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Week In Review: James Foley, Police Militarization, Governor’s Race

We’ll talk about the death of journalist James Foley, concern about police militarization, the race for governor, and the race for attorney general.

How Can Boston Improve Its Food Truck Scene?

James DiSabatino, the “chief cheese griller” at Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, shares his food truck wisdom.

WWI Exhibit Focuses On Newton Woman Who Volunteered In War Effort

Photos and writing by Newton native Margaret Hall, a Red Cross volunteer in France in 1918-19, make up the core of this Massachusetts Historical Society exhibition.

Boston’s Songs Of The Summer

A local music journalist riffs on summer songs, including the summer tunes specific to Boston.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Should Summer Vacation Be Shorter?

Would lengthening the school year — and shrinking the traditional 8- to 10-week summer vacation — improve students’ academic outcomes?

iPad Saturation: Have We Reached ‘Peak Tablet’?

Sometimes it seems like everyone who wants — or can afford — a tablet computer already has one. So where do things go from here?

Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ Makes It To The Big Screen Two Decades After Publication

The children’s author talks about the movie adaptation of her 1993 Newbery Medal-winning novel.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Reflecting On The Life Of Executed New Hampshire Journalist Jim Foley

The U.S. government confirmed Wednesday that Foley was beheaded by militants in Syria.

‘The Vanishing Neighbor’: Do We Know Our Facebook Friends Better Than The Folks Next Door?

Half of all Americans in a recent survey said they didn’t know most of their neighbors at all — and a new book laments the implications of that.

Marlborough Company’s ‘Exoskeleton’ Lets Some Paraplegics Walk Again

Massachusetts-based ReWalk Robotics makes a motorized exoskeleton that allows some paraplegics to walk again.

Sports With Bill Littlefield: Little League Fever

Bill Littlefield sizes up the moving words from a Rhode Island Little League coach and the newly found fame of 13-year-old pitcher, Mo’ne Davis.

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