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Students at Beverly art college take community pledge to stay safe

Nearly 360 students returned to Montserrat College of Art this semester, signing a community pledge to keep others safe by following health guidelines, school officials said.

Residents call on city to embrace Boston police reforms

The proposed reforms range from requiring the police department to collect more data and improve diversity programs, to creating an Office of Police Accountability and Transparency that would have the power to hold officers accountable.

Man, 25, shot and wounded by Kingston police, district attorney says

Kingston police identified the man later Tuesday as Alexander Bakutis of Plymouth. He was shot in the shoulder and was being treated at a Boston hospital. The police officer who fired at him is on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

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Romney’s high-mindedness is no match for his desire to win

There’s something about Trump that brings out Mitt’s flair for equivocation. He is a Never Trumper, except for the frequent times he is something else.

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Framingham explores how to keep power going in emergencies

Framingham plans to study how to better maintain power in some of its municipal facilities in future natural emergencies, with the help of the state.

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Salem State presents election forums for students, residents

Salem State University is providing its students and area residents a chance to learn more about some of the key issues in this fall’s elections.

Fire destroys building in Braintree that contained insurance and real estate agency

The building at 1579 Washington St. in Braintree was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The 7 minutes of chaos and confusion that led to the police shooting of Juston Root

A vast trove of documents recently released to the Globe provide the fullest picture yet of the frantic events leading up to Juston Root’s death, and make it clear how murky the circumstances remain.

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Newton has until Dec. 31 to decide on purchasing armory, mayor says

Newton has until year’s end to decide whether to purchase the West Newton Armory on Washington Street, a property Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has long sought to turn into affordable housing.

Prayer amid pandemic: As Rosh Hashanah approaches, Jews adjust to worshiping in ways that keep them safe

“Judaism has always evolved," said Rabbi Laura Abrasley of Temple Shalom in Newton. "We may be at another crossroads.”

Should Massachusetts extend its eviction moratorium for another year?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Baker administration calls for changes to allow more defendants to be held without bail

The state’s public safety and security secretary urged the Legislature to allow prosecutors to ask that a defendant be held indefinitely — until his or her case is over — rather than for the current limit of 180 days for Superior Court and 120 days in District Court.

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