled by how she has been received since her release.

Schoolchildren played a game about healthy foods at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York.

US obesity rates dropping for only very young

The campaign to combat the nation’s obesity epidemic has had no success with adults and older children.

The Nation

US obesity rates dropping for only very young

Schoolchildren played a game about healthy foods at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York.

By Deborah Kotz

The campaign to combat the nation’s obesity epidemic has had no success with adults and older children.

McConnell sees no hope for House GOP tax plan

Senator Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of trying to use the tax issue to raise revenue.

By Stephen Ohlemacher

House Republicans haven’t even officially unveiled their plan and Senator Mitch McConnell is already pronouncing it dead.

New rules push healthy foods in schools

Michelle Obama participated in a zumba class with Mario Lopez in Miami Tuesday to promote her “Let’s Move” campaign.

By Lyndsey Layton

For the first time, the federal government plans to regulate how food is marketed in public schools.

The World

Obama keeps options open in Afghanistan

President Hamid Karzai was warned that the longer it took to sign the pact, the smaller the residual force was likely to be.

By Mark Landler and Helene Cooper

The president is now looking to Afghan leader Hamid Karzai’s successor for a long-term security deal.

Ukraine’s leaders slow formation of new Cabinet

An anti-Yanukovych protester, wrapped in a Ukrainian flag with the name of his village on it, placed flowers Tuesday at a memorial for those killed in clashes with police in Kiev.

By Will Englund

The interim leaders of Ukraine stepped on the brakes as they faced resistance from protesters and some members of parliament.

Pakistan’s military ready to battle Taliban

Tribal families crossed through a military checkpoint Monday in North Waziristan. Air strikes had hit Taliban hideouts in the area.

By Karen DeYoung

The Pakistani government is on the verge of launching a major military offensive in the North Waziristan tribal region.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

Where is our shame?

A UN staff member points to the title of a drawing of North Korean labor camp No. 18. The drawing was made in 2012 by survivor Kim Hye Sook.

By Jeff Jacoby

North Korea has waged a merciless campaign against human life and dignity, recently documented in a UN report, yet the community of nations remains passive.

NICHOLAS BURNS

Cold War passions in Ukraine

By Nicholas Burns

Ukraine is well within the Russian sphere of interest and influence, but events there matter to the US, too.

Farah Stockman

A marijuana business longs for regulation

Good Chemistry founder Matt Huron shares a moment with his father, James Huron, before his father died of AIDS in 2009.

By Farah Stockman

The owner of a Colorado dispensary wants to open in Mass. because he believes state rules here offer him greater legitimacy.

Metro

Mass. reports 185 heroin deaths since November 1

By Milton J. Valencia

The tally does not include the state’s three largest cities: Boston, Springfield, and Worcester.

Voters in Revere say yes to casino

Roselee Vincent, Adele Mazzone, Kenneth Haggar, and others applauded the victory.

By Mark Arsenault and Kathy McCabe

Mohegan Sun’s proposal to build a $1.3 billion gambling resort at Suffolk Downs won the strong endorsement of the city’s voters.

Boston Olympics in 2024 would be a ‘monumental task’

A aerial view of the downtown area of Boston.

By Michael Levenson

A special panel concluded that the city could feasibly host the Olympics but would face a “monumental task” to get the city ready.

More Stories

Plea deal for accused serial arsonists is assailed

By Evan Allen and John Ellement

Danvers

Search of teen’s cellphone completed

By John R. Ellement and Martin Finucane

Business

Shirley Leung

Mass. mellow on marijuana licensing

By Shirley Leung

As the state ushers in a controversial new business, the process to get one of our 35 licenses should be a lot a tougher than it is.

MBTA pension fund may release more data

By Beth Healy

Pension officials and advisers are facing mounting pressure to be more forthcoming about how the fund operates.

Site offers incentives to lower student loan debt

Freshmen at Stonehill College attended an American Student Assistance workshop to teach them about debt.

By Lonnie Shekhtman

The SmarterBucks program is one of several new efforts by tech firms to help motivate consumers to improve their finances.

Obituaries

Jack Rockart, 82; cofounded IT research center at MIT

Dr. Rockart led the Center for Information Systems Research at the Sloan School from 1976 to 2000.

By Emma Stickgold

Dr. Rockart led the Center for Information Systems Research at the Sloan School from 1976 to 2000.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Jackie Bradley Jr. out to prove doubters wrong

Is Jackie Bradley Jr. ready to be the Red Sox’ everyday center fielder?

By Dan Shaughnessy

After an underwhelming 2013, Bradley is looking to replace Jacoby Ellsbury in center and show he can be an everyday hitter in the majors.

Junichi Tazawa glad his path led to Red Sox

“I always believed in my decision,” Junichi Tazawa said Tuesday. “The Red Sox supported me and I knew they would be there for me the whole time.”

By Peter Abraham

Tazawa made waves in Japan when he bypassed the NPL draft to sign with Boston, but he wound up with a World Series trophy.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Shane Victorino’s focus is on core work

Shane Victorino has been concentrating on strengthening his core; he was able to do conditioning sprints at the end of Tuesday’s workout.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox hope core strengthening in spring training will help Victorino avoid injuries this season.

G: Food

Pink, husky, juicy pork chops big enough for two

 Il Casale chef Dante de Magistris marinates his chops overnight in rosemary, garlic, sage, and toasted fennel, then he grills them (here a double bone pork loin chop) and serves them family-style with polenta and greens.

By Kara Baskin

“The other white meat” is enjoying a resurgence at area restaurants, and chefs say the difference is using locally sourced hogs.

dining out

Ward 8 offers warm comfort on the North End edge

Clockwise from above: steak tacos, maple-chili duck wings, and the signature cocktail, The Ward 8.

By Devra First

Nick Frattaroli’s first restaurant offers bistro-inspired food and craft cocktails in a part of the city that doesn’t offer this popular fare.

Q&A

Gayle Pruitt’s fine dining for you and Fido

By Glenn Yoder

The Dallas-based nutritionist and chef’s idea to prepare meals suitable for both humans and canines is now “Dog-Gone Good Cuisine.”

More Stories

Taste Kitchen

Veggie chips, from garden-variety to great

By Debra Samuels

Cookbook Review

‘Eat Your Vegetables,’ a healthy plate

By T. Susan Chang

By the Glass

Warm up the menu with baby Amarones

By Ellen Bhang

Seasonal Recipe

Recipe for parsnip pie

a tank away

Getting hip to town’s charms in Littleton, N.H.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Names

Robin Thicke’s Agganis show draws controversy

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Bruins get assist from a young fan

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Laverne Cox speaks at Harvard University

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘Equalizer’ sequel already in the works?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Mayor Marty Walsh honors Circus Oz

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Local tie to Twitter account about Goldman Sachs

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

An afternoon of Vivaldi and Venice in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Shedding light on Newton art exhibition

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Arianna Huffington will visit Tufts in April

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Ed Davis joins WBZ-TV as security analyst

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein