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Walsh pushes for middle-income housing

Mayor Martin Walsh has said that generating housing for middle-income residents is crucial to Boston’s future economic growth.

Olin College spent nearly $100 million more than it took in from 2008 to 2011, records show.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Losses soar at acclaimed Olin College

The Needham school spent nearly $100 million more than it took in from 2008 to 2011, among the biggest losses for any college its size.

Mass. General scientists will build brain implants

An ambitious program is aimed at finding more precise ways to treat mental illnesses suffered by combat veterans.

Justin Wesolowski of Greenfield is uneasy with the idea of travel to far-off cities for addiction treatment.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Long hunts for help add to addicts’ struggles

As opioid addiction has soared, residents in Franklin County, and other rural areas, face a problem in a lack of nearby treatment facilities.

Pope Francis spoke during a press conference on his plane on the way from the Middle East to the Vatican.

Pope will meet with abuse victims; O’Malley to have role

Pope Francis plans to celebrate a Mass with a small group of victims of sexual abuse in the coming weeks.

The Nation

Mass murderers’ intentions difficult to predict

In a YouTube video posted the day of the shootings, Elliot Rodger said he was going to take revenge on humanity.

By Christopher Weber

Police did not see Elliot Rodger as a threat to himself or others during a welfare check weeks before Friday night’s rampage.

Medicaid surge triggers cost concerns for states

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

States are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law.

Obama leads country in celebrating Memorial Day

President Obama took part in a wreath-laying ceremony Monday at Arlington cemetery.

President Obama paid tribute to those lost in battle. He called them ‘‘patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice’’ for their country.

The World

Pope will meet with abuse victims; O’Malley to have role

Pope Francis spoke during a press conference on his plane on the way from the Middle East to the Vatican.

By John L. Allen Jr.

Pope Francis plans to celebrate a Mass with a small group of victims of sexual abuse in the coming weeks.

Ukraine forces oust rebels from airport in East

A Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopter gunship fired against rebels at the main terminal building of Donetsk International Airport Monday. Rebels had seized the airport after Petro O. Poroshenko was elected president of Ukraine in a landslide Sunday.

By Sabrina Tavernise and Andrew Roth

Donetsk erupted with the din of war Monday, as the Ukrainian military rid the airport of separatist fighters who seized it.

Nigerian defense chief says abducted girls located

By Michelle Faul

Nigeria’s military fears using force to try to free the nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists could get them killed.

Editorial & Opinion

Suzanne Gordon

Privatization won’t fix the VA

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington earlier this month.

By Suzanne Gordon

Regardless of what went wrong at any VA facility, turning veterans over to private sector insurers and for-profit hospitals is not the solution.

PAUL MCMORROW

An urgency to build in Boston

Workers constructed a new building in the Seaport District.

By Paul McMorrow

Boston’s construction boom isn’t doing much to ease the city’s chronic housing woes.

TOM KEANE

Playing political games

By Tom Keane

Summer’s upon us, and election season is just around the corner. Time for fun with politics!

Metro

Losses soar at acclaimed Olin College

Olin College spent nearly $100 million more than it took in from 2008 to 2011, records show.

By Jon Marcus

The Needham school spent nearly $100 million more than it took in from 2008 to 2011, among the biggest losses for any college its size.

Long hunts for help add to addicts’ struggles

Justin Wesolowski of Greenfield is uneasy with the idea of travel to far-off cities for addiction treatment.

By Brian MacQuarrie

As opioid addiction has soared, residents in Franklin County, and other rural areas, face a problem in a lack of nearby treatment facilities.

Mass. General scientists will build brain implants

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

An ambitious program is aimed at finding more precise ways to treat mental illnesses suffered by combat veterans.

Business

Walsh pushes for middle-income housing

Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration is considering several steps to boost production, including the designation of more city-owned property for development.

By Casey Ross

Mayor Martin Walsh has said that generating housing for middle-income residents is crucial to Boston’s future economic growth.

Troubled Fall River to get outside advice

By Megan Woolhouse

The city is one of five across the US participating in a pilot program that parachutes specialists into communities to help with revitalization.

It’s a buyer’s market on Cape Cod

This house in Falmouth is listed at $5.49 million. On Cape Cod, the average time on market is 170 days, versus just 82 in Greater Boston.

By Jay Fitzgerald

In contrast to the red-hot housing market around Boston, there are still bargains to be had on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Obituaries

Samuel E. Swidey Jr., at 77; counselor with a great ear

By Bryan Marquard

A longtime time adjustment counselor at B.M.C. Durfee High School in Fall River, Mr. Swidey had also been an English teacher and elementary school principal.

Herb Jeffries, jazz balladeer and hero of black cowboy movies

By Adam Bernstein

Mr. Jeffries was a jazz balladeer who won fame in the late 1930s as the ‘‘Bronze Buckaroo’’ — the first singing star of all-black cowboy movies for segregated audiences.

Cornelia G. Kennedy, at 90; pioneering judge

Three presidents short-listed Judge Kennedy for the US Supreme Court.

By Douglas Martin

Judge Kennedy was the first woman to serve as a clerk at the prestigious US Court of Appeals and the first woman in the nation to serve as chief judge of a US court.

Sports

Red Sox 8, Braves 6

Red Sox end losing streak

David Ortiz celebrated with Xander Bogaerts after hitting a three-run home run in the fifth inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox rallied for seven runs in the fifth and seventh innings to overcome a shaky start by Clay Buchholz.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox

There finally was reason for smiles from David Ortiz, Koji Uehara, and A.J. Pierzynski.  Dale Zanine-USA TODAY

By Dan Shaughnessy

The worst-to-first-to-worst Red Sox of 2014 rallied from a 6-1 deficit to defeat the Braves, 8-6, at Turner Field/Fenway South.

On baseball

Red Sox need to let Clay Buchholz sit

Clay Buchholz walked eight in three-plus innings of Monday’s start against the Braves. Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

By Nick Cafardo

Buchholz and the Red Sox could benefit by letting the struggling pitcher work on his mechanics on the side.

G: Living

Compact orchards growing in Greater Boston

By Maria Karagianis

Experts say they are seeing a renewed interest in planting backyard orchards.

Frame by Frame

Stuart captures a poet’s blithe spirit

By Sebastian Smee

This unfinished work, probably painted around 1802, was discovered in Gilbert Stuart’s studio after his death.

Song-and-dance man Eddie Mekka back on familiar turf

Worcester native and “Laverne and Shirley” star Eddie Mekka returns to the Boston area to appear as Moonface Martin in the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of the Cole Porter musical, “Anything Goes,” June 3-15.

By Terry Byrne

Mekka appears as Moonface Martin in the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of the Cole Porter musical, “Anything Goes.”

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