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Snapshot of 4,269 detainees in US prisons

A snapshot of the 4,269 immigrants imprisoned by the US immigration system for 180 days or more, sorted by total days in custody. The data is from one day in September of 2012. ICE’s list omitted the longest-held detainee, jailed for more than 7,400 days.

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SOURCE: Statistical Tracking Unit
Globe Staff

Get to know your neighbors — with a pencil and sketchbook in hand

“Neighbors Drawing Neighbors” will be just one highlight of “Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend,” taking place May 16 and 17.


Raw and roasted nuts of all kinds can be found at Souren Etyemezian’s stores in Watertown and Boston.

Former Endicott College softball star now pitching herself as singer-songwriter

Milton native Jenna Lotti broke Endicott College’s softball pitching record, winning 62 games in her college career. She is out there pitching again, this time trying her hand as a singer-songwriter.

For Canton window-washing company, it’s safety first

Nardine Bellew founded General Safety Services in Canton, a firm that not only washes windows but also installs anchors into buildings to ensure the safety of workers.

Andover author writes about her preteen life

A sixth grader at Doherty Middle School, Citra Tenore is the author of a 240-page tween novel, “Summer with a Twist,” about the adventures of the fictional Chloe Taliri.

Westwood Town Meeting approves new fire station

Westwood Town Meeting unanimously voted last week to build a new fire station in Islington Center – adding $650,000 to the original $8 million cost to account for higher-than-anticipated bids for the project.

Town Day celebration returns on May 16

The 26th annual Belmont Town Day — featuring vendors, music, an antique car show, carnival rides, and a petting zoo — will take place Saturday, May 16.

Barrett wins Lynnfield selectman seat after recount

A recount confirmed Christopher Barrett’s victory over Cathleen E. Shea for a selectman’s seat in Lynnfield.

Grants offered for Sharon school enrichment programs

Applications are due June 1 for the Sharon Education Foundation’s annual grants to fund enrichment programs that benefit students in the Sharon public schools.

Tiro unseats Cook on Wakefield School Committee

Rob Tiro has unseated Janine Iengo Cook on the Wakefield School Committee.

Raynham town election brings new faces

Raynham’s recent annual election brought several changes to town boards.

Somerville fire chief Kelleher retires

Somerville Fire Chief Kevin Kelleher is retiring after 37 years with the department

Winchester OK’s its first heritage district

Winchester Town Meeting members approved the addition of a new section on heritage districts to the town’s bylaws April 30, creating at the same time the town’s first such district, in Rangeley Park.

Mass. Memories Road Show to stop in Hingham

Hingham is the next stop on the Mass. Memories Road Show.

Pembroke voters approve tax increases

Pembroke voters gave their approval to two proposed tax increases at the annual town election May 2.

East Bridgewater school budget woes may lead to cuts

A third-straight year of budget woes in the East Bridgewater schools has put teaching positions and art, music, and athletic programs in jeopardy for the coming year, according to the chairwoman of the School Committee.

Salem receives $10,000 grant for Teachers Cabinet

The Salem Charitable Foundation has awarded the city a $10,000 grant for the Salem Teachers Cabinet.

DiRocco re-elected Dracut selectman

Incumbent Joseph DiRocco Jr. was reelected to a fifth term on the Dracut Board of Selectmen on Monday, besting challenger Phil Thibault.

Ground broken for new Haverhill school

State and local officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Caleb Dustin Hunking School in Haverhill on Tuesday.

West Newbury police cruisers to get new computers

The West Newbury Police Department announced recently that it had won a $24,960 grant that it will use to replace the computers in its police cruisers.

Applicants line up for veterans’ services post

About twelve candidates have applied to be veterans’ services director for the Eastern Essex District.

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