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Boston taxi regulator faces misconduct review

Mark Cohen, whose department is under fire for its oversight of the city’s $1 ­billion cab industry, has been suspended for alleged misconduct with a police department employee.

Harriette Batson’s weekly unemployment check will be cut, leaving her with $300 less at the end of each month.

Bill Greene/Globe Staff

45,000 Mass. residents to feel pinch of federal cutbacks

Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for at least six months will see their unemployment benefits shrink by the end of the month.

Plans to repair this portion of the famed Cliff Walk in Newport, R.I., were fiercely opposed because of threats to the surf below.


Surf fans win fight to stop Newport wall

In the litany of devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy’s terrible force, the collapse of an approximately 25-foot stretch of sidewalk along the rocky shore of Rhode Island would, at first glance, seem to be a speck unworthy of attention.

The mayor, shown in March, has endured a number of broken bones and other medical problems in recent years.

Menino, on upswing at last, breaks leg during fall

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has had un­relenting health woes, broke a bone in his right leg Friday and will undergo surgery Saturday.

A loaded pistol, a tragedy, and a N.H. chief charged

Prosecutors, saying they want to send a message about gun safety, took the unusual step of charging a New Hampshire police chief with negligent storage of a firearm after a teenager used the chief’s unlocked service weapon to kill himself last month.

The Nation

Negotiators agree on immigration cutoff date

Taking the message to the public: Senator Marco Rubio will be on seven TV shows Sunday to seek support for the plan.

By Ashley Parker

Senate negotiators have agreed to a date that could bar hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the path to legalization provided in the proposed overhaul.

Mail bomb sent to Arizona sheriff

Authorities say a package to ­Sheriff Joe Arpaio would have exploded if opened, leading to serious injuries or death.

Girl who committed suicide saw details of her assault

Audrie Pott hanged herself after she was sexually assaulted and a photo circulated online.

By Martha Mendoza

A Calif. 15-year-old hanged herself after she was sexually abused in her sleep at a party and then saw an intimate photo of herself online, her family’s lawyer said.

The World

Kerry walks fine line on North Korea

Kim Jong Un “needs to understand, as I think he probably does, what the outcome of the conflict would be,” said Secretary of State John Kerry.

By Anne Gearan and Greg Miller

Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea’s young leader that his country would lose any military showdown with the United States.

13 Afghans die as Taliban hit outpost

By Rod Nordland and Azam Ahmed

Insurgents dealt a serious blow to one of the Afghan army’s most highly regarded units, killing 13 soldiers and overrunning their remote outpost.

Egyptian leader, head of military meet to show unity

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (right) met with Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in February.

By Sarah El Deeb

Egypt’s president stood by the country’s top general after leaks from a report that the president himself commissioned implicated troops in the killing of protesters.

Editorial & Opinion

Lawrence Harmon

Can suburban schools lure city parents?

A flyer sent to parents in West Roxbury by real estate agent Stephanie Giroux touts school quality in Westwood.

By Lawrence Harmon

Until middle-class parents in Boston can count on access to high quality schools in their own neighborhoods, many will follow the path to the suburbs.

Opinion | Roland Merullo

A new path to Cuba

By Roland Merullo

The best revenge you could take on Castro’s revolution is to let Americans flood the place, let Cubans understand precisely what they don’t have, and could have, and should have.


Pay now or really pay later for transportation

By Derrick Z. Jackson

While many politicians moan about the pain of taxes, the taxpayer is being eaten up by the state’s crumbling and creaking infrastructure.


Wynn duplicates Everett, Philadelphia casino plans

A rendering of the Mystic River gambling resort to be called Wynn Harbor Park.

By Mark Arsenault

Similarities between the proposals are intentional, billionaire Steve Wynn said. He modeled them after a hotel he built in China.

Coffee is king at Boston event

Judges watched every move made by Zaida Dedolph of Chicago during the Specialty Coffee Association’s barista competition Friday.

