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Cambridge, MA, 01/14/2019 -- Marcelle Harrison listens as she chats with neighbors inside the kitchen of her home at 6 Ashburton Place where she has lived since the late 70's. She and her family are facing eviction from the house because distant relatives from Barbados have laid claim to the home. Massachusetts law allows for direct descendants to inherit property of anyone who didn't leave a will. Topic: 17cambridge Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

A patriarch leaves no will and the home he meant for his Cambridge family may be lost

For decades, Marcelle Harrison’s family has lived in a three-story home near Central Square. Now, she stands to lose the home to a group of relatives she barely knows.

Rosa Parks sat in the front of a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., in 1956.


If Rosa Parks rode a bus in Boston today, she’d see nearly the same segregation she fought

There are no signs enforcing segregated seating on buses anymore, but structural barriers and institutional neglect ensure that de facto segregation, by race and by income, endures.

Mass. high court upholds Michelle Carter ruling

Michelle Carter acted with criminal intent when she cajoled Conrad Roy III into killing himself, so her involuntary manslaughter conviction will stand, the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court ruled.

MIT President L. Rafael Reif listen to a panel discussion at the school in 2017.

Despite criticism and complaints, MIT won’t cut ties to Saudi Arabia

MIT’s president, L. Rafael Reif, denounced the behavior of the Saudi regime for violating human rights but rejected calls to unilaterally pull out of engagements in the country.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

// His truck broke down minutes after buying it. He still hasn’t gotten a refund

Robert Crotty Jr., 18, drove away from the used car lot in his new pickup filled with pride and excitement. Three blocks away, the 2002 Dodge Dakota died.