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Boston superintendent search marred by lack of Black and Latino finalists

A hallmark of past Boston superintendent searches has been the racial diversity of those who make it to the final round.

Roe decision as severe as advocates feared

“We are now moving backwards,” said Priscilla Smith, a former litigator on reproductive rights issues who now runs Yale Law School’s Reproductive Rights and Justice Project.

Boston protesters denounce Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Thousands of demonstrators converged on Boston Common and filled downtown streets, holding signs and chanting, with some warning that the ruling might portend an erosion of rights for other groups.

Man dies in three alarm apartment fire in Groveland

The man was pronounced dead in a first floor apartment at 2 Manor Drive where the fire broke out around 3 p.m. Friday. Three people who were trapped in the rear of the building were rescued by firefighters using a ground ladder, according the state fire marshal's office.

New England news in brief

New England news in brief

Forecast | Dave Epstein

The heat this weekend in New England won’t be too noteworthy

Despite all the sunshine, the heat this weekend in New England won't be noteworthy or long-lasting but many inland areas will reach 90 degrees.

Chelsea man held on $10,000 bail on charges of illegal gun and drug possession

Jose Oseguera, 21, was charged in Chelsea District Court Friday after police seized two handguns, large bags of marijuana and crack cocaine and more than $16,000 in cash, the Suffolk district attorney's office said.

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Massachusetts education commissioner will recommend declaring Boston schools underperforming

The move would allow Riley to gain sole authority to approve a district-improvement plan and the ability to appoint a monitor to oversee its implementation and progress.

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Buttonwoods Museum reimagines how to tell Haverhill’s history

The Buttonwoods Museum is embarking on a project aimed at re-energizing the Water Street institution and making it more representative of Haverhill's diverse population.

‘A topic that resonates’: Documentary on loneliness brings people together at West Newton Cinema

More than 130 people gathered together in the West Newton Cinema on June 15 to watch “All the Lonely People,” a documentary on loneliness and social isolation before and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newton Highlands Village Day festival celebrates the ‘Highlands and life’

After missing two years due to the pandemic, more than a thousand visitors celebrated the 45th annual Newton Highlands Village Day street festival and 5K road race June 12.

Neither snow nor rain? Mail delivery in Newton hit by staffing shortages

Newton is one of many cities around the country experiencing staffing shortages with the United States Postal Service — straining workers, causing disruptions in mail delivery, and leaving some residents wondering why their mailboxes are empty.

Newton School Committee picks former Brockton superintendent as interim leader

Newton’s School Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved Kathleen Smith, a longtime Brockton educator and former superintendent, to lead the city’s school system as its interim leader for the coming academic year.

Newton officials press state for $85 million to upgrade commuter rail stations

Members of the Newton City Council and the city’s mayor are asking state lawmakers for $85 million to help cover the cost for long-sought upgrades at the city’s three Commuter Rail stations.

Newton leaders push back on MBTA proposal to slash seven express bus routes

Newton’s leaders are pushing back on a sweeping redesign of the MBTA’s bus network that would scale back the number of express bus routes serving the city.

Live music is now on the menu around Greater Boston

As more people grow comfortable gathering again, some are finding they don’t need to venture all the way into the big city to enjoy live music.