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Man shot in the leg on Dabney Street in RoxburyShortly after 11 p.m. at 40 Dabney St. in Warren Gardens.

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Man shot on Theodore Street in MattapanAt 42 Theodore St. around 10:15 p.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the seriousness of his injuries.

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Shots fired on Lexington Street in East BostonOn Lexington Street at Putnam Street shortly before 10 p.m.

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Three sought for gunpoint robbery on North End streetA man was held up at gunpoint on Foster Street near Charter Street by three white males, one in a gray hoodie and wearing a backpack, shortly before 10 p.m.

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Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson share Rocket Mortgage Classic leadDETROIT — Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau were expected to be contenders at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, taking advantage of a relatively weak field and course by PGA Tour standards.

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How to celebrate the Fourth of July virtually in MassachusettsThe Fourth of July is going digital this year with a slew of virtual concerts, reenactments and fireworks shows planned in honor of Independence Day.

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Alabama health officials say they can't verify 'COVID party' reportsTUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Public Health said it could not verify reports of so-called COVID-19 parties where students deliberately tried to become infected,...

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Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea dealNEW YORK — Before Jeffrey Epstein's jailhouse suicide last year, his defense hinged on a 2008 deal with federal prosecutors in Florida over his...

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French government ministers investigated over virus crisisPARIS — A special French court ordered an investigation Friday of three current or former government ministers over their handling of the coronavirus crisis....

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As Texas reverses course on masks, GOP digs in on conventionAs Texas began mandating face coverings Friday on the orders of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, his party charged ahead with plans for a massive convention this month in Houston, magnifying the conflicting responses in the Texas GOP to a rampant resurgence of the coronavirus.

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Paint schemes go political as NASCAR season heats upINDIANAPOLIS — Many a fan is quick to insist they do not like politics in their sports — no kneeling, no raised fists, no...

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Former world leaders warn against Israel annexation planUNITED NATIONS — A group of former world leaders urged European leaders on Friday to keep pressuring Israel against annexation of parts of the...

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Curfews, closures as virus surges in FloridaAs coronavirus infections surge across Florida and hospital authorities nervously count their available intensive care beds, the state's most populous county is closing down again, imposing a curfew and closing beaches over the Fourth of July weekend to contain the spread.

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Conn. nursing home industry urging public to continue safety stepsRepresentatives of the nursing home and assisted living industry are urging residents "to do their part" and help keep the current spread of the coronavirus low in Connecticut as a way to prevent a resurgence in long-term care facilities.

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10 quick Red Sox updates: Nathan Eovaldi impressing earlyMcHugh was involved in the talks with the players and admitted he was frustrated to spend three months negotiating with owners on the basis of a season without fans in the stands, only for the teams to then announce they're trying to get fans in the stands this year.

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Cashman: Cape Cod the state's economic nirvanaIt's no secret, Cape Cod in the state's secret weapon. It's nirvana for those suffering from cabin fever who don't want to leave Massachusetts where we seem to have suppressed the coronavirus.

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Dodge flexes its muscles with Durango SRTThe Dodge Durango SRT is one bad mamma jamma.

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Holyoke Soldiers' Home Coalition pushes Baker for funding, renovations after deadly coronavirus outbreakAdvocates and families of veterans at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home are pushing the Baker administration for a seat at the table when it comes to charting the facility's future, and for the money to make major improvements they say have long been necessary to better care for those who've served.

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Pandemic panic makes way for volatility… and opportunity in marketBears and bulls have been made extinct by the coronavirus pandemic giving way to panic trading on the stock market, observers say.

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Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virusINDIANAPOLIS — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The...

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America's House Divided, Must Come TogetherFireworks? Who needs fireworks? The country is already erupting on this Fourth of July, engulfed in an explosion of new coronavirus cases, a surge of protests and racial strife and a deeply divisive presidential election.

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Virus-hammered Air France announces 7,500 job cutsPARIS — Air France and regional subsidiary Hop announced 7,500 job cuts Friday after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel.

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Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclearBERLIN — German lawmakers have finalized the country's long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn't ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers' money.

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Shopping mall shootings wound 4 in Alabama, 1 in MassachusettsHOOVER, Alabama — A shooting at an Alabama shopping mall left at least four people hospitalized Friday afternoon, police said.

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Positive coronavirus tests add uncertainy as Red Sox open "Summer Camp" at Fenway ParkThe nostalgia of Fenway Park's reopening wore off within minutes on Friday, when the Red Sox returned to work for Day 1 of "summer camp," the second attempt at spring training.

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Move to rename 'Bloody Sunday' bridge has critics in SelmaSELMA, Ala. — Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honor of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a...

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15-year-old girl shot at Massachusetts mall; 2 in custodyThe South Shore Plaza mall in Braintree, Massachusetts, was on lockdown.

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Weather Improves for Holiday WeekendAs we head into the holiday weekend our forecast will be improving. Temperatures will be warming and skies clearing.

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Gallery: Red Sox back at Fenway for Summer CampAndrew Benintendi #16 of the Boston Red Sox, Alex Verdugo #99 and Kevin Pillar #5 of the Boston Red Sox during the first day of summer camp at Fenway Park on July 3, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Democratic Senate challenger Gideon outraises Collins againPORTLAND, Maine — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon raised more money between April and June 24 than the incumbent Republican Sen.

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Officials: Parents need to prepare kids for school during coronavirusDoctors who advised state officials on new school policies for dealing with the coronavirus are advising parents to help their kids get used to the new rules they'll be encountering at school.

