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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.

// ‘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.

// 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.