James “Whitey” Bulger was “one of the most vicious, violent criminals ever to walk the streets of Boston,’’ a federal prosecutor said this morning as closing arguments got underway in the racketeering and murder trial of the notorious South Boston gangster.
Molly Levitt thought the only thing she would ever be was a teacher. But after taking charge of her first classroom in 2010, she became frustrated with the bureaucracy —“structural things” — that kept Levitt from her students. So she started building a website that lets teachers more easily monitor student progress, saving more time for teaching. She joins a growing movement of young people — many former teachers — using technology to improve education, but from outside the classroom. And many are starting those businesses in Massachusetts.