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Everett landowner resists disclosure pledge

The co-owner of a proposed Everett casino site has refused to sign pledge that no secret partners are involved in the land deal, raising questions about a convicted felon’s involvement.

Matthew George isn’t a typical tech entrepreneur. He has worked as an EMT and been a White House intern, majored in biology, and started a bus service while he was in college.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Data-driven bus service set to roll out

Bridj is scheduled to begin trial runs in mid-May with at least four nonstop commuter routes in Brookline, Boston, and Cambridge.

Stephen Colbert (right) will succeed David Letterman as host of CBS’s “Late Show” next year.

critic’s notebook

Stephen Colbert a wise choice to succeed David Letterman

The language-loving inventor of “truthiness” is a proven, fast-on-his-feet entertainer with a lot of range beyond political satire.

Report details missed chances ahead of Marathon attacks

The FBI’s review of Tamerlan Tsarnaev was faulted in a report that also revealed potential communication gaps within Boston’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

AIG hid evidence to avoid settlement, judge rules

A judge has ordered the insurer to pay at least $7 million to a seriously injured Wellesley lawyer, according to a scathing decision.

The Nation

Report details missed chances ahead of Marathon attacks

By Matt Viser

The FBI’s review of Tamerlan Tsarnaev was faulted in a report that also revealed potential communication gaps within Boston’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell a veteran of fiscal fights

By Michael D. Shear

President Obama is expected to nominate the director of the Office of Management and Budget as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Kathleen Sebelius resigns health secretary position

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,  testifying on the agency’s budget on Thursday, has been a lightning rod for criticism on the health care law.

By Michael D. Shear

Sebelius’s stormy five-year tenure was marred by the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

The World

Australia leader ‘confident’ that signal is from missing plane

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (right) spoke with his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, earlier this month.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said authorities are “getting to the stage where the signal from what we are very confident is the black box is starting to fade.”

UN approves C. African Republic peacekeeping force

By Edith M. Lederer

The UN Security Council voted to send nearly 12,000 peacekeeping troops to the conflict-torn nation.

Students end 24-day siege of Taiwan’s Parliament

Protesters gathered outside the Parliament building in Taiwan after ending their lengthy occupation. The protesters at first had demanded that a trade deal be withdrawn.

By Gladys Tsai

The government issued assurances that a Chinese trade pact the students see as imperiling the island’s autonomy would undergo legislative review.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Spins on the lieutenant governor job

By Scot Lehigh

It’s a curiosity that men and women aspire to this thoroughly pointless post.

CARLO ROTELLA

In literature, it’s Boston v. Boston — always

Women shouted at students from Gavin School being bused home to Roxbury.

By Carlo Rotella

There’s an education to be had in inhabiting the Boston that comes alive in the pages of “Common Ground.”

editorial

Rivers, Wall err badly in seeking funds from rail firm

The $105,000 invoice from the Rev. Eugene Rivers 3d and signed by the Rev. Bruce Wall came across as a self-serving pressure tactic.

Metro

Everett landowner resists disclosure pledge

An artist’s rendering shows the proposed Wynn Resorts casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett.

By Andrea Estes and Sean P. Murphy

The co-owner of a proposed Everett casino site has refused to sign pledge that no secret partners are involved in the land deal, raising questions about a convicted felon’s involvement.

AIG hid evidence to avoid settlement, judge rules

By Maria Cramer

A judge has ordered the insurer to pay at least $7 million to a seriously injured Wellesley lawyer, according to a scathing decision.

Rev. Bruce Wall resigns from advocacy group

The Rev. Bruce Wall.

By Milton J. Valencia

Wall has stepped down as head of a group that sent a $105,000 invoice to the state’s new commuter rail company for services that were never under contract.

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Kevin Cullen

Will the FBI ever share its information?

By Kevin Cullen

LAWRENCE

Fire leaves 8 people homeless in Lawrence

By Catalina Gaitan

BOSTON

Man dies after shooting in South Boston

By Catalina Gaitan

Business

Data-driven bus service set to roll out

Matthew George isn’t a typical tech entrepreneur. He has worked as an EMT and been a White House intern, majored in biology, and started a bus service while he was in college.

By Katie Johnston

Bridj is scheduled to begin trial runs in mid-May with at least four nonstop commuter routes in Brookline, Boston, and Cambridge.

