State wants to show compassion to ill inmates and save money

George McGrath, 70, a prisoner at MCI-Norfolk who was convicted of murder in 1969, is seeking a medical parole.

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Massachusetts has one of the oldest prison populations in the country, and it’s looking to reduce the number of incapacitated and ill inmates.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/200_trump_kim.jpg Is Trump getting cold feet about the North Korea summit?

The president is increasingly concerned that the meeting with Kim Jong Un could turn into a political embarrassment.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_mtida3_met-3965.jpg At Mount Ida, a cloud lingers over $16m loan to school

The loan raises questions of whether college president Barry Brown used dual roles to create a business opportunity for longtime client Rosalie Stahl.

Painter Paul Goodnight, shown in 2004, moved into the Piano Factory building 44 years ago, long before the South End was chic.

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Adrian Walker

Once again, artists are being forced out of the South End

The architect who owns the Piano Craft Guild building has notified tenants of the last five workspaces in the 174-unit building that their time is up at the end of 2018.

Commencement Sunday

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Ellen Kullman spoke about integrity and morality, even though her previous company was tied to several cases of chemical dumping.

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For more than 7,000 Boston University graduates and their families, Sunday was a day they’d looked toward for four years — maybe a lifetime.

Attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz discusses allegations of sex with an underage girl levelled against him, during an interview at his home in Miami Beach January 5, 2015. Buckingham Palace denied on Friday allegations made in Florida court documents by a woman, who said she was forced as a minor by financier Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with several people, including Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth. Another of those named by the woman, Dershowitz, said he has assembled a team of

Dershowitz continues to attack special counsel’s investigation

“We need to look forward and stop expanding the criminal law to fit people that we’ve targeted,” the Harvard Law School professor said Sunday.

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College officials wanted to appeal a key ruling by the state nursing board, but the college’s interim leader — Quincy’s mayor — decided against it.

Two girls embraced after a prayer service was held at Grace Church in Avon for the teens involved in a fatal East Bridgewater car crash.

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At Stoughton High, students reel in wake of fatal crash

Four teens were killed in a crash Saturday in East Bridgewater; the driver remains hospitalized. “We’re going to do everything we can” for students and families, Stoughton’s school superintendent vowed.

NBA East Finals | Game 4: Celtics at Cavaliers, 8:30 p.m.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_prac10_spts.jpg Now it’s the Celtics’ turn to make adjustments

After the Game 3 disaster, Brad Stevens and his players need to answer the Cavaliers’ intensity.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-19433.jpg NBA’s all-time best? It’s LeBron James

Stop fighting the notion that Wilt or Michael or Larry or Russell was better.

WATCH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/200_kelly_clarkson.jpg Kelly Clarkson at Billboard Awards: ‘I’m so sick of moments of silence’

The pop star offered an emotional speech Sunday in the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/d55e443653554004bc38df5d42eae850-d55e443653554004bc38df5d42eae850-0.jpg George H.W. Bush arrives in Kennebunkport for the summer

Bush was eager to return to his Walker’s Point compound after enduring his wife’s recent death and then battling a blood infection.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/davis_umasslib1_met.jpg Want to go to UMass Boston for free? A Somerville company has a deal for you

Somerville’s Triumvirate Environmental is offering to pay tuition and fees, currently about $13,000 a year, for UMass Boston undergrads if they work there.

At Dreamland Wax Museum, Delores Steinlilber took a seat and let “Queen Elizabeth” stand.

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When this wax museum opened in Boston, it was hard not to wonder: ‘Why?’

They’re dated, sure, but wax museums play an important societal role: They allow us to feel superior to something.

In April, then-senator Stan Rosenberg (right) spoke at an Earth Day celebration of his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Back in Amherst, they still love Stan Rosenberg

Even after the damning ethics report, Rosenberg’s one-time constituents still stand behind the former state Senate president.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/200_john_oliver(3).jpg John Oliver touches on lax standards in rehab industry

His monologue during Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” referenced a joint Boston Globe/STAT investigation from 2017.

For Bradley Campbell, waterfront access is key. Above, the proposed 150 Seaport.

Conservation Law Foundation’s president isn’t making any friends in Boston

Bradley Campbell has angered city officials and community members alike with what they call a combative approach to regulating waterfront development.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/bdff2ebe6be84b55bb8ace4510ded4a7-bdff2ebe6be84b55bb8ace4510ded4a7-0.jpg Hillary Clinton ribs Trump with Russian fur hat at Yale’s Class Day

Clinton warned students of the “tumultuous times” that await them and used the school’s tradition of over-the-top headwear to poke fun at the president.

Vehicles of authorities near Lake Hancock, northeast of Snoqualmie, Wash., where a cougar attacked two bicyclists Saturday, May 19, 2018, killing one. Two friends riding their bikes were attacked by a cougar, which killed one of them in the stateÕs first such fatality in more than 90 years, officials said. (Ryan Abbott/King County SheriffÕs Office) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY SLUGGED WASH COUGAR ATTACK BY STEVENS FOR MAY 20, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED.

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. It wasn’t enough, authorities said.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/lovelettersalbum.jpg Getting over a breakup

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

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic

 

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Margery Eagan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/950906452.jpg 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.