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DA: Man murdered in Mattapan in dispute over a stolen scooterA Dorchester man was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today that he fatally shot Justin Cannady, 22, after accusing him of stealing a relative's scooter.

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EEE Detected In Massachusetts Mosquitoes For The First Time In 2020"People have been spending time indoors due to COVID-19 and now, as we venture out, we want to remind people about the need to protect themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes,'' state epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown said."

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Versatile Weston home ready for anythingThere are three kinds of people who might just be the perfect future owners of the one-of-a-kind single-family contemporary at 61 Hobbs Brook Road in Weston.

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Redskins to have 'thorough review' of name amid race debateWASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins began a "thorough review" of their name Friday, a significant step toward moving on from what experts and advocates call a "dictionary-defined racial slur." Even though owner Dan Snyder had shown no willingness to change the name since buying the team in 1999, the recent national conversation on race has.

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2 in custody in connection with shooting at South Shore Plaza that triggered lockdown, shelter-in-place orderTwo people are in custody in connection with a shooting at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree that left one person injured, the mall under lockdown, and nearby neighborhoods sheltering in place.

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South Shore Plaza in Braintree on lockdown, one victim shot, suspect at large, according to policeA spokesman for Massachusetts State Police said one victim was shot inside the mall in what police believe to be a targeted shooting, not an active shooter or terrorist event.

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South Shore Plaza locked down after 15-year-old shot; two suspects arrestedBraintree Police report the teen was shot around 4:40 p.m.; she is expected to survive.

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'We all need this:' Pops trumpeter ready to honor essential workers at 4th of July concertTom Rolfes has been playing the trumpet solo for John Williams' piece "Summon the Heroes" for two decades, but it's carrying a special meaning for him this year.

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31 MLB players, 7 staff test positive for COVID-19, or 1.2%NEW YORK — Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a...

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"GO-TO": Shanghai Triad dir. Zhang Yimou"When they find out who you are, they will show no mercy," Gong Li heeds in a trailer for one of the earliest big-industry picture COVID-19 victims, Mulan.

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EEE detected in Massachusetts mosquito for the first time this yearState health officials have found a mosquito testing positive for eastern equine encephalitis, the disease that flared back up last year.

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Public safety officials in Mass. urge caution during Fourth of July weekendPublic safety and environmental officials are encouraging Massachusetts residents to remain safe while celebrating the Fourth of July weekend.

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Manager: Multiple Red Sox players test positive for coronavirusAs some Red Sox players took the field at Fenway Park for their first day of training camp Friday, manager Ron Roenicke confirmed that others had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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1 Hurt in Shooting at South Shore Plaza Mall, 2 Suspects in Custody, Police SayGunfire erupted at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts, Friday afternoon, sending one person the hospital and causing a manhunt in the area that ended with two people in custody, police said.

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Health officials announce 290 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths, bringing death toll to 8,149The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has begun releasing data on both probable and confirmed cases of coronavirus elevating the total number of cases to 109,628 on Friday and 8,149 virus-related deaths.

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'Some' Red Sox players have tested positive for the coronavirusPitcher Eduardo Rodriguez did not report to camp and is awaiting the results of his test after he came in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus, Roenicke told reporters.

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Mass. reports 17 new COVID-19 deaths, 290 new casesThe Massachusetts coronavirus numbers, Friday, July 3, 2020.

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Massachusetts coronavirus deaths up by 17 and 290 new casesMassachusetts health officials on Friday reported 17 more people have died from the coronavirus and 290 new cases as trends remain steady in the state even while case counts continue to increase across the country.

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Which Patriots had the best one-and-done seasons in the Bill Belichick era?From Darrelle Revis to Brian Waters, these Patriots excelled in one-year stints with the team.

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White House hasn't approved requests for TV interviews with Fauci, official saysCNN) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, arguably the most trusted man in America, is right now.

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Judge: Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi can lobby despite convictionsFormer House Speaker and felon Salvatore F. DiMasi won a court ruling allowing him to lobby the state legislature and executive branch, despite his prior convictions.

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Man charged with murder in Boston shooting during 'uptick in violence'Cops have arrested a man authorities say is responsible of one of the three slayings that took place during a violent 24 hours this week in Boston.

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AP Source: NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem"Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" will be performed live or played before "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.

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Does asthma increase COVID-19 risk? Emerging research suggests a complicated connection.Emerging research suggests a complicated connection.

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Brad Wanamaker understands basketball without a crowdBrad Wanamaker played internationally for seven seasons before joining the Celtics two years ago, and got a taste of empty arenas when he played for Darussafaka Dogus and Fenerbahce in Istanbul.

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17 More Coronavirus Deaths Reported in Mass. Along With 290 New CasesAnother 17 coronavirus deaths and 290 new cases were reported Friday in Massachusetts as people prepare to celebrate July Fourth weekend in the middle of a pandemic.

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Gordon Hayward will leave the bubble for birth of his fourth childAnd with Gordon Hayward's wife Robyn due to deliver a son in September, it's not difficult to understand where the Celtics forward's priorities will lie.

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Man allegedly coughs on 2 patrons in Plymouth restaurant after being asked to wear a maskA Bourne man allegedly coughed on a couple of women in a Plymouth restaurant, saying he wanted them to get COVID-19, after he was asked to put on a mask by restaurant staff.

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EEE Detected in Mass. for 1st Time in 2020, and 'Early in the Year'The rare and potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus eastern equine encephalitis was detected in Massachusetts for the first time in 2020, state health officials said Friday, noting that it was "early in the year" for it.

