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Will Roe decision lead to interstate travel bans?

Three lines, buried within Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s 12-page opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, have sparked a debate.


Sheldon Whitehouse has no FOMO about the Supreme Court

In 2010, the US Senator and former Rhode Island attorney general was considered a potential candidate for the bench. Now, he says, “I think the court’s legitimacy is in free fall.”


Portsmouth’s longtime Common Fence Music is now Newport Live, with an outdoor concert series at Norman Bird Sanctuary

They’ve got a new address and a new mission: “to celebrate diverse music traditions by offering access to all our vibrant performances.”

Today in History

Today is Friday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2022.


Plane from N.J. to Mass. makes emergency landing in Quinnipiac River in Conn.

The small plane originated in New Jersey and was bound for Massachusetts, officials at Tweed Airport in New Haven, Conn., said on Twitter Thursday evening.

Wenham man to plead guilty to COVID-19 pandemic relief fraud

James Joseph Cohen, 59, agreed to plead guilty Thursday to a charge of bank fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to steal $1.2 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program money by submitting false applications.

Mayor Wu is celebrated at delayed inauguration block party

Politicos, advocates, and families alike celebrated Mayor Michelle Wu at a Thursday block party.

‘Make sure to pack your patience’: AAA predicts brutal weekend of traffic, holiday travelers should leave early

AAA is predicting a record number of 42 million holiday travelers will be on the road over the next few days, despite soaring gas prices.

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With a gift of 15,000 insects, UMass Lowell professor is in entomology heaven

“It was like my Christmas day when they arrived,” said Christina Kwapich of the specimens donated to her by Florida State University.

‘Juneteenth must be used to strategize and mobilize’

Jesse Tauriac, chief diversity officer and assistant vice president at Lasell University, led an online discussion with the Newton Free Library.

Two ‘true leaders’ at Newton North High School receive prestigious award

Newton North high school presented the Charles Dana Meserve Award, one of the school’s most prestigious honors, to two students earlier this month.

All aflutter in Newton: Public art project brings awareness of butterflies

“I couldn’t imagine a world without monarchs,” said Kim Devore, a Newton resident who raises monarch butterflies as a hobby.

As child care centers struggle to hire staff, some Newton parents face long waitlists

“It’s very difficult to find quality staff,” said Farzaneh Pahlavan, executive director at Newton School for Children, a full-time child care center for young children.

Amendments eyed to Newton’s leaf blower law

Newton City Council’s Programs and Services Committee recommended a round of amendments June 8 in an attempt to allow some use of leaf blowers while limiting their impacts and encouraging landscapers to register with the city.

The refugee experience, as told by three Newton families

Historic Newton presented the stories of three families who had to leave their home countries due to forced displacement at an event June 14.

Newton celebrates Juneteenth as ‘a day of freedom and reflection’

An event held at Newton North High School featured Black-owned businesses, community performers, artists, and speakers.