Good morning, and welcome to July. Here are the five most important things you need to know to get your workday started, and a word about fare hikes.

MBTA fare hike spurs protests

MBTA fares increase today, and protestors were on Boston Common to let their displeasure be heard. You can expect more protests today, on the Common and even on some trains.

Suffolk Downs’ final lap

New England’s last thoroughbred horse track, Suffolk Downs — where famed racehorse Seabiscuit was discovered — hosted…

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