Emboldened bears in N.H. town must die, state says

The Department of Fish and Game’s plan to capture and euthanize the bears isn’t sitting well with residents of Hanover and beyond.

The campus of Milton Academy in 2005.

Milton Academy taps social justice expert to confront bias incidents

The prestigious school has faced a series of student protests this week about administrators’ response to bias incidents.

Acting general manager Brian Shortsleeve.

MBTA general manager Shortsleeve to step down

It will be the third time since 2015 the MBTA has changed leadership.

UMass-Boston baseball coach Brendan Eygabroat spoke to his team on Tuesday.

UMass-Boston has built a baseball powerhouse

UMass-Boston has been battered by bad press but its once homeless baseball team is going back to the Div. 3 College World Series.

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Mass. men are killed by roommate in violent outburst in Fla.

Jeremy Himmelman grew up in Walpole and had a fondness for animals. Andrew Oneschuk was raised in Wakefield, part of a large extended family in the area.

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Some of the most memorable quotes from 2017 commencement speeches

A look at a few of the memorable and noteworthy moments from this year’s speeches.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to tackle big problems

Despite the Facebook founder’s recent denials that he is interested in running for office, his speech might do little to quell the notion.

Boston has more millenials than other large cities, study finds

They’re also better educated and more diverse than in other major cities, according to a new study by The Boston Foundation.

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The commuter rail station in Framingham.

As commuter rail service improves, Worcester/Framingham line lags

Nearly one in five trains on the heavily trafficked line was late during the second week of May.

Tony Marcus, left, joined Globe cafeteria workers cheering on Kim Robey as she danced with Globe technology columnist Hiawatha Bray at a farewell celebration for the cafeteria’s impending closure. Robey more typically has to demand that Bray stop prevaricating and order at the cafeteria’s sandwich bar.


A bad taste in leaving for the Globe’s caf workers

The people who work in the Globe cafeteria fed us and our sense of community. They shouldn’t be starved going out the door.

Political Happy Hour: May 25, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Conn. guv’s looooong blame game | Beacon Hill’s budget fantasy world | You’ll never guess what Charlie Baker’s favorite ice cream flavor is (no, it’s not low-sugar vanilla)

Legoland will name giant giraffe ‘Gio’ after 6-year-old Medford boy who died

It looks like a Medford family will get their wish, after all.

Immigrant who can’t be deported to Cambodia released from detention

Sreynuon Lunn had been in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement since Feb. 6.

Roxbury gets a cultural boost

Roxbury has been designated a cultural district by the state, after a years-long effort to attract people seeking out authentic slices of Boston’s ethnic mosaic.

CAMBRIDGEW, MA - 5/25/2017: Mark Zuckerberg, Harvard dropout and CEO of Facebook, a company worth nearly $400 billion, got a college degree more than a decade after leaving his classes behind here at the Harvard Commencement. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 26harvard

After dropping out, Mark Zuckerberg finally gets his Harvard degree

‘‘If I get through this speech today, it'll be the first time I actually finish something here at Harvard,’’ the Facebook founder said. (He did.)

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Walsh not too proud to brag

The mayor’s campaign boasted that it had collected 38,521 signatures. Mayoral candidates need 3,000 to qualify for the ballot.

Capital Source

Henriquez remains hopeful in District 7 bid

Carlos Henriquez is a high-profile candidate making a foray back into politics after his 2014 conviction in an assault and battery case.

CAMBRIDGEW, MA - 5/25/2017: BIG ON HAND SHAKES...Mark Zuckerberg, Harvard dropout and CEO of Facebook, a company worth nearly $400 billion, got a college degree more than a decade after leaving his classes behind here at the Harvard Commencement. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 26harvard

Mark Zuckerberg chokes up while speaking about an undocumented student

“It says something about our situation today that I can’t even say his name because I don’t want to put him at risk,” Zuckerberg said at Harvard.

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New England GOP versus ‘liberal media’

In New Hampshire, Republicans were smarting over coverage of an event featuring White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Political Happy Hour: May 25, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Conn. guv’s looooong blame game | Beacon Hill’s budget fantasy world | You’ll never guess what Charlie Baker’s favorite ice cream flavor is (no, it’s not low-sugar vanilla)

CAMBRIDGEW, MA - 5/25/2017: Mark Zuckerberg, Harvard dropout and CEO of Facebook, a company worth nearly $400 billion, got a college degree more than a decade after leaving his classes behind here at the Harvard Commencement. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 26harvard

Read Mark Zuckerberg’s full Harvard commencement speech

The Facebook founder, who famously dropped out of Harvard University more than a decade ago, spoke at the elite school’s commencement on Thursday.

A screengrab of The Harvard Crimson’s homepage after Thursday’s hack.

‘Dum dum computer boy’? Student paper hackers have fun at Zuckerberg’s expense

Yes, there were Winklevoss references.

A plant worker collected and crates sealed lunches destined for Boston’s public schools at the Whitsons Culinary Group headquarters in Islandia, New York in 2015.

Boston parents urge school system to dump food contractor

The Boston Citywide Parent Council, upset that too many students are tossing their lunches into the trash, has launched a letter-writing and phone-call campaign.

