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In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind.

Defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teenager in 1970s

McCarrick was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception at Wellesley College, making him the highest-ranking Roman Catholic official in the US to face criminal charges in the clergy sexual abuse scandal.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said she’ll follow the data.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, in heated race, faces new scrutiny over not yet requiring vaccinations for city workers

Though she did not rule out doing so in the future, the lack of a hard line on a vaccine mandate is putting Janey back in the spotlight amid a heated and close mayoral contest, in which her leadership in the pandemic is under close watch.

At least 20 homes in Saugus briefly evacuated after gas leak

Residents of 20 homes were evacuated in Saugus Thursday morning as crews work to contain a “high-pressure” gas leak, officials said. Residents returned to their homes at 12:40 p.m., a public safety dispatcher said.

The Rhode Island State House.

Black and Latino caucus calls for R.I. to comply with state contract requirement

In four of past six years, the state has failed to meet mandate to provide 10 percent of contracts to Minority Business Enterprises.

So far, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has struck a deliberate tone as the queries, and the accompanying anxieties, begin to pile up again.

As COVID cases rise, Charlie Baker back in unenviable position: Should he impose new restrictions or not?

Six weeks after Massachusetts’ state of emergency ended in what residents hoped would be a return to normal, the popular second-term Republican must dictate the state response to the threat, and assuage the fears of residents struggling to assess the risks. Again.

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.

Members of UNAP (United Nurses & Allied Professionals) Local 5110 stage an informational picket at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, in North Providence.

Fatima Hospital employees demand fair contract, say owners ‘put greed and profits ahead of patient care’

“If Prospect CharterCare wants to play a positive role in our community and our state – like they say in their ads – they need to start walking the walk,” said union president.

The parking lot of the now closed Lighthouse Inn of Galilee  is used by some for ferry parking while heading to  Block Island.

Developer, town at odds over ‘stinky’ old hotel in Port of Galilee

Local officials are raising questions about whether the old Lighthouse Inn property in the Port of Galilee should be used for another hotel or retail.

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Paintings by Ibrahim Ali-Salaam, including "Beautiful Little Monster #5"  will be on display at Brockton Public Library beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Father and son are focus of exhibit at Brockton Library

Brockton Public Library will host an exhibition of work by Boston artist Ibrahim Ali-Salaam centered on his series of paintings called “Beautiful Little Monster.”

The shark warning flag was flying in June 2020 at Nauset Beach in Orleans.

Great white shark sighted off Nauset Beach in Orleans, town reports

A great white shark was spotted Thursday morning off the coast of Nauset Beach in Orleans, according to the town and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, left, is running for a second term this year. She faces challenges from Amy Mah Sangiolo, center, a former Ward 4 Councilor-at-large; and Albert Cecchinelli.

Newton to hold Sept. 14 primary for three-way race for mayor

Newton will hold a citywide Sept. 14 primary to winnow down a three-way race for the next mayor ahead of the city’s municipal election in November.

The Rotary Club of Newton’s clothing drive collected a total of 4,433 pounds of textiles, according to organizers of the June 5 event.

Clean out your closet for a ‘Pop the Trunk’ clothing drive in Newton

The Rotary Club of Newton has kicked off a partnership with Helpsy, the largest clothing collection company in the Northeast.

Sprinklers watering the baseball field at Albemarle Park in Newton.

Newton to hold hearing on proposed Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Newton’s Parks & Recreation Commission is expected to vote Monday on a proposed Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in October at Albemarle Playground.

Amber Foster watched as her son Milo was prepared for his discharge from Franciscan Children’s Hospital Tuesday morning.

‘Mighty Milo,’ baby with rare genetic condition, discharged from hospital

After months of intense specialized rehabilitative treatment for a rare genetic condition identified in only 20 patients worldwide, 7-month-old Milo Alligood was discharged from Franciscan Children’s Hospital on Tuesday morning.

Great white shark Danny

Great white sharks, ‘Commodore’ and ‘Danny,’ spotted off Cape beaches

Two other great white sightings, including a 12-foot specimen, were also reported.

Merrin Castles, 11, left, read outside with her sister Teya Castles, 9, and their mom Jen Sumpf at Boston Public Library’s Jamaica Plain Branch on Friday afternoon. The Jamaica Plain Branch of the BPL reopened June 14 and requires all guests to wear masks inside.

Jamaica Plain Library has more to offer than books

On Friday, the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library had a steady flow of patrons coming in and out. Among the stacks of books, many visitors found comfort in simply being together.

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