At a top charter school, a question of equity

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School boasts high test scores, but critics contend the school often neglects the needs of its most vulnerable students.

Forensic experts stood next to the van suspected of running down people on Monday in Finsbury Park, London.

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London incident has ?hallmarks? of terror attack

At least one person was killed early Monday when a van plowed into a group of pedestrians.

// Rain and severe weather forecast across state

Monday?s forecast includes the possibility of lightning strikes, high winds, quarter-sized hail, and even an isolated tornado.

// Day shelter to target problems on ?Methadone Mile?

Illicit activity and loitering at Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard has reached a breaking point, city officials said.

Renderings of swim area being built in Paris.

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Things that work

Paris offers a model to bring swimming to Charles River

Paris next month will unveil three public swimming areas in a once-polluted canal. Can Boston learn from that model?

// Boston posts data that disappeared from EPA?s website

In the Trump era, data has disappeared from the environmental agency?s website. Now, Boston is returning the info to the public sphere.

// With Cambridge life-sciences center, Bayer raises its profile in Mass.

Bayer is using the center to trumpet its arrival on the local biotech scene.

// What?s a funicular? You may soon see one in Milton

The electric tram system ? a rarity in Massachusetts ? would help a couple get up and down a steep backyard bluff.

//[1] Trump said he?s being investigated. His lawyer says that?s not true

Jay Sekulow?s denial is the latest example in which the president?s aides and lawyers have scrambled to avert a public-relations mess.

Crowds made their way along Fan Pier to tour ships that were taking part of Sail Boston in Boston on Sunday.

Tall Ships draw crowds, despite long lines and humid weather

The ships will be berthed in areas along the harbor until Thursday.

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Sue Flaherty, 44, of South Boston embraced a fellow

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?Instameet?: The social media event that?s actually social

As some grumble that our addiction to social media has made us, paradoxically, less social, the Instameet stands as a notable exception.

Xander Bogaerts  was congratulated by Dustin Pedroia after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

Red Sox 6, Astros 5

Red Sox hold off Astros

Xander Bogaerts hit two home runs to help Boston take two of three games in Houston.

NBA Draft | Thursday, 7 p.m. (ESPN)


// Danny Ainge is betting on himself over Markelle Fultz

The Celtics president of basketball operations believes he can make his own good fortune in dealing the top pick in the draft.

The 1980 trade brought Hall of Famers Robert Parish (left) and Kevin McHale (right) to Boston.

The last time the Celtics traded down from No. 1 to No. 3, it worked out great

The 1980 trade orchestrated by Red Auerbach brought a pair of Hall of Famers to Boston.

Alex Jones, conservative conspiracy theorist host of, in his Austin, Texas, control room, Feb. 17, 2017.  (Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times)

Opinion | Michael J. Socolow

Interview with a sweaty, stammering Alex Jones wasn?t worth it

NBC exposed its huge audience to a huckster who markets vitamin supplements and deranged ideas with equal fervor.

Tucker, a golden retriever, has been comforting mourners at Gately Funeral Home in Melrose for nine years.

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Funeral homes turning to therapy dogs to comfort mourners

?Just the presence of the dog changes the mood,? says Rob Dwyer, owner of Dwyer Funeral Home in Pittsfield.

// Teens arrested in attack on entertainer Keytar Bear near Faneuil Hall

Three New Hampshire teens were arrested on charges of assaulting and yelling racial slurs at a well-known performer called ?Keytar Bear? in Boston.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waved as he arrived for a promotional event in Beijing.

Here?s what Tom Brady?s China trip looks like

What would it look like if No. 12 squared up for a fight? We have our answer.

// Celebs love this local company because it?s making them rich(er)

Boston-based Spotted helps turn paparazzi photos into companies? advertising campaigns.

// Coast Guard trying to determine cause of Hyannis ferry crash

Investigators interviewed crew members and witnesses Sunday about the crash of a ferry into a jetty Friday night that left 15 injured.

// A 19-year-old tried to save his Navy shipmates after USS Fitzgerald collision, mom says

Brayden Harden, 19, kept diving to try to save his shipmates until the flooded berth began running out of air pockets, his mother said.

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// For Russia investigators, lessons from a forgotten election

The 1980 Republican campaign?s outreach to Iran is similar to the Russia connection of 2016.

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// The most expensive House race ever may hinge on health care

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