By David Filipov and Sloane Grinspoon

Roasters, tasters, and baristas battled for preeminence as the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s competitions percolated with tension.

Nanny indicted on murder charge in death of infant

By Zachary T. Sampson and Peter Schworm

Aisling McCarthy Brady is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Cambridge toddler Rehma Sabir.

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Spotlight follow-up

Boston taxi regulator faces misconduct review

By Thomas Farragher and Bob Hohler

Surf fans win fight to stop Newport wall

By David Filipov and Todd Feathers

60 escape as fire hits complex in Dorchester

By Evan Allen and John R. Ellement


Women’s soccer tries third pro league

Goalie Cecilia Santiago during Boston Breakers practice Thursday.

By Callum Borchers

For the Boston Breakers women’s soccer club, Sunday’s season-opening match in Somerville may also kick off their last chance.

Work to resume on Filene’s project

Developers plan to build a tower at the Filene’s site in Downtown Crossing.

By Casey Ross

Work on the Filene’s redevelopment project will resume in days after its developer signed an advertising firm to occupy a large part of the property.

Top five NStar executives made $15 million last year

By Erin Ailworth

The figures include three months of pay for each executive that NStar had not disclosed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.


May Gruber, 100; philanthropist marched in Occupy movement

May Gruber kept up with contemporary trends.

By Gloria Negri

Mrs. Gruber was head of her family’s knitwear company, Pandora Industries, and was honored for her philanthropic and civic contributions.

Jonathan Winters, sketch comedian known for improvisations; at 87

Jonathan Winters was a popular talk-show guest. He appeared on Jack Paar’s show in 1963. Before that, he starred at the Riviera in Las Vegas (right). He made a memorable appearance in “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World” with Ethel Merman and Dorothy Provine.

By William Grimes

Mr. Winters inspired a generation of improvisational comics and kept television audiences in stitches.

Maria Tallchief, acclaimed American ballerina; at 88

Maria Tallchief danced the title role in a George Balanchine production of ‘Firebird.’ Below, after a long rehearsal.

By Jack Anderson

Ms. Tallchief was a daughter of an Oklahoma oil family who grew up on an Indian reservation, and became one of the most brilliant American ballerinas of the 20th century.


Heat 109, Celtics 101

Pierce, Garnett sit out defeat to Heat

Dwyane Wade (11 points) returned to the Miami lineup after missing six straight games.

By Baxter Holmes

Any setback without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, including Friday night’s 109-101 loss, is a setback with an asterisk.

Jackie Bradley Jr. poised amid slump with Red Sox

Jackie Bradley Jr. is hitless in his last 14 at-bats, with six strikeouts. Worse, he has not gotten the ball out of the infield in that stretch.

By Peter Abraham

The rookie is hitless in his last 14 at-bats, with six strikeouts. Worse, he has not gotten the ball out of the infield in that stretch.

Ethiopians in Boston closely follow Gebre Gebremariam

Waitress Tigist Kassa serves a taste of home to Ethiopian marathoner Gebre Gebremariam.

By Shira Springer

Gebremariam’s accomplishments garner extra attention at the Addis Red Sea restaurant in the South End. Gebremariam is among the Boston Marathon favorites.

G: Family

Crafting a better beer

Bryan Greenhagen is brewer and founder of Mystic Brewery.

By Gary Dzen

For newcomer Mystic Brewery and local icon Boston Beer Company, there are different challenges — but a similar passion.

Photography REview

Holyoke seen as brick and stone — and flesh and blood

Photographer Jerome Liebling took a series of untitled images in Holyoke in 1982 that are on display in two different exhibits.

By Mark Feeney

The results of Jerome Liebling’s photographic tour, “A Walk Through Holyoke – 1982,” are on display through April 28 at two locations in the city.

The lesson to be learned? Don’t mess with Mika

“I write songs to turn myself into something else,” says Mika. “And then I become that and I want to become something else.”

By James Reed

Mika’s latest album is a testament to his penchant for couching heavy sentiments in fizzy dance-pop songs. He plays the Royale on April 13.