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Do you know where your chicken wings come from? Explosion of virtual restaurants fuels health concerns.

Many consumers, who browse and order food online, probably don’t think too much about where their wings and burgers came from. But health inspectors are concerned about safety amid an explosive rise nationally in online-only food operations.

Patrick Adams, master of New York’s underground disco scene, dies at 72

Patrick Adams, a producer, arranger and engineer who brought experimentation, sophistication and infectious grooves to countless soul and disco singles — his fellow producer Nile Rodgers called him “a master at keeping butts on the dance floor” — died Wednesday at his home in New York City. He was 72.

Video: Vermont man attempted to use excavator as weapon against State Police

Wayne Tallman, 52, and his wife, Amy Tallman, 48, both allegedly attempted to hinder their son's arrest at their Hardwick, Vt., home on June 14, before Wayne Tallman climbed into an excavator and “menaced and attempted to assault the troopers” with the machine’s bucket, State Police said in statements.

Injured in Vietnam, John Eade, 79, became a leader in politics, government, and architecture

From Vietnam to Boston City Hall, Mr. Eade was praised for his courage and exacting sense of right and wrong.


Legislation aims to improve diversity among Mass. educators

The Educator Diversity Act would establish alternative certifications for aspiring teachers, an educator diversity data dashboard, and require districts to appoint diversity officers or teams to “ensure compliance with all provisions.”

Boston woman, 38, charged with DUI after motorcyclist killed in N.H. crash

The crash occurred at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Woodland Road in North Hampton around 3:45 p.m., when a 2015 Black BMW entered the intersection and collided with a 2020 Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to a statement from New Hampshire State Police.

School is out and summer is here. But in Boston, many public pools are closed.

About half of Boston’s 18 swimming pools will be closed for the entire summer due to a shortage of lifeguards and other factors. In the South End and West Roxbury, no public pools will be open.

Calls to reject hate at Winthrop tree planting to commemorate victims of racist rampage

Winthrop officials and relatives remembered David Green and Ramona Cooper at a ceremony in their honor on Sunday.

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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.