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Mechanical problems with a Martha’s Vineyard ferry have forced about 550 trip cancellations this year, the Steamship Authority said.

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Cancellations on Martha’s Vineyard ferry skyrocket

“It’s insane. It’s absolutely insane,” one official said of the canceled trips between Martha’s Vineyard and Falmouth. “This is the worst anybody has ever seen it.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/pharma-70530108-5567-11e8-abd8-265bd07a9859.jpg Plan to cut drug prices drops populist designs

President Donald Trump vowed on Friday to “bring soaring drug prices back down to earth” by promoting competition among pharmaceutical companies.

Allston, MA., 05/11/18, The Bus Stop Pub owner, Joyce Hynds, cq, gets a good bye hug from long time customer Mark Lydon. The Bus Stop Pub, an Allston neighborhood bar, is closing after 38 years, squeezed out by Harvard University's massive expansion into North Allston and the simultaneous gentrification of the blue-collar neighborhood. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Closing time comes for Allston neighborhood pub

After 38 years, the Bus Stop Pub will close Saturday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/EmilyCumbassa_01fieldtrips_01_met.jpg Global field trips are opening a whole new world to Boston students

The international travel helps reduce an opportunity gap between Boston students and more affluent peers.