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A documentarian spent the summer asking strangers in a Cambridge park for their stories. Here’s what he found.

A kickboxing coach. A child devastated by a lost soccer tournament. A father and son bonding over RC cars. These are the people you meet in Danehy Park.

In Waltham, families of former patients, workers at Fernald demand role in deciding property’s future

A decade after the city bought the property from the state, the legacy of the Fernald school is at the center of a fraught debate.

Cambridge elementary school principal under outside review after complaints from parents, officials say

The Cambridge Public Schools have launched an outside review of an alternative elementary school principal following complaints by a parent group about her leadership style, according to officials and published reports.

AS I SEE IT

Ash Street Jail may be in its final days

Sheriff Paul Heroux wants to close the Ash Street Jail in 18 months and move inmates to the Bristol County House of Correction after some renovations there.

Victim in fatal Sudbury fire identified as 74-year-old woman; cause was electrical, officials say

Around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters and police responded to a 911 call reporting a blaze in a single-family home at 30 Goodman’s Hill Road, officials said.

At Somerville Bike Kitchen, a self-sufficient recipe for bicycle repair

The bicycle cooperative provides space and tools for patrons to fix their own bikes

PERSPECTIVE

I used to live in a Michigan child-care desert. Then I came to Cambridge.

The city is offering free access to high-quality preschool. More places need to do the same.

Girl, 8, suffered life-threatening injuries in Foxborough crash between SUV and ambulance

The girl was extricated from the wreckage and rushed to Sturdy Memorial Hospital. She was later flown to Massachusetts General Hospital.