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The effort to rehabilitate the Ferdinand Building in Dudley Square has brought signs of a renewal and a starting point.

Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff

Dudley Square’s comeback tied to historic structure

A $120 million effort to rehabilitate the Ferdinand Building in the heart of Dudley has brought the first real signs of a renewal.

Wearing flag shorts that list the Red Sox’ titles, catcher David Ross loosened up in the rain in Baltimore on Sunday.

Dan Shaughnessy

Why do Red Sox have to play and ruin everything?

As the Red Sox open the season in Baltimore, they are perfect in our minds. They cannot get better. They can only get worse.

Businesses seek tax break to balance wage hike

Many Mass. businesses have backed off opposition to raising the minimum wage if lawmakers drop a planned increase in unemployment insurance taxes.

Lawsuit targets isolation at Bridgewater hospital

The lawsuit accuses officials of illegally keeping a 31-year-old mentally ill man in seclusion or strapped to a bed for days and even weeks on end.

Mass. lawmakers hail Pope Francis’s message

Members of the congressional delegation said the pope is having a profound impact on liberal Catholic politicians.

The Nation

Mass. lawmakers hail Pope Francis’s message

“A friend of mine . . .  said, ‘This is your church as much as it is the cardinal’s church. Don’t let anybody push you out.’ And I took that as a challenge,” Representative Jim McGovern said.

By Lisa Grace Lednicer

Members of the congressional delegation said the pope is having a profound impact on liberal Catholic politicians.

Health care sign-up nearing administration goal

”We’ve gone from letting the insurance companies use a preexisting medical condition to jack up rates to having a preexisting zip code being the reason health insurance is unaffordable,” said Bill Fales, a rancher in rural western Colorado.

By Alex Wayne

Early data suggest that the Obama administration may be close to its original enrollment goal of 7 million people.

Number of missing from mudslide down to 30

Workers using rescue dogs probed the debris Sunday for victims of a mudslide.

By Jonathan J. Cooper

The official death toll increased to 21, as authorities in Washington state revised the number of people believed to be missing.

The World

US, Russia fail at solution on Ukraine crisis

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia in Paris on Sunday.

By Michael R. Gordon and Neil MacFarquhar

Neither side claimed a breakthrough after talks on Sunday between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart.

Global warming dials up risks, UN says

By Seth Borenstein

Disasters such as wildfires in the United States and droughts in Australia highlight how vulnerable humanity is to extreme weather, a new report says.

Jetliner search gets more help

Women released balloons Sunday at a park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to symbolize prayers for the 239 people aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

By Kirk Semple

Ten planes and ten ships have joined in the mission to scour a new zone more than three weeks after the disappearance of a Boeing 777-200.

Editorial & Opinion

JOHN E. SUNUNU

Obamacare misses the target

By John E. Sununu

Obama has given us a $2 trillion fiasco that brought coverage to 5 million while canceling coverage for about the same number.

JAMES CARROLL

G-7 is West’s best tool against Vladimir Putin

President Barack Obama spoke in front of “The Night Watch” in Amsterdam last week.

By James Carroll

The new realpolitik of post-Cold War interconnectedness makes any threat of military force hollow.

opinion | Mike Ross

The disruptive kids

Elvis Presley posed on a motorcycle in Memphis in 1956.

By Mike Ross

History has favored generations of slackers, misfits, nerds, and rebels.

Metro

Lawsuit targets isolation at Bridgewater hospital

Joanne Minich with her son, Peter, about 2009, in California.

By Michael Rezendes

The lawsuit accuses officials of illegally keeping a 31-year-old mentally ill man in seclusion or strapped to a bed for days and even weeks on end.

Hopes high for Boston’s new Dearborn STEM Academy

By James Vaznis

The construction of a new school potentially kicks off a new era for a school system that has long struggled to bring projects to fruition.

Joseph Rull is Boston’s new ambassador to the people

Joe Rull, chief of operations in the Walsh cabinet, walked through the Ferdinand Building in Dudley Square.

By Meghan E. Irons

Joseph Rull, the mayor’s new chief of operations, thinks there is a way to change the perception of Boston City Hall as cold and unresponsive.

Business ǀ Science

Businesses seek tax break to balance wage hike

By Deirdre Fernandes

Many Mass. businesses have backed off opposition to raising the minimum wage if lawmakers drop a planned increase in unemployment insurance taxes.

Dudley Square’s comeback tied to historic structure

The effort to rehabilitate the Ferdinand Building in Dudley Square has brought signs of a renewal and a starting point.

By Casey Ross

A $120 million effort to rehabilitate the Ferdinand Building in the heart of Dudley has brought the first real signs of a renewal.

Marathon will be a high-tech affair

Boston Marathon racers stormed across the starting line last April in Hopkinton.

