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As part of a major renovation of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 83 units of housing are being built to recruit — and keep — critical workers.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Hospital hopes new housing can ease ‘Nantucket Shuffle’

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is building 83 units across the street in the hopes it will help it retain year-round workers on the popular island.

// Mass. ordered to reconsider denial of veterans’ Welcome Home Bonus money

Three combat veterans have won a court challenge against the state, which denied them bonus money after deployments in Afghanistan because they received “other than honorable” military discharges.

// Parents searching for safety info on Mass. child care confront a black hole

Massachusetts recently received a one-year federal extension to post child care safety records online.

This Western Mass. town rejected Comcast and decided to build its own broadband network

Charlemont is one of several municipalities in Western Massachusetts puzzling over how to ensure that decisions about connectivity stay in local hands.

Aretha Franklin in August 1960.

Courtesy of Legacy Recordings

From Aretha Franklin to ‘Whitey’ Bulger, the year’s departed

As another New Year beckons, it is time to reflect upon the lives and legacies of notable figures who died in 2018, women and men who left lasting imprints on the region, nation, and world.