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Bishop John Borders greeted church members at Morning Star Baptist Church.

30 years after the Morning Star Baptist Church stabbing, religious leaders carry on the fight for peace

In the aftermath of a 1992 attack, Black clergy led a coalition of leaders from various religions and ethnicities in a nonviolence campaign whose effects have lasted decades.

Workers cleaned up after repairs with green skylights filtering the illumination, the interior takes on a greenish hue.  After damage sustained in a vehicle strike closed access, the Lincoln Covered Bridge over the Ottauquechee River in Woodstock, Vt. underwent repairs.

New life for a beloved, old covered bridge

The wooden covered bridge is a regional touchstone that carries schoolchildren, soccer moms, truck drivers, and memories that stretch back to the days of the Model T, the souped-up hot rods of the 1950s, and those classic big-finned convertibles enshrined in the technicolor movie magic of Hollywood.

Lenin Roa, with two of his children, Esmeralda, 8, and Lenin Jr., 5, has been pushing for more local control of schools in Lawrence.

School takeovers by the state haven’t worked, Globe analysis shows

A Globe analysis of test scores, graduation rates, college enrollment, and a dozen other metrics in Lawrence, Holyoke, and Southbridge shows the state has failed to meet almost all its own stated goals for the districts.

A brush fire burned through the Lynn Woods Reservation by Walden Pond in Lynn, Massachusetts, on May 8, 2022.

Officials call for help in investigating Sutton brush fire; blazes raged in Lynn, Milton this weekend

The Sutton blaze was part of a string of brush fires across the region, a common trend throughout the spring, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the department of fire services.

Surveillance images released by police show a man with close-cropped, dark hair who appears to have a cigarette in his mouth.

Police search for man who allegedly committed rape in downtown Boston

Officers responded to a report of a rape near Harrison Avenue at about 6:30 a.m., Boston police said in a statement.

Woman arrested in Boston in connection with Manchester, N.H., homicide

A woman was arrested in Boston on Saturday and has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 71-year-old man in Manchester N.H., according to New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella’s office.

Three earthquakes were reported within a day offshore from Rhode Island, the US Geological Survey reports.

Three earthquakes reported off southeast coast of Rhode Island

No damage was reported, though one quake was strong enough to be felt in northwest Providence.

Commuters wait for a train on the MBTA Red Line at the Park Street Station in Boston, MA on July 06, 2017. A man died Saturday night after coming into contact with the third rail.

Man dies at Park Street Station after falling on tracks

A man died Saturday night after coming into contact with the third rail at MBTA’s Park Street Station, according to Transit Police Department Superintendent Richard Sullivan.

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King Boston Executive Director Imari K. Paris Jeffries is leading efforts for the memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King on the Boston Common.

Episode 11: Guests discuss the intersectionality of being Black and Asian

The Globe’s Greg Lee and Allana Barefield cohosted this month’s episode of “Black News Hour” and discussed with guests the intersectionality of being Black and Asian during AAPI Heritage Month.

Flags, wreaths, words of remembrance and love are seen on the grounds of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home where 84 veterans died in a massive COVID outbreak in 2020.

State to pay $56 million to settle lawsuit brought by families of veterans who got COVID-19 at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

Families of 84 veterans who died in the 2020 COVID outbreak will receive a minimum of $400,000 each under the settlement, which still must be approved by a federal judge.

Servers deliver food to diners in the streetside seating area at Thistle & Leak on Union Street in Newton Centre.

‘It adds a whole different vibe to the downtown’: Al fresco dining returns to Greater Boston

The pandemic may have eased, but outdoor dining is returning for another season in many Greater Boston communities, as restaurants look to continue — and possibly make permanent — an amenity relished by customers and invaluable to their businesses.

Does Massachusetts have a coyote problem?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Beverly Beckham learned to garden from her neighbor, Katherine. In the spring, Katherine’s garden was a Monet that included a blanket of yellow and red tulips.

I found joy in the garden, following my mother’s path

It took me a while to love gardening and I might never have, if one day she couldn’t garden anymore.

This owl landed on the hood of a Westford police cruiser on April 30.

A feathered visitor appears on the hood of a police cruiser

An owl lands on the hood of a police cruiser, a water gun is mistaken for a firearm, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

The Fort Revere Tower on Telegraph Hill was first built in 1903.

Residents vote to restore Hull’s Fort Revere Tower

Fort Revere Tower on Telegraph Hill at the far end of Hull will get a $2.2 million makeover, thanks to a Town Meeting vote on May 2.

Peter Krasinski will provide a live theater organ accompaniment to two classic film comedies for "A Night of Cinema Magic" to be presented by Milton Community Concerts on May 28.

Organ music accompanies silent films in Milton

Peter Krasinski is a celebrated performer who specializes in a once extraordinarily popular musical form: He plays the organ to accompany silent films.