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Young adult homelessness declining in Boston, officials say

Three years after receiving nearly $5 million in federal funds to combat homelessness among young adults, Boston has housed more than 500 youths and added 277 housing units, an increase from just 40 units when the initiative launched in 2019, city officials said Thursday.

HOMELESSNESS

ACLU of Rhode Island calls on McKee to rescind order for homeless individuals to leave State House grounds

Depending on how the state responds, executive director Steven Brown said the ACLU will “consider possible legal action on behalf of people who end up being adversely affected.”

Boston health officials warn of early and severe flu season

The Boston Public Health Commission noted a rapid increase in children sick enough to be hospitalized.

‘A guy from Dorchester’ and ‘Bill from Canton’: On Charlie Baker’s last ‘Ask the Governor’ radio segment, some special guests called in

Former Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and former governor William F. Weld were among the surprise callers during Governor Charlie Baker's final time on GBH News’ Boston Public Radio “Ask the Governor.”

Quincy man, 77, who allegedly struck Asian man with car freed on conditions after court hearing

A 77-year-old man who’s been behind bars since his arrest last week for allegedly shouting “Go back to China,” to an Asian family and then hitting a man in the group with his car was released Thursday on conditions following a dangerousness hearing in Quincy District Court.

Lizzo invited 17 activists to the People’s Choice Awards. One is a member of the Chappaquiddick Wampanoag Tribe.

Kara Roselle Smith, a member of the Chappaquiddick Wampanoag Tribe on Martha's Vineyard, was one of the activists recognized on the award show, which aired Tuesday on NBC. “She works tirelessly to seek justice for Black and Indigenous communities," Lizzo said of Smith.

KEVIN CULLEN

Death of a union man

"The right question is, why are companies in the private sector so bent on profits that they don’t want to take care of their workers?”

Democrat wins North Shore legislative seat by single vote after recount

Kristin Kassner, a first-time Democratic candidate for a North Shore state legislative seat, topped the Republican incumbent by a single vote after a district-wide recount, erasing what had been a 10-vote deficit.

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Among charter schools in Greater Boston suburbs, dress codes are anything but uniform

13 currently have precisely defined uniform policies, six have looser dress codes, and two have no formal code at all, highlighting the wide range of clothing standards, expectations, and student compliance.

THE ARGUMENT

The Argument: Should Massachusetts raise the maximum age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 20?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Another plan for long-vacant Atlantic Aquarium in Hull

A developer wants to put up a four-story, 21-unit residential building at the eastern edge of Nantasket Beach.

Field guide

Now’s the time to watch out for those deer in the headlights

There were approximately 9,891 crashes in Massachusetts reportedly involving a collision with a deer from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021.

BLOTTER TALES

Runaway rooster captured near Wrentham town line

A feathered fugitive is taken into custody, a naked man gets stuck in an elevator, and other odd tales from local police departments.

A museum that’s just kids’ stuff now open in downtown Peabody

The North Shore Children’s Museum began operating on Oct. 15 at 10 Main St. in leased space that was a TD Bank branch until several years ago.

Holiday concerts ringing, if you’re listening

Seasonal programs feature anniversary celebrations of the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Nutcracker,” and more.

INFORMER

Winter concerts, a gingerbread house contest, and ‘The Nutcracker’

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras is hosting an afternoon of winter concerts on Dec. 11 at the Dolan Performing Arts in Ipswich.