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Newton has charging stations and reserved parking for electric vehicles behind City Hall.

Newton has a ways to go in reaching electric vehicle goals

Only about 1 percent percent of the cars in Newton are electric, and advocates say there is still a lot of work to be done. 53 minutes ago

Newton residents traded plant and garden items at an annual plant swap June 12 at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.

Newton gardeners swap plants, and joy, at annual event

Residents traded plant and garden items at an annual plant swap June 12 at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. 1 hour ago

Suspicious powder found at Moakley Courthouse; police investigating

Crews including a hazardous materials team were still at the scene after 5 p.m. Monday, Boston police said. 1 hour ago

Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) shortens construction and reduces traffic impacts on I-90 and local roads.

Eight bridges will be replaced on Mass. Turnpike this summer as part of ‘Acceler-8’ project

The project seeks to “replace or substantially repair” eight bridges on the Massachusetts Turnpike's Boston-Worcester corridor across eight weekends this summer. 2 hours ago

KEVIN CULLEN

As democracy withers, theocracy takes root.

American bishops, ignoring the advice of their own pope, are determined to weaponize the Eucharist.

Family nurse practitioner Kathleen Floyd prepared COVID-19 vaccines while on board the Community Health Partner's Mobile Health Unit.

48 confirmed cases, 5 deaths, and 10,131 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The number of people fully vaccinated — with either two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson — rose to 4,095,494.

Jose Montanez, 43, of Springfield, was arrested June 20 and charged with several firearms-related offenses.

Springfield police arrest armed man who allegedly pointed gun at officers and bystanders

Video footage shows the armed suspect running down the street with a gun in his hand and pointing it at police.

RI CRIME

Two men shot after party in Providence, police still searching for suspects

Residents of Cheshire Street said that the raucous parties are common and unwelcome most weekends

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Members of the Belmont Fire Department helped rescue several ducklings from a storm drain on June 13.

More ducklings are saved

Ducklings are rescued in Belmont, food gets thrown at a house in Watertown, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

A ruby-throated hummingbird hovers near a backyard feeder at a Pembroke home.

Hummingbird, don’t fly away

With beautiful jewel-like iridescent colors, wings that beat in a blur, and amazing maneuverability, hummingbirds seem almost magical.

Michael Mullen works in the garden planted by his wife, Rebecca Sears, the gardening guru for Green Garden Products of Norton.

Norton seed company helps America’s new gardeners grow

Judged an essential business because of its role in food production, Green Garden’s Norton office and order-filling facility remained open throughout the pandemic.

Kayla Mangan and Dom Washington in the Everett LGBTQ+ Youth Space and Resource Center.

Everett center provides a safe space for LGBTQ youths

The Everett LGBTQ+ Youth Space and Resource Center is located within the city-owned former Pope John High School building.

Amy Mah Sangiolo, a veteran of Newton government and former city councilor, announced she is running for mayor,

Former Newton city councilor Amy Mah Sangiolo declares campaign for mayor

Sangiolo, a longtime veteran of Newton government, will challenge Mayor Ruthanne Fuller in the fall election, according to a statement Wednesday night.

Newton officials are considering whether to ban gun shops from the city after recently passing new zoning rules to regulate the businesses.

Newton’s proposed gun store ban could invite Second Amendment court challenge, experts say

A controversial proposed ban on gun stores and other firearms businesses in Newton has divided local gun control advocates and raised concerns that the measure may draw the city into a court fight over the constitutional right to bear arms.

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The Harry Gath Memorial Pool in Newton.

Newton to reopen Gath Pool, Crystal Lake

Newton will reopen the Gath Pool and Crystal Lake later this month, allowing swimmers to finally return after being closed for a year due to the pandemic.

Christine Lugo, 40, was killed on June 5 in Philadelphia.

Former Mass. resident slain in robbery in Philadelphia remembered as ‘kind, caring person’

Christine L. Lugo, 40, was killed during an armed robbery in Philadelphia on June 5.

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