2 school staffers put on leave amid lead-tainted water probe

Officials are investigating why fountains in some schools were mistakenly turned on before water testing was complete.

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Attorney General Maura Healey normally would be responsible for defending Governor Baker’s state agencies — but not this time.

Crash in O’Neill Tunnel involved school bus

State police are investigating the crash, which caused lengthy delays.

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Reading police said they are investigating the photo, which was shared on social media.

BU Police looking for man who posted neo-Nazi flier

One featured a figure resembling Paul Revere shouting “The Nazis Are Coming!”

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New wind turbines, efficient lighting systems, and careful contract management will help the MBTA reduce costs.

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The city’s licensing board unanimously rejected an application for a proposed location in South Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Duckboat_679781.jpg Fatal crash puts duck boats in the spotlight

Over a recent 80-minute tour, one veteran driver for Boston Duck Tours juggled entertaining passengers and navigating the city.


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One of the perks Brady gets for endorsing Under Armour — aside from the bags of money — is the opportunity to hang out with Vanilla Ice.

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich campaign stop on Monday, March 14, 2016, at the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Mitt Romney RSVPs ‘no’ to GOP convention

The former Mass. governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee has no plans to attend the event this summer.

Summer Travel | Globe Magazine

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Can Germany’s renowned beer capital deliver anything as good as the American craft beer movement is brewing?

Mary Dumont opens cultivar this summer.


Commune Kitchen and Cultivar are coming, plus other restaurant news

Openings and other chatter from the restaurant scene.


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“The Good Wife,” the colorful, intelligent show starring Julianna Margulies, ends Sunday.

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Moms are making their way into construction industry

Historically, the construction industry has been a male-dominated field, but there’s a push to change all that.

Alex Speier

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After struggling against lefthanders last year, Ortiz made the necessary adjustment to produce this season.


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Kleven handled Tony C, the Kingsmen, and scores of others, but mostly he was a champion of charity and a friend to many.


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Reports say that Jenner will only be wearing an American flag and her Olympic medal.

Ground Game

Ground Game

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A Globe analysis of more than 70 former and current elected officials yielded seven people who could join his ticket.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month, April 2016

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers last month.


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Max Shulaker, a graduate student at Stanford, worked on semiconductor technology, in Palo Alto, Calif. Moore’s Law held true for decades, but in recent years has slipped.

Moore’s Law running out of room, tech looks for a successor

For decades, the computer industry has been guided by a faith that engineers would always find a way to make the components on computer chips smaller, faster and cheaper.