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A quiet deal done on a prime Boston waterfront site

Developer Joe Fallon brought buildings and jobs to Fan Pier where others could not. But that doesn’t explain his no bid rights to another Seaport parcel.

Bill Walczak brings a different sort of resume to a race thus far dominated by candidates who hold elected office.

Bill Walczak jumps into race for Boston mayor

The community organizer becomes the fifth major declared candidate in the race to replace Mayor Menino.

Drunken-driving arrests becoming rare in Boston

Police last year made 241 drunken driving arrests, a sharp decline from recent years and far fewer than in cities of similar size.

The Schifters plan to move their buildings back from the shore in a never-ending battle with erosion.

What money can’t buy: a break from nature’s fury

Less than a decade after Richard Schifter and his wife Jennifer finished building their controversial summer home on Chappaquiddick, the cliff where it sits is crumbling into the sea at a rate approaching a foot a day.

Some of Mark Rappaport’s film materials are stored in the office of Ray Carney’s lawyer.

BU caught in middle as filmmaker, professor feud

A battle over a movie archive between filmmaker Mark Rappaport and professor Ray Carney is getting stranger by the day.

The Nation

Lobbying lucrative for Senator Baucus’s ex-aides

Senator Max Baucus is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

By Eric Lipton

No other lawmaker has such a sizable constellation of former aides working as tax lobbyists than the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Labor Department disbands mine safety legal teams

By Kimberly Kindy

Legal teams assembled to force mine operators to improve safety are being largely disbanded.


Obama says plan for budget is practical

President Obama

The president said his soon-to-be released budget is not his “ideal plan” but offers “tough reforms.”

The World

Deal to kill Pakistan enemy was start of CIA drone war

By Mark Mazzetti

In a secret deal, the CIA agreed to kill a man marked by Pakistan as an enemy of the state in exchange for access to airspace it had long sought.

6 Americans killed in attacks in Afghanistan

Afghan forces rushed to the scene of car bomb blast in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.

By Mirwais Khan

Militants killed six Americans, including a diplomat, and an Afghan doctor in a pair of attacks on Saturday.

Nuclear talks with Iran adjourn without result

Saeed Jalili, the chief negotiator for Iran, said, “Confidence building is a two-way road.”

By Joby Warrick

Diplomats reported scant progress in narrowing differences over proposals to limit Iran’s atomic advances in exchange for sanctions relief.

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Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY | Boston’s broken cabs

Ending medallion oligopoly will help clean up the mess

By Jeff Jacoby

The cruelties and rip-offs documented by the Globe’s series are ugly indeed, but uglier by far is the government-sanctioned deprivation of economic freedom that sustains it.

TOM KEANE | Boston’s broken cabs

Change is coming, and it’s with smartphone apps

By Tom Keane

The solution to end Boston’s dysfunctional, corrupt taxicab system is not some new mix of stronger rules and tougher regulations. Rather, the system itself needs to be blown apart.


Lynch, the party outsider

Steve Lynch is right — he is not the pick of the Democratic party establishment.

By Joan Vennochi

The case against Stephen Lynch treads on some uncomfortable class turf. He looks and sounds like what he is, a former ironworker who had to scrap for a seat at the table of power.

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Left’s money play on the environment

By Joanna Weiss

Letters | NRA task force weighs in

Gun lobby should put its money where its weapons are

Letters | NRA task force weighs in

NRA takes its message to the world

Letters | Driven to the Edge: Trouble in taxi industry

Cabbies struggle in an unfair system

Letters | Driven to the edge: Trouble in taxi industry

Tech tools can help drivers make ends meet

Letters | Toward building a new way to park in Boston

Many would gain if city expanded off-street parking

Letters | Toward building a new way to park in Boston

Projects proceed without good planning

Letters | Toward building a new way to park in Boston

No car owners need apply? That’s an outrageous case of bias


Markey, Lynch rivalry strains ties among Democrats

Representative Stephen F. Lynch (left) and Representative Edward J. Markey

By Noah Bierman

The Senate primary is causing tensions in the state’s all-Democrat delegation, with an awkward choice between Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch.

Yvonne Abraham

An eloquence born of pain

By Yvonne Abraham

If lousy luck and resiliency were MCAS topics, Everett High would beat Boston Latin.

