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The Boston Globe

In Cambridge, honors classes for everyone

Cambridge Rindge and Latin has dismantled the divide between honors and lower-tier classes in the two subjects in which diverse perspectives perhaps matter the most: English and history.

Boston traffic: the only predictable thing is that it’s unpredictable
Got to be there on time? Better allow for a truck roll-over or a massive jam in the tunnel.

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Red Sox rout Blue Jays in opener of road trip
The Red Sox broke out with 16 hits against Toronto to back the pitching of David Price, who looked strong in his return from the injured list.

opinion | Elizabeth Warren and Joe Kennedy III
Getting people the behavioral health care they need
It can be done by enforcing consumer protection laws already on the books.

Why would Wynn consider selling its Everett casino when it’s so close to opening?

Many people are confounded that Wynn Resorts would think about selling its $2.6 billion casino along the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, just weeks away from its debut.
Wynn eyes sale of its Everett casino to MGMJoan Vennochi: Casino for sale because Matt Maddox is angry at Massachusetts?

4 graphics that highlight the student loan debt crisis
Billionaire Robert F. Smith said over the weekend he would provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the graduating class at Morehouse College. It’s something a lot of people would welcome.

Morehouse College’s commencement speaker says he’ll pay all of graduates’ student debt

Pianist crushed in Allston restaurant facade collapse sues

An aspiring concert pianist who had a finger amputated and suffered other serious injuries in the collapse is suing the restaurant and the building’s owner.
Young pianist crushed in building collapse must find a way to start againBuilding facade collapse in Allston injures 2

Yarmouth police seek man who attempted to lure juvenile into van with candy

Police released images of a man who matches the description of the suspect, and are asking for the public’s help.

This Mass. roast beef shop was rated one of the best in the country by People magazine

A no-frills roast beef shop on the North Shore has won the attention of People magazine as having one of the best sandwiches in the country.

Why is oat milk suddenly so popular, and what’s it actually like?

After Swedish brand Oatly made inroads into the US, HP Hood brought its own oat milk to market. In Boston, baristas are having a hard time keeping cartons on hand.
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When grief rewrites your address book: How a Boston tradition got started

The story of the American flags on Boston Common on Memorial Day is a reminder of what the day really means.

Ed Markey will face a Senate challenger: high-profile labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan
Massachusetts voters officially have a 2020 Senate primary on their hands.

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After a season of stumbles, a graceful exit for ‘Game of Thrones’
Unlike too much of the season, the series finale progressed slowly and surely, giving us the human story that had previously been getting short shrift.

Boston College’s 143rd commencement highlights modern Jesuit values
Commencement speaker Isabel Capeloa Gil encouraged the graduates to move forward in life with the Christian values taught to them at Boston College, while still respecting the views of others.

Prosecutors in Robert Kraft case want time to appeal judge’s ruling on video footage
In a brief motion filed in Palm Beach County, prosecutors said they’ll be in a bind if they’re forced, pursuant to Kraft’s right to a speedy trial, to put the case on before their appeal is resolved.

TOM RUTLEDGE
The secret to ‘Jeopardy’ champ James Holzauer’s million-dollar run
No one has ever played the game like James Holzhauer. I know because, more than 30 years ago, I was a “Jeopardy” champion.

Faye Dunaway, Melinda Lopez lead the cast of Elliot Norton honorees
“Hamilton,” “Man in the Ring,” “The Wolves,” “Once,” and “Between Riverside and Crazy” collected multiple awards at the theater ceremony.

Play about Malcolm X’s Boston years set for 2019-20 season at ArtsEmerson
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Five summer music festivals that span tastes and trends

From Boston Calling to Solid Sound to the Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party, there’s plenty on offer for pop music fans.
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Oh, the horror (and drama and comedy) of summer

Summer 2019 is here to tell you that popular culture matters and it’s more digital than ever.
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With just her voice and a cello, Helen Gillet has created a new vocabulary

The core of her work is solo performance with live looping, layering cello parts and vocal lines.

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Patriots’ young quarterbacks get to show their stuff in OTAs

With Tom Brady not expected until minicamp, Danny Etling and Jarrett Stidham will get a lot of snaps.

Moulton unveils national service education plan
The plan includes a guarantee of tuition assistance or job training benefits for young Americans who take part in national service.

Senator seeks probe of Chinese company making MBTA’s subway cars
Chuck Schumer wants the federal government to step in and investigate whether a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security.

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No pot on this table: Boston warns restaurants over marijuana-infused meals
City officials said any restaurants that host cannabis-infused dinners — however private — could lose their licenses.

COLLEGE ADMISSION SCANDAL

He bought the fencing coach’s house. Then his son got into Harvard

The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.
Read the Harvard statement on fencing coach Peter BrandFelicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appear in Boston court in college cheating scandal

Know about college admissions wrongdoing? Tell us

In light of the recent college admissions scandal, we’re looking for the public’s help better understanding how families and students play the admissions game.