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‘You totally got this,’ YouTube star and former NASA engineer Mark Rober tells MIT graduates

In his commencement address, Mark Rober urged the graduates to embrace their accomplishments and boldly face any challenge that may come across as they embark on their careers.

Governor, mayor kick off LGBTQ+ Pride Month with celebration on City Hall Plaza

This year marks the return of Boston’s annual Pride parade after it was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, then scuttled in 2022 when organizers said they would disband amid complaints the group disregarded BIPOC and transgender community members.

Juan Carlos Formell, buoyant heir of Cuban musical legacy, dies at 59

An acclaimed singer-songwriter, Juan Carlos Formell settled in New York after defecting from Cuba and eventually took over as bassist for his famous father, Juan Formell, in Los Van Van, one of the most influential bands of post-Revolutionary Cuba.

In Worcester, Healey’s pick for housing secretary gets a mixed reception

Former Worcester city manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. has been hailed by some for his housing record, but questioned about racial inequalities during his tenure.

Amitai Etzioni, 94, dies; envisioned a society built on the common good

An Israeli American sociologist, Amitai Etzioni drew wide attention and storms of derision by fathering the communitarian movement, a vision of society in which people are asked to care less about their own rights than about one another.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. pitches his long-shot Democratic presidential campaign to N.H. independents

In a speech to the New Hampshire Senate, the candidate spoke highly of the state’s first-in-the-nation primary and voters who can see beyond the "paralyzing iceberg of partisanship."

N.H. families struggle to afford food amid inflation, end of COVID-era food assistance

“I’ve never had to ask for help. I’ve been very willing to give it and I have at times, but the tables have turned,” said Ellen Lockharg, 83, of New Durham.


A love story, baked in Vermont

Gesine Bullock-Prado ran her movie star sister’s production company in Hollywood for a decade. She left the glitz of Tinseltown for the grit of Vermont, became a baker and teacher, and never looked back.