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A grieving community comes together to mourn girls’ deaths

Days after her sister was killed at the scene of a Sunday crash, 2-month-old Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera succumbed to her injuries. The family was returning from buying diapers when a vehicle allegedly driven by Autumn Harris crashed into them in Revere.

Steve Poftak has served on the oversight board of the T.

‘He’s gotten to know every slice of that agency’: Who is Steve Poftak, the next GM of the MBTA?

The long-time public policy professional will take over as chief of the transit system Jan. 1.

Here’s what Apple’s snub says about Boston’s status as a tech hub

Boston won’t get Apple’s new $1 billion campus — that will be built in Austin, Texas. Once again, we missed out on a big-time corporate site, but online retailer Wayfair plans to add thousands of jobs here.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File

The region seems capable of nurturing homegrown tech wunderkinds, but the area has struggled in the trophy class of tech expansions, the new campuses with thousands of jobs.

Ted Pelkey paid a sculptor $3,000 to create the single-finger salute from a 7-foot-tall chunk of pine. Then Pelkey put it on a pole.

In Vermont, a small-town feud leads to a big middle finger (literally)

The finger has been the source of much consternation in the small town of Westford, Vt. Was it some kind of political protest? Senior prank? Neighborly dispute?

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A grieving community comes together to mourn girls’ deaths

By Travis Andersen

Days after her sister was killed at the scene of a Sunday crash, 2-month-old Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera succumbed to her injuries. The family was returning from buying diapers when a vehicle allegedly driven by Autumn Harris crashed into them in Revere.

‘He’s gotten to know every slice of that agency’: Who is Steve Poftak, the next GM of the MBTA?

Steve Poftak has served on the oversight board of the T.

By Adam Vaccaro

The long-time public policy professional will take over as chief of the transit system Jan. 1.

Group seeking to oust Fall River mayor gets more than enough signatures to force recall election

Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia.

By Laura Crimaldi

City officials certified 4,533 signatures of registered voters who want an election to recall Mayor Jasiel Correia. That’s 2,023 more signatures than required.

Sports

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY

EMass boys’ hockey players to watch 2018-19

By Jake Levin and Dan McLoone

Xaverian senior forward Josh Barton, who notched 32 points for the Hawks last season, picked up two goals and three assists in a season-opening win, 7-2, over Needham.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTES

Thomas Kramer leads BC High’s Band of Brothers No. 1 line

12/13/2018 Boston Ma- BC High School Hockey players left to right are Peter,Joseph, and Thomas Kramer (cq). Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

By Dan McLoone

The leading scorer (12 goals, 25 assists) from last season’s Super 8 champion will center his younger twin brothers, Peter and Joseph, on the Eagles’ top line.