Mass. students borrowing more to attend public universities

AMHERST, MASS. -- Nov. 21, 2006 --The 22-story University of Massachusetts W.E.B. Du Bois Library is shown across from the campus pond. There have been renovations at the library, which now includes a cafe near the entrance and, on the lower level, an area called the Learning Commons with lounge chairs, computers, a writing center, study rooms and academic advising. -- PHOTOGRAPH BY NANCY PALMIERI


Once upon a time in Massachusetts, students looking for an affordable path to earning a college degree turned to the state?s public colleges and universities.

President Trump met with bipartisan members of Congress to discuss guns and school safety in the Cabinet Room at the White House on Wednesday.

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Is Amazon?s Boston expansion a sign of something bigger to come?

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Waves struck Lynn?s King?s Beach last year during a nor?easter. The storm later this week is expected to bring coastal flooding.

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// Extortion case will go on, despite recent rulings some say undercut the case

Two City Hall officials accused of pressuring organizers of the 2014 Boston Calling music festival to hire union workers must face trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.

// After White House meetings, Jared Kushner?s business received loans

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// Hope Hicks to step down as White House communications director

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// Worshippers attend church in Penn. with AR-15 rifles

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A plaque honoring Tom Yawkey at Fenway Park was seen on Yawkey Way.


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Finally, movement on renaming Yawkey Way

The record of the Yawkey-era Red Sox on race relations stands as an embarrassment to Boston. And even after integrating, the team was plagued by claims of unequal treatment of black and white players.

// Republicans are not just attached to Trump ? they?re his customers, too

From his winery in Virginia to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Republicans are seeking out ways to patronize Trump properties.

// Former teacher at St. Paul?s is arrested after alleged relationship with student

A state investigation into sexual assaults against students at St. Paul?s School has resulted in charges against a former instructor.

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// In eyeing what could have been, Dick?s breaks the gun control dam

It wasn?t their gun this time. But it could have been. For any responsible gun dealer, those words are chilling.

// Gun advocates in Massachusetts slam store for deciding to stop selling assault rifles

After Dick?s Sporting Goods, and later Walmart, said they would curb some gun sales, the director of the Mass. affiliate of the NRA said the decision was ?cowardly and divisive.?

Boston, MA - 2/28/2018 - (2nd quarter) Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard (12) in the second quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 01 Celtics-Hornets, LOID: 8.4.1096457932.

celtics 134, hornets 106

Kyrie Irving leads Celtics? romp over Hornets

Seven players scored in double figures for Boston, topped by Irving?s 34.

Boston, MA - 2/27/2018 - Mou Riiny, who acts as the box concierge for the Kennsington building, moves boxes to be delivered to tenants in the building's mailroom in Boston, MA, Feb. 27, 2018. Riiny catalogues and delivers packages, mostly cardboard boxes, to residents in the building. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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One side effect of online ordering: boxy buildup

We?re being overwhelmed by boxes as online shopping mounts, and no one wants to leave home to buy anything.

// Despite rumors, Robert Kraft is not the father of his on-again, off-again girlfriend?s baby

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// The twilight of the Patriots? dynasty has finally arrived

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8-17-2008 Boston, Mass 400 VIP guests attended the Hot Stove, Cool Music Rocks Red Sox Nation held at the Bank of America Pavilion. L to R. are Sports talk show host Michael Holley auctioning off a 2008 Red Sox Autograph Jersey.

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Michael Holley leaves WEEI for full-time work at NBC Sports Boston

Meanwhile, Kayce Smith is leaving NBC Sports Boston for Barstool Sports.

// Health care providers brace for confusion as new Mass. Medicaid rules are rolled out

More than 800,000 Massachusetts Medicaid recipients enter a new era Thursday with the rollout of sweeping changes that are designed to improve care and save money.

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/28/ Rubius gets $100 million to aid work on blood cells

This blood drive has no shortage of donors.

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// Balance on cannabis may lead to answers on opioids

Evidence, not ideology, should guide us in determining a possible role for cannabis in curbing the opioid epidemic.


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