Move to Westwood pitched as cure for Boston school angst

The real estate mailing “was an example of someone who was, on some level, taking advantage,” said Steve Poftak, a Roslindale resident with children in public schools.

By Brian MacQuarrie

A real estate agent timed a mailing to coincide with the lottery that assigns pupils to Boston schools.

Money & Careers

Drone makers struggle for acceptance

Jason Walker of CyPhy

By David Uberti

The domestic drone industry is trying to purge the word “drone’’ and its lethal connotations from the lexicon — an effort that is failing dismally.

Career-defining moments of three top women executives

Fay Donohue, Susan Windham-Bannister, and Helene Solomon.

By Leah Burrows and Jenifer B. McKim

The Globe asked women business leaders to recount the decisions that made their careers.

Innovation Economy

Same-day delivery a new threat to retailers

Amazon’s same-day service is just the beginning of a new wave of experimentation.

By Scott Kirsner

Amazon’s same-day service is just the beginning of a new wave of experimentation that could pose yet another challenge to brick-and-mortar businesses.


Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 0

John Lackey strains biceps in Red Sox loss

Catcher David Ross, third baseman Will Middlebrooks, and manager John Farrell surround John Lackey after he hurt his biceps in the fifth inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox starter left in the fifth inning of the 5-0 loss. Lackey will return to Boston Sunday for an MRI on his arm.

Canadiens 2, Bruins 1

Canadiens turn back Bruins

Canadien Brandon Prust scores on Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask as Bruins Matt Bartkowski tries to defend the net Saturday.

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins could have taken over first place in the Northeast Division, but now trail the Canadiens by three points after the 2-1 loss.

Christopher L. Gasper

Tiger Woods won’t be back until he wins a major

Tiger Woods

By Christopher L. Gasper

If a week from Sunday Woods is donning the famed green jacket as the Masters champion for a fifth time, he is indisputably back, like him or not.

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red sox notebook

Red Sox’ Jose Iglesias feeling better after plunking

By Peter Abraham

Sunday baseball notes

Montreal is exploring a major league return

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Basketball Notes

Kings decision a dilemma on way out for David Stern

By Gary Washburn

Sunday Football Notes

Giants coach Tom Coughlin standing test of time

By Greg A. Bedard

Sunday Hockey Notes

Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron must weigh price being paid

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Michigan 61, Syracuse 56

Michigan reaches NCAA championship game

By Ray Glier

Bob Ryan

Frozen Four breaks from tradition

By Bob Ryan

On Second Thought

BU wrestling program forced into submission

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Bruins notebook

Bruins’ Matt Bartkowski takes step back

By Fluto Shinzawa


Kevin Garnett returns to Celtics practice

By Baxter Holmes


BC’s Chase Rettig wants to get back to postseason

By Michael Vega

Louisville 72, Wichita St. 68

Louisville surge ends Wichita State’s run

By Amalie Benjamin


Notebook: Cardinals had Kevin Ware on their side

By Amalie Benjamin



Taxes, a love story

By Leon Neyfakh

How (and why) to fix a dysfunctional American relationship.

Should America let Syria fight on?

Syrian rebel fighters posed for a photo after several days of intense clashes with the Syrian army in Aleppo, Syria, in October.

By Thanassis Cambanis

In an unsettling way of seeing the catastrophic civil war, a drawn-out conflict might serve the US interest.

A treasury of opera poisonings

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

From snake venom to radiation, the chemistry of operatic drama.

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Uncommon Knoweldge

The blindness of football refs—quantified

By Kevin Lewis


It’s like your head was there

By Kevin Hartnett


Book review

‘Last Friends’ by Jane Gardam

By Jane Ciabattari

Gardam wraps up her witty, vivid trilogy “Old Filth” about an end-of-Empire love triangle that spans a half century of insinuation and intrigue.

director, dabbler in neuroscience

Anne Bogart

Her production of “Trojan Women” runs at ArtsEmerson April 17-21. Bogart talks about the books she’s reading and loves to read.

Book review

‘Paris to the Pyrenees’ and ‘Walking Home’

By Ethan Gilsdorf

Two recent books, “Paris to the Pyrnees” by David Downie and “Walking Home” by Simon Armitage, tramp and stumble onto the point of a pilgrimage.


