Why would Wynn consider selling its Everett casino when it’s so close to opening?

Many people are confounded that Wynn Resorts would think about selling its $2.6 billion casino along the Mystic River in Everett, just weeks away from its opening.

Boston, MA - 5/20/19 Shaquille Brown (cq) looks up to his defense attorney Mark Bennett (cq), as he questions witness Bennett Harper (cq). After opening statements are made in the first-degree murder trial of Brown and Keith Cousins (cq), testimony begins in Suffolk Superior Court (cq). They are charged with the shooting death of 20-year-old Christopher Austin (cq), on June 28, 2017. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 21Shaquille Reporter: Maria Cramer

Charged with murder four months after leaving prison, Dorchester man faces trial

Shaquille Brown, then 22, was arrested that day for the June 28, 2017 killing of Christopher Austin, a 20-year-old airport bagger who was shot in the head as he was walking to Ashmont Station on his way to Logan Airport.

Traffic on northbound I-93 in Boston.

Boston traffic: the only predictable thing is that it’s unpredictable

Got to be there on time? Better allow for a truck roll-over or a massive jam in the tunnel.

Ninth-graders Kamya Beckford (left) and Siham Nedloussi are part of a drive to promote high achievement for all students.

In Cambridge, honors classes for everyone

Cambridge Rindge and Latin has dismantled the divide between honors and lower-tier classes in the two subjects in which diverse perspectives perhaps matter the most: English and history.

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Evidence may be limited in retrial of 1985 murder case

As prosecutors move to retry Darrell Jones, whose conviction for a 1985 murder was vacated two years ago, they could be limited in the evidence they can present against him.

Child struck by Boston police cruiser

The child was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

After demotion, Brandeis employee files discrimination suit against the school

“Ms. Nelson-Bailey was also the only woman of color on the leadership team and was the sole Human Resources employee who was singled out and faced demotion after involvement in this investigation,” read the complaint.

Police investigating death of 13 year old girl

Police are investigating after a deceased 13-year-old girl was brought to the Lawrence General Hospital Monday evening, officials said.

Two children struck by dirt bike in Dorchester

The driver of the bike took off after the crash, which happened around near 150 Washington Street, police said.

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The house at 212 Forest St.

He bought the fencing coach’s house. Then his son got into Harvard

The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.

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Police search for missing Westwood woman

Ashley Littlejohn, 26, was last seen on Wednesday, according to Westwood police.

In heroin bust, 11 from Cape Cod, R.I. charged with drug-dealing

In a wide-ranging herion bust, officials on Monday arrested and charged 11 people from Cape Cod and Rhode Island with drug-dealing counts.

Police remove suspected device found in apartment in Chelsea; was not an explosive

An apartment building was evacuated and part of Route 16 was closed just before noon Monday after police located a possible live grenade, officials said.

Child injured after being struck by motor vehicle in Newton

A 12-year-old child was injured after being hit by a motor vehicle while riding an electric scooter Monday afternoon, officials said.

NEWTON, MA - 5/20/2019:Graduates wave to a broadcast camera at Alumni Stadium during Boston College Commencement (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 21bcgraduation

Boston College’s 143rd commencement highlights modern Jesuit values

Commencement speaker Isabel Capeloa Gil encouraged the graduates to move forward in life with the Christian values taught to them at Boston College, while still respecting the views of others.

Linda Gomes Miranda, 10, Alicia De Oliviera, 9, and Ana Rita, 10, got friendly with a snake at the Franklin Park Zoo on Monday.

A record-breaking number of kids in summer learning on initiative’s 10th anniversary

After ten years of summer learning in Boston, Mayor Walsh and other community partners noted how the program would look in the future.

Antitoll protesters, including a Grinch-clad Tim Sullivan, of Vernon, Conn., protested in front of the state capitol in Hartford on Saturday.

Vote on complex Connecticut toll plan could be delayed

The need for ultimate federal approval for the proposal is adding a wrench into the talks at the State House.

05/14/2019 Boston Ma - A soggy start to the day, had some using their umbrella on Hanover Street , as more rain fell in the Boston area. Jonathan Wiggs /GlobeStaff Reporter:Topic:rain

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Massachusetts

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts through 6:15 p.m.