SFC Robert Bean played “Taps” on the Common.

Fallen soldiers remembered at Memorial Day Flag Garden

The families of fallen soldiers gathered on the Common Thursday morning to add nearly 300 flags to the annual Memorial Day Flag Garden.

Dave Epstein

A guide to stargazing in New England this weekend

With skies partially clearing late Friday and Saturday night, it might be a good time to check out some of astronomical attractions.

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Candidate Baker proposed bold anti-patronage plan

Nearly 2½ years into his tenure, not a peep of any plan. At the same time, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito are under fire for filling environmental agencies with political and personal allies.

Former Wayland athletic director files whistle-blower suit

Stephen Cass said he lost his job after complaining about unequal treatment of boys and girls sports teams.

Stolen painting of Big Papi returned to the Quincy library

The priceless paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum may still be missing, but one piece of stolen art has been returned to the library in Quincy— a painting of a Mr. David Ortiz valued at $1,000.

Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi was released from prison in November. He’s shown after arriving at Logan Airport.

Judge ends home confinement for ex-speaker Salvatore DiMasi

Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, convicted of federal corruption charges, is now free to move about Massachusetts without limit.

Chelsea fire chief and union battle over ballistic gear for firefighters

Chelsea firefighters at the scene of an active shooter incident this week wore ballistic vests, but the union contends the vests should not have been deployed without more training and a change in hazard pay rules.

Fire damages West Barnstable home

West Barnstable Fire Chief Joe Maruca’s feet are still cold and wet 12 hours after battling the fire that broke out Wednesday night in a home on Lothrop’s Lane.

North Reading’s Nana awaits her crowning moment

The 13-year-old chocolate lab is one of four finalists for the title of queen in the Grey Muzzle Organization’s virtual Senior Dog Prom.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.

With state budget in crisis, Conn. governor says history will vindicate him

Connecticut is the wealthiest state in the country, but it faces a massive budget gap and the prospect of even higher taxes and more painful budget cuts.

Cambridge trash trucks are outfitted with special sensors from MIT

Sensors attached to the vehicles by researchers from MIT’s Sensible City Lab are now tracking infrastructure needs and air quality.

Man charged with raping woman in massage studio at Logan Airport

Darnell E. Williams is an employee of the Be Relax Massage Studio inside Terminal B, which is not managed by the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Furry fare evader gets on train at Jackson Square Station

Passengers were cleared after a squirrel boarded and the train went on its way. “To have delayed the train any longer than necessary would have been nuts,” a T spokesman said.

The GOP candidate for Congress in Montana, Greg Gianforte, was charge with misdemeanor assault after reportedly bodyslamming a newspaper reporter to the ground and punching him.

Fast Forward

Pol charged with assaulting reporter, JFK centennial weekend

‘Star Wars’ is turning 40 and more of the news you need to know to start your day.

Watch live: Mark Zuckerberg is speaking at Harvard commencement

The Facebook founder and former Harvard student returns to Cambridge to speak at this year’s graduation.

Commuter rail train spews ‘black smoke’ in Hingham

The MBTA commuter rail train started smoking as it neared the Nantasket Junction station in Hingham.

Lynn firefighters extinguish fire at apartment building

No injuries were reported, officials said.

David Epstein

Will Memorial Day weekend be a total washout this year?

A storm system should give way to clear skies for some of the weekend, but another bout of rain is on the way for Sunday and Monday.

Medford, MA -- 5/24/2017 - The Archdiocese of Boston has confirmed it is closing 6-12 Saint Clement Catholic School. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 28nostclement Reporter:

Medford Catholic school closing June 9

The Saint Clement School’s enrollment has declined sharply in recent years, from 256 students during the 2012-2013 school year to 147 this year.

Middlebury College students turned their backs to author Charles Murray during his lecture in March.

Middlebury students disciplined for Charles Murray protest

No students were suspended or expelled due to the incident, which came to symbolize a lack of tolerance for conservative ideas on some campuses.

FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post on May 21, 2017, that he's not running for public office. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Facebook’s Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech

Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, May 25, the 145th day of 2017. There are 220 days left in the year.

Four men convicted for ‘vicious’ Dorchester murder

A Suffolk Superior Court jury found them guilty of murdering Romeo McCubbin, 25, in 2013, prosecutors said.

Device detonated in Reading not a bomb, police say

About 20 homes near Rachel Road were evacuated as a precaution, Reading police said

epa03711845 Orlando, Florida crime scene technicians and law enforcement officers work the scene at an apartment complex where Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials have reported that agents shot and killed a suspect, reportedly Ibragim Todashev, during an interview early in the morning in Orlando, Florida, USA, 22 May 2013. Media reports indicate that Todashev was apparently friends with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and had been under investigation since the bombings. EPA/BRIAN BLANCO

Troopers, FBI sued in 2013 death of Chechen in Florida

“[Ibragim] Todashev’s death on May 22, 2013 was the result of excessive force by FBI agents,” the complaint said.

Woman claiming to be blind robs Quincy waitress at knife point

The woman pulled out a black knife to demand money from a Friendly’s Restaurant waitress, police said.


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