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A plague of racist graffiti has Reading schools on edge

Reading MA 11/13/18 Anne Schwartz listening to residents opinions during a town select meeting discussing issues of racist graffiti found around town at Reading Memorial High School, Performing Arts Center. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Nearly every day, teachers at Reading Memorial High School scan their classrooms carefully, sweeping their eyes across floors and furniture in search of swastikas.

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., center in red, gets a hug from Rep.-elect Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, second from right, following a photo opportunity on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, with the freshman class. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House freshmen are tangled up in Democrats’ leadership fight

Newly elected Democratic members of Congress face a tough choice on whether to back Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House after distancing themselves from her on the campaign trail.

Boston, MA - 2/27/2018 - Massport CEO Tom Glynn of Massport speaks during a panel to discuss the Boston Globe Spotlight Team's series on race at the JFK Memorial Library in Boston, MA, Feb. 27, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff/File 2018

Can the Massport board look beyond the usual players as it hires a new CEO?

The Massachusetts Port Authority board hasn’t picked a headhunting firm yet to replace its departing CEO, but the jockeying for the job has already begun.

Building 4 at the Brockton VA Community Living Center.

Sleeping staff, disregard for safety found at Brockton VA nursing home

Investigators found a nurse and a nurse’s aide fast asleep during their shifts — one dozed in a darkened room while the other was wrapped in a blanket in the locked cafeteria.

Virgina Newes loved using Zipcar, but then the car-sharing company abruptly dropped her after a minor accident.

The Fine Print | Sean Murphy

Zipcar ended her membership because of a car dent. But was it really about her age?

An 89-year-old Cambridge woman was terminated from the service after a minor mishap in a parking garage.