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Bullying accusations continue against BU coach

Two players said the emotional abuse they experienced from women’s basketball coach Kelly Greenberg ruined their love of the sport.

Workers (above) secured the cap of a bridge tower Friday before it was lifted off (upper left) by a barge-mounted crane. 
With Boston’s skyline as background, workers began dismantling one of the bridge towers Friday, from the top down.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Crews begin dismantling Longfellow Bridge ‘salt and pepper shakers’

Crews working on the bridge restoration are removing hundreds of heavy blocks on the landmark “salt and pepper” towers for cleaning.

Only two of six branches at Belmont Savings Bank still offer safe deposit boxes, and the bank says demand has slowed.

The disappearing allure of the safe deposit box

Use of the boxes is dropping quickly as customers buy home safes, digitize and store documents electronically, and prefer to display their valuables.

Business owners brace for emotional toll of Marathon

The challenge on the bombings’ anniversary will be dealing with the psychological after-effects.

Joseph Travers helped bring a lawsuit against his employer over skycap tips.

Skycap who was fired after lawsuit awarded nearly $1m

The final amount could be as much as $3 million under state law, which requires wage-related damages to be tripled.

The Nation

General’s accuser in assault case tells of threats

By Alan Blinder

The captain chronicled in detail a three-year affair that included, she said, violent moments.

Sergeant sentenced in taping of female cadets

An Army sergeant accused of secretly photographing and videotaping women pleaded guilty in a court-martial, officials said.

GOP’s ideological rift evident as potential leaders gather

‘‘If this nation forgets our God, then God will have every right to forget us,’’ former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said.

By Steve Peoples and Philip Elliott

Some of the party’s most prominent conservatives insisted that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues in the midterm elections.

The World

Russia ready to annex Crimea, swelling crisis

Demonstrators held Russian flags and signs that read “Crimea is Russian land” as they gathered in Moscow.

By Steven Lee Myers, David M. Herszenhorn and Rick Gladstone

Leaders of both houses of Russia’s Parliament said they would support a vote by Crimeans to break away from Ukraine.

John Kerry meets with Jordanian king in Mideast peace push

By Anne Gearan

The secretary of state conferred with King Abdullah II in hopes of advancing a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Mahmoud Abbas says he won’t accept Israel as Jewish state

By Mohammed Daraghmeh

The Palestinian president’s comments signaled that the gaps between him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Ward Sutton

Americans debate who’s to blame in Crimea crisis

Ward Sutton is a New York artist and author of “Drawn to Read,” illustrated book reviews for bnreview.com.

LAWRENCE HARMON

Kids, it’s time to ride the T to school

By Lawrence Harmon

School transportation officials want to replace school buses with MBTA passes for 4,500 middle-school students.

opinion | JOSHUA GREEN

Don’t count out Chris Christie

Chris Christie spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday.

By Joshua Green

The fact is electability has always been the New Jersey governor’s greatest strength.

Metro

Crews begin dismantling Longfellow Bridge ‘salt and pepper shakers’

Workers (above) secured the cap of a bridge tower Friday before it was lifted off (upper left) by a barge-mounted crane.

By Martine Powers

Crews working on the bridge restoration are removing hundreds of heavy blocks on the landmark “salt and pepper” towers for cleaning.

Bullying accusations continue against BU coach

Kelly Greenberg, who is in the final year of a contract extension, has been accused by players in the past of mistreatment.

By Bob Hohler

Two players said the emotional abuse they experienced from women’s basketball coach Kelly Greenberg ruined their love of the sport.

The disappearing allure of the safe deposit box

Only two of six branches at Belmont Savings Bank still offer safe deposit boxes, and the bank says demand has slowed.

By Deirdre Fernandes

Use of the boxes is dropping quickly as customers buy home safes, digitize and store documents electronically, and prefer to display their valuables.

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Walsh calls for more vibrant nightlife

By Andrew Ryan and Jacqueline Tempera

Two women stabbed in Back Bay

By Travis Andersen

WOONSOCKET, R.I.

Small earthquake recorded near Woonsocket, R.I.

By Martin Finucane and Jacqueline Tempera

Business

Job gains likely to allay anxiety after a dismal 2 months

A job fair in Detroit. More jobs were created last month than in the previous two.

