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Proposal to suspend exam schools admissions test highlights inequities

The concerns have been mounting in recent years, with critics saying the current system possibly hinders the chances of Black and Latino students securing seats at exam schools.

Spencer Davis, whose band was a hitmaker in the ’60s, dies at 81

His band, featuring a young Steve Winwood, had the hits “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man.”

Amid more State Police controversy, Baker, lawmakers point fingers at each other

Governor Baker clashed with legislators over the best way to reform the Massachusetts State Police.

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE

Tufts offers free COVID-19 testing for neighbors near campus

Tufts University recently launched a free COVID-19 community testing program for neighbors who live on select streets near its campus in Medford and Somerville.

Beverly

Endicott College to host virtual forum on social justice careers

Area residents have an opportunity to learn more about how to pursue careers in social justice, through a virtual forum at Endicott College in Beverly on Monday, Oct. 26.

Donald Comb, biochemist with a worldwide reach in environmental philanthropy, dies at 93

Dr. Comb founded New England Biolabs and a foundation that preserves biological diversity in the oceans.

Framingham

Framingham chosen to participate in racial equity program

The city was recently selected to participate in a Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan program.

Weymouth

Weymouth school superintendent leaving in 2021 for nonprofit work

Weymouth school Superintendent Jennifer Curtis-Whipple is resigning at the end of February to take a job with a nonprofit organization involved with education.

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Mass. reports 744 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 14 new deaths

The death toll in Massachusetts rose by 14 to 9,517, while the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbed by 744, bringing the total to 140,647.

Salem mayor urges public to postpone visiting 'Witch City’

“We want our residents, visitors, and workers to be safe, and our visitors to have the best possible experience when they come to Salem,” Mayor Kim Driscoll said Friday, “and that’s just not possible this year.”

UMass Lowell launches lectures on racial justice

At a time of nationwide protests in support of racial equality and social justice, University of Massachusetts Lowell has found a way to keep its students and the public engaged with the issue.

Beverly Beckham: By telling their stories, we remember those we have lost

This is one more thing that COVID-19 has taken from us, celebrating and grieving together. We send cards. We write our condolences on Facebook. But there is no comfort in this.

Trick-or-treating may be out, but fun is still in this Halloween

From scavenger hunts to decorating contests, communities are creating socially distant ways to celebrate.

Haunted drive-in movies get fans screaming in Abington

The owner of Barrett's Haunted Mansion found a socially distant way to celebrate Halloween during the pandemic.

From a trio of singing pumpkins, a Chelmsford family’s Halloween display grows frightfully fun

“My family encouraged me, so I added some inflatables and life-size creatures, and then some moving things," said Chris Loiselle, a software engineer. "It kept growing until it took on a life of its own."

BLOTTER TALES

Brockton police chief saves baby’s life

A police chief saves an infant from choking, a hawk gets stuck inside a screened-in porch, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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