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Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins spoke on Black News Hour with the Boston Globe's Meaghan Irons.

DA Rollins, history maker herself, has advice for Boston’s first woman mayor

Rollins had advice for the two political candidates — city councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George — looking to make their own history as the first woman and first person of color to be elected mayor of Boston. 2 hours ago

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A harvest bin full of cannabis at the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth, R.I., Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

R.I. to pick 5 new medical marijuana ‘compassion centers’

The state will use a time-tested method for the random drawing: the numbered balls from the Rhode Island Lottery and a tumbler from Twin River.

Some Boston residents received anonymous postcards from out-of-state that included "creepy" messages about the importance of voting on Nov. 2.

Some Boston voters say postcards they received about voting in the Nov. 2 election felt ‘creepy’

The handwritten notes appear to be part of a campaign by Postcards For Climate, to get more people out to the polls. The language, the group says, was intentional.

Alec Baldwin spoke on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film "Rust" on the outskirts of Santa Fe on Thursday.

Here’s what we know about the Alec Baldwin shooting probe

Authorities in New Mexico are investigating after actor Alec Baldwin allegedly fired a prop gun Thursday on a movie set, killing the film's cinematographer and injuring the director. Here’s what we know about the case so far.

Bernard Haitink conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston in 2019.

Bernard Haitink, conductor with deep Boston ties, dies at 92

An unaffected maestro, Bernard Haitink was known for presenting powerful readings of the symphonies of Mahler, Bruckner and Beethoven, conducting orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic, including the BSO.

Today in History

Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2021. There are 70 days left in the year.

Madelyn Lee Nicpon.

Tufts University student remembered as a ‘true light’

Madelyn Nicpon was participating at a charity fundraiser at a private home around 5 p.m Saturday when she choked on a hot dog, a law enforcement official briefed on the case said.

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Michael Stephens, left, with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza.

Providence City Council raises concerns about new civilian administrator job with police department

Instead of giving the civilian position its final approval, the Council questioned Michael Stephens’ involvement with the hiring committee for the police major job to which Stephens was originally appointed

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Author Roxie Zwicker will speak on witchcraft stories from New England history at Ventress Library in Marshfield on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

South Shore region embraces the spooky spirit of Halloween

Ghosts and goblins never had it so good as a range of public events celebrate a holiday’s spectral fun. 1 hour ago

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Assembly Row and the Somerville Arts Council has unveiled a new art installation titled “We are Somerville” depicting Somerville residents and workers.

Giant banners say what Somerville is about

Assembly Row and the Somerville Arts Council has unveiled a new art installation titled “We are Somerville.” 1 hour ago

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Boston Mayoral Candidate Michelle Wu listens as Senator Ed Markey speaks at a Climate Canvass Kickoff in Moakley Park on Oct. 17.

Episode 2: Mayoral candidate Michelle Wu shares her vision for Boston

Also, Rachael Rollins spoke with Globe reporter Meghan E. Irons about her tenure as Suffolk County district attorney and her US Attorney nomination.

A woman runs along Commonwealth Avenue on the marathon route Oct. 11.

With Boston Marathon’s return, Newton residents ran again for charity

Newton runners teamed up with charity groups and raised money for various organizations in this year’s Boston Marathon — held in person on Oct. 11 for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Newton residents played 19th century lawn games at the Homestead Hayfest Oct. 3.

Back to the 19th century: Newton’s Jackson Homestead and Museum welcomes families to hayfest

The smell of freshly pressed apples and hay filled the air at the Jackson Homestead and Museum Oct. 3, drawing hundreds of families out on a cloudy day to dip candles and churn butter at the Homestead Hayfest.

Local band the Buzzkill Ramblers performs at the Newton Harvest Fair Oct. 17.

‘We’re thrilled to bring it back.’ Newton’s annual Harvest Fair returns

Newton held its 46th annual Harvest Fair on Oct. 16 and 17 after taking last year off due to the pandemic.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, left, is running for a second term this year and faces a challenge from Amy Mah Sangiolo, right, a former Ward 4 Councilor-at-large. LEFT: PAT GREENHOUSE / GLOBE STAFF RIGHT: SANGIOLO CAMPAIGN

A lopsided financial battle is playing out in Newton’s mayoral race

In the final weeks of Newton’s mayoral race, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has drawn upon a sizable war chest to help blunt a challenge from former city councilor-at-large Amy Mah Sangiolo.

I Voted stickers sit on the table at Hyde Community Center during Newton's 2019 municipal election. This year, voters in Newton will elect candidates for mayor, School Committee, and City Council.

Here are the candidates running in Newton’s races for mayor, City Council, and School Committee

Voters across Newton Nov. 2 will decide contested races for mayor, City Council, and School Committee.

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