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Youngsters jump from the beloved Sandwich boardwalk into the water of the marsh below. A landmark since the 19th century, the boardwalk is now slated to be replaced. Preservationists are fighting to save it.

‘This is the symbol of our town’: Planned demolition of beloved boardwalk divides Sandwich

Town officials voiced safety, environmental, and accessibility concerns in seeking to replace the boardwalk with a higher, wider, and bulkier structure that critics say would scarcely resemble the wooden path that has run low across the marsh for generations. 1 hour ago

At the Bunker Hill Monument, Ron Ridley (right), a volunteer with the National Park Service, explained to visitors that the monument is closed.

In historic Massachusetts, some iconic sites remain closed or have limited schedules

Although Massachusetts rescinded its COVID-19 restrictions two months ago, administrators at a number of major historical sites say they’re taking a more cautious approach.

THINGS TO DO
Etienne Charles and his band to explore the music of Carnival on Aug. 15.

Things to do in Rhode Island: August 2021

Between PVDFest and FringePVD, there are plenty of things to do in Rhode Island right now

Carlisle landlord charged with breaking into a tenant’s home, stealing their property

Douglas Stevenson, 58, admitted to charges of breaking and entering and larceny during his arraignment July 1 in Concord District Court, the Middlesex district attorney's office announced Thursday. He was ordered to undergo mental health treatment and cease contact with the tenant, prosecutors said.

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Today is Friday, July 30, the 211th day of 2021. There are 154 days left in the year.

Boston Police were at the shooting scene in Roslindale Square.

Woman shot in Roslindale dies at hospital, police say

No arrests have been made, and the investigation remains “very active," according to Boston police Sergeant Detective John Boyle.

Car backs into popular Middleton ice cream shop, damages building

Richardson's Ice Cream was forced to close early Thursday evening after a woman backed her SUV into the popular shop on Route 114,, a Middletown fire official said. The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. There were no other reported injuries.

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Visitors arrive by ferry to Block Island on Tuesday, before the New Shoreham Town Council debated an emergency mask mandate.

New Shoreham to vote Monday on requesting masks on Block Island

COVID-19 rates, which had been on the rise, dropped in the last week, easing the Town Council’s fears of infection.

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Musary has been providing instruments (including this drum kit) for students in the music room of a community center in Tanzania.

‘Music is a worldwide language that we all speak’

Through August, The Musary and Teach to Learn are offering a free Global Music Workshop online with performers demonstrating the music of India, the Dominican Republic, Russia, and Colombia.

Paintings by Ibrahim Ali-Salaam, including "Beautiful Little Monster #5"  will be on display at Brockton Public Library beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Father and son are focus of exhibit at Brockton Library

Brockton Public Library will host an exhibition of work by Boston artist Ibrahim Ali-Salaam centered on his series of paintings called “Beautiful Little Monster.”

The shark warning flag was flying in June 2020 at Nauset Beach in Orleans.

Great white shark sighted off Nauset Beach in Orleans, town reports

A great white shark was spotted Thursday morning off the coast of Nauset Beach in Orleans, according to the town and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, left, is running for a second term this year. She faces challenges from Amy Mah Sangiolo, center, a former Ward 4 Councilor-at-large; and Albert Cecchinelli.

Newton to hold Sept. 14 primary for three-way race for mayor

Newton will hold a citywide Sept. 14 primary to winnow down a three-way race for the next mayor ahead of the city’s municipal election in November.

The Rotary Club of Newton’s clothing drive collected a total of 4,433 pounds of textiles, according to organizers of the June 5 event.

Clean out your closet for a ‘Pop the Trunk’ clothing drive in Newton

The Rotary Club of Newton has kicked off a partnership with Helpsy, the largest clothing collection company in the Northeast.

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Sprinklers watering the baseball field at Albemarle Park in Newton.

Newton to hold hearing on proposed Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Newton’s Parks & Recreation Commission is expected to vote Monday on a proposed Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in October at Albemarle Playground.

Amber Foster watched as her son Milo was prepared for his discharge from Franciscan Children’s Hospital Tuesday morning.

‘Mighty Milo,’ baby with rare genetic condition, discharged from hospital

After months of intense specialized rehabilitative treatment for a rare genetic condition identified in only 20 patients worldwide, 7-month-old Milo Alligood was discharged from Franciscan Children’s Hospital on Tuesday morning.

Great white shark Danny

Great white sharks, ‘Commodore’ and ‘Danny,’ spotted off Cape beaches

Two other great white sightings, including a 12-foot specimen, were also reported.

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