Audit cites sloppy bookkeeping, missing records at Boston schools

Boston , MA - 6/9/2017 - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh talks to middle schoolers during a tour of their school in Boston , MA, June 9, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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The review found problems at nearly every Boston public school, some minor, some significant. It also found a pattern of schools dipping into student activity accounts or other funds to pay school or city employees off the books for extra duties and not reporting the earnings to the IRS.

// Harvard is ?deeply disappointed? in Justice Department intervention in admissions

The US Justice Department on Thursday said that Harvard University?s admissions process ?may be infected with racial bias.?

// Authorities find 20 firearms at Calif. home of man who allegedly threatened the Globe

Robert Darrell Chain was arrested without incident by an FBI SWAT team for allegedly making threats to the newspaper after the Globe launched a national newspaper campaign in support of the free press.

// Man dies after woman allegedly drove truck into N.H. couple walking dog

A husband and wife were on the verge of escaping the dog attacks, the swearing, and the threats that their next-door neighbor had directed at them since 2016. Now, Catrina Costello is accused of driving into the pair, killing one.

// Walsh apologizes for missing, late school buses: ?This should not be happening?

Mayor Martin J. Walsh voiced frustration Thursday afternoon, apologizing to families, schools, and students for the hardships they are experiencing.

Cohasset middle school teacher charged with indecent assault on female student

Jeffrey Knight was charged with two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over.

// BU researchers examine the NIMBY factor

Local commenters at zoning and planning meetings around Boston tend to be older, whiter, and wealthier than their neighbors. And they?re often present to speak out against new projects.

Man arrested after allegedly dealing drugs as two young children sat in his minivan

A man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Quincy after he allegedly stopped to conduct a drug deal while two young children sat in the back seat of his minivan.


// President Trump?s baseless claim of ?fudged? NBC tape

There is no evidence of the NBC interview having been ??fudged?? or doctored in any way, and the White House didn?t immediately respond to requests regarding what Trump was referring to.

??This represents an unacceptable targeting of people based on their ethnic heritage,?? said Representative Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat.

Democrats call for hearings into denial of passports to Americans

A Texas congressmen said the government?s policy is part of a systemic anti-Hispanic bias that has guided the Trump administration?s immigration policy.

State Police lieutenant arraigned for overtime fraud

A State Police lieutenant pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges alleging he pocketed thousands of dollars for overtime hours he didn?t work.

// Mashpee police chief says chase that ended with fatal crash should have been ?terminated?

The Cape Cod police chase in late July that ended in a car crash that killed two should have been called off, according to a statement from the Mashpee police chief.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 30: Danny Etling #5 of the New England Patriots rolls out against the New York Giants during a pre-season NFL game at MetLife Stadium on August 30, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Danny Etling?s fake-and-run highlights Patriots? preseason finale win

Etling had an 86-yard TD run and J.C. Jackson was the star on defense with two interceptions.

// Patriots may have found a gem in undrafted CB J.C. Jackson

Jackson had two interceptions in the preseason finale, but he left in the third quarter because of dehydration.

Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)


Down but never out, Red Sox rally to beat White Sox

Jackie Bradley Jr. singled to drive in Ian Kinsler in the ninth inning for the go-ahead run.

Boston-8/03/17-Red Sox vs White Sox- NESN announcer and former Red Sox hall of fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley (left)was back in the announcers booth with Dave O'Brien as they stand for the national anthem. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


What the heck is The Eck talking about?

Here?s a guide to understanding the unique vocabulary used by Dennis Eckersley during Red Sox games.

Former Vice President Joe Biden wipes a tear away while giving a tribute during memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Five of the most powerful quotes from Joe Biden?s eulogy for John McCain

The former vice president dabbed at tears as he remembered his colleague during a memorial service at a Phoenix church Thursday.

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// Every attorney general in the country must force the Catholic Church to tell the truth

The truth we can handle. It?s the continuing cover-up we must no longer abide.

Braintree, MA - 08/29/18 - Bertha Glavin, 92, visits with her sister Mary Kennedy, 95, (right, both cq). The National Parks of Boston will celebrate the role of women workers at the Charlestown Navy Yard during World War II with a ceremony, walking tour, and special exhibit on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018. During World War II over 8,000 women worked in the Boston Naval Shipyard. They were welders, clerks, painters, electrician and machinist helpers. On Monday the Ring a Bell for Rosie Ceremony will take place on board the USS Cassin Young. Bertha Glavin will ring the bell. She worked in a factory when she was 17 at a company that made raincoats for the Navy. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Cristela Guerra) Topic: (31Rosie)

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On Labor Day, a celebration of ?Rosies,? the women who kept the factories churning during WWII

The National Parks of Boston will hold a ceremony Monday at 1 p.m. at the Charlestown Navy Yard to honor and remember the women who, during wartime, took over jobs traditionally done by men.

// In final days, PACs flood Third District with $200,000 supporting three candidates

Long absent from the crowded 10-Democrat race, outside groups have begun bombarding voters with direct mailers and digital ads as part of a combined $261,650 spending spree just days before Tuesday?s primary.

// Locked in a tough fight, Capuano and Pressley face final sprint on a long holiday weekend

Michael Capuano and Ayanna Pressley face a monumental challenge to ensure voters show up for their unusually timed primary, the day after Labor Day.

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// Boston to put its dreaded tow lot up for sale

City officials are planning to put the entire 18-acre property along Frontage Road out to bid in what could become a massive redevelopment opportunity.

// Smoking drinks and tower drops: Unexpected activities amp up the action at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun

Connecticut casinos, facing competition from Massachusetts projects, are doubling down on amenities.


// This massive Boston party will take place in a secret location

Le Diner en Blanc will take place on Sept. 9 this year.


Is Netflix becoming un-binged?

What?s behind the streamer?s apparent desire to snuff out the word it practically invented? We have some theories.

// Emmy Rossum exiting ?Shameless? after upcoming 9th season

In an emotional Facebook post Thursday, Rossum said playing her complex character was a ??gift?? and called the past eight years the best of her life.

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// Mass. cannabis commission shouldn?t let towns shake down pot retailers

The commission is shirking its responsibility by failing to enforce clear legal limits on community host agreements.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

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// Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable ? and confounding ? art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

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A home, but for how long?

The Trump administration canceled the program that had allowed Patricia Carbajal to create a life as a mother, a construction worker, and a budding activist.


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