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Education

After record-breaking heat, more than half of the Boston schools used for summer learning do not have air conditioning (July 4, 2021)

Pressley urges Mass. lawmakers to shift funding away from school police to counselors, nurses (June 15, 2021)

With Pfizer’s vaccine approved for younger teens, will shots be required to go back to school? (May 11, 2021)

Coronavirus cases are rising among children and teens in Mass. Here’s a closer look at the numbers (April 9, 2021)

In a winter of remote learning, most kids will be losing the magic of snow days (Dec. 15, 2020)

When teens host parties, some school districts return to remote learning. But does the science support that? (Nov. 7, 2020)

Marijuana

Months after his death, Pete Frates’s legacy lives on in family’s push for ALS patients to try medical marijuana (Aug. 29, 2020)

Boston’s first recreational marijuana store opens, more than 3 years after legalization (March 9, 2020)

Trauma compounded on trauma: Boston suffers violent week ahead of July Fourth (July 3, 2020)

Cambridge man says he was turned away from grocery store without a mask — even though he is exempt (May 14, 2020)

‘They fought this and they won’: Hospital workers applaud, play songs as coronavirus patients finally go home (April 24, 2020)

‘I feel blessed’: St. Francis House offers refuge to people experiencing homelessness during Christmas (Dec. 25, 2019)

Two dogs die in smoky Beacon Hill fire (Dec. 24, 2015)

118 years ago today, Boston welcomed nation’s first subway (Sept. 1, 2015)

Slain newswoman’s boyfriend went to Emerson College (Aug. 26, 2015)

Gubernatorial candidate Fisher files lawsuit against MassGOP (April 6, 2014)

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted Boston marathon bomber

Tsarnaev formally sentenced to death, makes first apology to bombing victims (June 25, 2015)

Jury sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on six counts (May 16, 2015)

Defense shifts focus to Tamerlan in opening statements (April 28, 2015)

Prosecution rests in penalty phase of Tsarnaev trial (April 24, 2015)

In day two of Tsarnaev trial testimony, prosecution calls police officers, victims, families to stand (March 6, 2015)

Crime

Reported from Princeton: Runners gather in Princeton for jog in memory of slain woman (Aug. 14, 2016)

StuVi II sexual assault possibly not isolated incident, police say (Oct. 29, 2015)

Obituaries

Dorothy Zinberg, a founding member of the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, dies at 92 (June 10, 2020)

Greta Beer, whose efforts helped spur a $1.25 billion settlement for Holocaust victims and their heirs, dies at 98 (March 2, 2020)

Politics — Local, State, and Federal

Three candidates vie for seat of late Senator Kenneth Donnelly (June 26, 2017)

Cambridge council votes to urge US House to consider Trump impeachment (April 4, 2017)

Atkins donates questionable campaign cash (Dec. 10, 2016)

Local politicians lament sting of Baker budget cut (Dec. 8, 2016)

Trump’s impact subject of private Senate session (Nov. 19, 2016)

Area donors give Clinton far more than Trump (Nov. 3, 2016)

Obama launches Student Aid Bill of Rights, reaches out to students (March 16, 2015)