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Employee dead after being struck by bus in Charlestown MBTA yard

The MBTA employee was rushed to a Boston hospital but has now died, officials said.

HEALTH

R.I. health officials swoop into Providence neighborhood where 124 students now have COVID-19

Providence College issued a stay-at-home order and will shift to full remote learning until at least Sept. 26 as state health officials opened case investigations and ramped up contract tracing to try to contain the outbreak.

Boston man arrested for allegedly violently assaulting 72-year-old legally blind man

A 50-year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly “violently punched and kicked” a legally blind man in Mattapan on Thursday, causing him to permanently lose vision in one eye.

RHODE ISLAND NEWS IN BRIEF

Popup drive-in movie coming to T.F. Green Airport

PLUS: A stretch of the Blackstone River Bikeway in Lincoln is closing for bridge work ... Complaint filed about access to RI Election Board’s new home ... Man charged with pandemic relief loan fraud pleads guilty ... Suspect in fatal Providence mall stabbing held without bail.

Hyde Park man arrested for allegedly stealing Peapod truck in South End

Police say the man jumped into the truck as the driver was making a grocery delivery Sunday morning.

INNOVATORS Q&A

Chewsi app aims to take a bite out of dental costs

Providence-based company created a “new, disruptive platform” to provide affordable dental care.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death echoes in celebrations of Jewish New Year

For many local Jewish people, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was more than the loss of a national liberal icon: It was the passing of a guiding light in a woman who resembled their own “bubbe” as they entered the most intensely religious part of the year.

Casting about for a new pastime during the pandemic? With magnet fishing, ‘it’s all about the find’

Magnet fishing, which mixes an environmental impulse to remove trash with a zeal for seeking sunken treasure, has also attracted the interest of regulators.

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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.

Bounty from Beverly Farms traffic island feeds many people in need

John Fallon grows vegetables on a traffic island in Beverly Farms and donates them to local food pantries, homeless shelters, and other organizations that serve low-income families.

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