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Mayor Menino orders review of taxi oversight

Mayor Thomas M. Menino ordered a sweeping review of the city’s $1 billion taxi industry Monday, a day after the Globe Spotlight Team documented a lopsided system of enforcement in an industry that routinely punishes drivers but tolerates egregious conduct by cab owners who operate with relative impunity.

More signs of disarray in closed state drug lab

The findings raise questions about the integrity of testing throughout the Jamaica Plain lab where indicted chemist Annie Dookhan worked.

// 2 life trajectories intersect tragically in Lakeville

There was no reason Monica DeMello and Kathleen Allen should have met. But when they did, it was fatal.

The Nation

Prosecutors seek execution in theater attack

Accused Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes.

By Dan Elliott

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for James Holmes, the accused gunman in the fatal spree at a Colorado movie theater.

Health law component to be delayed

Unable to meet tight deadlines in the new health care law, the Obama administration is delaying parts of a program for small businesses.

3 feared dead in helicopter crash

A State Police helicopter carrying a trooper, a pilot for the agency and a rescued snowmobiler crashed in Alaska.

The World

White House moves to ease tensions with North Korea

South Korea’s president, Park Geun Hye, took a stronger position on the threats than her predecessor.

By Mark Landler and Choe Sang-Hun

The White House said there was no evidence that North Korea was mobilizing militarily despite President Kim Jong Un’s threats.

Afghan teenager fatally stabs US soldier

The soldier was stabbed in the neck while he played with local children and was one of at least 14 American service members who died in Afghanistan in February.

Al Qaeda takes responsibility for suicide blast in Mali

The claim of responsibility and the boldness of the attack renews fears that Al Qaeda’s local fighters have not been uprooted by a French-led offensive.

Editorial & Opinion

Farah Stockman

Rethinking H-1B visas

Senators Lindsey Graham and Charles Schumer have reportedly struck an immigration deal that involves doubling the number of H-1B visas.

By Farah Stockman

Before the program expands, fraud schemes need to be addressed.


New mayor could have job for life, too

By Tom Keane

The key to being the next — and longterm — mayor of Boston is clear vision, an ability to execute, and a willingness to reach out to residents. And a number of candidates have those qualities.


A Downtown Crossing worth the wait

By Paul McMorrow

The plan for the downtown area targets young, collaborative, creative companies — the types of companies that are key to Boston’s future.


Mayor Menino orders review of taxi oversight

“We have real problems, and I’m very concerned about it,” Mayor Menino said. “We’re not going to tolerate this nonsense.”

By Thomas Farragher and Jonathan Saltzman

The review comes a day after the Globe Spotlight Team documented a lopsided system of enforcement in Boston’s cab industry.

Spotlight Report | Part 3

For cab drivers, risk and reward are a mismatch

Globe reporter Bob Hohler encountered drunken passengers, gridlock, overcharging, and city drivers.

A Globe reporter returns to the wheel after many years and finds much has changed. Cabbies are often cheated, and danger lurks at every turn.

More signs of disarray in closed state drug lab

Annie Dookhan is facing 27 counts related to the mishandling of evidence.

By Scott Allen and Andrea Estes

The findings raise questions about the integrity of testing throughout the Jamaica Plain lab where indicted chemist Annie Dookhan worked.

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Long-sought rapist is returned to Mass.

By Evan Allen and Travis Andersen

Mother, with baby, stabbed in Savin Hill

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz and Todd Feathers


Driver charged with striking 2, fleeing

By Brian Ballou

Groups slam bill on mercury woes

By Matt Murphy and Michael Norton


Finding seats a bit easier for Fenway faithful

All of last year’s games were sold out, but empty seats were evident early and late in the season.

By Callum Borchers

A year after the Red Sox posted their worst record in decades, fans are not clamoring for tickets as they once did.

Biogen Idec sued over deal tied to ALS drug

By Robert Weisman

Biogen halted development of a drug to treat the disease in January, and now the firm that licensed the drug compound wants the research samples from the Biogen trial.

Developer draws local biotech star to new office building

By Casey Ross

Developer Skanska USA confirmed that its newly finished building at 150 Second St. near Kendall Square has attracted Foundation Medicine Inc.


D. Leo Monahan, 86; Boston sports reporter, columnist

Leo Monahan, shown with Bruins Derek Sanderson and Ken Hodge in 1970, covered hockey in Boston for years.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Monahan started covering the Bruins for Boston newspapers six decades ago, seeing his role as staying a step away.

Bob Turley, 82; helped Yankees win ’58 Series

Bob Turley pitched briefly for the Red Sox.

By Robert D. McFadden

Mr. Turley was a Cy Young-winning, right-handed pitcher whose blazing fastball bore in on baffled hitters like a dissolving aspirin.


red sox 8, yankees 2

‘A very good day’ for Red Sox

Jose Iglesias

By Peter Abraham

Putting the worst season in generations behind them, the Red Sox played with passion and a sense of purpose in an Opening Day rout of the Yankees.

Dan Shaughnessy

Jackie Bradley’s Red Sox debut was a show-stopper

John Farrell had to hand it to rookie Jackie Bradley for his contributions to Monday’s game at the plate, on the bases, and on defense.

By Dan Shaughnessy

There were many contributors to the Opening Day win, but it was Bradley who set the tone for the Red Sox.

On Baseball

Red Sox found new recipe for victory

Jonny Gomes slid around the tag to score one of the Red Sox’ eight runs on Opening Day.

By Nick Cafardo

The Red Sox executed perfectly against the Yankees on Opening Day. Now if they can only continue this in the weeks ahead.

G: Living

Inventor brings 3-D vision to music

Bill Sebastian inside a prototype of a dome used for displaying visual music content. Sebastian is the founder of Visual Music Systems, which is developing technology to make music a fully visual experience.

By James Sullivan

Bill Sebastian built an otherworldly visual synthesizer in the 1970s, and everyone thought he was crazy. Today, he’s back at it, this time making it 3-D.


Charles Bradley’s ‘Victim of Love’ is powerful

By James Reed

Each performance on “Victim of Love” is a musical exorcism from the gut, every note a wail through clenched teeth and closed eyes.


Lil Wayne, ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’

By Ken Capobianco

This sequel to 2010’s pre-jail rush job finds Lil Wayne flailing in an attempt to recapture the stoned Seuss-ian magic of his peak years.

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Cold War Kids, ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts’

By Sarah Rodman


Tyler, the Creator, ‘Wolf’

By Martín Caballero

Stage Review

Roles of a lifetime in ‘Vera Stark’

By Don Aucoin

Book REview

‘Mary Coin’ by Marisa Silver

By Eugenia Williamson


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Tuesday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Movie Stars

Recent movie reviews


Jackie Bradley Jr. doesn’t tweet for home teams?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Bruins players cut it all off for a good cause

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Bill Weld to play a man of the cloth

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Paul McCartney playing Fenway on July 9

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Is Todd English planning to close Olives?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Late-night host Conan O’Brien staying put at TBS

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Getting ready for Run-Walk to Home Base 9k

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Gish Jen to help judge National Book Awards

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein