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Shooting photos up a woman’s skirt is legal in Mass., SJC rules

A decision by the state’s high court quickly drew calls for a change in state law to so “upskirting” can be prosecuted.

Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, a Harvard sophomore, started the

Carol Powell

‘I, Too, Am Harvard’ campaign highlights black students’ frustrations

Since being posted on Tumblr earlier this month, a multimedia campaign labeled “I, Too, Am Harvard” has drawn tens of thousands of views -- and sparked scores of comments from the Harvard campus and beyond. The project’s participants, all Harvard students of color, hold signs commenting on what they say are prevailing racial attitudes on campus. “Having an opinion does not make me an ‘Angry Black Woman,’” reads one. Another sign reads: “ ‘You’re LUCKY to be black...so easy to get into college!’ ” On March 7, a play based upon their personal testimony will be staged at Harvard’s Lowell Lecture Hall. “I, Too, Am Harvard,” the stage version, will have student actors delivering lines from a script based on interviews collected last fall.

“I’m mostly afraid of being afraid,” said Casey Carey-Brown (right) of Jamaica Plain, with wife Michelle and daughter Riley.

Emotions mixed on being part of Marathon crowd

Police are preparing for record crowds along the route, but some spectators are debating whether they’ll show up this year.

An MBTA commuter rail train, operated by Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., pulled into the Montserrat stop in Beverly earlier this year.

John Blanding/Globe Staff

Losing bidder goes to court to block commuter rail deal

Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. lost its bid earlier this year to continue running Boston’s commuter rail network.

”The College Board cannot stand by while some test-prep providers intimidate parents at all levels of income into the belief that the only way they can secure their child’s success is to pay for costly test preparation and coaching,” said David Coleman, president of the not-for-profit College Board.

College Board drops essay portion of SAT

That’s just one part of a sweeping redesign of the test aimed at making it more relevant to what students study in college.

The Nation

Renewal time extended for noncompliant health plans

By Robert Pear

The Obama administration will allow consumers to renew health insurance policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act for two more years.

Latest prostate cancer study adds to debate

By Deborah Kotz

Findings from a two-decade-long clinical trial of Swedish patients will raise the question of how best to treat men diagnosed with early, slow-growing tumors.

Nominee for civil rights post is rejected

Debo Adegbile in 2009.

By David Espo

President Obama’s choice to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was blocked by bipartisan Senate opposition.

The World

John Kerry talks on Ukraine yield no change

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) met in Paris on Wednesday.

By Christopher Rowland

Talks on Ukraine between the secretary of state and his Russian counterpart bore no tangible fruit, but established that Russia wants to avoid broader conflict.

John L. Allen Jr.

Pope Francis strikes back at church critics on sex abuse

Pope Francis blessed the altar during Ash Wednesday at Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome.

By John L. Allen Jr.

Francis issued a strong defense both of the church and Pope Benedict XVI, saying “no one has done more” to combat exploitation of children.

Israelis seize rockets on ship in Red Sea

Israeli commandos stood over a Syrian-made M-302 rocket after it was seized on a ship in the Red Sea. Officials said Israel had been tracking the shipment for months.

By Isabel Kershner

Israeli naval commandos intercepted and boarded a civilian ship in the southern Red Sea an Iranian shipment destined for Gaza.

Editorial & Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

Bringing church values to the St. Patrick’s Day parade

By Joan Vennochi

How does the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality translate to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration?

EDWARD L. GLAESER

Boston needs cooler buses

By Edward L. Glaeser

Economists have long argued that buses are vastly more cost-effective than trains. Yet trains cause hearts to flutter, while buses elicit groans.

Alex Beam

Computer-generated nonsense

By Alex Beam

What if other media were as honest as scammed science publishers?

Metro

Shooting photos up a woman’s skirt is legal in Mass., SJC rules

By Milton J. Valencia

A decision by the state’s high court quickly drew calls for a change in state law to so “upskirting” can be prosecuted.

Emotions mixed on being part of Marathon crowd

“I’m mostly afraid of being afraid,” said Casey Carey-Brown (right) of Jamaica Plain, with wife Michelle and daughter Riley.

By Peter Schworm

Police are preparing for record crowds along the route, but some spectators are debating whether they’ll show up this year.

College Board drops essay portion of SAT

”The College Board cannot stand by while some test-prep providers intimidate parents at all levels of income into the belief that the only way they can secure their child’s success is to pay for costly test preparation and coaching,” said David Coleman, president of the not-for-profit College Board.

By Marcella Bombardieri

That’s just one part of a sweeping redesign of the test aimed at making it more relevant to what students study in college.

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Second infected baby cleared of HIV

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

Obama rallies Boston Democrats

By Jeremy C. Fox and Joshua Miller

Wrestlers warned about recruiter

By Jacqueline Tempera

Business

Losing bidder goes to court to block commuter rail deal

An MBTA commuter rail train, operated by Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., pulled into the Montserrat stop in Beverly earlier this year.

By Martine Powers

Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. lost its bid earlier this year to continue running Boston’s commuter rail network.

Tech Lab

Making a living as a professional video game player

Steve Serge is 23 and has 403,000 followers on Youtube and 30,000 Twitter followers.

By Hiawatha Bray

Steve Serge is a star. Serge plays video games and makes movies of the resulting digital carnage. It’s called “e-sports,” and it’s huge.

Boston Medical Center consolidating campuses

A tube over Albany Street will be replaced by a glass bridge to better connect buildings at Boston Medical, formed when Boston City Hospital and University Hospital merged.

