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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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/24/BostonGlobe.com/Wires/APOnlineImages/2014-04-24/0704daec0e943c10520f6a7067002c8d.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_storrowdriveoverpass4_met.jpg 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.

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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.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_boston_met.jpg 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.

The Nation

Hurricane Florence expected to bring catastrophic rain

By Amy Harmon

Hours before Hurricane Florence is expected to begin its assault on the Carolinas, officials warned of fierce winds, catastrophic flooding, storm surges up to 13 feet and widespread power failures as they urged residents to get out while there was still time.

Detention of migrant children has skyrocketed to highest levels ever

Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after crossing the border have been released under court order, the overall number of migrant children under detention has exploded to the highest ever recorded.

By Caitlin Dickerson

Population levels at shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than fivefold since last summer.

Why Trump’s name could be hurting his NYC golf course and other city concessions

The carousel in Central Park, run by the Trump Organization, has seen a decline in profits.

By Sarah Maslin Nir

Business is not thriving at the four concessions in New York City operated by the Trump Organization: a golf course, a carousel and two ice skating rinks.

The World

Pope Francis summons world’s bishops to a meeting about sexual abuse

Pope Francis has summoned bishops from around the world for a February meeting in Rome.

By Jason Horowitz and Laurie Goodstein

Pope Francis has summoned bishops from around the world to Rome for an unprecedented meeting focused on protecting minors, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.

ISIS attacks in West drop sharply, but threat remains high

The attack at the Bataclan concert hall in 2015 left 130 dead.

By Rukmini Callimachi

The attacks seemed to come one after another: 130 dead on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall and on the streets of Paris. Eighty-six mowed down on Nice’s historic promenade.

Putin says Skripal suspects are civilians, not criminals

In an image taken from surveillance video and released by British authorities, Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov, who prosecutors say are Russian intelligence agents and carried out a nerve attack on a former spy, pictured at a train station in Salisbury, England on March 3, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sept. 12 that his country had found the two Russians, and identified them as civilians who had done nothing criminal. He also said he would like the men, who Britain says are Russian military intelligence officers, to come forward to tell their story. (Metropolitan Police via The New York Times) -- FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY --

By Andrew Higgins

President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Wednesday that his country had found the two Russians that Britain accuses of trying to use a rare nerve agent to kill a former Soviet spy, and identified them as civilians who had done nothing criminal.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Ann Kirschner and Dana Born

Education is not preparing students for a fast-changing world

By Ann Kirschner and Dana Born

We have a graduation gap, an employment gap, and a skills gap.

JOAN VENNOCHI

The Battle of the Martys in the Third District

Marty Meehan and Mayor Marty Walsh

By Joan Vennochi

In the high-stakes race to succeed Niki Tsongas, Marty Walsh, and Marty Meehan are linked to different candidates.

Opinion | Vincent Petryk, David Doyle, and Veena DharmaraJ

MBTA buses should go all-electric

Boston, MA- July 18, 2017: Bus operator Daron Banks buckles his seatbelt before moving a compressed natural-gas bus being displayed by the MBTA/MassDOT in Boston, MA on July 18, 2017. The nearly $290 million investment includes 156 diesel-electric hybrid buses, 175 compressed natural-gas (CNG) buses, and 44 sixty-foot, articulated buses, helping to replace the entire fleet of Silver Line vehicles serving the busy Washington Street corridor between Roxbury and downtown Boston. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: regional reporter:

By Vincent Petryk, David Doyle and Veena Dharmaraj

Electric vehicles are better for the climate, our health, and the economy.

Metro

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

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

By Jonathan Saltzman and Felice J. Freyer

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.

In N.H. election stunner, a onetime refugee knocks off entrenched incumbent

Safiya Wazir, a 27-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, reacted Tuesday in Concord, N.H., after learning she defeated four-term incumbent State Representative Dick Patten in the Democratic primary for New Hampshire's District 17 state representative seat.

By Michael Levenson

When the tally from Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Concord, N.H., was announced, even Safiya Wazir said she was astounded.

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

A view underneath the Storrow Drive overpass which runs roughly from Clarendon to Berkeley Street.

By Matt Rocheleau

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

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R.I. governor fight will mirror 2014

By Jennifer McDermott and Michelle R. Smith

TV Critic’s Corner

A Burt Reynolds marathon is coming, but not anytime soon

By Matthew Gilbert

Business & Tech

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

So much for the Massachusetts miracle

BOSTON, MA - 8/30/2018: A view of Boston skyline (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo

By Evan Horowitz

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.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

A big screen and other impressive tweaks to iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the new iPhone models at during an event Wednesday in Cupertino, Calif.

By Hiawatha Bray

With bigger screens, and more powerful processors and sensors, Apple’s new generation of phones and watches keeps a firm grip on the high end of the market.

310-foot tower atop Motor Mart garage would be a big change for neighborhood

A rendering of the proposed development of the Motor Mart garage, as seen from Stuart Street.

By Tim Logan

The Motor Mart site could become home to more than 300 apartments and condos.

Obituaries

Wakako Yamauchi, Japanese-American playwright, dies at 93

By Neil Genzlinger

Wakako Yamauchi’s plays exploring the Japanese-American experience drew on her own life of relocation, rootlessness, assimilation, and internment during World War II.

Henry Bawnik, survivor of death camps and an inferno at sea, dies at 92

Mr. Bawnik, in Ahrensbök, Germany, in about 1945, later moved to the United States.

By Richard Sandomir

After coming to the US, Mr. Bawnik labored as a construction worker and owned dry-cleaning businesses.

Jeff Lowe, pathfinder up the face of mountains, dies at 67

FILE - This Jan. 18, 2008, file photo shows world-renowned mountain climber Jeff Lowe in Ogden, Utah. Lowe's longtime partner, Connie Self, says he died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at a care facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, at age 67. (Scott G. Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, File)

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Mr. Lowe tackled routes that seemed impossible to other climbers and with as little equipment as he could.

Sports

Nick Cafardo | on baseball

‘We have bigger goals honestly’: Red Sox’ 100 wins is only a prelude to greatness

Boston, MA: 9-12-18: The Red Sox defeated Toronto 1-0 for their 100th win of the season, the message board says it as members of the bullpen hea for the clubhouse. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Nick Cafardo

Manager Alex Cora handed out accolades but then moved on.

Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0

100 and counting: Red Sox beat Blue Jays for milestone win

Boston, MA: 9-12-18: Framed by the legs of Toronto firstbase coach Tim Leiper, Red Sox starting pitcher David Price fires a seventh inning pitch. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Peter Abraham

David Price shut down Toronto, helping Boston win 100 games in a season for the first time since 1946.

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY NOTES

This Acton-Boxborough squad seeks own identity

Acton, MA - 9/11/2018 - Acton-Boxborough's Molly Harer (5) carries as she is defended by K-P's Alli Meehan (3).HS field hockey feature on perennial power Acton-Boxborough in matchup against defending D1 South champion King Philip at Leary Field in Acton. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jenna Ciccotelli, Topic: 13schfhockey, LOID:8.4.3136629814.

By Jenna Ciccotelli

Senior captains Kate Bettez, Lily Depew and Molly Harer bring grounded approach to their leadership.

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HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY | PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Field hockey: King Philip’s Alli Meehan headlines Players of the Week

By Jenna Ciccotelli

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

The receiver the Patriots should be targeting is Dez Bryant

By Christopher L. Gasper

WNBA FINALS

Breanna Stewart leads Storm to sweep of Mystics

By Benjamin Standig

BC at Wake Forest | Thursday, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

BC football faces first test of its season

By Julian Benbow