Nearly 50 college and university presidents are urging federal lawmakers to repeal the endowment tax that the Republican-controlled Congress passed last year. Presidents from schools including Harvard University, Amherst College, MIT, and Wellesley College repeated their calls for a reconsideration of the 1.4 percent tax on their investment returns. “This tax will not address the cost of college or student indebtedness, as some have tried to suggest,” according to the letter signed by 49 higher education leaders. “Instead, it will constrain the resources available to the very institutions that lead the nation in reducing, if not eliminating, the costs for low- and middle-income students, and will impede the efforts of other institutions striving to grow their endowments for this very purpose.”
Soon after putting out a call for tips, Boston police Wednesday said two juveniles ages 14 and 16 were arrested for allegedly robbing at gunpoint a Charlestown convenience store. The youths, who weren’t named because of their ages, were charged with the robbery of Convenience 365 Market & Deli on Medford Street that occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police had released surveillance photos of the suspects, one of whom appeared to be brandishing a firearm while wearing a hood, sunglasses, and an article of clothing wrapped around the lower half of his face. The other was wearing a red hoodie with the hood pulled over a Red Sox hat but made no apparent effort to hide his face. It was unclear Wednesday when the suspects will be appear in Juvenile Court.
Since the Boy Scouts of America began allowing girls to join Cub Scouts programs earlier this year, almost 200 Massachusetts girls have registered to take part in scouting, according to the annual report on scouting in Massachusetts. There are 178 girls between the ages of 6 and 10 who have registered to join a Cub Scouts pack, the report said — a tiny fraction of the 38,212 members of a Massachusetts Boy Scouts organization in 2017. Scouts — including a handful of girl Cub Scouts — attended Monday’s State Senate session to present the Legislature with the annual report on Boy Scouts’ activities in 2017.
In an interview Friday, Chang confirmed he is stepping down, after three years, saying he is in active negotiations with the Boston School Committee “for a mutual parting of ways.”Continue reading »
Boston school officials have repeatedly refused to disclose how often they give student information to federal immigration authorities.Continue reading »
Governor Charlie Baker’s office said Friday night that his adult son A.J. will cooperate with any investigation into an alleged incident on a JetBlue flight earlier this week.Continue reading »
Arlington variety shop Balich 5 & 10 is finally closing its doors after 64 years.Continue reading »
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Denis Bisson, 52, is facing a charge of second-degree murder after the body of his wife, Angie Bisson, 43, was found in a residence in Berlin Friday morning, officials said.Continue reading »
The verdict signified long-awaited justice for the family of Steven DiSarro, a South Boston nightclub owner killed 25 years ago.Continue reading »
Terrance M. Roy, 46, was arrested at noon Friday at Flint Audio Video in Middletown, R.I. on charges of accessing a computer for fraudulent purposes, computer trespass and conspiracy, officials said.Continue reading »
The story of Sullivan’s brief, shining lifetime is retold each year during the award ceremony for the scholarship that bears his name.Continue reading »