From Wesleyan, a cautionary tale for Harvard on male-only clubs

A jury recently sided with a fraternity that had sued Wesleyan University.

Ariannah Gervais of Dorchester, a Lincoln-Sudbury Regional graduate, said she often felt unwelcome at school.

50 years later, Metco’s dream is still unanswered

Some students who attended suburban schools through the program say they often felt ostracized. Their accounts are hardly unique.

Jeffrey Sánchez says “I’ve got a lot to learn” in his new role.

From the projects to one of the most powerful posts on Beacon Hill

Jeffrey Sánchez represents one of the most liberal districts in the state — markedly to the left of the current House’s ideological trends.

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Artwork highlights Salem neighborhood’s true colors

Ruben Ubiera and others are hoping their project helps outsiders see The Point’s beauty.

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Today is Monday, July 24, the 205th day of 2017. There are 160 days left in the year.

USS Constitution returns to Boston Harbor Sunday night

Visitors to Charlestown Navy Yard can catch a rare sight on Sunday, as the USS Constitution returns to Boston Harbor.

Eight-alarm blaze strikes apartment complex in Waltham

No injuries were reported in a massive blaze at an apartment complex under construction. Explosions occurred, officials said, and five buildings collapsed.

Officer-involved shooting is reported in Chelmsford

State Police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that involved a Chelmsford police officer.

Pedestrian is dead after being struck by two cars on Interstate 95

The man was in the middle of Interstate 95 waving his hands before was struck by two cars and killed early Sunday morning, State Police said.

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See photos from the eight-alarm blaze in Waltham

A massive fire struck an apartment complex that was under construction in Waltham.

A building collapsed Sunday during an eight-alarm fire in Waltham.

Major fire strikes buildings in downtown Waltham

According to a photographer at the scene, at least one building collapsed. Firefighters from across the Boston area responded to the eight-alarm blaze.

Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci blew a kiss at his first press briefing.

Trump’s new communications director has Boston-area ties

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

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

Walsh highlights housing, jobs, and veterans’ 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.

Christian Marsh from Lynn spent some time in the water Friday at The Rose Kennedy Fitzgerald Greenway.

Shift in weather brings a break from summer heat

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

3 seriously injured in Cotuit when golf cart, motorcycle collide

Two of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Medford child falls from third-floor window

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

In front of a centerpiece display showing the USS Constitution, young pirates raised their swords at the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival in Revere on Saturday.

On Revere Beach, sand, sculptures, and family fun in the sun

The festival is expected to draw about 1 million people by its closing Sunday at 8 p.m.

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.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Chance the Rapper performed earlier this month in London.

More than 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper show in Hartford

Many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking. Police made 50 underage drinking referrals.

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New England news in brief

Mayor Martin J. Walsh kicked off his campaign Saturday in Dorchester, where he spoke to Shirley Shillingford.

Walsh mayoral campaign video cites accomplishments and goal to make Boston best

Walsh’s slickly produced video — nearly three minutes long — presents a moving montage of Boston.

Sam Dantuono (left) and Zach Sullivan fought for a loose ball during the Dot Pot tournament.

For Dorchester family, street hockey game is a bittersweet tribute

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

Bird sightings in Massachusetts

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Pedestrian struck by vehicle after exiting Green Line trolley in Mission Hill

The passenger suffered a non-life-threatening foot injury, according to MBTA Transit Police.

Holliston man faces OUI charge after crash into Natick home

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

Uxbridge teens charged after autistic man shot with BB gun

The 28-year-old autistic man was walking alone on Route 16 when he was shot, police said.

Dedham man seriously injured in Friday night hit-and-run

A 60-year-old Dedham man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday night after he was hit on Dedham Parkway.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2017. There are 161 days left in the year.

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Eziah is energetic and makes friends easily

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Woman arrested in connection with death of boyfriend in Brockton

A woman has been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation after her boyfriend’s body was found in their Brockton apartment Friday night, according to the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office.

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


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.

Nashua police end search for Massachusetts car

The 2006 black Infinity FX, has a Cape Cod specialty plate with the number CC6353, police said in a statement.

Vermeer’s “The Concert” (left) and Rembrandt’s only seascape (right), “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.”

West Virginia man indicted on fraud charges tied to stolen Gardner paintings

Todd “Mordokwan” Desper was indicted on four counts of wire fraud and attempted wire fraud.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2017. There are 162 days left in the year.

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

2-year-old girl nearly drowns in Franklin pool

The child was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, officials said.

Fatal motorcycle crash in Foxborough

A 56-year-old Millis man died after he crashed his Harley Davidson Road King into a car on Route 1.

Framingham suspect arrested after police standoff

The suspect shot at officers, then fled on foot and climbed to the top of a pizza shop, Framingham police said.

The North Station commuter rail platform.

MBTA readies new system for verifying passengers’ payment

The MBTA will soon require passengers to show tickets before boarding commuter rail trains at North Station.

Activists cheer pot bill provision allowing previously convicted to work in industry

The marijuana compromise bill marks a major victory for state senators and social justice activists.

12,000 Eversource customers lose power in Maynard and Acton

An “equipment failure” caused 12,000 Eversource customers near the border of Maynard and Acton to lose power Friday evening, a company spokeswoman said.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

A student relaxed in Harvard Yard earlier this month.

Harvard women’s groups frustrated by efforts to ban them

The university’s effort to crack down on all-male final clubs could have a disproportionate impact on women.

In Roxbury, 14-year-old arrested on gun charge

Boston police arrested a 14-year-old boy Thursday night for allegedly carrying a loaded gun in Roxbury.

Two swimmers rescued from riptide in Merrimack River

The rescue happened near the mouth of the river off Plum Island Friday afternoon, the US Coast Guard said.

FILE - In this May 20, 2012, file photo, the annular solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver. The AP reported on June 16, 2017, that a story circulating online that claims NASA says the Earth will experience 15 days of darkness in Nov. 2017 is false. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Thinking of watching the total eclipse? Pack your safety glasses.

Several Boston-area public libraries will have eclipse glasses available to view the eclipse on Aug. 21, according to NASA.

The MBTA’s plan to have private companies take over some maintenance work has drawn union opposition.

MBTA seeks bids for bus maintenance work

The plan has drawn sharp union opposition.

The Stata Center, a structure known for its unusual architecture, is home to research facilties, classrooms, a large auditorium, and a child care center, according to the school’s website.

Reports of smoke prompt brief MIT building evacuation

By 4 p.m., the smoke had cleared and people were allowed back inside the building. The origin of the smoke was not immediately clear.