Brigham president sold more Moderna stock than disclosed before she resigned from biotech’s board

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows that on May 12 Nabel also sold 30,000 shares of Moderna stock worth $1.98 million.

In shift to work from home, women are falling behind

A paper by the Council on Contemporary Families affirms the work-life balance for many women has crumbled.

Cambridge’s police chief said the city doesn’t get ‘military equipment.’ An inventory says the department has 64 M4 rifles

A statement by Police Commissioner Branville Bard Jr. set off a firestorm in Cambridge, particularly from City Councilor Quinton Zondervan, who lambasted him for peddling “not factually correct” statements. Bard stood by his statement and defended the city’s arsenal.

Amid rise in COVID-19 cases, experts urge rollback of reopening in Mass.

Daily counts of new COVID-19 cases continued to tick upward in Massachusetts over the weekend, approaching what some experts see as the threshold for rolling back the state’s reopening.

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Will Massachusetts teachers strike this fall? One local union is sounding an alarm.

In a sharp rebuke, teacher union leaders in Quincy decided against endorsing the Massachusetts Teachers Association’s resolution to continue with remote learning at the start of the school year, accusing the state’s largest teachers union of potentially orchestrating a strike.

Strong storms roll through parts of Mass., more than 220,000 lose power

Forecasters said rotation was detected on radar and advised people to take cover.

Somerville becomes one of the first Mass. districts to announce remote-only school for the fall

Somerville schools will start classes on a remote-only basis this fall, bringing students back part-time for in-school instruction only when it is “practical” to do so.

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The house at 212 Forest St.

He bought the fencing coach’s house. Then his son got into Harvard

The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.

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What would trigger a second lockdown in Mass.? The state still hasn’t laid out clear guidelines

State officials have not yet laid out their standards for reversing course on Massachusetts' reopening and an increasing number of doctors and epidemiologists express concerns about the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Trials may resume with fewer jurors; panel urges that first cases involve civil disputes, minor criminal charges

The state Jury Management Advisory Committee has released a 122-page report packed with recommendations for safely resuming jury trials in Massachusetts, which have been on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

National survey: Nearly two-thirds of Americans have to wait more than 2 days for coronavirus results

More than 63 percent of people nationally had to wait longer than two days to get their results back, according to the survey released Monday by researchers from Northeastern University, Harvard University, Rutgers University, and Northwestern University.

Cohasset High School cancels graduation due to coronavirus concerns after students attend house party

Cohasset High School canceled its Aug. 7 graduation ceremony due to coronavirus concerns after a group of students attended a house party in which people were in close proximity to each other and not wearing masks.

Three Mass. nursing homes get termination notice, may be forced to close

Three Massachusetts private nursing homes were issued initial termination notices from MassHealth on Monday for failing to meet expectations during the coronavirus pandemic and for having historic records of poor performance, officials said.

Markey offers apologies to parents of DJ Henry

Senator Edward J. Markey on Monday evening reached out to the parents of Danroy “DJ” Henry, a young Black man from Easton killed by police 10 years ago, to apologize after Henry’s father contended that the Malden Democrat failed to help seek justice for their son.

City’s Black clergy express support for schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius

Cassellius is Boston’s fifth superintendent in 10 years. With a little less than a year on the job, she is fighting through some of the toughest challenges of her tenure, from criticism of her management style to reopening schools during a pandemic.


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Here’s what opened in Phase 3 — and could potentially be at stake if Mass. reopening is rolled back

Here are some highlights of what the move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 involved — and what would be at stake in a rollback.

Teachers push for at-home learning

The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts is joining the much larger Massachusetts Teachers Association in calling for remote-only instruction at the start of the school year. The AFT represents 23,000 educators including those in Boston.

What’s next in the Tsarnaev case?

Friday’s ruling vacating Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence raised one key question: what comes next in one of the most notorious criminal cases in the city’s history?

Mass. Appeals Court: The phrase ‘grandfather clause,’ racist in origin, will no longer be used

The state’s second highest court used a zoning feud between Gloucester neighbors Monday to formally jettison the word “grandfather” from its lexicon, citing its origins in laws adopted after the Civil War to prevent people of color from exercising their right to vote.

This year’s first human case of EEE detected in Plymouth County

The threat of eastern equine encephalitis was raised to “high” in another town on the South Shore after several mosquitoes tested positive for carrying the deadly disease, town officials announced Monday.

Will anything change for the low-wage essential workers once hailed as heroes?

Even as the pandemic continues to rage, many temporary wage increases have come to an end. The lawn signs hailing front-line workers are fading; the thank-yous have dwindled. So what happens now?

