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Roxbury, MA - 9/12/2018 - Boston School Committee meeting, and interim supt. Laura Perille. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: James Vaznis, Topic: 13bps, LOID: 8.4.3152225354.

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Groups demand BPS interim superintendent be barred from permanent job

Nearly a dozen organizations are calling on Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the School Committee to bar Interim Superintendent Laura Perille from applying for her post permanently.

// The FDA issues a warning: Teen vaping is ‘an epidemic’

The Food and Drug Administration gave the five biggest vaping manufacturers 60 days to say how they will address teen use or face removal of their products from the market.

// A Boston bridge has had a zero rating for 17 years. No long-term fix is in sight

The bridge along Storrow Drive has held a score of zero out of 100 for nearly two decades.

// DA candidate Rachael Rollins hailed nationally, but locally her plan not to prosecute petty crimes alarms some

Rachael Rollins, the first black woman to win the Democratic nomination for Suffolk DA, has received national attention. But locally, one of Rollins’s major campaign proposals has raised skepticism and even alarm in legal and law enforcement circles.

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// So much for the Massachusetts miracle

A broad and detailed survey shows that the state trailed the rest of the nation in 2017 when it comes to middle-class income growth, poverty reduction, and the expansion of health insurance coverage.