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Clinton on Trump's handling of the virus: 'I would have done a better job'Hillary Clinton taunted President Donald Trump in an interview published on Friday, criticizing his handling of the coronavirus by saying that she - as president - would have done a better job handling the international pandemic.

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Gordon Hayward says he would leave NBA 'bubble' for birth of 4th childCeltics forward Gordon Hayward says he plans to temporarily leave the NBA's "bubble" in Orlando, if the Celtics are still in contention at the time of the birth of his fourth child.

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Man shot in Pepperell may have second mental evaluationPEPPERELL — A 30-year-old Pepperell man who was shot by police after he allegedly charged officers with a knife may undergo a second mental health evaluation to determine if he is competent to stan...

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Huge bummer': July Fourth will test Americans' disciplineThe U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak.

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Massachusetts City Council Unanimously Approves Polyamory In Domestic PartnershipsThe ordinance was going to allow unmarried partners to visit the hospital, should one of them get sick with COVID-19.

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Massachusetts Boaters Urged To Use Caution After Uptick In Fatal CrashesMassachusetts officials are urging boaters to take caution on the water after an increase in fatal accidents in the Northeast.

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Eastern Standard Is Closed, Maybe for Good. Its Chef Told Us the Dish He Misses Most.Eastern Standard, the beloved Kenmore Square brasserie, may be closing for good due to the coronavirus shutdown and ongoing disputes with their landlord.

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Cleanup Underway After Overnight Storm Hits Massachusetts TownsCleanup in Newton's Lower Falls neighborhood is now underway after a fast-moving storm ripped a tree from the ground.

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Redskins to have 'thorough review' of name amid race debateIn this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md.

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Massachusetts Officials: Prioritize Safety During Holiday WeekendThe following is a press release from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ** BOSTON — As Massachusetts celebrates Independence Day this.

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2 charged with murder in fatal September shooting of teenHARTFORD, Conn. — Two men who are suspects in multiple shootings were charged Wednesday in the murder of a 17-year-old last year, one of...

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Vermont reports 9 new cases, no new deathsBURLINGTON, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Health reported nine new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, for a total of 1,236 cases...

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Tips for keeping bears away from compost amid food scrap banMONTPELIER, Vt. — With Vermont's new food scrap ban in effect, the state is offering tips for backyard composters to avoid attracting bears.

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More fireworks in Americans' hands for July 4 raises risksFor many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier.

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Stars and Stripes Forever! A Celebration of the American MotifsWe pledge allegiance to spaces and styles that celebrate the all-American motifs. The featured designs incorporate stars or stripes or both, giving a nod to Old Glory.

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Red Sox News: Workouts Begin, Some Players Test Positive, Fenway ModifiedBaseball is back at Fenway Park, but it's not business as usual for the Red Sox.

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Colleges are rescinding admissions offers as racist social media posts emergeAmid a national accounting over racism after George Floyd's death, at least a dozen schools have revoked admissions offers to incoming students.

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MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945This will be the first time since 1945 that no game will be held.

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How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with COVID-19 risks in their everyday livesDr. Anthony Fauci lowers his mask before testifying June 30, 2020, in Washington, D.C. - Kevin Dietsch-Pool / Getty Images.

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Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke: 'We do have some positive coronavirus tests'Players were due to report Wednesday and Thursday for testing ahead of the first official first workout, though some players were held out of Friday's workout while waiting for test results.

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What Are We Missing? A Panel About Media Coverage Of Police ViolenceWhat well-documented history is often left out? And why?

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Massachusetts City First to Recognize Polyamorous RelationshipsA city in Massachusetts is the first to recognize polyamorous relationships.

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Red Sox return to Fenway Park for summer training ahead of MLB returnThe Red Sox were back at Fenway Park on Friday as all MLB teams are getting their summer training underway - just another surreal scene during the 2020 pandemic.

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July 3, 2020Today Wilma and I Adventured to Porcupine Falls in Gilsum, New Hampshire. Porcupine Falls is located in the John and Rosemarie Calhoun Family Forest, part of the Monadnock Conservancy.

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Regional dispatch center delayed againTEWKSBURY — The opening of a new regional dispatch center has been delayed again, with the center now set to open in September.

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One killed, five hurt in Lowell crashLOWELL — One person was killed and five others, including a juvenile, were injured in a horrific crash on School Street in Lowell's Lower Highlands neighborhood Friday morning, The Sun has le...

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3 arrested following Somerville shooting, police sayThree people are locked up on weapons charges following a late-night shooting in Somerville, according to police.

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No new cases at Middlesex House of Correction for fifth weekBILLERICA — For the fifth consecutive week, no inmates at the Middlesex Jail and House of Correction have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Sheriff Peter Koutoujian.

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White Massachusetts man who confronted black woman will be chargedA white Massachusetts man who confronted a black woman and allegedly followed her in his BMW in her own neighborhood will face charges, police said.

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Person Surrenders After Standoff with Police in HinghamHingham, MA. A person was arrested overnight after a standoff with police following a domestic disturbance.

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New Hampshire Lifts Travel Restrictions For Massachusetts Visitors And Rest Of New EnglandNew Hampshire is the latest northeast state to relax its travel restrictions. Gov. Chris Sununu announced visitors from other New England states no longer have to quarantine for 14 days.

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For Maine lobstermen, a perfect storm threatens the summer seasonThe state's lobster industry, already struggling before the virus, could be crippled as tourism dries up, leaving boatloads of crustaceans and no one to eat them.

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Massachusetts museums announce reopening plansBOSTON — Massachusetts museums are announcing reopening plans now that they are allowed to start welcoming visitors again under the third phase of the state's coronavirus economic recovery plan.

