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Andover taps leader for diversity, wellness efforts

Andover recently named Sobhan “Soap” Namvar to lead a new office overseeing the town’s efforts to promote diversity and battle substance abuse.

Mass. Asian-American leaders stand up for Black Lives Matter in new video

The nearly 6-minute video posted on YouTube calls on Asian-Americans to fight racism against their community and against Black people, while acknowledging that the groups’ experiences are different.

Person shot in Roxbury

A person suffered life-threatening injuries after they were shot near 718 Shawmut Ave. Tuesday night, officials said.

Gloucester beach parking lots to be closed to non-residents this weekend

Reports of excessive traffic from residents prompted officials to close parking lots to non-residents on July 18 and 19, Gloucester officials said Tuesday.

Jay-Z and Rihanna among those calling for the Department of Justice to reexamine shooting death of Easton’s D.J. Henry

Pharrell Williams, Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron also signed onto the July 13 letter addressed to US Attorney General William Barr asking for "full transparency" in the 2010 shooting death of Henry, a 20-year-old Black college student, by a white police officer in Mount Pleasant, New York.

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Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

Flossie Wong-Staal, pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, dies at 73

Flossie Wong-Staal, pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, dies at 73

Grant Imahara, engineer who cohosted ‘MythBusters,’ 49

Mr. Imahara, an electrical engineer, operated robots in the “Star Wars” prequels and other major Hollywood films.

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For a Lawrence nonprofit, neighbors always come first

ACT Lawrence recently received a major boost when the Latina-led nonprofit was awarded a three-year, $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation.

When it comes to police OT and union contracts, Boston councilors want to see meaningful change

Boston city councilors Wednesday said they want to see structural changes at the police department that reduce its budget, and meaningful reform in the various police union contracts.

Newton’s school nurses call for pay equity with teachers

The union representing Newton’s school nurses is calling on the city to resume talks on a new contract, more than a year after their previous agreement ended, the organization’s president said.

COVID-19 mask policy got on his nerves

A customer gets angry about a restaurant's mask policy in Hingham, a group of young people break into a city-owned building in Newton, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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