Chang enthusiastic as he takes over as schools chief

“I’m no longer superintendent in waiting. I’m done waiting,” Tommy Chang told a meeting of student leaders Wednesday.

// Obama heralds US embassy in Cuba as ‘new chapter’

President Obama announced that the US and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington.

State Police found Brandon Spikes’s Mercedes-Benz Maybach damaged and abandoned.

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Brandon Spikes pleads guilty in hit-and-run crash

Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes admitted to leaving the scene of an I-495 collision on June 7.

// Kevin Love declares he’s off the market

The Cavaliers forward announced Wednesday that he’s returning to Cleveland next season.

// Is The Country Club too exclusive even for Brady?

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen reportedly want to join the 133-year-old institution, which prizes privacy and discretion.

R.I. officials say dating apps contributing to rise in STDs

With rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia at a 10-year high, state officials are looking at the new technologies.

// Greek prime minister continues push for ‘no’ vote in referendum

Creditors have fiercely opposed the referendum, and it is unclear what would happen if voters reject the proposals.

// Meehan takes UMass reins, pledges to raise system’s stature

Martin Meehan stepped down as president of UMass Lowell to take the university’s top job.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo surveryed a manhole near the prison in Dannemora, N.Y., with other officials.

Killers practiced escape before breakout from N.Y. prison

David Sweat and Richard Matt apparently conducted a dry run of the breakout the night before they fled.

A piece of American history was returned to its home in the 1717 Meetinghouse in Barnstable.

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Paul Revere bell returned to meetinghouse in Barnstable

A piece of American history returned to the 1717 Meetinghouse after a monthslong refurbishment in Ohio.

// Kouign amann a 150-year-old pastry no one ever heard of

The pastry isn’t as precious as wildly popular French macarons, but it has the most important characteristic of all: unequaled flavor.

Danielle Vollmar (far left) with Amanda Guerra at Legal Harborside, where Vollmar asked Guerra to be in her wedding.

The latest wedding trend? Bridesmaid proposals

The modest phone call or simple, heartfelt request has become passe in the world of weddings.

Boston Bruins President Cam Neely speaks during an NHL hockey news conference in Boston, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, regarding the club's decision to fire general manager Peter Chiarelli, days after missing the NHL playoffs for the first time in eight years. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Cam Neely says Bruins wanted Dougie Hamilton to return

The Bruins made three contract offers to the defenseman before trading him to the Flames, the Bruins president said.

// Jim Carrey calls Calif. governor ‘corporate fascist’ in vaccine law rant

The actor and comedian denounced a new law requiring most children be vaccinated on Twitter.

Donald Trump

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Macy’s dumps Trump clothing line in response to comments

Donald Trump called on his supporters to boycott the department store in response to the move.

// Mass. pilots’ reports of lasers pointed at cockpits increased 175%

FAA records indicate that these beams are hitting aircrafts at increased rates in recent years.

Nicholas Winton was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and also honored in the Czech Republic.

Nicholas Winton, man who saved children from Holocaust, dies at 106

The humanitarian who earned the label “Britain’s Schindler” almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children.

// Heading to N.H. over Fourth of July weekend? Put the phone down

New Hampshire is now the 15th state to bar drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving.


A butcher’s grilling advice

Michael Dulock of M.F. Dulock Pasture-Raised Meats gives some advice for Fourth of July revelers looking to light up the grill.

Ground Game

// Bernie Sanders will use proximity to N.H. to his favor

Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, finds himself on the doorstep of the nation’s first primary.


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// What Misty Copeland’s ascension means for black girls

This ballerina is helping a new generation discover that the world always looks bigger when you can see your reflection in it.

The Big Picture

Tourists snorkel near a turtle as it looks for food amongst the coral in the lagoon at Lady Elliot Island north-east of the town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, June 9.

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The Big Picture

Great Barrier Reef at risk

Some coral has been badly damaged and animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are threatened.