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Boston Marathon reviews still incomplete

Some officials are growing impatient over what they consider the slow pace of Washington’s official reviews into the attack.

Twin River Casino has slot machines and table games such as roulette. The Plainridge slot parlor will not have table games.

Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

R.I. braces for revenue loss from Mass. casinos

Especially devastating is the siting of a slots parlor in Plainville, close to Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

Unsuccessful marijuana license bidders may get second chance

The state should reconsider some of the highly rated groups that lost out in the initial awarding of licenses, a lawmaker said.

Report urges smaller caseloads, closer scrutiny at DCF

The suggestions came from a Washington, D.C., advocacy group hired to review the agency’s operations.

Cambridge Innovation Center to open in Boston

The location at 50 Milk St., in a part of town traditionally reserved for lawyers and bankers, will have space for 300 startups.

The Nation

Boston Marathon reviews still incomplete

The one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon attack is approaching with several inquiries still pending.

By Matt Viser

Some officials are growing impatient over what they consider the slow pace of Washington’s official reviews into the attack.

Congress lacks veterans, empathy, critics say

By Kimberly Railey

The number of veterans serving in Congress is at its lowest point in nearly 40 years, even as America winds down its military presence overseas.

Holder endorses proposal to ease drug sentencing

By Eric Tucker

Attorney General Eric Holder said the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.

The World

Russian forces mass along Ukraine border

By Steven Lee Myersand Alison Smale

With a referendum on secession looming in Crimea, Russia massed troops and armored vehicles in at least three regions along Ukraine’s eastern border.

Malaysia plane said to send signals after it went missing

 At Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Thursday, some well-wishers hung a sign with prayers for the 239 people on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Six days after the plane disappeared, Malaysian authorities expanded their search area.

By Chris Brummitt and Joan Lowy

A Malaysia Airlines plane sent signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying for hundreds of miles or more.

Syria OK’s contested presidential races

Bashar Assad was named president in an election without opponents, in which the public simply voted yes or no.

By Albert Aji

Syria’s Parliament unanimously approved a new election law, allowing multiple candidates to run for president.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial cartoon: I Aye, Putin

Editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman’s take on the Crimean referendum.

Letter

Israeli leader understands that a pact is no guarantee of peace

Benjamin Netanyahu met with his cabinet Sunday.

Gil Stein: “What President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are looking for is a peace agreement. What Benjamin Netanyahu is looking for is a true peace.”

Letter

Concessions must be made, on both sides

Tucker Lieberman: “After so many decades of violence, a special effort will be needed to make good neighbors. But what is the alternative to working for peace?”

Metro

Unsuccessful marijuana license bidders may get second chance

FILE -- In this file photo taken April 4, 2013, marijuana plant starts are seen at a growing facility in Seattle. One of the U.S. Justice Department's top concerns in allowing Washington and Colorado to move forward with plans to legalize and tax marijuana sales is seeing that the states keep criminals out of the industry. But the DOJ itself is refusing to let Washington run national background checks on those applying to run legal pot businesses, The Associated Press has learned, and those who have received the first legal pot licenses have done so without going through a national background check. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

By Travis Andersen

The state should reconsider some of the highly rated groups that lost out in the initial awarding of licenses, a lawmaker said.

Report urges smaller caseloads, closer scrutiny at DCF

By Todd Wallack

The suggestions came from a Washington, D.C., advocacy group hired to review the agency’s operations.

R.I. braces for revenue loss from Mass. casinos

Twin River Casino has slot machines and table games such as roulette. The Plainridge slot parlor will not have table games.

By Mark Arsenault

Especially devastating is the siting of a slots parlor in Plainville, close to Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

More Stories

Kevin Cullen

Older parade, same problem in New York City

By Kevin Cullen

MBTA driver in recent crash had firing overturned in 2010

By Martine Powers and John R. Ellement

DARTMOUTH

Sawed-off shotgun is found in woods in Dartmouth

By Jacqueline Tempera

CONCORD

Prisoner at MCI Concord dies of cardiac arrest

By Derek J. Anderson

Names

A night for Nelson Mandela at Harvard

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Business

Cambridge Innovation Center to open in Boston

By Michael B. Farrell

The location at 50 Milk St., in a part of town traditionally reserved for lawyers and bankers, will have space for 300 startups.