Oscar Borraro rode his chair through a field of thousands of American flags last year.

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When grief rewrites your address book: How a Boston tradition got started

The story of the American flags on Boston Common on Memorial Day is a reminder of what the day really means.

This bear was relocated to northern New Hampshire, near the Canadian border, in 2018 but has made its way back to Hanover, N.H., near the Dartmouth College campus.

The governor spared the bear, and now she’s come home

“Mink” was relocated from Hanover, N.H., to the far reaches of the state last year. One year and thousands of miles later, she’s back in town.

These loaded guns were seized Sunday from passengers trying to get them through security at Logan Airport, officials said.

TSA officials at Logan confiscate two handguns in one day

A New Hampshire man and an Arizona man were stopped Sunday at Boston Logan International Airport after X-rays revealed their loaded handguns as they tried to pass through security, officials said.

BOSTON, MA - March 01, 2019: - Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, pictured, and Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins spoke about the investigation into Jassy Correia's apparent kidnapping and homicide during a press conference at the District Attorney's office in Boston, MA on March 01, 2019. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Mesto reporter:

Boston police to work with city leaders, local clergy to keep peace in summer

Officials said they’ll use a number of strategies in an effort to reduce violence this summer, a time when shootings and other attacks have historically spiked.

Prosecutors in Robert Kraft case want time to appeal judge’s ruling on video footage

In a brief motion filed in Palm Beach County, prosecutors said they’ll be in a bind if they’re forced, pursuant to Kraft’s right to a speedy trial, to put the case on before their appeal is resolved.

Moose goes for a run in West Springfield

A moose was on the loose in West Springfield Sunday morning.

FILE -- Sudents during a graduation ceremony at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, Tenn., May 6, 2017. National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, one of the nationÕs largest holders of private student-loan debt, must refund millions of dollars to borrowers it sued illegally and temporarily stop many of its collection activities, under a settlement with federal regulators. (Joe Buglewicz/The New York Times)

4 graphics that highlight the student loan debt crisis

Billionaire Robert F. Smith said over the weekend he would provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the graduating class at Morehouse College. It’s something a lot of people would welcome.

Boston, MA - 11/4/18 - Building facades collapsed onto the sidewalk, on Harvard Avenue, in Allston, causing injuries. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 005buildingMetro Reporter: John Hilliard, Jerome Campbell

Pianist crushed in Allston restaurant facade collapse sues

An aspiring concert pianist who had a finger amputated and suffered other serious injuries in the collapse is suing the restaurant and the building’s owner.

Lawrence police investigate weekend night club fight that left man hospitalized

Lawrence police are investigating a fight outside a local night club over the weekend that left a 26-year-old man from Stoughton hospitalized in stable condition Monday morning.

World War II plane featured at expo in Orange, veteran takes flight after 74 years

A piece of D-Day history took a few flights around central Massachusetts this weekend at the Massachusetts Military History Exposition.

A new program called the MIT-Air Force AI Accelerator, will look at improving Air Force operations and addressing larger societal needs, such as responses to disasters and medical readiness, MIT said in a statement.

MIT, Air Force to team up to tackle artificial intelligence

The new program will look at improving Air Force operations and addressing larger societal needs, such as responses to disasters and medical readiness.

 Yarmouth police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who matches the description of a suspect accused of trying to kidnap a juvenile from a local store.

Yarmouth police seek man who attempted to lure juvenile into van with candy

Police released images of a man who matches the description of the suspect, and are asking for the public’s help.

State officials are hoping that someone can help them figure out where and when pictures like these were taken.

State library needs help identifying ‘mystery photos’ of old construction sites

Think you know when and where these pictures were taken? Help state officials fill in the blanks.

US Attorney Andrew Lelling (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Nurse to plead guilty to illegal Suboxone distribution at DOC-run facility in Plymouth

Julie A. Inglis-Somers, 39, of Kingston, is charged with two counts of distribution of Suboxone, a medication used to treat heroin addiction that also can be abused.

It was warm Monday for commencement exercises at Boston College, so Jack Nichols chugged water during the ceremony.

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Humidity brings with it chance for strong storms

Temperatures Monday will reach 80 degrees for the first time this year, a few weeks later than average.