By Robert Weisman

Boston Medical Center is preparing to break ground in the coming weeks on a $270 million construction and renovation project.

Obituaries

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Bruins shut down Adam McQuaid for 2-3 weeks

Adam McQuaid hasn’t played since he aggravated his quadriceps Jan. 19.

By Amalie Benjamin

The defenseman has a strained quadriceps, and the team wants him to give it a good rest.

Sherwin B. Nuland, 83; surgeon’s book fueled discussions on death

Dr. Nuland wrote that seeking a good death was pointless.

By Denise Gellene

Dr. Nuland’s “How We Die” sought to dispel the notion of death with dignity.

Lee Lorch, 98; desegregation activist

Lee Lorch spoke to reporters after he invited a black family to live in his family’s apartment in Stuyvesant Town.

Mr. Lorch’s campaign to desegregate a gargantuan housing development on the Lower East Side helped make housing discrimination illegal nationwide.

Sports

Warriors 108, Celtics 88

Celtics routed by Warriors

Boston Celtics center Kris Humphries (43) wass outnumbered by blue jerseys as he went after a loose ball in the first half.

By Baxter Holmes

The Celtics, looking like a team that gave up, fell to 20-41 and lost for the seventh time in eight games.

ON HOCKEY

Bruins settled for depth at trade deadline

Andrej Meszaros will have to learn to play in the Bruins’ collapsing defensive system. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

By Fluto Shinzawa

Andrej Meszaros was the second-best option for the Bruins on the market, but he is certainly no Dennis Seidenberg.

ON FOOTBALL

Patriots should go after Darrelle Revis

Could the Patriots pry Darrelle Revis from the Buccaneers?

By Ben Volin

Forget Aqib Talib. Revis is the guy you want. And believe it or not, the Patriots can make it happen fairly reasonably.

G: Style

Washington Square, the area’s hottest foodie hub

Washington Square has gone from a sleepy culinary outpost to metro Boston’s favored restaurant row.

By Bella English

The Brookline neighborhood has gone from a sleepy culinary outpost to metro Boston’s favored restaurant row.

‘I, Too, Am Harvard’ campaign highlights black students’ frustrations

Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, a Harvard sophomore, started the

By Joseph P. Kahn

Since starting on Tumblr earlier this month, a multimedia campaign labeled “I, Too, Am Harvard” has drawn thousands of views.

television review

Nicholson eases on down the ‘Road’

Medford native Julianne Nicholson in “The Red Road.”

By Sarah Rodman

Julianne Nicholson is starring in “The Red Road,” a dark new drama that airs on the Sundance Channel Thursdays at 10 p.m.

More Stories

Television Review

‘Sirens’ an enjoyable trip to the emergency room

By Christopher Muther

Q & A

Leary answers the call with new show

By Sarah Rodman

style

Picasso-made jewelry no longer a mystery

By Christopher Muther

Revolution gets a new kit

By Jill Radsken

Bargain Bin

Markdowns galore

By Ami Albernaz

Book REview

‘Lion Heart’ by Justin Cartwright

By Daneet Steffens

Mark your calendar

By June Wulff

Critic’s Corner

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Thursday

By Sarah Rodman

Handyman on Call

Sitting room beam has a gap: What should she do?

By Peter Hotton

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Robin Thicke performs in Boston, despite protests

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q bring ‘Divergent’ to Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Geena Davis to be honored with Bette Davis award

By James H. Burnett III

Names

Treat meets Treat in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Celtics players perform play for school kids

By James H. Burnett III

Names

Todd English spotted enjoying company in NYC

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Globe North

Gun licenses on the rise north of Boston

By Matt Carroll

The number of residents holding gun licenses in communities north of Boston climbed last year, continuing a long-term trend.

Rockport High School leggings-ban controversy still simmers

Katharine Boucher, 17, a senior, said the announcement was unfair.

By Sarah Shemkus

The school administration has also put together a 14-member committee to review the dress code and make recommendations.

College Bound

With planning, juniors can get a jump on their college search

Jaime Morgan gave prospective students and their families a tour of the Tufts University campus.

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

While many high school seniors are awaiting word from their top schools, juniors are entering a critical period in the college search process.

Globe South

Gun licenses on the rise, as state considers changes in law

By Matt Carroll

The number of residents holding gun licenses in communities south of Boston climbed last year, continuing a long-term trend.

College Bound

With planning, juniors can get a jump on college search

Jaime Morgan gave prospective students and their families a tour of the Tufts University campus.

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

While many high school seniors are awaiting word from their top schools, juniors are entering a critical period in the college search process.

Wareham

Wareham project would raise water quality

By John Laidler

Officials say they are hopeful voters will agree to a plan that would finally solve the district’s longstanding water quality issues.

Globe West

Plainville celebrating, Raynham somber after slots decision

Employees, local officals and local residents celebrated atter Plainville won the bid to build the first slot machine parlor in Massachusetts .

By Ellen Ishkanian

The new slots parlor will mean millions in annual revenue for Plainville as well as 1,000 construction jobs and 400 permanent jobs.

Gun licenses on the rise, as state considers changes in gun laws

By Matt Carroll

The number of residents obtaining gun licenses in communities west of Boston climbed last year, continuing a long-term trend.

Newton

Newton Centre residents push for rezoning

By Ellen Ishkanian

Residents of Newton Centre want their neighborhood rezoned to “protect the character, diversity, and integrity” of the neighborhood.