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Lesley ‘core faculty’ talk of unionization while adjunct labor talks drag after year

Lesley ‘core faculty’ talk of unionization while adjunct labor talks drag after year

After voting to form a union for adjunct professors almost exactly a year ago, Lesley University educators are back with a next step: getting “core faculty” organized and fighting alongside the adjuncts for better pay, benefits and security.

Health Alliance profitable mid-fiscal year, awaits $88 million aid payment from state

Health Alliance profitable mid-fiscal year, awaits $88 million aid payment from state

Financially struggling Cambridge Health Alliance is performing far better than expected so far when it comes to the bottom line, although that hasn’t translated into hard cash.

News

Opposition to wine bar is real mystery, while petition expressing it looks faked

Opposition to wine bar is real mystery, while petition expressing it looks faked

The crafter of a petition against a proposed Massachusetts Avenue wine bar has been summoned to court on charges of forgery – but what would be the point?

School officials fast-forward on budget, consider test program for sunnier time

School officials fast-forward on budget, consider test program for sunnier time

The School Committee passed budget guidelines for the superintendent and discussed summer learning programs while clearing backed-up business in its first meeting in five weeks.

Teen had ‘blood on hands’ when arrested as suspect in stabbing of Boston resident

The victim said he was waiting at a bus stop when someone walked up behind him, stabbed him and ran away toward the Lechmere T station.

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Features

Five things to do this weekend: Feb. 21-22

Five things to do this weekend: Feb. 21-22

Bit Fest 2: Electric Boogaloo old-school arcade fest; Oscar-nominee “Birdman” for $4; Grown-Up Show and Tell; Taste Test Comedy and food; and the Enchantment Under the Sea Prom.

Five things to do this weekend: Feb. 14-15

Five things to do this weekend: Feb. 14-15

The 20th Annual! Bugs Bunny Film Festival; Love the Art of Afro-Cuba!; “The Vagina Monologues”; silent film comedy with live music, variety show and cheese and beer tasting; and School of Honk’s Fat Sunday musical celebration.

Opinion

McDonald’s should lead way in switching to serving meat raised without antibiotics

McDonald’s should lead way in switching to serving meat raised without antibiotics

Antibiotics fed to food animals to accelerate growth and prevent disease are helping create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and McDonald’s serves lots of it – but doesn’t have to.

We’ve failed our vocational/tech students. Here’s how to fix district’s broken system.

We’ve failed our vocational/tech students. Here’s how to fix district’s broken system.

A vocational educational collaborative is adding questionable members and limiting choices, but students enter high school totally unaware of it, anyway, School Committee Fred Fantini says.

Names

Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin announces 11 Faculty Innovation Grants

Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin announces 11 Faculty Innovation Grants

The nonprofit dedicated to supporting and enriching programs at the city’s public high school made 11 grants of up to $1,000.

Music

Zombie-slaying punk singer has message for show at Cantab: 2015 is Year of Artist

Zombie-slaying punk singer has message for show at Cantab: 2015 is Year of Artist

Kill Matilda’s last show on a six-month tour is the Cantab in Central Square, but band leader Dusty Exner has a bigger message than “Come see our show.” (Which is Feb. 27.)

Issues

Bring potluck meal, get dessert, bluegrass and say on future of Magazine Beach park

Bring potluck meal, get dessert, bluegrass and say on future of Magazine Beach park

If there’s anything that makes trudging through more snow sound worth it, it’s a free dessert buffet. But the offer of a table full of mystery desserts isn’t all that’s coming Monday.

Television

Musica Sacra, MIT Syncopasian choruses competing in WGBH’s ‘Sing That Thing!’

Musica Sacra, MIT Syncopasian choruses competing in WGBH’s ‘Sing That Thing!’

The two Cambridge groups are up against 22 competitors from around New England in this new show, which culminates in a May live taping.