All three finalists for UMass Boston chancellor job withdraw from consideration

The finalists withdrew four days after the faculty at the Dorchester campus called the candidates unqualified for the job.

// City Council divided on Walsh’s proposed rules for Airbnb-style rentals

Several councilors questioned the purpose of regulations that would all but ban by-the-night rentals of homes by non-owner-occupants through popular websites such as Airbnb.

// Trump meeting with deputy AG Rosenstein, FBI director Wray

The meeting comes a day after Trump promised to ‘‘demand’’ that the Justice Department investigate whether his campaign was ‘‘infiltrated or surveilled.’’

// Pope Francis reportedly tells gay man, ‘God made you like this’

Pope Francis’ reported comments to a gay man that ‘‘God made you like this’’ have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis’ desire to make gay people feel welcomed.

// Mass. ponders hiring a computer to grade MCAS essays. What could go wrong?

In an effort to speed up the delivery of MCAS results, the state is exploring the idea of replacing human scorers with a computer program.

// Officials successfully rescued 7 stranded dolphins stuck on a Dennis beach

Officials spent nearly an entire day rescuing seven stranded Atlantic white-sided dolphins found on a Dennis beach Sunday morning.

January 11, 2015. Boston, MA - South End Whole Foods The exterior of a new Whole Foods in the South End of Boston. The store offers many new features from any other WF's in the area. (Katherine Taylor for The Boston Globe)

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Man arrested for allegedly stealing shrimp after Whole Foods notices something fishy

A Boston man was arrested Sunday night after he took off with several bags of shrimp allegedly stolen from a Whole Foods in the South End, police said.

// A look at the victims of the Texas school shooting

A substitute teacher who relatives say had a ‘‘lust for life’’ is among the first confirmed victims of Friday’s mass shooting at a Texas high school.

// MIT chemists hope manmade ‘xenoproteins’ can help battle diseases like Ebola

MIT chemists are introducing a plan to fight infectious diseases, such as Ebola and anthrax. Here’s the short story: They’re using artificial proteins.

// Oliver North — who endorsed violent game — blames shootings on ‘culture of violence’

The incoming National Rifle Association president wasted no time in jumping into the gun control debate.

Members of the media checked out an abandoned subway tunnel.

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City archaeologist Joseph Bagley ducked as he passed through a door in an abandoned subway tunnel under City Hall Plaza on Monday.

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Tracks inside an abandoned subway tunnel.

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A municipal officer shined his light inside an abandoned subway tunnel.

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The view of an abandoned subway tunnel under City Hall Plaza.

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A photographer knelt in an abandoned subway tunnel under City Hall Plaza.

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Here’s what the abandoned subway tunnel under City Hall looks like

The tunnel is a hidden reminder of another era when Bostonians in bowler hats descended below streets for the luxury of traveling on America’s first subway line.

EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA - 5/21/2018:Students kneel in a momment of prayer.... Students and friends still coming to the crash scene on West Street ( rte106) and Laurel St where 5 students, ( four dead, one injured ) were injured Saturday in an automobile accident. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METROI TOPIC 22stoughton

State police conduct accident reconstruction at scene of deadly East Bridgewater crash

The cause of the devastating crash in East Bridgewater that killed four teenage boys over the weekend remained unclear.

A look at the four teenagers who died in East Bridgewater crash

A portrait has emerged of the four Stoughton High School students who were killed in a devastating single-car crash over the weekend.

Richard Goodwin at his home in Concord.

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Richard Goodwin, Kennedy speechwriter and husband to Doris Kearns Goodwin, dead at 86

Goodwin died Sunday evening at his home in Concord. Doris Kearns Goodwin said he died after a brief bout with cancer.

// Barack and Michelle Obama sign on with Netflix

Netflix says that it has reached a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce material for the streaming service.

// Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory urges BC graduates to heed power of words

“Words can heal and they can inflame,” Gregory told the more than 4,200 graduates gathered under a cloudless sky at BC’s Alumni Stadium.


// First official royal wedding portrait released

Monday, Kensington Palace released several images, shot by celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski.

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan Markle set to be a ‘feminist’ duchess

Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in two new pages posted on the royal website.

// Matt Patricia won’t face NFL discipline for 1996 assault allegation, report says

The former Patriots defensive coordinator, now Detroit Lions head coach, maintains his innocence in the case.


// Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are selling their New York apartment

If you have a spare $13.95 million, it’s all yours.

// Fruit and veggie gadgets that can change your life

We reached out to some nutritionists to find out the produce gadgets they use to help them and their families eat better in less time.


// What to watch for in Game 4 of the Celtics-Cavaliers series

Coming off a 30-point stomping in Game 3, Boston needs to get its defensive communication and lineups straightened out, among other things.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Margery Eagan

// Abolish the job of first lady

Free first ladies “from decorative servitude, so that they may go about their own legitimate business.”


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Is homegrown food safer? Not necessarily. Take these precautions.

Food safety often is cited as the primary reason why people grow their own edibles, but that’s frequently an illusion. Food-borne illnesses are almost as likely to be caused by homegrown produce as by fresh foods acquired elsewhere.