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Double Shooting in Worcester Leaves 1 DeadA man has died after he was shot at a basketball court at a Worcester apartment complex early Friday morning, police said.

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Man learns that if you cough on people on purpose and tell them you hope they get Covid-19, you could face felony chargesThe Cape Cod Times reports on an allegedly charming fellow who reacted to being asked to put a mask on in a Plymouth restaurant by deliberately coughing on two patrons and telling them he hoped they just got coronavirus.

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A problem for college in the fall: Reluctant professorsMost universities plan to bring students back to campus. But many of their teachers are scared to join them.

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CelticsBlog film room: How the Celtics defend Joel Embiid in the postFor several years, the Boston Celtics have had the number of Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Arrests made in quadruple shooting in SomervilleOf the four people shot, one was said to be in critical condition.

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Three arrested in Cambridge afer quadruple shooting in SomervilleCambridge Police report arresting three Cambridge residents on gun charges following a shooting that sent four to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, in a Somerville apartment complex off Mystic Avenue around 10 p.m.

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Gordon Hayward will temporarily leave Boston Celtics in September for birth of fourth childHayward indicated his plan will be to leave and return to the Celtics after the birth.

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Michigan couple charged after videos show white woman pulling gun on Black motherWidely circulated videos showed a white woman pointing a gun at a Black woman as she filmed with her cellphone in a parking lot in Orion Township, Michigan.

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Favorite Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees MomentsNot including the obvious.

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3 Cambridge residents arrested in connection with Somerville quadruple shootingThree people have been arrested in connection with a quadruple shooting in Somerville on Friday, officials said.

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Fire on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan displaces 18The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 1220 Blue Hill Ave., a three decker near Woolson Street, in Mattapan for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

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UMass Dartmouth cuts 8 athletic teams; not virus related"The resources from those programs are going to be reinvested into the other 17 programs."

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Trump's Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworksSIOUX FALLS, S.D. — President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore,...

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A collection of goals from each American member of the BruinsWith the July 4th holiday observed today and officially coming up tomorrow, we'll take a page out of the Canada Day playbook and share a goal by each American member of the Bruins!

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Massachusetts city recognises polyamorous relationshipsHopefully this gives folks a legal foundation from which to have discussion,' says councillor Lance Davis.

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Thunderstorm Threats in Parts of New England Before Saturday's Clear SkiesA new wind has taken hold of most of Eastern and Central New England, blowing from the northeast and carrying cooler and less humid air into New England.

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Leather District French place says au revoir, except it won't be revoiringBoston Restaurant Talk reports Les Zygomates has closed for good.

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Rafael Santiago Arrested for Murder in Norfolk Street MattapanBoston, MA. At about 8:11 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2020, officers assigned to District B-3 made an onsite firearm arrest after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of Norfolk Street and Woolson Street.

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Rediscovering America: A quiz for Independence DayMany of the activities associated with Independence Day have been canceled this year, including parades, fireworks, and large community and neighborhood barbecues.

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15-year-old boy killed in Boston shooting, the city's 3rd homicide in 24 hours"This violence needs to stop," Mayor Marty Walsh said during a press conference Thursday night in Roxbury.

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NWS proposal for new tiered system of severe thunderstorm warnings may better alert youSevere thunderstorm warnings may soon look different, and the proposed new system may better alert you to storms with an increased chance of threatening life or property.

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Death Investigation by BPD in 39 Mount Pleasant Avenue in RoxburyBoston, MA. At about 10:01 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2020, officers assigned to District B-2 located a juvenile male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound after responding to a call for fireworks or possible shots fired in the area of 39 Mount Pleasant Avenue in Roxbury.

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The Neponset from the airDrew sent his camera aloft for views of the lower Neponset in Dorchester and Milton.

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Phase III of Massachusetts Reopening Starts July 6Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that Phase III of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan will begin on Monday, July 6, 2020 along with an updated order on gatherings.

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Law enforcement will be out in force this weekendLOWELL — In an effort to increase public safety and marine compliance along the Merrimack River, the Merrimack River Task Force announced it will be active in Operation Dry Water during the July 4...

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FanPost Friday: Favorite Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees MomentsThe Red Sox and Yankees have been heated rivals for somewhere between 1 and 5 eternities.

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Columbia Gas to pay $56 million state penalty by winterColumbia Gas, the company that pleaded guilty in connection with the 2018 natural gas disaster in the Merrimack Valley, has agreed to pay $56 million and transfer its business in Massachusetts to Eversource by the time the cold weather returns.

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Maine's Vacationland hot spots are ghost towns as tourism struggles amid coronavirusIn this photo from 2014, visitors watch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Boston Cannons to play shortened five-game Major League Lacrosse seasonAll six Major League Lacrosse teams will head to Navy-Marine Corps Stadium for the duration of the league's 20th season.

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3, including 15-year-old boy, killed in Boston overnightBOSTON — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Boston on Thursday night, the city's third homicide of the day, police said.

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OTM Open Thread 7/3: It is FridayHappy Friday everyone. The Red Sox officially begin workouts at Fenway today, so maybe some actual, real-life baseball news will come down the wire.

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World stocks mostly turn lower with US closed for holiday weekendWorld stock markets turned lower in Europe on Friday after gains in Asia, with trading somewhat subdued by a long holiday weekend in the U.S.

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4 Injured, 1 Critically, in Somerville ShootingThe shooting happened near Temple Street and Memorial Road around 10 p.m., police said. One of the four victims is in critical condition, but police have said all are expected to survive.