By Nelson D. Schwartz

The February jobs numbers raised hopes that momentum would gradually pick up with the arrival of spring.

Tufts professor sparks app contest for teens

Karen Panetta of Tufts says she developed the idea after hearing a speech by Bill Clinton.

By Hiawatha Bray

The contest calls for young people 13 and older to devise apps to deal with global problems such as health care, education, and clean energy.

Bank of America CEO pay jumped 77 percent

Brian Moynihan

By JOSHUA FREED

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan saw his compensation jump 77 percent last year as the company’s fortunes improved.Moynihan’s total compensation was $13.1 million, according to an Associated Press calculation based on a filing made by the company on Friday.The bulk of his pay was $11.1 million worth of stock awards granted in February 2013. He also had a base salary of almost $1.5 million. Company perks totaled $497,751, most of which was for personal use of the company plane.Bank of America’s finances have been improving. Last year its profit more than tripled to $10.08 billion, and it has been cutting staff and focusing on its core businesses. Its balance sheet has been improving as well.

Obituaries

‘Honeymooners’ actress Sheila MacRae; at 92

Ms. MacRae replaced Audrey Meadows as Alice.

Ms. MacRae, a veteran stage, film and TV performer, was best known for playing Alice Kramden in a 1960 revival of “The Honeymooners.”

David Barrett, 76; special counsel

Mr. Barrett brought charges that never stuck against former HUD secretary Henry Cisneros.

By Matt Schudel

Mr. Barrett spent more than a decade investigating former secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros.

Carmen Berra, 85; wife of former Yankees star

The Berras, shown dancing in 1963, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Berra and her husband had recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Sports

Celtics 91, Nets 84

Celtics chop down Nets

Celtics guard Rajon Rondo threw a pass to Jeff Green, as the Nets’ Shaun Livingston provided pressure.

By Baxter Holmes

After arguably their most lifeless performance of the season, the Celtics bounced back, led by Rajon Rondo’s 20 points.

Red Sox catcher David Ross ready to get started

David Ross (left) had a pregame chat with Mike Napoli before the Red Sox took on the Braves Friday. . (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Peter Abraham

Concussions interrupted Ross’s 2013 season, though a reprieve in the playoffs made the campaign a success.

Harvard 70, Yale 58

Harvard clinches NCAA berth

Siyani Chambers drives to the basket for 2 of his 17 points, helping Harvard to its fourth straight Ivy League title.

By Julian Benbow

Harvard secured its third consecutive tournament trip with its Ivy League-clinching victory.

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RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Felix Doubront looking strong and confident

By Peter Abraham

division 4 south girls’ basketball final

Greater New Bedford girls slip past W. Bridgewater in OT

By Michelle Fenelon

Division 4 North Girls’ basketball final

Jazsala Laracuente gives New Mission a lift

By Emily McCarthy

division 4 south boys’ basketball FINAL

Undefeated Bishop Connolly cruises past Bristol-Plymouth

By Jake Fischer

Division 4 North boys’ basketball Final

St. Clement edges St. Mary’s

By Joseph Saade

celtics notebook

Paul Pierce wouldn’t mind being green again

By Baxter Holmes

Major League Soccer preview

Revolution’s Kelyn Rowe may be poised for breakout season

By John Powers

Vermont 2, UMass 1

Vermont bounces UMass in Hockey East tourney

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

RED SOX 4, BRAVES 1 | SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Pitching and defense get Red Sox on track

By Peter Abraham

G: Family

‘The Widow’s Handbook’ describes loss through poetry

By Bella English

There will be a reading by Boston-area poets from the collection of poems by nearly 90 widows on April 3 at Newtonville Books.

Stage Review

Puppets liven up ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Miltos Yerolemou in ArtsEmerson’s presentation of Bristol Old Vic’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

By Don Aucoin

The play, produced in association with Handspring Puppet Company, is quite literally workmanlike, and plenty inspired.

Slightly absurd style suits Buress

“As I’ve gotten more comfortable performing, it’s just more fun to tell a story and share true experiences,” says Hannibal Buress about his stand-up act.

By David Brusie

A typical Hannibal Buress joke is so deceptively simple that you don’t realize its complexity until after it comes together in a weird, hilarious ending.

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