Mass. ICE agents halt controversial practice of office arrests

Federal agents in Massachusetts say they won’t arrest undocumented immigrants who are visiting government offices in hopes of gaining legal status, following sharp questioning by a judge in Boston over the practice.

All three finalists for the chancellor position at UMass Boston withdrew from consideration after criticism from the faculty.

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Shirley Leung

In the mess at UMass Boston, it’s hard to know whom to blame more

No one is a winner in the disarray at UMass Boston, and how to move forward isn’t evident.

// Gun control laws in Mass. are poised to become more strict

Massachusetts lawmakers are on course to strengthen the state’s gun laws by allowing courts to strip weapons from individuals identified as a danger to themselves or others.

// Galvin disciplines employees for performing political tasks on government time

Secretary of State William Galvin’s office said three employees had performed political tasks on Galvin’s behalf at times that seem to conflict with their taxpayer-funded work schedule.

// Michael Cohen’s business partner agrees to cooperate as part of plea deal

The development could be used as leverage to pressure Cohen to work with the special counsel examining Russian interference in the 2016 election.

// Vaping may pose a health risk — but many Mass. teens don’t know that

The Massachusetts Health Council interviewed students and found many were unaware that the products could pose health risks.

// Congress dismantles part of Dodd-Frank law

The House has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis.

// Bicyclist who died in cougar attack had strong ties to Boston

S.J. Brooks, who was killed by a cougar while riding a bike in the Seattle area, had attended a doctoral program at Boston University.

// EPA guards forcibly remove AP reporter from summit

When a reporter asked to speak to an EPA public-affairs person, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her out of the building.

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// Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, dies at 85

Mr. Roth won the Pulitzer for fiction in 1998 for his book “American Pastoral.”

Harvard alumni tear apart classmate Jared Kushner in 15th reunion notes

“I, for one, am actually glad that our Class of ’03 finally has a real, live fascist among us,” one alumnus wrote. “Who says Harvard isn’t diverse?”

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 22: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated after hitting a home run during a game at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


Red Sox win series opener against Rays

Mookie Betts hit a three-run homer, his major league-leading 16th of the season.

Worcester, Ma-May 22, 2018- Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff- Celtics great Bob Cousy, 89, watches the Boston Celtics play Cleveland in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference final.


Bob Cousy isn’t missing a trick during the Celtics-Cavs series

At 89, the NBA legend is keeping a sharp eye on his old team, and for the most part, he likes what he sees a lot.

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 21: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks to pass against Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics in the third quarter during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 21, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)


Celtics’ defense needs to switch gears in Game 5

The Celtics are not making things difficult enough for LeBron James, as they did in the first two games.

Tom Brady staying hydrated.


Is TB12’s hydration theory all wet?

Scientists at McGill University say overhydrating can cause serious problems.

Former Nantucket football coach Vito Capizzo retired with the third most wins in state history. Above: Capizzo on the golf course in 2009.


Vito Capizzo, legendary Nantucket High football coach, dies at 78

Capizzo’s teams won 293 games and played in nine Super Bowls. He “always told us to win with class and lose with class, respect our opponent and never quit,” his son said.


// Three decades later, Len Bias’s grieving mother still tells her son’s story

With a mother’s fractured heart, Lonise Bias found a voice that has never quieted, delivering a message of hope and inspiration to anyone ready to listen.

Nahant selectman Enzo Barile (left) and state Senator Brendan Crighton toured the coastline last week. They looked at a sidewalk near Short Beach that was damaged by winter storms.

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As summer approaches, many state beaches aren’t in good shape

Much of the state’s coastline remains in rough condition after the winter’s damaging storms, and many locations face a slow, costly recovery from the extensive damage.

Omni Hotels officials, Mayor Martin Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker, and other dignitaries met to ceremonially break ground on the Omni hotel project across the street from the convention center in the Seaport District.

Fidelity sues Omni hotel developers over use of ‘Seaport Hotel’ name

Fidelity says the name of a new hotel in Seaport District conflicts with one it has owned nearby for 20 years.

// Prince Harry, Meghan Markle appear at first royal event as newlyweds

The couple on Tuesday attended their first royal event as newlyweds — a Buckingham Palace garden party honoring Prince Charles for his charitable work.

Giant predatory worms invaded France, but scientists just noticed them

Just as hammerhead sharks cruise through lagoons, hammerhead flatworms hunt through soil.

// This robot submarine found a 300-year-old Spanish galleon that may contain billions in treasure

The Woods Hole autonomous underwater vehicle, the REMUS 6000, located the wreck of the San José in 2015.

Miss Conduct

Advice: She nearly backed over me at Market Basket, and then blamed me

Why is it my fault that she almost hit me? Plus, my toddler got a sexist gift.

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// Getting over a breakup

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

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// A new history of violence

The lockdown drill is at 12:45 p.m. The rest of the faculty and I know it is coming. The students do not.


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As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

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Eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

The activity of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has become destructive since early May, burning dozens of homes and forcing residents to flee.


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