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Reigniting the Celtics-76ers rivalryFor Rivalry Week, we look at one of the NBA's best rivalries and where it is headed with two young teams possibly nearing another playoff battle.

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Massachusetts gyms, arts, and entertainment businesses reopen MondayFitness studios, health clubs, and gyms in Massachusetts will reopen in Massachusetts Monday under Phase 3.

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Massachusetts Tells Phantom Fireworks to Stop Ads in StateBOSTON — The Massachusetts attorney general is demanding that a fireworks retailer with stores in New Hampshire stop targeting.

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MassDOT encourages safe travel for Fourth of JulyThe Massachusetts Department of Transportation has a message for beach goers and barbecue attendees this Fourth of July weekend: consider staying home.

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2 Dead, Including 15-Year-Old, After Gun Violence Erupts Overnight in BostonTwo people, including a teenager, are dead and others are injured after gun violence erupted in Boston Thursday night.

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Vote By Mail Bill"The pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, but a person's ability to exercise their fundamental right to vote and chose their government should not be one of them," Senate President Karen Spilka said in a statement.

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Strong storms down trees, power lines across much of eastern Mass.A powerful storm system that roared through much of eastern Massachusetts Thursday ripped down power lines, sent trees toppling onto cars and buildings, and knocked out power to more than 3,000 Bay State residents.

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Massachusetts City Will Now Recognize Polyamorous RelationshipsThe ordinance allows partnerships of three or more people to have the same rights as married couples.

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Jaylen Brown recalls Kevin Garnett's expletive-filled motivational voicemailsJaylen Brown might be on his way to becoming an NBA star. If so, Kevin Garnett can take some of the credit.

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Boston Red Sox News: Jonathan Lucroy, Matt Hall, Dustin PedroiaBeyond any roster questions or anything like that, the biggest question in baseball is whether or not this will even work.

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Severe Thunderstorms Possible Again FridayThis morning, we have a mostly cloudy sky with cooler temperatures in Maine though it's still muggy in southern New England.

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Massachusetts environmental and public safety officials ask residents to exercise safety while celebrating the Fourth of July holiday weekendExecutive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides and Undersecretary Terrence Reidy introduced Massachusetts State Police Col.

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Barcelona mayor wants Columbus statue debateChristopher Columbus has been decapitated, defaced, or quietly removed for his own good from pedestals across the United States in the wake of the protests for racial justice sweeping the country.

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Milton Academy hoop star Casey Simmons gives verbal commitment to NorthwesternCasey Simmons is goal-orientated. Now he knows where he will go to accomplish his next feats.

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No, President Trump isn't going to drop out of raceAfter he's repeatedly survived the unsurvivable, we are supposed to believe that President Donald Trump might quit the presidential race before it truly begins because of a spate of negative polling.

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'Good Trouble' spotlights civil rights icon John LewisInspiring and stunningly relevant, "John Lewis: Good Trouble" proves that the life of John Lewis, civil rights icon and congressman from Atlanta is the history of the United States.

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US jobs surge: Trump sees sunshine, Biden 'no victory yet'NEW YORK — The U.S. economy just posted its best single-month job gain in history.

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Free buses a good start for easing fare burdenA one-way bus fare on a Charlie Card costs $1.70. That's no big deal for some, but for the low-income passengers in Boston's neighborhoods, that price can be prohibitive.

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Extending, expanding eviction moratorium a bad ideaYou can be in favor of creating more affordable housing, or you can be in favor of an eviction moratorium.

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2020 Red Sox restart: 5 storylines to watchThe 2020 Red Sox will get back to work on Friday, when "summer camp" begins at Fenway Park.

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My Preschooler Thinks He's BritishHe calls his sneakers "trainers" and his flashlight a "torch." He made us put out mince pie for Father Christmas.

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Broadway's 'Hamilton' lands on Disney+ with power, magic intactHow often does something live up to incredible hype, that hype? Since the turn of the century, the list pretty much is LeBron James and "Hamil..."

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Morning Skate: Hubs on hubsAlmost the end of the week!

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'The Outpost' latest installment of war as hellWhen the actual battle begins, "The Outpost" becomes a beautifully made, utterly terrifying and exhilarating war movie.

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Juliette Binoche took initiative to getting 'Truth' made"The Truth" actually happened because Binoche took the initiative by contacting Japan's Oscar-nominated writer-director Kore-eda Hirokazu.

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Japan seeks extradition of Massachusetts men accused in Ghosn escapeArrested in May in Massachusetts, Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret, and his son Peter are accused of helping Carlos Ghosn flee to Lebanon in December while he was awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges.

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Massachusetts city officially recognizes polyamorous relationshipsIt's estimated that 4% to 5% of people living in the U.S. are in polyamorous relationships.

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Study: Double-layer fabric masks best non-medical versionsAccording to the study, droplets from an uncovered cough could travel over 8 feet. But with various kinds of masks, that distance was much more limited.

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NBA trying to keep it a small world inside bubble, after allCan the NBA find magic inside the Walt Disney World bubble?

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This summer, the music has a messageThis season, art taking on systemic injustice returns to turntables and playlists, minds and hearts.

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Patriots point-counterpoint: Will Cam Newton's first Pats season be better than Tom Brady's last?Tom Brady completed 60.8% of his passes for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight picks last year, numbers that would constitute an above-average season for Cam Newton.

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Deneuve dazzles in darkly charming 'Truth'Turn over a few rocks in the family history of a French screen diva, and you get pretty much what you'd expect - more witch than ideal mother - in Hirokazu Kore-Eda's droll, beautifully acted, first non-Japanese language film "The Truth."

