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Boston spreads free Wi-Fi hotspots

Boston has switched on a public Wi-Fi network for about 30,000 residents living in the neighborhoods around Grove Hall.

Governor’s race has all Democrats leaning left

Missing from this year’s Democratic field for governor is a prominent centrist alternative.

 Stars Breanna Stewart (30) and Stefanie Dolson (31) celebrated after Connecticut beat Notre Dame, 79-58, on Tuesday for the women’s NCAA basketball crown. Their male counterparts defeated Kentucky in the finals the night before. The wins were a repeat of 2004, when UConn became the only school to win both titles.

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UConn 79, Notre Dame 58

Undefeated UConn women claim national title

UConn routed Notre Dame to win its ninth women’s title, one night after the men won their own championship.

Dr. Steven Horng shows Google Glass that he and other doctors will use to read patient records.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Google Glass embraced at Beth Israel Deaconess

The hospital said it is the first in the US to employ the device for everyday medical care.

Norwood in tangle on how to label the winter break

The dispute over what to call that long break from school has put the town at the center of a contentious debate.

The state awarded the $2.6 billion contract for running the commuter rail system to Keolis.

Adrian Walker

Keolis gets troubling demand in a push for diversity

A local activist group that offered to help the commuter-rail giant promote diversity dropped a $105,000 “invoice” on the firm for its services.

The Nation

Stay-at-home moms rise in reversal of modern family trend

By John McCormick

American mothers are reversing a historical trend and increasingly staying home, a change driven by demographic, societal, and economic forces.

Obama signs measures to help close gender gap in pay

Lilly Ledbetter (left), a symbol for the pay gap issue, watched the president sign the executive order Tuesday.

By Peter Baker

The move comes as Democrats seek to capitalize on their gender-gap advantage at the ballot box in a midterm election year.

Elite colleges choosier than ever

By Richard Pérez-Peña

Enrollment at American colleges is sliding, but competition for spots at top universities is more cutthroat and anxiety-inducing than ever.

The World

Ukraine tries to quell pro-Moscow uprisings

Pro-Russian protesters shouted slogans at a barricade near the occupied administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine.

By Peter Leonard

Ukrainian authorities were able to retake one occupied regional headquarters, but watched protesters consolidate their hold on another.

Search for Malaysian jet to be costliest in history

Search coordinator Angus Houston (left) said recovery could take months. At right was David Johnston, defense minister for Australia, one of the nations carrying the bulk of the effort.

By Kirk Semple

For the most part, the dozens of countries that have contributed personnel, equipment and expertise to the search have borne the costs while declining to disclose them.

Jewish settlers clash with Israeli police

By Tia Goldenberg

Dozens of Jewish West Bank settlers hurled stones and bottles at Israeli security forces in one of the most serious confrontations with militant settlers in years.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

Unity in the death of a colleague

Thousands of firefighters from across the country took part in the funeral for Boston firefighter Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh.

By Jeff Jacoby

Would it be practical for other trades and professions to send thousands of mourners when one of their comrades is killed on the job? Maybe not. But it would be powerful.

SCOT LEHIGH

Taking the GOP’s temperature

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan remains a Republican thought leader, despite an unpopular healthcare plan (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By Scot Lehigh

Is the Republican Party recovering from the Obamacare derangement and Tea Party delirium that have affected it in the last few years?

TOM KEANE

Our yearning for mystery and surprise

By Tom Keane

We still don’t know where the missing plane is and more importantly, we have no idea of what happened or why.

Metro

Governor’s race has all Democrats leaning left

Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidates faced off in recent debate. From left are Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley, Joseph Avellone, Juliette Kayyem, and Steve Grossman.

By Jim O’Sullivan

Missing from this year’s Democratic field for governor is a prominent centrist alternative.

Norwood in tangle on how to label the winter break

By Billy Baker

The dispute over what to call that long break from school has put the town at the center of a contentious debate.

Mayor Walsh says he aims to block dispensaries

By Meghan E. Irons

The mayor moved this week to stymie the opening of two medical marijuana dispensaries in Boston.

