Hampshire College, facing financial pressure, considers merger

Amherst, Ma., 01/15/18, (EMBARGOED UNTIL 10:30am) Hampshire College is about to announce it is looking to merge with another college. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Hampshire College announced its desire to merge with another educational institution, citing financial strain that threatens its future.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/KusamaPortrait4-001.jpg Here come the selfies: ICA acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

The Japanese artist has rocketed to superstardom with dazzling, mirror-lined installations brimming with otherworldly color and light ? must-haves for many people?s social-media checklists. But that leaves out a darker story.


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Habit Opco, a private healthcare provider that runs several methadone clinics, late last year stopped offering its mobile service on Saturdays and Sundays, creating logistical challenges for patients.

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The longtime owners of a modest parcel at the corner of Newbury and Dartmouth streets have decided to cash in.


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Will I buy it? Can I seriously take health advice from someone who shills jade eggs for one?s vagina? Rebecca Pacheco asks.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Michael A. Cohen

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The evidence that Trump has acted as an agent of the Russians ? either wittingly or unwittingly ? is overwhelming.


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Congress should set aside their qualms about subpoenaing translators. US Representative Seth Moulton would support such a move, and there?s a reason for it.

Inspired by Marie Kondo, T Lawrence-Simon of Somerville has sorted five bags for donations and eight for trash.

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How can you have it all? Marie Kondo would suggest getting rid of it all

Thanks to world-renowned tidying queen, Boston homes have never been cleaner.


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Globe Magazine

Moving at 50 feet per second, the North End molasses wave was a deadly force

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

special report

They were the top of their class at Boston Public Schools. Then life happened

On Thursday, the Globe will release a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn?t quite turn out the way they expected.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/12/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/tlumackisenwarren474.jpg Five questions about Elizabeth Warren?s campaign, answered by Globe political reporters

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William Barr, nominee to be US Attorney General, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 15, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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A giant

A giant ice disk spinning in a Maine river is being called a ?naturally occurring phenomenon?

It?s the second time in the last few years that the Presumpscot River has had something strange lurking in its waters.

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?Is this the best a man can get, is it?? a narrator asks as images depicting sexual harassment and bullying are shown.

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Netflix is raising its US prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago.

Dave Epstein

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Many of us should at least see the ground covered in white come Friday.

Man, 70, murdered in Roxbury was Vietnam vet and ?the sweetest person,? family says

Boston police said Edward Mowring was stabbed multiple times Saturday night in the area of 49 Blue Hill Ave.

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Police said the girl may have left the house overnight Monday and then couldn?t get back in. He said the death is not suspicious and ??appears to be a bad accident.??

Talking Points AM | Larry Edelman

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How many of these names from the retail graveyard can you remember?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-24536.jpg Shaw?s is closing some grocery stores in Mass. and N.H.

Shaw?s will be closing three supermarkets in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire next month because the locations are ?underperforming.?

Boston, Ma., 06/15/16, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders. For Spotlight mental health series. Suzanne Kreiter\Globe staff

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Massachusetts will ask Medicaid patients about quality of care

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Here?s hoping the Clemson Tigers, college football?s national champions, wanted fries with that.

Students build LEGO tribute to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick

More than 400 Brown Elementary school students and faculty came together to make a 4-foot tall LEGO mural that shows the Patriot?s legends.

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The lanky, ebullient musical comedy star delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in ?Hello, Dolly? on Broadway and beyond.

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The Boss swapped Thunder Road for Boylston Street on Friday.

Special reports

Boston, MA - 1/16/1919: Looking across North End Park on Jan. 16, 1919, the day after a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial Street collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen at the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two 10-year-olds, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch. (Boston Globe Archive/) --- BGPA Reference: 150115_MJ_001

Boston Globe Archive

Globe Magazine

The day Boston was swamped by a deadly wave of molasses

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

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The story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America?s most popular sport.


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Follow the Celtics? quest for a title and other NBA news both on and off the court. Sign up here.


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The March for Life, an annual anti-abortion demonstration, says that being ?pro-life is pro-science.? Scientists say otherwise.

Love Letters: The Podcast

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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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