Lawrence Fuchs; professor crafted immigration law changes

Lawrence Fuchs created and led the American studies department at Brandeis University.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Fuchs, 86, helped shape Brandeis University, where he created and led the American studies department, served as dean of faculty, and for 50 years taught classes.

Milo O’Shea, at 86; Irish character actor was a two-time Tony Award nominee

Milo O’Shea appeared on such shows as “The Golden Girls” and “The West Wing.”

By Douglas Martin

Mr. O’Shea, recognizable by his black bushy eyebrows, tumble of white hair, and impish smile, appeared in several films, including “Ulysses,” “Barbarella,” and “The Verdict.”

Ralph Klein, 70; Calgary mayor brought 1988 Winter Games to Canada

Ralph Klein was a television weatherman before running for mayor in 1980.

By Douglas Martin

Mr. Klein was a rambunctious politician who helped bring the Olympics to Calgary and spurred development of Alberta’s massive oil sands deposits.

Arts & Movies

family entertainment

Maurice Hines reflects on past in ‘Tappin’ Thru Life’

In “Tappin’ Thru Life,” Maurice Hines looks back on a passion for tap that began when he was tiny.

By Karen Campbell

The show traces Hines’s six decade-plus career and is a tribute to his brother Gregory, who died in 2003.

family entertainment

Cambridge Science Festival, by the numbers

Among the exhibits at the Cambridge Science Festival are (clockwise from top left): The Physics of Billiards; Visual-Eyes Art, a multimedia exhibit that explores animal vision and perception; and Sidewalk Astronomy, on the moons of Saturn.

By Jeff Wagenheim

The seventh Cambridge Science Festival runs Friday through April 21, bringing knowledge to more than 50 sites in Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding towns.

family entertainment

At MIT Museum, objects of everyday genius

By James H. Burnett III

The heroes in "Hidden Heroes” aren’t people or super beings. They’re simple items that we use and arguably take for granted in our everyday lives.

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family entertainment

PBS’s ‘Super WHY!’ comes to life onstage

By Sarah Rodman

family entertainment

Maud Morgan Arts centers on the community of all ages

By Katy Rushlau

family entertainment

Critic’s picks for family-oriented pop music events

By James Reed

family entertainment

A diverse menu at International Children’s Film Festival

By Ethan Gilsdorf

family entertainment

Packing a lot of slacking into ‘Regular Show’ disc

By Tom Russo

April 7: Family Filmgoer

By Jane Horwitz


Cities in the States

Three days in San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge’s main towers are 746 feet high.

By Bonnie Tsui

Three days in San Francisco lets visitors experience the city’s fickle weather, waterfront excursions, and food to fuel all of the activity.

In the Know

Tips for choosing a credit card for travel benefits

By Kari Bodnarchuk

Credit cards are one of the easiest ways to earn miles, points, and cash back, potentially saving customers thousands on travel costs.

Touring outdoor art at two colleges on Long Island Sound

”The Dangers and Pleasures of Co-Education” by William McCloy.

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

Spring in New England always seems to strike the Connecticut coast first, which makes now the perfect time to tour the outdoor sculpture collections of local colleges.


Globe magazine

The complete guide to Boston’s food trucks

Siblings Andrew and Mei Li run Mei Mei Street Kitchen, serving contemporary Chinese-American cuisine.

By Stephanie Tyburski

As the 2013 season revs up, discover what’s on the menu at 13 newcomers and dozens of favorites. Plus, what you need to know to locate the trucks.

Globe magazine

Find a farm dinner and pull up a chair

Guests gathered last September for a dinner in a field at Pete’s Greens in Greensboro, Vermont; it was organized by Outstanding in the Field, which puts on farm dinners across North America.

By Katherine Hysmith

New England has a wide variety of agriculture-related tourism options, and on-the-farm dinners using just-picked produce seem to be the trendiest right now.

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Photographs: 1962 Corvette from Heritage Museums & Gardens; Kermit by Reuters; Cambridge Science Festival by George Imirzian

The Red Sox home opener, a 10-day science festival, a Muppets singalong, and more things to do in and around Boston this week

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Teaching pit bulls to be nice

By Scott Helman

Miss Conduct

Facebook face-off

By Robin Abrahams


Go red

By Adam Ried


Being the big, bad parent

By Alison Lobron

Tales From the City

A game of telephone

The Food Issue

Rolling with the Mei Mei Street Kitchen

By Rachel Travers


Natural progression

By Ted Dobson

Style Watch

‘Mad Men’ ’60s

By Rachel Raczka

Globe North

Globe North

They still ask: Who killed Deanna?