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Alleged drunk driver arraigned in deadly crash

By John R. Ellement and Martin Finucane

Judge hits state on painkiller ban

By Milton J. Valencia

Business

Boston spreads free Wi-Fi hotspots

Grove Hall was selected as the launch site because of its large number of low-income families who may not be able to afford the high cost of speedy broadband service.

By Michael B. Farrell

Boston has switched on a public Wi-Fi network for about 30,000 residents living in the neighborhoods around Grove Hall.

Google Glass embraced at Beth Israel Deaconess

Dr. Steven Horng shows Google Glass that he and other doctors will use to read patient records.

By Callum Borchers

The hospital said it is the first in the US to employ the device for everyday medical care.

SEC fines CVS Caremark $20m for overstating earnings

According to the SEC’s complaint CVS fraudulently omitted from a $1.5 billion bond offering document that it had recently lost significant Medicare Part D and contract revenues in its pharmacy business.

By Beth Healy

CVS fraudulently omitted from a 2009 bond offering document that it had lost revenue in its pharmacy business, the SEC said.

Obituaries

Arthur Smith, 93; musician wrote ‘Dueling Banjos’

Mr. Smith could play guitar, banjo, mandolin, and violin.

By Terence McArdle

Mr. Smith was a trailblazing guitarist and banjoist who wrote and recorded ‘‘Guitar Boogie’’ and “Dueling Banjos.”

Sports

Rangers 10, Red sox 7

Felix Doubront is rocked in loss to Rangers

Pitching coach Juan Nieves visited starter Felix Doubront in the third inning.

By Peter Abraham

Felix Doubront allowed five runs on six hits in 2 innings, and the Red Sox grounded into five double plays.

UConn 79, Notre Dame 58

Undefeated UConn women claim national title

 Stars Breanna Stewart (30) and Stefanie Dolson (31) celebrated after Connecticut beat Notre Dame, 79-58, on Tuesday for the women’s NCAA basketball crown. Their male counterparts defeated Kentucky in the finals the night before. The wins were a repeat of 2004, when UConn became the only school to win both titles.

By Michael Vega

UConn routed Notre Dame to win its ninth women’s title, one night after the men won their own championship.

Wild 4, Bruins 3 (SO)

Minnesota rallies past Bruins for win

The Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by forward Jason Pominville (29) in the first period against the Bruins at Xcel Energy Center.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins again allowed a game-tying goal with the opposing goalie pulled, and then lost in a shootout.

G: Food

With more patrons with food allergies, restaurants cater to every need

Cambridge’s Puritan & Company chef/owner Will Gilson with his “allergy matrix.”

By Kara Baskin

Restaurants see it as good business to comply with food allergy awareness guidelines.

dining out

Alden & Harlow: Harvard Square’s new standby is a standout

Whole grilled carrots are served with yogurt, honey, and a mixture of pistachios and other seeds at Alden & Harlow.

By Devra First

Alden & Harlow is the quintessential Harvard Square restaurant.

Cheap Eats

At Aurum, hand pies are filled with savory combinations

Matt Virzi (top center) runs Aurum in Jamaica Plain, which serves an assortment of  tri-cornered pies, including The Fall River — (top left) egg, cheese, chourico, pepper, and onion — and The Fahmah — (right) sweet potato, kale, and goat cheese.

By Sheryl Julian

The Jamaica Plain restaurant specializes in savory tri-cornered individual pies made to order and presented in homemade dough.

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Book Review

‘Waiting For Wednesday’ by Nicci French

By Daneet Steffens

sunday supper

Salmon topped with leeks, then in a salad with potatoes

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick

A Tank Away

Norwich, Conn., is a late-bloomer

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Daniel Craig leaves Boston for gala in NYC

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Now batting for N.Y.: Jacoby ‘Ellsubry’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Rita Cary fired by 92.5 FM The River

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Supporting domestic violence survivors

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Amy Poehler talks ‘Broad City’ in France

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Garner’s party date

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Michelle Kwan at skating gala

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Boston sports stars enjoy some downtime around time

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Music Review

DeMarco stays in control at Middle East

By Alex Stills