Superficiality reigns in Fiddlehead Theatre Company’s ‘Aida’
The show is an erratic production that does little to conceal the fundamental mediocrity of the musical.
High debt, unfulfilled dreams
Many people buy into the promise of rewarding careers and better lives offered by for-profit colleges and career schools, only to end up with heavy debts, but no jobs and few prospects.
Midterm immigration ads may hurt GOP in 2016
Some worry the midterm rhetoric could complicate the party’s efforts to remold its image to Hispanic voters.
Hoping third time is the charm
Marie Deltufo racked up $26,000 in debt from two training programs and few good-paying employment prospects. She finds herself back in school, this time at a community college
A promise of Hollywood, a life of debt
A year enrolling at New England Institute of Art in 2006, Michael DiGiacomo was tens of thousands of dollars in debt, without a degree, and working a FedEx Kinko’s for $15 an hour.
$180,000 in debt, and hustling to survive
Will Puntarich came to Boston to get a college degree. He left owing more $180,000 in loans for his schooling, with little hope ever being able to repay them.
Still waiting for promises to materialize
Brittney Patient was persuaded that training as a medical administrative assistant would land her a good-paying job. But the promise haven’t materialized.
Edward Markey trying to climb ladder in the Senate
Though Markey is the most experienced US Representative to enter the Senate, he is now one of the lowest-ranking members.
What I learned at Food Boot Camp
The Food and Drug Administration regulates 80 percent of the food produced and sold in the United States, including imports; the US Department of Agriculture regulates 20 percent.
When birds in hand make for the bushes
Cockatiels make for imperfect pets. They screech and they bite and they poop on the furniture. And most confounding to those who love them, they are fundamentally built to disappear into the uncaged world. But beloved cats sometimes claw the couch, and the bladders and bowels of even the most obedient old dogs can’t be trusted. When they’re family, we forgive. And when they’re lost, we look for them.
Desperately seeking lost pet cockatiels
As the weather begins to grow too cold for these birds from the other side of the world, owners’ efforts to find them are growing desperate.
Casino opponents’ lottery forecast based on faulty data
Those who say that opening casinos would doom the Mass. Lottery lack support for their prediction, a Globe analysis found.
Boston Fed considers ways to bridge income gaps
The Boston Fed’s Working Cities Challenge program could become a model for struggling cities across the country.
CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon forms response team
ATLANTA — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear ‘‘with no skin showing,’’ a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the United States, if needed.
Officials said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed.
US delivers arms to Kurdish fighters near Turkey
SURUC, Turkey — Turkey will not agree to any US arms transfers to Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic militants in Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying Sunday, as the extremist group fired more mortar rounds near the Syrian-Turkish border.
Turkey views the main Syrian Kurdish group, the PYD, as an extension of the PKK, which has waged a 30-year insurgency in Turkey.
Photographs of Angola at the Peabody Essex
“Someone Else’s Country: Photographs by Jo Ractliffe,” at the Peabody Essex Museum, looks at post-war Angola.
At synod, bishops take steps toward transparency, tolerance
A reformist movement within Catholic thought, in retreat during the tenure of the previous two popes, has reemerged under Pope Francis.
Liberian president describes heavy cost of Ebola, calls for more help
MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to ‘‘a standstill,’’ noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.
Appealing for more international help, Sirleaf described the devastating effects of Ebola in a ‘‘Letter to the World’’ that was broadcast Sunday by the BBC.
Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence.
Forensic tests will be needed to confirm whether the remains match the 18-year-old Graham.
Devices integrate MRIs into surgeries
A host of researchers are developing tools to let doctors work on their patients while inside the MRI cocoon.
Waltham housing inspector accused of abusing tenants
WALTHAM -- He allegedly flashed his Waltham Housing Authority identification card and quickly stepped past the women into their tiny apartments. Alone with the women, he allegedly kissed them, exposed himself, and asked for oral sex. Those accounts came from four tenants who say housing inspector Angelo Ciano, 71, used his power and access to their apartments to assault and take advantage of them.