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Globe sues ex-employee over sex harassment claims

Globe sues ex-employee over sex harassment claims

Paper says it wants to hear 'more, not less' from Sargent about exchanges with McGrory

THE BOSTON GLOBE filed suit Friday against a former reporter and editor to compel her to release the full text she said the paper’s editor, Brian McGrory, sent to her that included an unwanted, sexually suggestive message. In the suit filed in Suffolk Superior Court, the Globe’s lawyers say Hilary Sargent is in violation of(...)

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The Mount Ida Rorschach test

The Mount Ida Rorschach test

Closure raises vexing issues for private colleges and state system

TWO MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGES announced plans to close this year. The demise of Atlantic Union College in Lancaster went virtually unnoticed. The closure of Mount Ida College in Newton has created a lot of contention and continues to generate stories, editorials, and opinion columns in multiple news outlets. The location of Mount Ida in metropolitan Boston(...)

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‘A surprisingly good idea’ from the T

‘A surprisingly good idea’ from the T

New, flat weekend fare offers lots of opportunities

THE MBTA may finally be starting to get it. After years and years of running weekend commuter rail trains that very few people ride, the T this week decided to do something about it. The Fiscal and Management Control Board voted to offer a special fare this summer that allows passengers to take as many(...)

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Ex-reporter threatens Globe with more revelations

Ex-reporter threatens Globe with more revelations

Sargent says allegations against McGrory are not isolated

A FORMER REPORTER and editor who accused Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory of sending her an unwanted sexually suggestive text is hinting she has more to reveal about the culture of sexual harassment and workplace environment at the paper. Hilary Sargent, who has been on a mission to push the Globe to acknowledge and address(...)

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Tracing Latino educational inequality

Tracing Latino educational inequality

In Massachusetts, Latino college graduation gap among widest in US

MASSACHUSETTS IS FALLING FAR SHORT when it comes to educating Latino students, with a four-year college graduation gap between white and Latino students that is the 37th worst in the country. The wide gulf in completion rates exists despite the fact that Massachusetts Latino students demonstrate higher achievement in K-12 education than Latinos nationally, according(...)

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Casino notes: MGM seeks later ‘last call’

Casino notes: MGM seeks later ‘last call’

Three $1 million ferry boats ordered for Everett casino

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION is treading cautiously with a request from MGM Resorts to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. on the gambling floor of its soon-to-open Springfield casino. MGM is attempting to take advantage of a change in state law approved last year that allows casinos, subject to the approval of the Gaming Commission, to(...)

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NFL owners yield to Trump, bottom line

NFL owners yield to Trump, bottom line

New policy states players must stand on the sidelines or remain in the locker room during the National Anthem

In the end, the megamillionaire NFL owners decided to take a knee. Not a knee of protest or principle, as some of their employees pursued last season, but a knee of supplication. They bowed down to the royal leader, King Donald, hoping their new policy would satisfy his highness’s imperial ragings and lead him to(...)

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NFL owners yield to Trump, bottom line

In the end, the megamillionaire NFL owners decided to take a knee. Not a knee of protest or principle, as some of their employees pursued last season, but a knee of supplication. They bowed down to the royal leader, King Donald, hoping their new policy would satisfy his highness’s imperial ragings and lead him to(...)

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Report rips Boston record with ‘off-track’ high school students

Report rips Boston record with ‘off-track’ high school students

1 in 5 students not on course to graduate

A DECADE AFTER a report found that one of every five students in Boston Public Schools had fallen “off track” to graduate from high school, a new study finds that the figure has barely budged, with the district showing little progress in getting those students through high school. The report documents an uncomfortable truth about(...)

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