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A day shelter with social services will open in Chelsea for migrants in Cambridge overflow shelter, United Way says

The shelter, funded through a grant from the state’s Safety Net Shelter program with the United Way, will open Feb. 20 at La Colaborativa’s new headquarters in Chelsea.

How the Newburyport mayor became a regional lightning rod

In 2021, Sean Reardon won a tight election for mayor. But after leading a huge fight against a half-billion dollar building for Whittier Tech, he sits a bit differently in the corner office.

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How a Springfield mom of seven went from homelessness to the sweet smell of startup success

Hot Oven Cookies owner Sheila Coon has long planned to open seven stores — one for each kid to call their own. But that’s just the beginning for this entrepreneur.

‘I just walk around aimlessly’: Migrants at Cambridge courthouse shelter have nowhere to go during the day

Residents also described filthy conditions, insufficient care, and a lack of clear communication from authorities.

Stopping by woods at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design

"Forest Futures" offers a global look at its subject, from Athol to Zurich.

Brookline considering eliminating Grade 9 honors English course

The district already axed ninth-grade honors social studies in 2019, and phasing out honors English is expected to presage changes to math and science courses.

Brockton Hospital is set to reopen in spring

The reopening of the 216-bed hospital is a significant help in easing staffing and capacity issues felt throughout the state’s health care system.

Cambridge police warn of sharp increase in home break-ins

Across the city, 27 home break-ins were reported last month, compared to 11 reported in January 2023, police said.