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How Biden could punish Putin for targeting U.S. troopsBiden should announce that, if elected president, he would designate the GRU as a foreign terrorist organization.

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Art-rock guitarist Lipstate creates soundscapes, collabs with Iggy PopArt-rock guitarist Sarah Lipstate can take audiences by surprise. Performing as the one-women band Noveller, she tends to open for most louder bands, notably St. Vincent, punk deities Wire and her sometime collaborator Iggy Pop.

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Frankly, there are larger problems than RhettThe university is mulling a name change because the mascot's moniker is a reference to a character in "Gone with the Wind," the 1939 movie slammed by critics as romanticizing slavery.

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15-year-old among 2 killed in separate shootings during violent night in BostonA 15-year-old was among the two people who were shot and killed in separate shootings overnight in Boston that have city leaders calling for an end to the violence ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.

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Massachusetts city recognizes polyamorous relationshipsIt's estimated that 4% to 5% of people living in the U.S. are in polyamorous relationships.

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4th of July fireworks 2020: Watch on TV or stream onlineThe Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a virtual show this year, but you can watch it and live fireworks shows in New York City and Washington D.C.

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4th of July weekend in Massachusetts during the coronavirus pandemicAll the questions you have about celebrating July 4th weekend during the coronavirus, answered.

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Massachusetts museums announce reopening plansAlong with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, the Springfield Museums and three major museums in the Berkshires announced reopening plans.

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Cocktails to go? Not in Massachusetts.Legislators are dragging their feet over allowing struggling bars and restaurants to sell cocktails with takeout and delivery orders, denying them important revenue.

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Massachusetts Reopening Plan: What's in Phase 3, Which Starts MondayOn Monday, July 6, Phase 3 will go into place for everywhere in Massachusetts except Boston - which will join the rest of the state one week later.

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Boston Lyric Opera Cellist Drops Boston Flick Supercut As July 4 Gift To MassIf you can correctly list the movies and shows included in the order that they appear, we will give you a free one-year subscription to the new member edition of DigBoston.

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Why would Gov. Baker want to run for a third term?The Massachusetts Republican Party, now in the hands of Trump supporters, may have abandoned GOP Gov.

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Dracut elects new faces for new challengesIt was in with the new and no thanks to old hands at this week's Dracut election.

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Showcase sidewalk at Fitchburg's Oak Hill and Franklin intersectionI am getting so excited I can hardly contain myself. The long awaited showcase sidewalk on the corner of Oak Hill and Franklin roads is about to be completed.

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Local VFW post honored by national organizationMultiple honors were awarded to a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post for its contributions to the National and State VFW Auxiliaries.

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Polyamory: Massachusetts city recognizes relationships, a US firstMassachusetts city votes to recognize polyamorous relationships in domestic partnership policy.

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'It Smells Absolutely Disgusting': North Attleboro Dumps Roadkill Near HomesResidents in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, say they're upset with the town for dumping roadkill in the woods near their homes on Cedar Road.

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'A Huge Relief': Owners of Mass. Businesses in Phase 3 Prepare to ReopenDance classes are just days away at the Etoile Dance + Yoga studio in Pembroke, Massachusetts.

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As Massachusetts reopens, Lynn Police are reminding drivers of the hands-free lawPolice in many cities and towns across Massachusetts say that, as the state reopens, along with the holiday weekend, they are seeing more people on the roads.

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Groveland woman speaks out after police say she was followed by manGroveland police have issued a criminal summons against a man accused of following a woman in his vehicle earlier this week, officials said.

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How gyms in Massachusetts plan on re-opening during Phase 3The temporarily closed signs on most gyms like the Anytime Fitness in Quincy will be taken down by Monday morning.

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Movie theaters in Massachusetts cleared to reopen MondayMovie theaters in Massachusetts now have the green light to reopen as early as Monday, July 6th, as part of Phase 3.

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Three shot, one in the chest, on Mt. Pleasant Avenue in RoxburyA teen was shot in the chest at 39 Mt. Pleasant Ave. shortly before 10 p.m.

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Person shot in the face on Norfolk Street in MattapanAround 8:15 p.m. on Norfolk Street at Woolson Street, Doogs reports. The homicide unit was called in.

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Mystical but confused skyMatt Frank watched the sunset over the Tobin Bridge and the Mystic River: The sky was very confused this evening...

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North Middlesex unveils safety measuresAs of now, nothing is concrete in regards to high school athletics for the 2020-21 academic year.

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Lowell slaying suspect added to state police most wanted listA 20-year-old Lowell man accused of murder for allegedly shooting a 23-year-old Boston woman in the head during a dispute over a vehicle was added to the State Police Most Wanted List on Thursday, authorities announced, as the suspect remains on the lam a week after police obtained a warrant for his arrest.

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MGM reopens Massachusetts casinoThe MGM casino location in Springfield, Massachusetts, US, will reopen on July 13.

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Somerville, Massachusetts, will recognize polyamorous relationships as part of new domestic partnership ordinanceThe city of Somerville, Massachusetts, will now recognize polyamorous relationships after the city council voted in favor of a new domestic partnership ordinance in a meeting last Thursday.

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Baker: Phase 3 will begin Monday, including reopening of gyms and casinosGov. Charlie Baker on Thursday announced that the first step of Phase 3 of the state's four-phase "path to a new normal" will begin on Monday, including the reopening of gyms, casinos, and museums.

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Cocktails to go? Not in Massachusetts.Legislators are dragging their feet over allowing struggling bars and restaurants to sell cocktails with takeout and delivery orders, denying them important revenue.

