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City Council votes in favor of salary increases for mayor, councilors — bumping pay higher than Mayor Wu proposed

Under the plan, which the 13-member body passed unanimously, the mayor’s annual salary would increase to $250,000 from $207,000, while councilors’ would climb to $125,000 from $103,500.

Roxbury community health center gets $1 million funding to support substance use treatment

The Dimock Center is investing $1 million in federal funding to launch Boston’s first clinical stabilization program to help more men on their journey to sobriety.

New ordinance seeks to put the ‘bee’ back in Boston

There was a buzz at Wednesday's Boston City Council meeting when councilor Ruthzee Louijeune introduced a proposal to allow for beekeeping in the city.

17-year-old student at Jeremiah Burke High School ordered held without bail for shooting teen outside school

The teenager is charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and carrying a firearm on school grounds, officials said.

YVONNE ABRAHAM

Will deep pockets doom this dream?

Every fairy tale must have a villain, or at least somebody whose priority is to make a buck.

RI CRIME

Newport police detective won’t be charged in violent Thames Street arrests captured in viral videos

Bystander videos from the June incident show Detective Patrick Walsh knocking a passerby to the ground and punching him in the head as he lies near the curb. A statewide grand jury has declined to indict Walsh.

Window washer killed during fall inside JFK Library in Dorchester

A window washer working inside the JFK Library in Dorchester fell to his death Wednesday and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be investigating, officials said.

Black bear spotted in middle of night outside Mansfield home

Security footage outside a home on Central Street in Mansfield shows the black bear cub wandering around the property, which the police department posted on Facebook.

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The asphalt exodus: Bicyclists and runners turn to gravel trails as a safer way to ride and run

Enthusiasts say off-road terrain provides a refuge from aggressive drivers and more routes to explore.

The Argument

The Argument: Should Massachusetts impose an additional tax on income above $1 million?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

Discovering there’s no quit on the volleyball court

Volleyball has taught me that effort, real effort, isn’t sporadic. Effort doesn’t mean trying and failing, trying and failing, trying and failing.

BLLOTTER TALES

A horse and donkey show up at a local high school

Farm animals make a surprise appearance at a school, a man plays a joke on his wife, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Hingham country club neighbors sue to stop new pool project

Three couples have filed a Land Court lawsuit appealing the Planning Board’s approval of a new $8 million complex.

Newton launches $3.5m project for more ‘vibrant, welcoming’ Washington Street

Proposal includes fewer vehicle lanes, dedicated bike lanes, more plantings, and outdoor benches.

Get ready for giant pumpkins and the demolition derby: The Topsfield Fair is back

The annual extravaganza kicks off this weekend, and includes music, rides, animals, and more. But no poultry.

Within days, 2 babies in a hurry

The girls made their debuts quickly and safely at home thanks to first responders.