Area couples prefer separate accounts, poll says

By Deirdre Fernandes

A TD Bank report says 41 percent of Greater Boston couples maintain a separate checking account in addition to a joint account for household expenses.

$1.1b plan for convention center meets skeptics

Massachusetts convention chief James Rooney is pushing for a $1.1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

By Casey Ross

James Rooney has proposed a 1.3-million-square-foot addition to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Obituaries

Michael Gilmore, 72; brought out best in English students

Mr. Gilmore was a professor emeritus at Brandeis and the author of eight books.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Gilmore had a lifelong engagement with books, and his own work examined the duet of politics and literature.

Lacey Holsworth, 8; inspired Michigan State basketball

Lacey Holsworth, 8, met Michigan State star Adreian Payne as she battled cancer.

By Mike Householder

The little girl affectionately known as Princess Lacey finally succumbed to the cancer that she had battled since 2011.

Jim Flaherty, 64; Canadian finance minister had global role

Jim Flaherty spent almost 20 years in Canadian politics.

By Rob Gillies

Mr. Flaherty was the longest-serving finance minister among the Group of Seven leading industrial economies.

Sports

YANKEES 4, RED SOX 1

Red Sox lose series opener to Yankees

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz struck out six over six innings, but also gave up seven hits.

By Peter Abraham

Starter Clay Buchholz allowed four runs (two earned) over six innings at Yankee Stadium.

ON BASEBALL

Clay Buchholz looks a little like his old self

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz struck out six Yankees over six innings, but also allowed seven hits.

By Nick Cafardo

Buchholz pitched better than he did in his first start, but still doesn’t look like the All-Star ace he was at the beginning of last season.

Jets 2, Bruins 1 | shootout

Bruins suffer another shootout loss

Brad Marchand chased down Evander Kane in the second period.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins held onto a 1-0 lead until the Jets tied the game with 1:57 remaining to force overtime.

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RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Grady Sizemore shifts to left in latest combination

By Peter Abraham

Masters Notebook

Phil Mickelson rolls a Masters 7 — twice

By Michael Whitmer

Nationals 7, Marlins 1

Stephen Strasburg stars as Nationals complete sweep

By Howard Fendrich

UNION 5, BC 4

BC falls in Frozen Four semifinals

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Patrice Bergeron is out; Zdeno Chara given a rest

By Amalie Benjamin

softball preview

Milford looking for a three-peat

By Patrick Bradley

on basketball

Losing taking its toll on Rajon Rondo

By Gary Washburn

MINNESOTA 2, NORTH DAKOTA 1

Minnesota wins on shorthanded buzzer-beater

By Anthony Gulizia

sports media

High praise, ratings for NCAA Tournaments

By Chad Finn

G: Arts & Movies

ART REVIEW

Worcester Art Museum’s show of armor shines, surprises

A 1590 field armor on display in the Knights! exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum.

By Sebastian Smee

“Knights!” — WAM’s display of its new Higgins Armory Museum holdings, is fun and it practically falls over itself to be welcoming.

critic’s notebook

Stephen Colbert a wise choice to succeed David Letterman

Stephen Colbert (right) will succeed David Letterman as host of CBS’s “Late Show” next year.

By Matthew Gilbert

The language-loving inventor of “truthiness” is a proven, fast-on-his-feet entertainer with a lot of range beyond political satire.

Stage Review

A personal battlefield in Huntington’s ‘Becoming Cuba’

Christopher Tarjan and Christina Pumariega in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Melinda Lopez’s “Becoming Cuba.”

By Don Aucoin

Melinda Lopez blends a revelatory family drama and historical turning point, war story, and love story – all within the walls of a Havana pharmacy.

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Classical Notes

Odyssey Opera unveils 2014 season offerings

By David Weininger

Movie Review

Jude Law parodies ‘Dom Hemingway’

By Peter Keough

Movie Review

‘Oculus’ reflects lessons not learned

By Peter Keough

Movie Review

Costner’s ‘Draft Day’ is a wasted pick

By Peter Keough

Movie Review

The mayhem continues in ‘The Raid 2’

By Tom Russo

Scene & Heard

Boston hip-hop hero Edan prepares for his next stage

By Martín Caballero

Noisy Neighbors

ESH the Monolith & Intrikit, ‘Loop Minded Individuals’

By Martín Caballero

Night Watch

ManRay Reunion (Part Deux)

By Alex Stills

Darlingside shows its folk side

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff