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Will Massachusetts teachers strike this fall? One local union is sounding an alarm

In a sharp rebuke, teacher union leaders in Quincy decided against endorsing the Massachusetts Teachers Association’s resolution to continue with remote learning at the start of the school year, accusing the state’s largest teachers union of potentially orchestrating a strike. 1 hour ago

Newton’s police task force to hold first virtual public meeting Aug. 19

Newton’s Police Reform Task Force will ask for people to share their personal experiences with police, according to a city spokeswoman. 2 hours ago

Auchincloss’s vote on Trump impeachment contradicts his campaign claims

His campaign brochure says he was “one of the first Democrats to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment." But as a Newton city councilor, he distinguished himself as one of the few who refused to call for impeachment. 2 hours ago

In shift to work from home, women are falling behind

A paper by the Council on Contemporary Families affirms the work-life balance for many women has crumbled.

Bar Harbor hospital reports out-of-state visitors may have spread coronavirus this summer

A hospital on the summer vacation hub says there is no mechanism in place to alert them when a visitor to the community tests positive.

Kingston elects selectwoman active in recall movement

Voters elected Sheila Marie Vaughn – who was active in the recall movement that led to two selectmen losing their seats in June – to fill another opening on the Board of Selectmen.

Braintree branch of Red Line experiencing delays due to downed tree

Some Red Line trains are delayed by about 10 minutes after a tree fell on the tracks near North Quincy Station, the MBTA said Tuesday evening.

Two new administrators set to join Weymouth schools

Weymouth Public Schools will have a new dean of students and director of physical education and athletics starting Sept. 1.

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People (still!) get angry about masks

People get angry about wearing masks, political signs disappear from front yards, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

‘Thin Red Line Rolling Rally’ supporting firefighter flag is planned in Newton on Thursday

The flag, which firefighters displayed in tribute to fallen comrades, flew for more than two years at Fire Station 4 in Nonantum before it was ordered removed in June.

At a time of soul-searching on race, Newton turns to retired judge to lead policing review

“These last few months have brought so much pain," said Sonja M. Spears, "and in the midst of all the pain, it has revealed inequities in a way that has been impossible to ignore by people of good conscience."

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