Half a century later, diversity still eludes Metco

Ariannah Gervais, a recent graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. The Metco student, who was bused from Dorchester, said she and others often faced racism.

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Some of the yawning social disparities and tensions the Metco school desegregation initiative aimed to ease still exist.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/30/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_Q37PB.jpg How do you memorialize the fallen in a war without end?

Efforts to recognize Americans killed in the war on terror are bumping into a law against building a memorial on the National Mall until after a war’s end.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_dotpothockeytournament_metro187.jpg For Dorchester family, street hockey game is a bittersweet tribute

Hundreds gathered Saturday for the third annual Dot Pot street hockey tournament in Dorchester.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/uss-const-hed.jpg A look inside the USS Constitution’s restoration

After a 26-month long restoration project, the USS Constitution will launch back into the Boston Harbor on Sunday.


Holliston man faces OUI charge after crash into Natick home

James Sardina, 26, was also charged with malicious destruction of property.

Coast Guard rescues fisherman off Martha’s Vineyard

The man was conscious and alert when he was rescued about 2:15 p.m., the Coast Guard said.

Medford child falls out third-floor window

The child was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital and was expected to survive, police said.

The Trump presidency

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The president instinctively understood the pitfalls, when he promised during the campaign that he would not touch Medicare and Medicaid.

President Donald Trump.

Trump tweets that he has ‘complete power to pardon’

True to form, Donald Trump called the Washington Post’s story about presidential pardons “fake news.”

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As of Friday, you can find him in the West Wing, but Anthony Scaramucci spent his formative years in the Boston area.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

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It’s President Trump’s base that matters, and there’s only one institution that can reach them.

Ruben Ubiera’s mural of a farmer in the Dominican Republic appears on the side of an apartment building on Ward Street in Salem.

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Yvonne Abraham

Artwork highlights Salem neighborhood’s true colors

Ruben Ubiera and others are hoping their latest project helps outsiders see the beauty of The Point.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh kicked off his campaign for reelection outside Florian Hall in Dorchester on Saturday.

Walsh highlights housing, jobs, vet homelessness in campaign kickoff

“What I try to do is change people’s lives every day,” Mayor Walsh said from a stage at Florian Hall.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/wiggs_Feature_03.jpg Shift in weather brings a break from summer heat

Sunday should signal a change to cooler temperatures, with highs in the 70s until Thursday.

Ari Schultz, 5, right, watches his hero, Hale Irwin, practice during the US Senior Golf Open practice day at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass., on June 28.

Ari Schultz, 5-year-old heart transplant recipient, dies

Ari’s story went viral in March when his parents posted a YouTube video, telling him he would be receiving a new heart.

Christopher L. Gasper

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It strains credulity that the 29-year-old Kaepernick isn’t among the 96 best quarterbacks on the planet.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/820530568-12983.jpg Chris Sale keeps focus on long-term goals

The lefthander isn’t interested in talking about individual milestones.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin052214soxjays_spt17.jpg Red Sox shouldn’t box themselves in in search for third base options

There are some interesting candidates who aren’t everyday players at the position.

Orford, NH - 7/17/17 - Center, camper Carson Krulewitch, reads The Mark of Athena while his fellow campers play Magic the Gathering during a rainy afternoon at Camp Moosilauke on Monday, July 17, 2017. Because of the weather, the power was temporarily knocked out but campers continued on with flash lights, hardly missing a beat. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Reporter: Tom Farragher Topic: 19Farragher

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Where boys can be boys, with no iPhones in sight

The governing principle at Camp Moosilauke, one of the oldest summer camps in the United States, is simple and astonishingly successful: Let boys be boys.

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The son of Prince William and his wife Kate celebrates his birthday Saturday.

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2011 file photo, actor John Heard arrives at Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Producers Peer Group celebration of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Heard, best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movie series, has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office in California on Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 71

John Heard was best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movie series.

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Many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking, and Hartford officers made 50 underage drinking referrals.

Ty Burr

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Since it’s a slow week, and a hot one, here’s Ty Burr’s latest rundown of what he’s been finding interesting on the various streaming menus lately.

Confidential tips

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Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or spotlight@globe.com.

Opinion & Ideas


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Andres “Cholo” Cruz’s death speaks to the harsh and often random nature of gun violence, made all the easier because of ready access to illegal weapons.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi16standoff05[1].jpg His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead

In Hingham, a welfare check on a disconsolate young man with a gun turned into something utterly unimaginable.


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If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


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Shark attacks are incredibly unlikely, but here are seven things swimmers should actually be afraid of — and how to avoid them.


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