Boston hedge fund executive Scott Nathan joins State Department

Scott Nathan was a partner at Boston hedge fund firm Baupost.

By Beth Healy

Nathan, 46, was partner and chief risk officer at Baupost Group, Boston’s largest hedge fund firm.

US Labor secretary focusing on income inequality

Cambridge Naturals owners Michael Kanter and Elizabeth Stagl showed US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez around their store.

By Megan Woolhouse and Frank Olito

“Too many people are working hard and falling further behind,” Thomas Perez said in an interview with Globe staff this week.

Obituaries

Herta Loeser; authored book on women, volunteerism

Mrs. Loeser volunteered to lead The Society of Arts and Crafts of Boston in the ‘80s.

By Bryan Marquard

Mrs. Loeser, who led the The Society of Arts and Crafts of Boston back from the brink of financial ruin in the 1980s, died March 2. She was 92.

Film set legend Abby Singer dies in California

The penultimate shot of the day is routinely announced as ‘‘the Abby Singer.’’

By Jake Coyle

Mr. Singer, a famed production manager whose name became synonymous for the next-to-last shot of the day, was 96.

Larry Dee Scott; became 1st Mr. Olympia

Mr. Scott posed for a photo with his wife, Rachel, in 1980. He won the Mr. Olympia contest in 1965 and again in 1966.

Mr. Scott, a trailblazing bodybuilder who rose to fame in the 1960s, was 75.

Sports

Bruins 2, Coyotes 1

Bruins beat Coyotes for 7th straight win

Zdeno Chara (33) celebrated his first period goal with Dougie Hamilton (27) and Chris Kelly (23).

By Fluto Shinzawa

With 21 saves from Tuukka Rask, the Bruins got a point ahead of the Penguins in the race for the No. 1 seed.

Christopher L. Gasper

Peyton Manning forced Patriots to get Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis, right, will have to focus on limiting Peyton Manning and the Broncos next season.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Bill Belichick has agreed to back up the Brink’s truck for Darrelle Revis, and we have Peyton Manning to thank.

Vince Wilfork era could be ending for Patriots

New England Patriots ' Vince Wilfork reacts on the bench near the end of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Patriots 24-23. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

By Ben Volin

Wilfork, in New England since 2004, has asked the team to cut him, the NFL Network reported, in a dispute over his 2014 salary.

G: Arts & Movies

movie review

Anderson’s imagination checks into ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Facing page (from left): Paul Schlase, Tony Revelori, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes. Right: Willem Dafoe and Adrien Brody. Below: Saoirse Ronan.

By Ty Burr

Wes Anderson is up to his old tricks but with a magnanimous new confidence that feels like a gift.

Stage Review

Blend of light, shadow in ‘The Seagull’

Kate Burton and Morgan Ritchie in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.”

By Don Aucoin

In her Huntington Theatre Company production, director Maria Aitken gives due weight to the play’s strong currents of melancholy.

Stage Review

‘Flashdance - The Musical’: a stale flashback

Sydney Morton (left) and Corey Mach in Broadway in Boston’s production of “Flashdance — The Musical.”

By Terry Byrne

The musical at the Colonial Theatre misses the opportunity to flesh out the characters and instead emphasizes the tawdriest aspects of the tale.

More Stories

Classical Notes

A rare ‘Sur Incises’ from Sound Icon

By David Weininger

Photography Review

Surrealist dreams at Bowdoin

By Mark Feeney

Music review

BSO’s trip through Beethoven’s concertos

By Jeremy Eichler

movie review

‘Need for Speed’

By Ty Burr

movie review

An onscreen ‘Chemistry’ class

By Peter Keough

NIGHT WATCH

Glowkids & Fuse at RISE

By Alex Stills

Noisy Neighbors

Michael Christmas, ‘Is This Art?’

By Martín Caballero

events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Names

Wine, tech, and charity at Royale

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein