Comparing Boston, Seattle school districts
The first mainstage concert of the Boston Early Music Festival was also the North American debut of Mozart’s own violin and viola.
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A respected scientist who wrote about a controversial technique for creating stem cells has called for the studies to be withdrawn because of what he called serious problems.
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The economic buzz of the burgeoning Boston technology scene is largely clustered in Cambridge’s Kendall Square and the Innovation District in South Boston. Gilad Rosenzweig wants to expand its reach.
The MIT graduate is planning to open a startup space for local entrepreneurs, Smarter in the City, this summer in Dudley Square, which straddles the Roxbury-Dorchester line.
That is, if he can find someone from the tech industry to pay for it.
The project comes as a similar effort — providing work space and high-tech training — is forming in the Grove Hall section of Dorchester. Its name: the Dream Factory.
“Nobody says it’s a bad idea, but most people are very hesitant to believe that this could succeed because they don’t think the talent is here,” said Rosenzweig, who is trying to raise about $250,000 for the first year of the program. “You’ll believe that a young white kid from a suburb could come up with a great idea and be a master coder, but you won’t believe that a young black kid from Roxbury could do the same thing.”
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The sweeing system of electronic monitoring would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of federal employees with secret clearances.
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The Cambridge company’s regulatory filing followed a choppy week in biotech stock trading.
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Police in Lynnfield responding to a medical emergency found one of the largest cases of animal hoarding to hit the area in recent memory.
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Kostya Kennedy, assistant managing editor of Sports Illustrated wastes no time in getting to the point: Does Rose belong in the Hall of Fame?
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Russia said Monday that it cannot accept the “fait accompli” of the new Western-backed government in Ukraine and was preparing diplomatic counterproposals to serve “the interests of all Ukrainians,” even as Russian forces strengthened their control over Crimea.
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A New York Times ad with a distinctly Cold War flavor went after 600 academic economists who support a minimum-wage increase.
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Electronic cigarette use is exploding among adolescents, and the latest evidence indicates this is not good.
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Students and others involved in a massive outdoor party Saturday that turned into a melee “brought shame on our fine university,” the chancellor of UMass Amherst said.
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For R&B vocalist Ledisi, finding the truth didn’t require rumination on Kant and Hegel. All she had to do was look within.
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The scale of Russia’s propaganda effort in the current Ukraine crisis has been breathtaking, even by Soviet standards. Facts have been twisted, images doctored, and harsh epithets hurled.
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The military judge overseeing the court-martial of Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Sinclair, accused of sexually assaulting a 34-year-old captain formerly under his command, ruled Monday that Army officials may have been improperly influenced when they rejected Sinclair’s offer to plead guilty to some charges.
The judge, Colonel James L. Pohl, said from the bench that he was “not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt” that the prosecutors and their commanders at Fort Bragg, N.C., where Sinclair is based and is being tried, acted completely independent of external politics and possible pressure from senior Pentagon officials when they decided to turn down Sinclair’s offer, made late last year.
Pohl said he would give Sinclair the opportunity, until Tuesday morning, to file a new plea offer.
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Governor Patrick welcomed Emirates to Logan Monday as the carrier inaugurated daily nonstop service to its hub in Dubai.
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Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500 and Luna) makes an inspried move on his first solo album.
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State Auditor Suzanne Bump wants to analyze business tax breaks, and she’s attracted the unified scorn of business lobbies across Mass.
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El Salvador’s too-close-to-call presidential runoff election has raised competing claims of victory from a former fighter for leftist guerrillas and the once long-ruling conservative party that fought a civil war from 1980 to 1992.
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The New York Conference of the United Methodist Church announced Monday it had dropped a case against the Rev. Thomas Ogletree.
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Massachusetts roads would be safer if all drivers met minimum standards of training and road testing.
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