Wealthy students vastly outnumber poor at Harvard

Rich students outnumber lower-income ones, 23-to-1, at Harvard. How to close that gulf is an issue of deep disagreement.

Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II is facing federal fraud charges.

Was Fall River’s mayor what he seemed?

The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to oust Jasiel Correia, who calls himself a “Fall River kid made good.”

“I’m not trying to put in red tape or further convolute the access to this burgeoning industry,” said City Councilor Lydia Edwards, “but the fights are happening, the tears are flowing, and people are tense about this. I think it’s a citywide conversation we need to have.”

Should alcohol and marijuana stores be banned from opening near addiction treatment centers?

City Councilor Lydia Edwards is upset over a proposal to build a pot shop two doors down from a recovery center.

Mila Makovec, suffering from Batten disease, has had fewer seizures since starting her individualized therapy.


Saving Mila: How a tailor-made therapy, developed in a flash, may have halted a young girl’s rare disease

Thanks to a remarkable effort on the part of Boston Children’s Hospital scientists, regulators, and the family of a girl, an experimental therapy was developed in record time.

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Salisbury woman arraigned on negligent homicide charges in fatal pedestrian crash

Dawn Marle Barcellona, 57, was charged with negligent homicide, DUI, and aggravated DUI with serious bodily injury.

5th suspected case of rare muscle-weakening illness being investigated in Massachusetts

Two cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed in the state this year. AFM affects the spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle tone and weakened reflexes.

First ‘cold-stunned’sea turtles of the season wash up on Cape Cod

The turtles, part of a critically endangered species known as the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, are sensitive to falling water temperatures.


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Commission urges expansion of after-school, summer learning programs

The report notes that more than 200,000 students in Massachusetts lack after-school programs, while 197,000 are enrolled.

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Pittsfield man arraigned for murder in stabbing and beating of 34-year-old man

William Catalano was found lying on the sidewalk on Robbins Avenue on Oct. 15 with multiple stab wounds to his torso.

Fatal fire caused by improper disposal of smoking materials

Officials said there were no working smoke alarms inside the apartment and no fire sprinklers in the condominium building.

Readers submit favorite political quotes

Earlier this month, Metro Minute asked current or former politicians to tell us their favorite political and inspirational quotes. Then we reached out to readers for their thoughts.

Police warn fans to be wary about counterfeit World Series tickets

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross asked college students to drink responsibly and take advantage of on-campus viewing parties.

Cambridge elementary school worker fired after using the N-word during recess

The aide, who was supervising Cambridgeport School students during recess, used the racial slur and “addressed the students in a disrespectful manner,” school officials said.

Jessica Lowther participated in a transgender rights protest outside of the White House in Washington on Monday.

Transgender advocates decry possible Trump administration rollback

Advocates say a possible rule change underscores the importance of upholding state-level protections for transgender people in a ballot question next month.

Police warn of two men who attempted to lure child into car in Amesbury

Officials said the two men spoke to the child from the end of the child’s driveway near Clinton Street.

BOSTON, 10/2O/2018 - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez speaks about Housing policy at the Massachusetts Comunity Development Corporation Convention at the Hynes Convention Center. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Metro, Desk )

Jay Gonzalez to air first television ad in race for governor

The 30-second spot, set to air on broadcast television for the final two weeks of the campaign, begins with the Democrat saying state government is moving in slow-motion.

Grounds crew members paint the World Series logo behind home plate at Fenway Park, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Boston as they prepare for Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers scheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ticket broker: Someone paid $20k for a pair of World Series tickets at Fenway Park

Fans have been paying between $700 and $1,750 per seat, on average, depending on the game in the series. But some tickets are selling for far more.

FILE-- This May 21, 2018 file photograph shows Nathan Carman, a Vermont man accused by family members of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother in an attempt to collect inheritance money, appearing at a probate hearing in Concord, New Hampshire. Carman told a judge during an appearance in a West Hartford, Conn. probate court on Thursday Sept. 27, 2018 that his inheritance funds are being withheld because his aunt wants to punish him for his grandfather's death. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool)

In twist, Nathan Carman’s lawyers point at ‘Mistress Y’ in grandfather’s murder

Lawyers for Nathan Carman said that the grandfather’s young mistress and her drug-addled boyfriend may be the culprits in his 2013 slaying.

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Conor McGregor is seen on the sidelines before the NFL game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Five kids being treated for burns at Shriners will get to see Game 1 of the World Series

The tickets were donated to the fire department by mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, who wanted to honor two firefighters who died battling a nine-alarm fire on Beacon Street in March of 2014.

The Watch Hospital on Bromfield Street in Downtown Crossing, which has been selling and repairing watches for almost 70 years, will close on Friday.

For The Watch Hospital on Bromfield Street, time will soon stand still

After nearly 70 years in business, the family-owned shop is closing its doors Friday.


Senator Edward M. Kennedy was photographed with this member of the US Army during his visit to the 91st Evacuation Hospital in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, in 1968.

New Ted Kennedy papers released by JFK library unveil letters to MLK, others

Newly released material from Edward M. Kennedy’s Senate files reveal communications with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and James Cagney.

Murder trial starts for three men charged with slaying of Dorchester father

Shawn Borden, a 41-year-old father of eight, was gunned down outside his home in 2016.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tsarnaev’s hospital interrogation submitted as part of death penalty appeal

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been shot in the head, face, throat and jaw so when agents questioned him, he answered by writing in black ink onto a three-hole notebook.


MIT taking a look at its Saudi Arabia ties after Khashoggi death

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it is reassessing its connections to Saudi Arabia.

People lined up at the Kwik Stop store at 46th Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, Fla, to buy lottery tickets.