Do you recognize this woman?

Police are looking to identify a woman who was caught on video rummaging through a mailbox on Hamilton Avenue in Quincy.

Woman, 24, allegedly brandished a knife and threatened to do damage in Manchester, N.H.

The woman allegedly menaced another female on Sunday and tossed a water bottle at her, police said.

Dorchester man arrested with stolen gun from Maine

A Dorchester man was arrested Saturday night after police pulled him over for a traffic stop and found a gun stolen from Maine, officials said.

Dracut woman rescued after sustaining injuries while hiking in White Mountains

The woman was hiking on the Carter-Moriah Trail when she slipped and fell on some wet rocks, officials said.

Police seek suspect in shooting of Attleboro gas station clerk

An Attleboro police sergeant on patrol provided life-saving aid to the clerk, who flagged her down just after he was shot during an attempted robbery early Monday morning.

Westborough home struck by lightning

No one was injured when lightning struck a home on Hundreds Road overnight Monday, police said.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Chef José Andrés speaks with Martha Stewart at the TIME 100 Summit on April 23, 2019 in New York City. The day-long TIME 100 Summit showcases the annual TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Celebrity chef José Andrés calls fired N.H. cafeteria worker a ‘hero’

The plight of a fired school cafeteria worker in New Hampshire has caught the attention of award-winning chef José Andrés.

Child diagnosed with measles in New Hampshire

Anyone who visited specified locations in Keene, N.H., should contact health care officials if they have not been immunized, officials said.

Nancy Pelosi spoke during Sunday’s Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Nancy Pelosi receives Profile in Courage Award

The California Democrat and House speaker said she was “speechless” about being honored.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Sister Janet Eisner, Emmanuel College’s longtime president, chatted with students on campus recently.


Sister Janet Eisner has been the heart and soul of Emmanuel College — for 40 years

With a blend of humanity and practicality, the college’s longtime president led the institition through some tough times. And she’s not done.

Newton-04/18/2019 Senior residents of Lasell Village attended a forensic class with Lasell College students who presented their findings to them. An attempt to end age aprtheid. Residents Carl Shiffman(left rear) and Ellie Ramsey (rt rear)chat before the presentation, as Lassel students Ben Stonefield(left fore) and Tucker Gothberg(rt fore) sit in front of them before they talked. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

Across the generations, a campaign emerges to counter age segregation

The movement seeks to buck a trend in which older and younger people are increasingly segregated in housing, work, and even spiritual life.

May 19, 2019 - Boston University (Nickerson Field) Adia Turner (College of Arts Sciences), a Thurman Center for Common Ground ambassador Boston University gives a speech to the graduating class of 2019 as the selected student speaker Photo by Katherine Taylor for The Boston Globe Metro, 20graduations,

BU student commencement speaker evokes MLK, urging graduates to ‘scream at the sky’

BU’s commencement started in drenching rain and ended in sunshine as more than 7,000 students in scarlet robes graduated on Nickerson Field.

Alfre Woodard spoke Sunday at Tufts University’s commencement.

Tufts commencement highlights diversity, love, and purpose

Award-winning actor and activist Alfre Woodard told the graduates to follow their passions, not a paycheck.

One graduate raised her arm in the air after picking up her degree.

‘Black Panther’ costume designer tells Suffolk grads to create their own adventures

“Take chances and be unpredictable,” said Ruth Carter. “You have your whole life to live by the book.”

Woman seriously injured after motorcycle strikes deer in Littleton, N.H.

Linda Perkins, 63, was ejected from her three-wheeled motorcycle when she struck a deer on Interstate 93 on Saturday night, police said in a statement.

University of Maryland Medical Center staff removed a donor kidney (left) from a drone last month before doctors (above) transplanted it into Trina Glispy, a Baltimore nursing assistant who had been waiting years for an organ.

Coming to Greater Boston: organ-carrying drones

An organ transplant team in Baltimore plans to test organ-carrying drones in metropolitan Boston.

Week Ahead

How about going to a pow-wow this weekend?

With so many familiar names around us that have their origins in Native American tongues, it’s a wonder many of us don’t know more about the people and their culture.