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Point made BUSINESS B5 Boom in pools OUR OVERUSE OF THE EXCLAMATION MARK abcde VOLUME 281 NUMBER 117 Suggested retail price $1.25 $2.00 outside of Metro Boston SPORTS: SOX COMPLETE A SWEEP OF TWINS, 7-6 Th u r s day , A p r i l 2 6 , 2 01 2 In the news Supreme Court justices appeared inclined to uphold Arizona’s requirement that SEASON’S SUDDEN END officers determine the immigration status of anyone they stop if they suspect the person to be an illegal immigrant. A2. France raised the idea of UN military intervention in Syria as frustration rose over the continuing violence. A3. An online religious group urged Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester to lift his ban on Victoria Reggie Kennedy as commencement speaker at Anna Maria College. B1. GLOBE STAFF four, six weeks of playoff hockey, but now the bull gang can melt the cold sheet and switch to parquet for the rest of the spring. The NBA postseason doesn’t start until this weekend and already hockey is done for the year. Bring on the Celtics and Atlanta Hawks. Bring on the NFL draft. Bring on the (gulp) Red Sox. We won’t see the Bruins again until September. ‘‘We definitely had obstacles this season,’’ said Bruins captain Zdeno Anthony L. DiNunzio, the reputed leader of the New England Mafia who allegedly bragged that he would enforce his authority by burying opponents alive, was charged with racketeering and extortion Wednesday in US District Court in Rhode Island, in yet another blow to a criminal organization that continues to see its power erode. DiNunzio, 53, the younger brother of the convicted mobster Carmen ‘‘ The Cheese Man’’ DiNunzio, is the sixth consecutive boss or acting boss of the New England Mafia to face criminal charges. His predecessors have all been convicted. DiNunzio, of East Boston, was arrested just before 7 a.m. at the Gemini Social Club in the North End of Boston. Wearing glasses and a windbreaker jacket, he pleaded not guilty in federal court later to charges of racketeering conspiracy, extortion, and traveling to aid extortion. Prosecutors have asked that he be held without bail, and a hearing is scheduled in Providence May 3. ‘‘Organized crime likes to believe their reach is long,’’ US Attorney Peter F. Neronha said at a press conference after the hearing. ‘‘Our reach is longer.’’ Neronha said the indictment should serve as a message to organized crime figures who hope to assume DiNunzio’s role. SHAUGHNESSY, Page A16 DINUNZIO, Page A10 Governor Deval Patrick refused to negotiate with the Wampanoag of Aquinnah over a casino, saying the tribe surrendered gambling rights in a 1980s land accord. B1. JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF Andrew Ference hugged goalie Tim Thomas after the Bruins bowed out in Game 7. Coverage, C1. Fans’ reaction, B2. with political leaders but said he did not try to manipulate British governments. A5. Dan Shaughnessy Concord residents voted to ban the sale of single-serving Capitals knock out champion Bruins, 2-1, in OT plastic water bottles. The bylaw still needs approval of the attorney general’s office. B3. Retiring Representative Barney Frank said President Obama erred by pushing for a health care overhaul in 2009 before trying to change the financial system. A12. Newt Gingrich said he will suspend his long presidential quest next week and formally endorse Mitt Romney. A13. Reputed Mafia boss is indicted By Milton J. Valencia struggling Massachusetts homeowners under a program that uses proceeds from a settlement with big banks. B5. Media power Rupert Murdoch acknowledged close contact It was not a good New England winter for ice. Maybe that was a sign. The Boston Bruins, Stanley Cup champions who skated until mid-June in the glorious spring of 2011, are done for the season. The Spoked-Bs were sent home Wednesday night, losing Game 7 of their first-round series to the upstart Washington Capitals, 2-1, in the third minute of overtime, in front of a stunned TD Gar- den sellout crowd. Winger Joel Ward scored the winning goal, muscling the puck past Tim Thomas after a rush by former Bruin Mike Knuble. ‘‘We had to really grind it out,’’ said Bruins coach Claude Julien. ‘‘It was a challenging year for the guys. At the end of the day when you look at your team, your team wasn’t playing its best in this series.’’ It’s somewhat of a shocker. We thought there would be another two, Citizens in $137.5m overdraft settlement ‘This is the engineers finally passing the baton to the creative folks and retailers.’ Have a news tip? E-mail or call 617-929-TIPS (8477). Other contact information, B2. POINT OF VIEW: YVONNE ABRAHAM ‘‘About 1,000 of the state’s roughly 166,000 employers paid the Fare Share contribution in 2010. Some of them deserved the fine, and more. But shouldn’t we make a distinction between employers of good faith who can’t get employees to sign up for health insurance, and the scofflaw employers who simply won’t?’’ B1. Inside Classified Business B5-9 Legal notices B6 Deaths B10-12 g Editorials A14 TV/Radio, Comics, Lottery B2 Crossword, Weather B13 Sudoku, KenKen, Movies, Horoscope © Globe Newspaper Co. For breaking news, updated stories, and more, visit our website: 17439 947725 4 Full Report: Page B13 East Boston man faces racketeering charges Counseling and grants worth $16 million will be offered to 0 Today: Cloudy, showers later. High 57-62. Low 44-49. Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, breezy. High 57-62. Low 36-41. High Tide: 3:01 a.m. 3:38 p.m. Sunrise: 5:46 a.m. Sunset: 7:38 p.m. * Features SQUISH FULFILLMENT JULIE WORMSER Boston Harbor Association All-out effort to get people to waterfront this summer Events showcase local attractions By Joseph P. Kahn GLOBE STAFF The Big Dig was completed five years ago, resulting in the Central Artery’s demolition and creation of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, 15 acres of public land. Once-polluted Boston Harbor has become not only a chic dining destination but clean enough to swim in. For many Bostonians, though, the waterfront neighborhood and Greenway remain terra incognita. How to lure them down there? That is the aim of a consortium of nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and business owners behind a campaign labeled ‘‘Summer on the Waterfront: Eat, Splash, Shop, Learn.’’ Backed by a six-figure marketing effort, it will be formally unveiled June 1 and celebrated with a kickoff ceremony June 2 on the Greenway. The campaign runs through Labor Day. Along with a dedicated webWATERFRONT , Page A11 Bank accused of manipulation to increase fees By Beth Healy and Todd Wallack GLOBE STAFF DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF A six-bedroom president’s house with swimming pool and ocean views is part of the campus of the National Graduate School of Quality Management in Falmouth. A tiny tax-exempt school gives president a lavish life Critic calls board a ‘puppet group’ By Brian Jordan, Kristina Finn, and Walter V. Robinson GLOBE CORRESPONDENTS FALMOUTH — It is a tiny school, with an enrollment the size of a modest elementary school. There is no campus, just a small office building. Its 400 part-time students are invisible here, attending classes at off-site facilities across the country. Yet the National Graduate School of Quality Management awarded its president, Robert J. Gee, $732,891 in compensation two years ago. By comparison, the president of Tufts University, with 10,800 employees and 5,500 students, had nearly identical compensation the same year, $738,596. Gee has champagne tastes. In 2009, he persuaded the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency to authorize $2.64 million in low-interest bonds. That made possible his school’s purchase of a $3.25 million waterfront compound on Oyster Pond with spectacular views of Martha’s Vineyard, especially from the six-bedroom house earmarked to be Gee’s presidential residence. SCHOOL, Page A10 State-backed bonds with low interest rates helped Robert J. Gee open his school. Citizens Bank customers hit with questionable overdraft fees could receive refunds under a settlement announced Wednesday in which the bank agreed to pay $137.5 million to settle charges it manipulated customers’ debit card and ATM transactions. The bank was accused of processing the transactions in a way that made overdrafts more likely, boosting the income it collected from customers forced to pay overdraft fees. Citizens did not admit wrongdoing in the case, which is being heard in federal court in Miami. The court must still approve the settlement. Details of how customer refunds would be distributed will be determined after the settlement is approved. In a statement, the bank’s spokesman, Jim Hughes, said, ‘‘We are pleased to have this matter behind us. As our industry evolves, we continue to provide our customers with choices to help them manage their accounts and their finances.’’ Overdraft fees, which disproportionately affect lower-income CITIZENS, Page A8

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