Milton Academy students hold sit-in over bias concerns

Students at Milton Academy say slurs have been directed at black students and pictures mocking black and Asian students were circulated on social media.

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Environmental hires have ties to top level of Baker administration

More than half a dozen hires in Gov. Charlie Baker’s environmental agencies have connections at the highest levels of the administration.

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans.

‘We will step up patrols, but there is no threat to the city of Boston,’ Evans says

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said police will increase their patrols around concert venues and at this weekend’s Boston Calling festival.

Boston, MA- May 09, 2017: Boston College High School in Boston, MA on May 09, 2017. (Boston College High School has experienced a sharp decline in applications, prompting trustees to explore ways to reverse the trend and raising fears among many alumni and parents that the historically all-boys school might allow girls to attend. Over the past decade, the Jesuit Catholic school — a premier destination for college-bound boys for generations — has seen applications tumble from 1,063 in 2008 to 637 this year, according to an April 20 letter by the chairman of the school’s trustees.) (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:

BC High chairman says it’s not the time to discuss going coed

“Beginning a conversation about coed today is not in the best interest of the school,” John McQuillan said.

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Fox tests positive for rabies in Ipswich

The fox bit three people on Saturday before it was shot and killed, officials said.

Police look for public’s help investigating teen’s death in Roxbury

Yanuel Viloria, 17, was shot multiple times near 180 Ruggles St. last month, according to police.

Man seriously injured in Roxbury shooting

The shooting on Mount Pleasant Terrace occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2017. There are 221 days left in the year.

Man arrested for robbing woman at Lawrence cemetery

Christopher Ansara, 32, of Methuen, allegedly stole the woman’s purse as she cleaned her husband’s gravesite, police said.

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Boston police will focus on high crime neighborhoods to combat summer violence

City officials will continue to connect residents, including young people, to social services such as summer jobs, the Boys and Girls clubs, and the YMCA.

Boston, MA - 7/29/2016 - Boston Police Department Commisioner William B. Evans, BPD Superintendent in Chief William Gross and Investigating homicide unit supervisors hold a press conference to update the investigation into the apparent drowning of seven year old Kyzr Willis. The investigation concluded that no homicide was committed, but rather the incident was a unfortunate tragic accident. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Laura Crimaldi, Topic: 30kyz, LOID: 8.2.3819602988.

BPD Commissioner refutes serial killer theory for bodies found in waterways

“There’s no sinister plot out there,” William B. Evans said during his monthly appearance on “Boston Public Radio.”

Arlington teen reported missing

Shakiera Barbosa 15, left a resident program Sunday afternoon, police said.

Boston, MA - 03/03/2016 - Passersby walk through Boston City Hall Plaza in Boston MA, March 03, 2016. ()

Signatures are in for potential mayoral, council candidates

Tuesday at 5 p.m. was the deadline for potential candidates to submit signatures to appear on the September primary ballot for mayor and City Council.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

Tuesday’s sunset, as seen from The Boston Globe.

This is how gorgeous the sunset in Boston was tonight

For those of us who were stuck inside and might not have gotten to enjoy the beautiful display, here’s a look via pictures.

Boston, MA--12/15/2015--The main facade of Massachusetts General Hospital is photographed, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: MGH Reporter: XXX

Doctor who faced retaliation for raising concerns about double-booked surgeries wins lawsuit

Dr. James Holsapple had “vehemently objected” to doctors doing two operations at once.

Superior Court judge at center of St. Paul’s scandal

Robert Gordon was assigned to investigate alumni allegations of abuse by at least six faculty and staff during the mid-1970s.

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, moderators Judy Woodruff, left, and Gwen Ifill appear before a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee. Arizona State University is awarding its Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism for 2017 to Woodruff and the late Ifill, co-anchors and managing editors of the

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Radcliffe Institute to honor journalism trailblazers

On Friday, the Radcliffe Institute will honor the late Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.

Political Happy Hour: May 23, 2017

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Mark Zuckerberg live-streams a visit to his Harvard dorm room

Looks like even the founder of Facebook gets nostalgic.

Officer Ken Murphy and his dog, Zekk, tracked a suspect through swamps Monday night.

Driver facing multiple charges after police chase

The suspect led Weymouth police on a wild chase before being caught by a police dog.

Humaira Niaz, whose daughter Soomaiiah J. Quraiishi has been missing for 16 years, leaned forward to comfort Magi Bish, who lost her daughter Molly in 2000, during a Massachusetts Missing Children’s Day event at the State House.

Bish family commemorates state’s missing children in last ceremony

Tuesday was the 17th, and final, Missing Children’s Day for Magi and John Bish.

03/08/05 Boston, Mass. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum On March 18 1990 13 pieces of art were stolen from the Museum. The thieves took two Rembrandt paintings, 1 Vermeer painting, 1 Manet painting, 1 Flinck painting, 1 Rembrandt etching, 6 Degas drawings, a bronze beaker and a finial in the form of an eagle. A $5 million reward remains for information leading to their return in good condition. 15 years later, the question of who stole the art work remains unsolved. In this photo, taken in the Dutch Room, two empty frames indicated that the work has never been returned. On the left was A Lady and Gentleman in Black and on the right The Storm on the Sea of Galilee both by Rembrandt. Library Tag 03132005 National/Foreign

Gardner Museum: ‘We want our paintings back now’

In an aggressive bid to recover priceless treasures, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum doubled its reward to $10 million and set a hard deadline.

