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Lowell’s downtown comes alive with the sound of music

Running through Saturday, Sept. 12, Downtown Live! features 30 acoustic performances by a dozen local and regional musicians at various locations.

From Quincy, retired professor tours the world through his wife’s memoirs

Now a widower, 88-year-old Frank Roberts of Quincy has published a book titled “There and Back Again: The Life and Travels of an English Lady.”

As Quincy and Braintree remove Native American mascots, critics say more must be done

Similar drives to end mascots are underway in Millis, Tewksbury, and Winchester.

Newton School Committee delays vote on schools’ fall reopening plan to Friday

Members continued to press for more details about the sweeping changes needed to allow students to resume classes this fall.

Revels at home, comics, and children’s theater

Revels, based in Watertown, is offering a program for homeschooled children this fall.

Supporters pull back after Massachusetts Bail Fund posts bond for registered sex offender who had pending rape charge

A student group at Boston University canceled a fundraising concert for the Bail Fund, saying they did not realize that the fund was freeing people accused of serious crimes. Attorney General Maura Healey also criticized the group in a statement.

Newton schools propose distance learning, part-time in-class instruction in September

“I think we are going to continue to evolve our plans,” said Ruth Goldman, the School Committee’s chairwoman, noting that officials are trying to put structures in place in a “very fluid system.”

Boston police fired 31 rounds in 3 seconds, killing man after wild chase from hospital, lawsuit claims

The lawsuit reveals details that were not previously known about the Boston police shooting of a mentally ill man who showed up at a busy Boston hospital and brandished a fake gun.