Casino bid may be bound for court

The late bid by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head-Aquinnah is likely to end up before a judge over the question of whether the tribe can pursue a resort in Southeastern Mass.

Teacher Katy Burns at work with Pedro Veras and Oscar Coello (right).

Deaf students new to US find their footing

A handful of students have graduated from a two-year-old program at the Horace Mann School in Allston, one of the first in the country to target deaf teens who immigrate to the US.

US soldier executes 16 Afghans, officials say

A US Army sergeant killed at least 16 civilians early Sunday, including nine children, officials said, igniting fears of a new wave of anti-American hostility in Afghanistan.

Santorum says Romney untruthful on health law

Rick Santorum accused Mitt Romney of not telling the truth about his support for a federal health insurance mandate based on Massachusetts law.

A Modiv phone app and a hand-held scanner.


Smartphone apps may help retail scanning catch on

Quincy’s Modiv Media Inc. says the surging popularity of smartphones could now make hand-held scanners more practical for retailers, nine years after their introduction.

Dion Waiters (above) and Syracuse are the No. 1 seed in the East.

Bob Ryan

What to expect from NCAA Tournament

In theory, everyone wants to win the thing, but let’s get serious. The pool of conceivable winners is probably no bigger than six or seven.

East: Syracuse strong, but beware of Buckeyes

Syracuse starts in Pittsburgh with what should be a warm-up against UNC-Asheville, but the next round against either Kansas State or Southern Miss will provide a different challenge.

Harvard facing Vanderbilt in NCAA tourney

Harvard is the No. 12 seed in the East Regional and will head to Albuquerque for a first-round matchup Thursday against No. 5 seed Vanderbilt.

“It’s hard for us to imagine how isolated some of these kids are in their communities.”

Fiona Bennie,  a teacher at the Horace Mann School

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Join Dave Russo, Anthony Scibelli, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, and Lenny Clarke for a talk about the city’s comedy scene. Laughs guaranteed.


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Notes from notorious ax trial revealed

New light may shine on the 1892 Lizzie Borden ax-murder trial with the acquisition of two handwritten journals kept by the family’s lawyer.


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Rahul Yarala is executive director at Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown.

Harnessing the winds of change

The sprawling Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown aims to help the wind industry develop turbines better able to survive blizzards and other tests of nature.

Nation & World

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Families released a paper lantern in Natori, Japan, Sunday in honor of victims on the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation last year.

Japan marks 1st anniversary of quake, tsunami

Grieving families gathered Sunday to mark the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed almost 20,000 people and caused a huge radiation leak.


Political Notebook

Michelle Obama walked back to the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sunday after she and President Obama watched daughter Sasha’s basketball game.

GOP leaders hone reelection case

Republican Congressional leaders aim to argue that the Democratic-controlled Senate and not the GOP-led House is to blame for political gridlock.


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Lakers 97, Celtics 94

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo had 24 points against Kobe Bryant the Lakers. He also had 10 assists.

Cold shooting KO’s the Celtics late

The Celtics missed their final six shots and Andrew Bynum scored two key baskets in an 8-0 game-ending Lakers run, handing Boston a 97-94 loss.


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Opera Review

Soprano Sarah Coburn as Rosina and baritone Jonathan Beyer as Figaro in Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘‘The Barber of Seville.’’

BLO returns to the familiar with amiable ‘Barber of Seville’

Unlike the more experimental BLO productions of “Carmen’’ and “Macbeth,’’ this one has no interpretive agenda for Rossini’s timelessly effervescent comedy.

Health and wellness

G Force

“So many people [in the Dominican Republic] are affected by arthritis — people who want to be able to walk without continuous pain, just to get a job,” said Dr. Mercedes Concepcion.

Mission of healing is joint effort

Dr. Mercedes Concepcion is a leader of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s annual, weeklong orthopedic surgery mission in the Dominican Republic.

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Spring Style

The season’s freshest fashion feels airy and easy — think fluttery shapes, pretty prints, and nothing too structured or serious.


“Figuring out how to handle Iran is not the same as playacting. Yet the week-long AIPAC conference looked like high school debating trials.”

Juliette Kayyem 


“The best-selling board game today is the board game that was the best-selling board game in 1936. That is Monopoly.”

Game publisher Eric Hautemont