Andrea Sharby allegedly used her job as a dog walker to steal from clients.

Stoneham dog walker arrested for stealing thousands in jewelry and clothing from clients

The walker allegedly stole more than $10,000 worth of clothes and other items from clients

Worcester police searching for driver who hit 3-year-old, then drove away

“According to witnesses, the operator of the Marquis stopped on top of the child’s legs and then backed up,” police wrote.

Graduates celebrated Tuesday at Harvard’s first universitywide commencement ceremony for black students.

‘We have survived; just look at us’

The event was an acknowledgment of the struggles of black students who have passed through one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Memorial dedicated to Auburn police officer killed in the line of duty

One year after Officer Ronald J. Tarentino Jr. was murdered, his former colleagues in the Leicester police unveiled a memorial stone outside headquarters.

Fall River man charged with murder in stabbing death of girlfriend

Police responded to a Linden Street apartment and found Kristina Reis bleeding from an apparent stab wound, authorities said.

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Redbones restaurant in Somerville damaged in fire

The Somerville barbecue restaurant was damaged when a small fire started in the ductwork Tuesday morning.

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Fast Forward: Mulvaney budget, Celtics and LeBron, and Margaret Fuller the journalist

Congress considers a budget, more on Manchester, Celtics and Cavaliers in Game 4, and more of the news you need.

Man who died police standoff in Chelsea had chased wife out of home

The Suffolk DA office will lead the investigation into the armed standoff that ended with a 38-year-old man dead.

Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi was released from prison in November. He’s shown after arriving at Logan Airport.

Judge ends home confinement for ex-speaker Salvatore DiMasi

Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, convicted of federal corruption charges, is now free to move about Massachusetts without limit.

Man in Chelsea standoff presumed dead

The man shot at police officers and barricaded himself in a home that later caught fire.

Martin Walsh has convened talks to hear from residents.

Full city apparatus at work in Marty Walsh’s reelection bid

“It’s not like Marty Walsh revived his campaign recently. His campaign has been moving like a 12-cylinder Cadillac for a long time.”

Boston police beefing up concert security after UK explosion

The move comes after at least 19 people were killed at an Ariana Grande performance.

A group crossed Washington Street in Boston last week against traffic and outside the crosswalk.

Fearless, defiant, detested: Meet the Boston jaywalker

Woe to anyone who honks at them in frustration.

Haitians get reprieve but it may be short-lived

Temporary protected status will be extended, but Haitians warned to prepare for return to their country.

Get Smart: What’s the Facebook founder doing in New England?

You could say he “liked” New England.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Students protested against the school’s policy before its board of trustees met Sunday.

Malden school defends controversial hair policy it suspended

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School said its rules would have withstood a court challenge, but it wanted to avoid a costly legal battle.

Nine injured in school bus crash in Yarmouth

All the injuries appeared to be minor, and eight students and the bus driver were transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

The Craigslist ads said Vermeer’s “The Concert” (left) was for sale for $50 million. Rembrandt’s only seascape, “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee,” was going for a relatively paltry $5 million.

W. Va. man charged with fraud in stolen paintings scam

The ads began popping up on Craigslist six months ago. A shadowy seller was offering two of the most valuable masterpieces stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.

Political Happy Hour: May 22, 2017

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A class study of the heroin epidemic

A college student’s academic paper on heroin and addiction was based on surveys and interviews, and intensely personal experience.

2 elderly women killed after being struck by vehicle in Sandwich

The women, ages 70 and 88, were in a crosswalk when they were struck.

Laura Mata Lopez (cq) of Forest Hills, NY, a school of nursing graduate pulls a poncho over her mortar board during the Boston College commencement, where the Keynote Speaker was Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Metro, Fox)

It’s a wet and waterlogged commencement at BC

When Boston College’s Class of 2017 reflects on their graduation, their first memory will likely be the weather.

Boston, MA - 5/22/2017 - Defense attorney Jonathan Shapiro (cq), right, introduces Michael McCarthy (cq) to potential jurors. From left are BC Law student intern Michael Patnode (cq) and co-counsel Mia Teitelbaum (cq). Jury selection begins for Commonwealth vs. Michael McCarthy (cq), in Suffolk Superior Court. McCarthy is charged with the murder of 2-year-old Bella Bond (cq). Judge Janet Sanders presides. POOL Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 23mccarthy Reporter: Nestor Ramos

Three jurors picked for trial of man accused of murdering Bella Bond

Drugs, demons, and the occult are among the issues jurors will weigh as they decide the fate of the man accused of killing the 2-year-old, lawyers said.

A heads-up from state officials: ‘Fawn-napping’ is illegal

If you see a baby deer by itself, don’t fret — and don’t intervene. It’s probably just fine.

Pedestrian seriously hurt in Watertown

The man was hit near Watertown Street and Aldrich Road.


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