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Boston College will have a limited number of guests in attendance for commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 23 and 24, the university announced.

In a change of plans, Boston College will allow limited guests to attend graduation ceremonies

Under the college’s new plan, undergraduates can invite two guests and graduate students may invite one guest, the school said.

Registered nurses Lauren Kehlenbach, left, and Brandon Bessette each drew up a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine inside Boston College's Conte Forum at a clinic last month.

State reports more than 4 million Mass. residents have received COVID-19 vaccine as of Saturday

More than 4 million people in Massachusetts have received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Saturday, the state reported, a milestone that came came nearly three weeks after officials expanded eligibility for vaccinations to anyone age 16 or older.

Students were spaced apart as they sit on the field at Fenway Park at Northeastern University's 2021 Commencement.

Northeastern touts its ‘most tested’ class at Fenway Park

It was a sign of the times that the student speaker began his speech with the question, “When do we get back to normal?” at Northeastern's first Fenway Park graduation ceremony.

The latest COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts

Here's a look at the latest coronavirus numbers in Massachusetts, including case numbers, deaths, demographics, and more.

Charts: Who has been vaccinated in Massachusetts, and how many doses has the state received?

The charts break down vaccination recipients by age, vaccination date, location, and race/ethnicity, while also outlining vaccination brand and administration site type.

Even after a second dose, COVID-19 vaccines may not provide protection for transplant recipients

Transplant recipients are advised to get the vaccine, but to behave as if not vaccinated.

Former Fall River mayor Jasiel F. Correia II, right, left the John Joseph Moakley federal courthouse.

Pivotal moments from ex-Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia II’s corruption trial

Shakedowns, $700 high heels, and a middleman playing both sides. With a federal jury slated to hear closing arguments on Monday, here’s a recap of testimony over the past two weeks.

Dorchester man charged with manslaughter after fatal opioid overdose

William Marcel McNeill, 34, pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter and unlawful distribution of fentanyl during his arraignment Friday in Brockton Superior Court, officials said.

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A mask-clad bust positioned in front of the “Faith in Isolation Expressed” photography exhibit at the Hebrew College in Newton April 20.

Hebrew College’s photography exhibit explores faith amid isolation

The exhibit can be seen by appointment through June 6 and consists of locally sourced photographs as well as images capturing religion in the pandemic from different parts of the world.

Felipe Abagge, a seventh grader at Suzuki, plays Mozart’s “Arrieta” on piano for the first of five performances at the school’s Spring recitals.

‘They had to grow up, musically, a lot faster’

For the second year in a row, children performed recitals from their living rooms for the Suzuki School of Music in Newton.

All That Jazz Dance Studio is getting ready for their dance recital with hybrid clas

Outdoors or on Zoom, Newton’s dance students are back on stage

After a year of virtual and hybrid classes, Newton dance studios are preparing for a second round of recitals during the pandemic — for some dancers, last year was canceled completely, and this is the first chance at performing publicly since COVID-19.

Newton Community Farm will reopen to the public June 1.

Advice gardeners - from the experts at Newton Community Farm

Barney Keezell is known in his Newton Centre neighborhood for the pumpkins he grows in his hedge.

Some of the banners in WindowART’s first installation, displayed in the Trio development in Newton.

Newton Community Pride brings art to empty storefront windows

The pandemic has left some of the city’s storefronts vacant — but Newton Community Pride is working to fill the empty windows with local art.

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Charlee goes to Weymouth High School with the school resource officer, Ryan Hamacher, as the district’s official community resource dog.

Charlee the community resource dog is a hit in Weymouth classrooms

Students attending Weymouth’s public schools in person this spring are getting to know a new member of the community: Charlee the dog.

Vichet Chum, performing in his show, "KNYUM," at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

A Cambodian American teen becomes a modern-day Kerouac in Lowell play

“Kween,” an upcoming play for the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, compares a Cambodian American teen's experience in Lowell to that of its favorite son, author Jack Kerouac.

Road to Responsibility has outfitted a group home in Norwell with iPads and other high-tech devices that residents can employ to accomplish everyday tasks on their own.

Nonprofit outfits ‘smart home’ in Norwell for people with disabilities

A local nonprofit is using cutting-edge technologies to enhance the independence of residents in a group home in Norwell for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex medical needs.

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