Mega Millions jackpot reaches world record

The Mega Millions jackpot is $1.6 billion and could get higher before Tuesday’s drawing.

Nantucket, MA - October 02, 2018: Nantucket Cottage Hospital in Nantucket, MA on October 02, 2018. (Nantucket Cottage Hospital, an aging rural hospital, is being completely rebuilt with more than $100 million in donations from island residents. As part of the project, the hospital is building dozens of apartments for staff. Housing is so expensive on Nantucket that many middle-income workers have to live in tiny apartments in poor condition, and many can't afford to move to the island at all. Hospital officials hope to help solve this with new apartments for their doctors and nurses.) (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter:

Opposing sides face off on Question 1 in debate

The two sides in Question 1, which would mandate limits on the number of patients assigned to nurses in Massachusetts hospitals, met in a debate on Monday afternoon.

Man, 36, stabbed multiple times by co-worker in Attleboro, police say

The suspect, 42-year-old David Matta remains on the loose, and police are actively looking for him, Attleboro Lieutenant Timothy Cook said.

Itching to vote? Early voting has begun

Already made up your mind and itching to vote? You’re in luck. Early voting began Monday morning in Massachusetts, and it will be offered to residents until Friday, Nov. 2, the Friday before the Nov. 6 election.

The front page of the Oct. 13, 1916, Boston Daily Globe.

Red Sox faced Dodgers’ ancestor in 1916 World Series; Babe Ruth was pitching

In a five-game series in October of 1916, the Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins, an ancestor of the modern day Dodgers, to claim their second baseball championship in as many years.

N.H. police say Mass. man dies in crash

Police in New Hampshire say a pedestrian has died in a crash involving a vehicle in Seabrook.

3 workers hurt, 1 critical, in mill building stair collapse

A city official says three construction workers have been hurt in Pawtucket, one critically, when a stairwell collapsed in a mill they were rehabilitating into housing.

Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer.

Family of slain Danvers teacher asks public to ‘do something kind today,’ 5 years after death

Colleen Ritzer was 24 when she was murdered by one of her students at Danvers High School five years ago.

A nurse ran to respond to a code red alarm from a patient during her shift.

If passed, when would the nurse staffing law take effect?

Question 1, which would sent strict limits on the number of patients assigned to nurses working in hospitals, says it will take effect on Jan. 1. But hospitals and state officials say that would be essentially impossible.

A frigid start, but a ‘nice autumn day’ ahead for Boston

Although temperatures started out in the 30s in the Boston area in the morning, the forecast for Monday is dry, and things should warm up a bit as the day goes on.

Suspicious death investigation under way in Wolfeboro, N.H.

Authorities were investigating a suspicious death, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office said Monday.

The latest ‘Last Seen’ episode: ‘Befriend + Betray’

Did the Boston FBI sabotage another FBI agent’s undercover bid to recover the Gardner art? Listen to find out.

Amesbury man injured in crash after allegedly fleeing police on I-95

A 29-year-old Amesbury man was seriously injured after he crashed his car while fleeing a state trooper on I-95 in Amesbury early Sunday morning, police said.

10/20/2018 MARBLEHEAD, MA Rich Cyr (cq), lead technician from B & B Pest Control, enters a crawl space to place rat traps at a home in Marblehead. ***Note: owner refused to be photographed and doesn't want address shared published. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Rats suddenly surge in Boston suburbs

Long considered an urban scourge, rats are infesting well-to-do neighborhoods, startling residents and flummoxing local authorities.


Oct. 22, 2018

This day in history

Today is Monday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2018. There are 70 days left in the year.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren and her challenger, Republican Geoff Diehl, took part in Sunday’s debate in Springfield.

Trump takes center stage in second Senate debate between Warren and Diehl

They sparred on the Republican-passed tax cuts, GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, gun control, and Washington’s response to the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico.

J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts were prepared for the cool weather during Sunday’s workout at Fenway Park.

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Forecast: It’ll feel like fall in Boston for the Fall Classic

Temperatures will be below average Tuesday and Wednesday, but players will have to adjust to warmer climes once the World Series heads west.

In June, Governor Charlie Baker joined Attorney General Maura Healey in announcing a lawsuit targeting a maker and marketer of prescription opioids.

Baker gets praise for handling opioid crisis, but challenges remain

As the governor seeks reelection, even his fans identified shortcomings in confronting a catastrophe that no one believes is close to ending.


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Louis C.K. makes surprise stop in Saugus on Saturday, addresses allegations

The comedian, who is from Newton, started his set at Giggles Comedy Club by addressing the allegations of sexual misconduct, according to the club’s owner.

“How is the death of 6 million of my people a joke?”student Tali Shorr asked the crowd at Sunday’s rally.

After swastika incidents, Reading residents rally against anti-Semitism

More than once, 17-year-old Reading Memorial High School senior Tali Shorr said she was told she should learn how to take a joke.

Navy veteran Norman Franks spent four months in a cramped tent in a campsite on the grounds of Hanscom Air Force Base.

Left in cold by VA medical center, homeless veteran finds kindness in strangers

Members of an American Legion post, volunteers from a Catholic parish, even a congressman’s staff all felt obliged to aid former sailor Norman Franks.

Republican Rick Green campaigned last week at the Littleton Cafe. Green has made the opioid crisis an intense focus of his campaign.

As Democrat seizes on national headwinds, a Republican seeks to avoid the ‘D.C. circus’

Rick Green has sought to insulate his campaign in the Third Congressional District from the daily news out of Washington — a difficult task as Lori Trahan and Democrats sew national calls of resistance into her pitch as a locally grown candidate.