By Michael B. Farrell

Technology will underpin just about every aspect of Marathon Monday this year.

Obituaries

Bill Knott, 74; widely admired as poet, Emerson professor

Mr. Knott, a prolific writer, inspired students at Emerson College for more than 25 years.

By Bryan Marquard

Widely admired on the page and in the classroom, Mr. Knott taught writing at Emerson College for more than 25 years.

Kate O’Mara, 74; former ‘Dynasty’ star

Ms. O’Mara also appeared in “Doctor Who” and “Absolutely Fabulous.”

Ms. O’Mara began her television career in the 1960s and became a household name for playing Cassandra “Caress” Morrell in “Dynasty.”

Leo Bretholz, 93; escaped French train to Auschwitz

By Paul Vitello

Mr. Bretholz evaded Nazi concentration camps by jumping from a moving train and living as a fugitive from 1938 to 1945.

Sports

Dan Shaughnessy

Why do Red Sox have to play and ruin everything?

Wearing flag shorts that list the Red Sox’ titles, catcher David Ross loosened up in the rain in Baltimore on Sunday.

By Dan Shaughnessy

As the Red Sox open the season in Baltimore, they are perfect in our minds. They cannot get better. They can only get worse.

Maturing Jon Lester now Red Sox leader

Red Sox ace Jon Lester is ready to face the Orioles Monday in the season opener. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

By Peter Abraham

Now making his fourth Opening Day start, Lester said his expectations “far outweigh” those that others have for him.

red sox notebook

Shane Victorino questionable for Opening Day

By Peter Abraham

After Victorino strained his right hamstring in the season’s final spring training game, he returned to Boston for an MRI.

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On baseball

Red Sox, MLB ready to usher in instant replay

By Nick Cafardo

bruins 4, flyers 3 (SO)

Bruins win 9th straight road game

By Fluto Shinzawa

Bruins Notebook

Andrej Meszaros giving Bruins options

By Fluto Shinzawa

On basketball

Brad Stevens keeping Celtics’ hope alive

By Gary Washburn

Bulls 107, Celtics 102

Celtics fall to Bulls

By Baxter Holmes

Celtics notebook

Tom Thibodeau confident Celtics will improve

By Baxter Holmes

Auto Racing Roundup

Kurt Busch ends win drought

Kentucky 75, Michigan 72

Kentucky beats Michigan to reach Final Four

By Eddie Pells

UConn 60, Michigan St. 54

UConn men advance to Final Four

By Michael Vega

NCAA women’s basketball roundup

Maryland dispatches top-seeded Tennessee

NCAA Women’s Tournament

UConn women face Texas A&M in Elite Eight

By Eric Olson

BC 4, UMass-Lowell 3

BC advances to Frozen Four

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

On college hockey

Freshmen step up for BC hockey

By John Powers

NCAA hockey notebook

UMass-Lowell still had season to remember

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

G: Health

Hospitals take steps to set healthy examples for patients

Healthy patient meals at Spaulding Rehab Hospital include salads in the cafe.

By Deborah Kotz

More than 40 hospitals in Massachusetts and 900 hospitals nationwide have joined a healthier hospitals initiative, launched in 2012.

6 Challenges of Healthier Hospitals Initiative

To join the initiative, hospitals must agree to take on at least three of six challenges.

Fitness

Girls’ running club builds healthy bodies and minds

Marina Pineda Shokooh, 13, runs with Coach Christine Turnier in the season-ending Super Hero 5K last October.

By Alexa Pozniak

The Title IX Girls Running Club is a nonprofit started in 2007 by veteran marathoner Stacy Rodriguez-Rennard.

More Stories

Daily Dose

Do e-cigarettes help smokers quit?

By Deborah Kotz

Daily Dose

App helps recovering alcoholics stay sober

By Deborah Kotz

Child in mind

Rise in ADHD diagnoses causes concern

By Dr. Claudia M. Gold

Health Answers

What causes ACL injuries?

By Courtney Humphries

COUNTDOWN TO THE MARATHON

Photographer’s project puts focus on Marathon runners

By Chelsea Rice

Music Review

The Jerusalem Quartet makes local debut

By Jeremy Eichler

Book Review

‘Mind of Winter’ by Laura Kasischke

By Clea Simon

Movie Stars

Movie capsules

Events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Names

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen all dressed up in Boston on Saturday

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Zac Brown gets a second Fenway date

By Alexa McMahon

Names

OPI’s Suzi Weiss-Fischmann gives well-polished presentation

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Mark Wahlberg slimed as Kids’ Choice host

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Bellevue doctor visits Cambridge Forum

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Emma Watson is ready to graduate

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Michael Chiklis gets a role on ‘American Horror Story’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein