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Mass. sober home operator indicted in sprawling fraud schemeThe founder of a small Boston area addiction treatment empire knew he was under scrutiny — the Globe and STAT News published investigations into his questionable business dealings, and the attorney general’s office announced it was examining alleged addiction treatment scams.
Beth Teitell | CommentaryHow does a cocktail become the ‘Drink of the Summer’? And will 2023 be the year of the ‘pornstar martini’?Who makes the call — is there a governing body? Or does it bubble up from the people, like “most likely to be a reality TV star” or “best teeth” awards of the high school yearbook?
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Matthew Nilo, lawyer charged in connection with Charlestown sexual assaults, agrees to be transferred to Mass.
Jeremiah Oliver, 5, was trying to protect his mother from her boyfriend before killing, prosecutors say
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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.