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Amid lifeguard shortage, Boston officials, DCR ramp up recruitment efforts

“It’s not the easy summer day at the beach that many might think it is,” said Shawn DeRosa, director of pool and waterfront safety for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. “There’s quite a lot of training . . . and not everyone is up to that challenge.”


Raimondo tells Brown graduates to ‘stick around’ R.I., commit to public service

“We have a lot of issues that we, together, have to deal with,” US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said after accepting an honorary degree from Brown University on Sunday. “They can all be solved... if you guys get in the game.”


Yaveliy, 10, loves to watch movies

Sunday’s Child is a weekly column featuring a child currently in foster care awaiting adoption.

Insurance regulators examine Point32Health data breach

Addresses, medical history, and Social Security numbers of current and former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care policyholders may have been compromised.

Belmont man crashes into pedestrians at Arlington supermarket

The driver and two pedestrians were taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington.

‘Yes You Can’: Hundreds gather Saturday to honor Marathon legends Dick and Rick Hoyt

Rick Hoyt had “put his heart and soul” into planning Saturday's race and he would have wanted to it go on, according to organizers.

Bird sightings from Mass Audubon

At Suffolk County, a black-billed cuckoo, an alder flycatcher, a yellow-bellied flycatcher, a Philadelphia vireo, and a hooded warbler at Franklin Park, a yellow-throated vireo and a continuing yellow-throated warbler at the Arnold Arboretum, and a gray-cheeked thrush and a summer tanager at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

UMass Memorial Health to close maternity ward at Leominster campus

Citing “industry-wide workforce shortages” and “the steadily declining number of births in North Central Massachusetts,” UMass Memorial Health Alliance-Clinton Hospital President Steve Roach said Friday the hospital has notified the state Department of Public Health that it intends to close the birthing unit on Sept. 22.