A bride, her grandfather, and a love story

If Audrey Mazzola's grandfather couldn’t come to her wedding, well, she would bring her wedding to him.

New effort aims to lift city’s valedictorians

Warren Tolman, a former candidate for governor and attorney general, is launching a program inspired by the Globe series, in an effort to further support this year’s valedictorians as they prepare for college in the fall.

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You can’t eat a flag

John Hume, a voice of moderation in an arena dominated by extremists, spent his entire life in the middle of the road, trying to pull together groups of inherently different people.

Cities are considering reparations to repay the debt of slavery, but can they?

As Providence and other cities consider reparations, some scholars argue that the nation owes a moral and financial debt to Black Americans that exceeds what any municipal government can pay.


Two Western Mass. towns see tornado touch down, National Weather Service says

Two Western Massachusetts towns saw a tornado touch down in their communities on Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service, bringing downed trees and limited power outages to at least one of the towns.

New pro-Kennedy super PAC set to launch ad barrage

The political action committee, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money, has reserved close to $1.6 million worth of air time in media markets across the state, according to a Democratic media buyer.


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At Logan Sunday, questions about enforcement of new COVID-19 measures

On the second day of the state’s new travel order intended to limit new cases of COVID-19 from most other states, the measure met with a mixed response at Logan International Airport Sunday.

‘Make Way for Ducklings’ sculptor turns her anger over pandemic into a new work

Ninety-one-year-old Nancy Schön says there's another side to everyone and this sculpture shows her dark side - and her anger about the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Can state’s disease-tracking system catch simmering coronavirus clusters?

With cases rising again in some states and countries that had success in controlling the virus, local health leaders say it is critical Massachusetts improve its disease-tracking methods before the fall, when more businesses reopen and more people head back to work and school.

As pandemic continues, some colleges reverse course on reopening

With the fall semester fast approaching and coronavirus infections rampant, numerous colleges and universities nationwide are reversing course and abandoning plans to bring students back to campus.

Imprisoned for nearly 50 years, man convicted of murder as a teen is free, seeks new trial

Arnold King has been freed from prison, at least for now, based on new allegations of racism at his murder trial and concerns about the coronavirus. He was convicted of first-degree murder in 1972, and the seven petitions he has filed for commutation since then have all been denied.

Minority riders cited more often for skipping fares on MBTA

Transit Police officials strongly defended their practices, arguing they’ve heard no recent complaints about disproportionately targeting people of color and noting that officers undergo anti-bias training.

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Another Tsarnaev trial is the last thing Boston needs

I believe that another Boston Marathon trial is the last thing this city needs. I believe such a trial would bring little in the way of justice, or “closure.” I think it is time for this case to end.



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Travelers from most other states must quarantine starting Saturday

Starting Saturday, people coming into Massachusetts from many other states who fail to quarantine themselves for two weeks could face a $500-per-day fine, as part of an order announced by Governor Charlie Baker late last month.

NAACP volunteers turn out to beautify, celebrate and uplift the city’s Black communities

Among the Saturday projects under the umbrella of “Freedom Weekend” were community beautification and cleanup events, as well as voter registration and a phone bank for the US Census.

Tsarnaev decision sparks anger, sorrow

The decision to reverse the death sentence unleashed pain, anger, and sorrow among some of the people who investigated the violent attack and have sought to move the region beyond the trauma of the bombings and manhunt.

Eurie Stamps died in a 2011 police shooting. Now there are new calls for justice in his death

Eurie Stamps Sr., a Framingham man accidentally shot and killed in his home by police in 2011, has not figured as prominently in the national movement. But public recognition of Stamps -- and calls for justice in his killing -- have grown louder as Massachusetts faces its own reckoning over systemic racism in policing.

Uncertainty looms over new exam schools test

The test accounts for half of the exam schools’ admissions criteria. The other half is based on students’ grades. But with the test roughly three months away, confusion is rising over what will be on it and how to adequately prepare.

New England news in brief

Harvard experts say a really fast, cheap coronavirus test could be a game-changer

Imagine getting up in the morning and taking a quick, cheap at-home saliva test that will tell you whether you’re infected with the coronavirus, and then deciding whether you’re going to head to work, to school -- or to grandma’s house. It could solve a lot of problems.

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Devan, 13, enjoys basketball, cooking, playing chess

Sunday’s Child is a weekly column featuring a child currently in foster care awaiting adoption.

Methuen’s police chief is one of the highest paid in the country — and he says he deserves more

Police Chief Joseph Solomon earned $326,707 in 2019. He is refusing to take 10 unpaid furlough days to help cash-strapped Methuen, and he believes he is underpaid.

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