Friends, family, and classmates met in Somerville March 30 to symbolically walk Deanna Cremin home.

By Jarret Bencks

On the 18th anniversary of her murder, hundreds flocked to Somerville to symbolically walk Deanna Cremin home to 48 Jaques St.

Tracking Deanna Cremin’s death in 1995

Deanna Cremin was murdered 10 years ago in Somerville. The case is still unsolved.

Two girls walking to elementary school found Deanna Cremin's body behind a senior housing building at 125 Jaques St. at 8 a.m. March 30, 1995.

With help, a veteran starts rebuilding his life

Stephen Wood outside his residence at the PLUS group home in Lynn.

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Eight years ago, Stephen Wood held the job of flying US Army generals to Iraq hot spots in his Black Hawk helicopter.

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Casino plan finds a welcome climate

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Town Meeting bans plastic bags

By David Rattigan


Officials seeking water-rate hike

By Kathy McCabe

High School Baseball

Warming to the task

By Anthony Gulizia

Dining Out

Absorbing lessons from the pros

By Coco McCabe


Town repaving school parking lot

By John Laidler


New committee focuses on city economics

By Jarret Bencks


Paint Day participants create mural

By Kathy McCabe


Appeals board meets Wednesday

By Kathy McCabe


Citizen of the year honored

By Brenda J. Buote


Tablets honor 18th-century slaves

By John Laidler


Committee will review zoning ordinance

By Jarret Bencks


Groups needed for Health & Wellness Expo

By Brenda J. Buote


Potential bike and walking trails

By John Laidler


Dog licensing in full swing

By John Laidler


Verdicchio joins School Committee

By Brenda J. Buote


State advances high school plan

By Brenda J. Buote


Grant will fund green renovations

By John Laidler


Refinancing yields $1.5m savings

By John Laidler


Salafia, Vispoli reelected as selectmen

By Brenda J. Buote


Lego program on Israel Independence Day

By Steven A. Rosenberg


School Committee meeting Monday

By John Laidler


Candidates vie for seats in election

By David Rattigan


Registration open for STEM camp

By Brenda J. Buote


Officials, residents look into hydrant flaws

By Karen Sackowitz


Senate contenders to debate at UMass

By Karen Sackowitz


Committee searches for town administrator

By David Rattigan


McDonough to lead Council on Aging

By Steven A. Rosenberg


Commission seeks peace prize nominees

By Brenda J. Buote

North Andover

Warren wins School Committee vote

By Brenda J. Buote

Globe South

Hope for Caroline | Norwell

Town rallies behind ill 5-year-old

Calle Cronk waits anxiously at her Norwell home for visiting nurse Pat Hayes (left) to draw blood and do other routine health checks.

By Meg Murphy

The story of Calle Cronk, a girl who is fighting a life-threatening brain tumor, has resonated deeply with residents in Norwell and surrounding communities.


Turbine debate heads to meeting

Town Meeting will vote on whether or not to ask officials to shut down the Scituate Wind turbine on the Driftway.

By Jessica Bartlett

Residents will vote at Tuesday’s Town Meeting on whether to shut down Scituate’s wind turbine.


School chief planning fast start


By Michele Morgan Bolton

Brockton’s first female school superintendent said she will hit the ground running in her new job.

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Misdirected e-mail results in complaint

By Jennette Barnes


Coach’s dismissal shocks supporters

By Johanna Seltz


Paicos makes pitch as review nears

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Beverly Beckham

An ‘ordinary’ guy raises $1m for charity

By Beverly Beckham

Dining Out

Taking comfort in chicken pot pies

By Shirley Goh

In Uniform

In Uniform

High School Baseball

High school hurlers use offseason to hone skills

By Tim Healey


Officials to give budget updates

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Mayor’s Youth Summit starts Thursday

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Voters facing contested races

