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William Gross, set to be sworn in as Boston’s first black police commissioner, was an officer in the making, friends say

The first to go home when his mother called, he would scold peers for stealing a bike out of a backyard, or for pocketing goods at the corner store.

Workers installed a glass facade at a building in Cambridge Crossing, one of several projects near the Orange Line.

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The next hot place to work? Look north to the Orange Line corridor

The Orange Line corridor stretching through Charlestown, Cambridge, and Somerville is poised to emerge as a major office district, with a vast amount of office space already under construction or permitted.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi03aging02.jpg ‘There’s a window, and once it closes, it closes forever’

An aging population worries about going into assisted living too soon — or waiting too long.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_09strikephoto10_MET.jpg Increased segregation of Boston schools could deepen racial, economic divides, say advocates

“It is almost as if the city is turning its back on our kids,” said Audrey Martinez-Gudapakkam, whose daughter attends Winship Elementary School in Brighton.

President Trump tried again to portray the meeting between his son Donald Jr. (left) and Russians as routine, but it is a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry.

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Trump acknowledges purpose of 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians

It was the starkest acknowledgment yet that a statement President Trump dictated about the encounter last year was misleading.

The Nation

Trump acknowledges purpose of 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians

President Trump tried again to portray the meeting between his son Donald Jr. (left) and Russians as routine, but it is a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry.

By Michael D. Shear

It was the starkest acknowledgment yet that a statement President Trump dictated about the encounter last year was misleading.

California wildfire claims seventh victim and continues to grow

By Mihir Zaveri

The deadly Carr Fire in the northern part of the state is already described as the state’s sixth most destructive wildfire.

5 killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

An investigator looked over the wreckage of the crashed plane.

The twin-engine Cessna 414 went down about a mile from John Wayne Airport, officials said.

The World

Venezuela braces for fallout of presidential assassination attempt

Guards provided cover for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (left) after drone’s bombs detonated as he spoke.

By Rachelle Krygier and Anthony Faiola

Drones carrying explosives targeted Nicolás Maduro during a nationally televised address.

Lisbon breaks 37-year temperature record

People cooled off Sunday in the Zadorra river in the small village of La Puebla de Arganzon, Spain.

By the Associated Press

An unrelenting heat wave baked Portugal and Spain, and records were set in 26 places in Portugal.

WWII-era plane crashes in Switzerland, killing all 20 on board

The Junkers Ju-52 plane struck the Piz Segnas Mountain near Flims at an altitude of about 8,000 feet, then plunged “almost vertically, at high speed.”

By Raphael Minder

The German-built Junkers Ju-52 was carrying 17 passengers, all Swiss except for an Austrian couple and their child.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Protests at Northeastern hit the wrong target

Students and community activists rallied last month at Northeastern University, demanding the school cancel a multimillion-dollar research contract with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Leaders who have signed on to the #AbolishIce cause have an affirmative responsibility to make sure it’s not turned into scapegoating.

Alex Beam

How smart is Donald Trump?

President Trump appeared last week at a rally in Tampa.

By Alex Beam

There’s no evidence that Trump is an idiot, indeed quite the contrary.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

Mass. Legislature fails the environment

By Margery Eagan

The Legislature couldn’t even pass a ban on single-use plastic bags, even though more than 80 cities and towns already have.

Metro

Webster recovers from tornado after 43 people were displaced

Recovery began Saturday after buildings on Main Street in Webster were damaged by a tornado.

By Amelia Nierenberg

Residents in the central Mass. town began to pick up the pieces Sunday, one day after a twister destroyed much of the downtown.

Increased segregation of Boston schools could deepen racial, economic divides, say advocates

By John Hilliard and Emily Williams

“It is almost as if the city is turning its back on our kids,” said Audrey Martinez-Gudapakkam, whose daughter attends Winship Elementary School in Brighton.

William Gross, set to be sworn in as Boston’s first black police commissioner, was an officer in the making, friends say

William G. Gross greeted residents during his last tour of Roxbury in uniform before being sworn in as Boston’s first black police commissioner.

By Milton J. Valencia

The first to go home when his mother called, he would scold peers for stealing a bike out of a backyard, or for pocketing goods at the corner store.

Business & Tech

The next hot place to work? Look north to the Orange Line corridor

Workers installed a glass facade at a building in Cambridge Crossing, one of several projects near the Orange Line.

By Tim Logan

The Orange Line corridor stretching through Charlestown, Cambridge, and Somerville is poised to emerge as a major office district, with a vast amount of office space already under construction or permitted.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Can’t find a starter home? Blame Gen Xers

By Evan Horowitz

A decade after the financial crisis, it’s still affecting the way some people feel about home ownership.

Nonstop flights from Boston to Seoul to begin in spring

By Emily Williams

Massport and Korean Airlines say the five-days-a-week service will connect Logan and Seoul’s Incheon airports.

Obituaries

H.F. Lenfest, former media mogul, philanthropist, dies

Mr. Lenfest made a $1 billion fortune in the cable industry and gave almost all of it away, supporting schools, museums, journalism, and the arts in Philadelphia and beyond.

Richard Concannon, who cohosted ‘The Literati Scene’ with his wife, Smoki Bacon, dies at 89

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By Bryan Marquard

For years, Mr. Concannon cohosted the cable TV show with Ms. Bacon.

Mary Carlisle; played ingénues in Depression-era movies; at 104

Ms. Carlisle with Bob Hope (left) and Bing Crosby in 1937. Ms. Carlisle made 50 movies from 1932 to 1939, including three musicals opposite Crosby.

By Anita Gates

From 1932 to 1939, when she was in her late teens and early 20s, Ms. Carlisle made 50 movies.

Sports

Red Sox 5, Yankees 4 (10 inn.)

Red Sox sweep Yankees with stirring late rally

Andrew Benintendi was mobbed by his Red Sox teammates after hitting a walkoff RBI single in the 10th inning.

By Peter Abraham

Andrew Benintendi struck crowning blow with his walkoff RBI single in 10th inning.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Amazingly, these rookies have managed to handle adversity

Boston, MA: 4/9/2018: Managers Alex Cora of the Red Sox and Aaron Boone of the Yankees meet with the umpires at home plate before the start of the game. The Boston Red Sox hosted the New York Yankees in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Nick Cafardo

Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Yankees boss Aaron Boone have had impressive first-year runs with their respective ballclubs.

Kyle Van Noy is excelling in do-it-all role with Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 22: Kyle Van Noy #53 of the New England Patriots reacts during the second quarter of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Jim McBride

Since coming from the Lions in 2016, Kyle Van Noy has filled many needs — including leadership — on the New England defense.