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Enes Kanter impressed by Jaylen Brown's young leadershipNot surprisingly, Kanter has spent considerable time discussing human rights with Jaylen Brown, who has tackled similar issues at an even younger age.

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Weekend Essentials from Steel and RyeWhatever your weekend holds, bring a taste of Steel and Rye with you wherever you go.

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Columbia Gas Agrees to Pay $56M in New Gas Explosion AgreementA week after a federal judge sentenced a Massachusetts utility to pay $53 million for its role in the Merrimack Valley gas explosions, Massachusetts' attorney general has reached an agreement with the company for an even greater sum.

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Boston Public Schools chooses new exam school test provider after long battleBoston Public Schools has chosen a new exam school test provider following many months of uncertainty after being dropped by its previous provider do to equity issues.

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Woman Unscathed When Branch Crashes Through WindshieldDebby Clish credits divine intervention for saving her life after a large tree branch crashed through her windshield and totaled her car Wednesday afternoon....

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Police to summons man who allegedly followed Groveland womanThe man who allegedly followed a Black Groveland woman in his car resulting in a tense encounter caught on video will now be criminally charged by police.

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Warren, Markey investigation estimates 7,000 coronavirus deaths in assisted living facilitiesU.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are calling for more federal oversight of assisted living facilities alongside their release of a devastating report that estimates some 7,000 residents of the centers may have died from coronavirus nationwide.

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Catholic Memorial's Kurtis Henderson commits to play hoops at HartfordOne of Massachusetts' premier stars has found a collegiate home. On Thursday afternoon, Catholic Memorial guard and two-time Boston Herald Dream Teamer Kurtis Henderson announced his commitment to the University of Hartford.

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NH Police Capt. Charged With Tax Fraud Over Assault Rifle SalesA New Hampshire police captain was arrested Thursday and charged with tax fraud over tens of thousands of dollars he allegedly made selling assault rifles he bought at a discount, federal prosecutors in Boston announced.

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Boston fire truck hits SUV, firefighters taken to hospitalA Boston fire truck hit a vehicle pulling out of Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain Thursday, authorities said.

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Boston councilor calls for harsher punishments for illegal fireworksBostonians need to behave themselves this holiday weekend, Mayor Marty Walsh said about both the coronavirus pandemic and fireworks — and one city councilor says pyrotechnics scofflaws need to face harsher punishments.

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Doc Redman in 3-way tie for lead at Rocket Mortgage ClassicDoc Redman is playing his best golf, priming him to perhaps earn his first PGA Tour victory.

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Why Maine isn't exempting Massachusetts visitors from its quarantine orderMaine says Gov. Janet Mills is "confident" about the decision.

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Boston's newest most-desirable address has breathtaking viewsDesigned by renowned architect Harry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, the Four Seasons Private Residences at One Dalton tower — literally — over the Back Bay.

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Columbia Gas to leave Massachusetts by fall, pay $56 million per AG settlementColumbia Gas will leave Massachusetts by the fall and pay another $56 million for its role in the Merrimack Valley gas disaster, according to a settlement announced Thursday by state Attorney General Maura Healey.

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Somerville approves polyamorous relationship policy, more than two people can be in official domestic partnershipMore than two people in Somerville can now be in an official domestic partnership after city officials recently passed a policy that recognizes polyamorous relationships - the first one in the U.S., according to a national activist.

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Will Ghislaine Maxwell turn from accused to rat?The arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell might turn out even better for the victims than if Jeffrey Epstein had survived to face trial himself because unlike Epstein, Maxwell is accused of creating and growing the pool of sex slaves that serviced Epstein and his well-heeled buddies.

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Boston Red Sox 2020 Season Simulation: The wrong side of a routAnyway, the Red Sox stumbled a bit in the afternoon portion of the doubleheader, losing a frustrating one in extra innings to snap a three-game win streak.

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Encore Boston Harbor Announces Date of ReopeningThe Boston area's only full casino plans to reopen this month. Encore Boston Harbor in Everett announced Thursday that it intends to open back up on...

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Red Sox return to Fenway for spring training Friday, no fans til phase 4Red Sox players return to Fenway Park for spring training on Friday, but when baseball and other professional sports games resume later this month it will be to empty stadiums devoid of fans.

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House judiciary panel to interview ousted NY prosecutorThe ousted former U.S. attorney for Manhattan will sit down with the House Judiciary Committee next week for a closed-door interview as the panel investigates politicization in the Justice Department.

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Thunderbirds to Lead Boston Flyover on July 4The U.S. Department of Defense will conduct a flyover through Boston on the Fourth of July.

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Belvoir Terrace Joins All Massachusetts Camps in Shutting Down for Summer 2020Dear not be able to open this summer, abruptly JULY 2nd we are in Phase 4.

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Camp Romaca Shuttered for 2020 After Gov. Baker Bans Sleep Away CampsDelay in State Guidelines Forces Camp Romaca. To Again Ask Campers to Wait For A Final Answer → Belvoir Terrace.

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Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, diesNEW YORK — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television's most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99.

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What NFL experts are saying about the Patriots signing Cam NewtonAfter the terms of his contract were reportedly revealed on Thursday, Newton posted on Instagram that, "this is not about the money for me, it's about respect." It's his attitude, one that has shown defiance in the past, that has some experts hesitant on whether he, and his on-field antics, will fly with Belichick.

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U.S. adds 4.8 million jobs, outstripping expectationsNonfarm industries in the U.S. added 4.8 million jobs last month, and the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1 percent as the U.S. continued its reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Howie Carr: Another prisoner release in the time of COVID crazinessMeet Boston's bloodstained blackface bank bandit - Joseph Gerard Rachal. He's not black, but he's back, or soon will be.