By Paul E. Kandarian


Town election on Tuesday

By Johanna Seltz


Candidates set for May 18 election

By John Laidler


Interim district superintendent appointed

By Paul E. Kandarian


Two vie for selectman’s seat

By Paul E. Kandarian


Selectmen support tax break

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Colburn School on the move

By Michele Morgan Bolton


Election registration deadline

By Jennette Barnes


Perry elected town constable

By Jim Morrison


Manager aims to avoid override

By Jennette Barnes


Regional Holocaust remembrance tonight

By Jennette Barnes


Town Meeting to be delayed

By Rich Fahey


Public hearing on Little Comfort Estates

By Elaine Cushman Carroll


Selectwoman loses election

By Emily Sweeney


Comics writer, illustrator at library

By Johanna Seltz


Abington Clean Up Day

By Jim Morrison


New school superintendent chosen

By Meg Murphy


Mass Audubon buys woodlands

By Jennette Barnes


Autism Awareness Month

By Jessica Bartlett


Parents develop adoption network

By Jessica Bartlett


Superintendent finalists to be named

By Jennette Barnes


Students giving back

By Johanna Seltz


Voter registration deadline

By Robert Knox


Compost area open

By Jim Morrison


Seeking additional pathways

By Meg Murphy


Preservation fund requests

By John Laidler


Who let the dogs out?

By Emily Sweeney


Shipwreck talk at the library

By Jessica Bartlett


Health and Wellness Fair on April 18

By Johanna Seltz


Nine-month medical marijuana moratorium

By Jessica Bartlett


Milton Players leaving longtime home

By Dave Eisenstadter

Globe West

The Needham job

A police honor guard carried Officer Forbes McLeod’s casket after a service at St Joseph’s Church in Needham in February 1934.

By Kathleen Burge

A homegrown documentary tells the story of three men who were executed after a 1934 bank robbery that left two officers dead.

Timeline of Needham Trust Company robbery and killing

Here is a timeline of improtant events relating to the robbery of the Needham Trust Company and the killing of two Needham police officers in 1934.

Studying medical pot law at work

While medical marijuana ID cards have been available in Canada for more than a decade, Massachusetts is still setting up its system, roughly five months after approval by voters.

By Calvin Hennick

Can employees spark up before work or on their lunch breaks without fear of reprimand from their bosses?

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Selectman to consider pool’s site

By Jaclyn Reiss


Neighbors fight senior center plan

By Calvin Hennick


State, firm skewered on cleanup

By John Swinconeck

In Uniform

By Alice C. Elwell

Around the Diamond

Keeping count

By Phil Perry


Discuss plans for bikeway project

By Brock Parker


Forum to examine needs of seniors

By Brock Parker


Voter registration deadline Wednesday

By Brock Parker


Dress rehearsal Sunday on Battle Green

By Brock Parker


Food and Wine Fest

By Jaclyn Reiss


Learn rules for public meetings

By Jaclyn Reiss


Winter is over, so is parking ban

By Jaclyn Reiss


Town offers deal on rain barrels

By Jaclyn Reiss


Call to expand CPA levy on ballot

By Nancy Shohet West


Voters put Adachi, Green on board

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Town Meeting convenes Monday

By Jennifer Roach


Town Meeting OK’s funds for school study

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Grange to mark 127th anniversary

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Register for Get Active 5K race

By Ellen Ishkanian


Volunteer for annual cleanup

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Series begins with brain health

By Nancy Shohet West


Donate bikes for annual fund-raiser

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Learn about the ‘social host’ law

By Nancy Shohet West


Book festival at library Saturday

By Calvin Hennick


Schools set June 20 for last day

By Davis Bushnell


DPW office on summer hours

By Davis Bushnell


City to offer summer internships

By Calvin Hennick


Learn about ‘seed lending’ today

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Preview Town Meeting warrant online

By Calvin Hennick


Town clerk seeks election workers

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts


Business group offers scholarships

By Rachel Lebeaux


Workshops for job seekers at library

By Rachel Lebeaux


Panel to focus on human trafficking

By Ellen Ishkanian


Yard waste collections this week

By Rachel Lebeaux


Town cleanup, shredding event April 27

By Ellen Ishkanian


Meet Center School candidates Monday

By Ellen Ishkanian


Plans for townwide cleanup day

By Rachel Lebeaux


Foxwoods to present plans Monday

By Ellen Ishkanian


Tips for seniors to avoid financial scams

By Rachel Lebeaux


Deadline to register for April 30 votes

By Rachel Lebeaux


Shakespeare at library Saturday

By Rachel Lebeaux


Session to feature state gaming officials

By Ellen Ishkanian