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Updated at 10:15 p.m. ET

Federal officials have charged dozens of well-heeled parents, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, in what the Justice Department says was a multimillion-dollar scheme to cheat college admissions standards. The parents allegedly paid a consultant who then fabricated academic and athletic credentials and arranged bribes to help get their children into prestigious universities.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is asking questions of his own police department in the wake of a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit filed last week in Boston’s federal court.

Starting in May, the UMass Amherst business school is offering a degree-granting program on the former campus of Mount Ida College, in Newton.

Some professors at UMass Boston are angry about the move. They see it as UMass Amherst competing directly with UMass Boston’s business school.

UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management will offer a master’s of science in business and analytics on the old Mount Ida campus.

The ACLU of Massachusetts is calling on the Boston police to provide more information about a so-called “joint task force” between the department and federal immigration officials. A U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit filed last week in Boston’s federal court sparked questions about the existence of such a task force.

Massachusetts should test the use of clinics where drug users can shoot up or inhale drugs, and be revived by medical staff if needed because such clinics save lives. That’s the gist of a recommendation to state lawmakers that will be included in a report due later this week.

That and other findings about ways to reduce deaths in the opioid epidemic come from a special commission that included current and former drug users, two mayors, doctors, law enforcement and legal experts, as well as state government appointees.

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