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150 without power in Cambridge after cable failure caused smoke to come from manhole

Emergency crews responded to Gore and Lambert streets, near the Twin Cities shopping plaza, after receiving a report of smoke coming out of a manhole there at 5:24 p.m., Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick said in an e-mail.

Recycling truck backs into utility pole in Winthrop, causing power outages

The truck struck the pole on Foam Street at about 1 p.m., Winthrop police and fire said in a statement. The transformer fell to the ground, and the damage caused power outages on Foam Street and on Siren Street up to the Shirley Street intersection, according to the statement.

RI HEALTH

For some in the LGBTQAI+ community, a monkeypox vaccine offers both hope and anxiety

The focus on the disease spreading among gay and bisexual men has led to concerns that monkeypox could be used to stigmatize the gay community, similarly to the AIDS crisis.

Weather | Dave Epstein

The past three weeks have been the warmest ever recorded in Boston

In 151 years of record-keeping in Boston, the city has not before seen a warmer 21 days.

Leader of St. Thomas Moore and St. Veronica parish apologizes for reassignment of priest, but questions remain

The Rev. Eric Silva was removed from two churches for making inappropriate comments to children. Survivors of abuse by priests point out that weekend apology “didn’t mention the safety of children, or children at all.”

‘Big paws to fill’: Service dog for Suffolk DA’s office retires and a new pup takes the leash

Indy, a 10-year-old Golden Retriever and Labrador mix, was the star of the show at his retirement party, celebrating eight years as a facility dog, comforting those in emotional distress at the Suffolk Country D.A.’s office. Benjamin, an eager-looking pup, was introduced as Indy’s successor.

RI BUSINESS

Reed, Whitehouse don waders to recognize $1.6M aquaculture earmark

The money will help make growing oysters and other shellfish more effective and accessible to would-be farmers.

Man remains on life support after going underwater in Medford pond

A 28-year-old man was pulled from the water at Wright's Pond in Medford on Sunday morning.

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HUD stalls Malden application to fund turf field

The city’s $3.5 million park rehabilitation plan — which ties site decontamination to replacing the natural grass with a synthetic surface — hit a snag on July 21 when the US Department of Housing and Urban Development delayed the request for a $1.2 million loan.

‘It’s the right thing to do.’ Advocates say Newton should tap rescue funds for affordable housing

Amid soaring housing costs across the region, advocates in Newton are calling on Mayor Ruthanne Fuller to tap millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid to help create affordable housing to serve the city’s lower-income residents.

Newton City Council expected to vote on NewCAL project funding Aug. 8

The Newton City Council is expected to meet on Monday, Aug. 8, to discuss funding the proposed Newton Center for Active Living, a project intended to replace the existing senior center in Newtonville.

Weymouth

New Chapman Middle School will be ready for fall

The 252,000-square-foot building will become Weymouth’s only middle school, accommodating all sixth- through eighth-graders, or about 1,470 students.

Pembroke musician takes Highwaymen on the road

Matt York will perform his one-man show of songs by - and stories about - The Highwaymen, part of a yearlong concert tour in towns across Massachusetts.

Newton

Newton Neighbors seek school supplies donations, volunteers for food pantry

Newton Neighbors is seeking donations of school supplies for the coming academic year, and volunteers to help deliver food from pantries to local families.

Public school enrollment falls in Mass. amid pandemic, high housing costs, and aging suburbs

Some of the greatest declines have occurred in Greater Boston, where school systems in Marblehead, Rockport, Wellesley, Wilmington, Brookline, and Amesbury saw enrollments drop more than 10 percent.

Should Massachusetts high schools lock student cell phones during the day?

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