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Flood Risk in Mass. How Does Your City or Town Compare?The First Street Foundation shared Massachusetts flood risk projection data exclusively with NBC10 Boston and NECN, and, with a few exceptions, it shows much greater flood risk across the state than has been assessed by FEMA - in some places dramatically so.

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'Middle of Nowhere': Arrest of Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell Shocks Small NH TownThe small New Hampshire town of Bradford is now at the center of the Jeffrey Epstein case.

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Former MIT professor from Hamilton found liable for misusing startup's fundsJohn Donovan Sr. was using investor funds to pay for a country club membership, hair treatments, property tax bills, and other expenses, the judge wrote in his decision.

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Why Haven't Mass. and RI Been Exempted From Maine's Quarantine Rules?A day after Maine Gov. Janet Mills lifted the two-week quarantine requirement for some out-of-state visitors, questions remain why two New England states were left out of that decision.

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Remote New England Road Trips to Consider This SummerWhen the coronavirus pandemic began, Steve Jermanok decided to write a book, condensing his two decades of experience as a travel writer for the Boston Globe and Yankee Magazine into a new book, "New England in a Nutshell: The Definitive Guide to the Region."

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Here's what to expect from Friday's weather forecastForecasters expect a mostly cloudy day with below-normal temperatures. It will actually get cooler as the day progresses.

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To stop parties, Airbnb won't let some guests book homesAirbnb is banning younger U.S. guests from booking homes in their area as part of a continuing effort to crack down on unauthorized parties.

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Daniel Theis hopes that NBA players obey the bubble rulesSomeone will be lured by attractions outside the bubble. But Daniel Theis hopes it doesn't happen - that the NBA's temptation rate stays at zero.

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Throwback AdventureI have decided to return to posting new "Throwback Adventures" after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.

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Massachusetts gyms can reopen as Phase 3 begins Monday. Here are the rules.Health clubs and fitness centers in Massachusetts will be allowed to reopen Monday with the beginning of Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan.

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Following Theft, Memorial Weathervane Honoring Slain Vt. Teacher is Replaced with ReplicaAn emotional tribute Thursday expressed love for a slain Vermont teacher whose memorial was targeted by a thief earlier this year.

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Utility NiSource to pay $56 million to resolve Massachusetts gas blasts probeNiSource Inc will pay $56 million to resolve a probe into Massachusetts gas explosions in 2018 linked to a utility it owns that killed one person and destroyed multiple buildings, the state's attorney general said Thursday.

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Epstein pal arrested, accused of luring girls for sex abuseBritish socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on charges she helped lure at least three girls - one as young as 14 - to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of victimizing dozens of girls and women over many years.

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Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrestedGhislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in New Hampshire, the FBI said Thursday.

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What's open, what's closed in Massachusetts for 4th of July weekendFireworks and parades are largely cancelled, but there are still many ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Commonwealth.

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Coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts up 51, hospitalizations dropMassachusetts health officials on Thursday reported 51 more people have died from the coronavirus and 195 new cases, as statewide hospitalizations declined and the positive test rate remained low.

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Boston Red Sox Roster: Jonathan Lucroy added to summer camp player poolStill, more options are always better than fewer and Lucroy did undergo surgery last winter on a herniated disc, leaving room for some optimism that some of his woes can be solved.

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Safe to go back in the water at Walden PondWalden Pond State Reservation reports the water is once again safe for bathing, after some bad test results a couple days ago.

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Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 peopleHPAKANT, Myanmar — At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years tha...

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5 things to look for with new PlayStation 5Although the E3 expo has been canceled, it's not stopping video-game makers from unleashing big announcements.

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Mass. reports 51 new COVID-19 deaths, 195 new casesThe Massachusetts coronavirus numbers, Thursday, July 2, 2020.

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Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice showAUSTIN, Texas — Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that sought to gather hundreds of fans in one of the nation's corona...

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Party guests wouldn't talk after 9 tested positive. Then subpoenas came."They hang up. They deny being at the party even though we have their names from another party attendee."

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Boston Celtics centers Daniel Theis and Enes Katner media availability wrap-upBoth of Boston's big men are excited to restart the NBA season.

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The New England Revolution are divided on the issue of playing in an empty arena.The Revolution will have the opportunity to test Arena's hypothesis when Major League Soccer resumes the 2020 season with its Back to the Tournament group play event beginning on July 8.

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US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underwayWASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday.

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The push to rename Faneuil Hall: What to know about the debateEfforts to give the historic hall a new name go back three years.

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Ticker: Travel guidelines fit Cape; Shipyard hiring temps amid strikeUpdated travel guidance in Massachusetts bodes well for business this summer on Cape Cod, where officials are observing pent-up demand for getaways.

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Cam Newton says modest Patriots deal not about money, 'it's about respect.'New Patriots quarterback provides rationale for signing at the minimum to come to New England.

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Charges filed against man who allegedly followed Black woman in GrovelandPaul Birkhauser is to be summoned to Haverhill District Court for a clerk magistrate's hearing.

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Medford, MA: Head, Digital Initiatives, Tufts University, Tisch LibraryLeads the strategic direction for the Digital Initiatives Department. Builds and communicates a shared vision that aligns with division, library and university priorities.

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Massachusetts rookie cop fired over Instagram photo of niece at Black Lives Matter rally: reportsA Massachusetts police officer was fired last month after posting a photo to her Instagram account while off the clock showing her niece at a Black Lives Matter rally in Atlanta.

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