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Maria Camila Vasco shares the story of how she built her company Uvida, Boston’s first zero-waste store, while still an undergrad at UMass Boston. (Produced by Anush Elbakyan/Globe Staff, Reporting by Janelle Nanos/Globe Staff, Edited by Caitlin Healy/Globe Staff, Camera: Shelby Lum/Globe Staff, Lucie McCormick/Special to the Globe)
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Murals across Lynn have changed the look of downtown
Beyond Walls has put up dozens of murals throughout downtown Lynn in an effort to reimagine the city's image. (Shelby Lum/Globe Staff)

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Executives across Boston are debating COVID restrictions, vaccine mandates, and in some cases, delayed returns to the office.

Dr. Stephanie Graff is the new director of breast oncology at the Lifespan Cancer Institute.

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With plans to apply for a NCI designation, a partnership between Brown University and local hospitals could attract funding and patients to the greater Providence area.

J&J cleared of responsibility in woman’s talc-cancer case

A Illinois jury found that Johnson & Johnson isn't responsible for the cancer that killed a woman whose family blamed the illness on the company's talc-based powders.

In this March 14, 2020 file photo, Royal Caribbean International cruise ship docked at PortMiami in Miami.

Six people test positive for COVID-19 after Caribbean cruise

Six passengers who sailed on a Royal Caribbean ship tested positive for COVID-19 near the end of their cruise and were immediately quarantined, the company said Friday.

US regulators step up scrutiny of IPO hopefuls from China

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the move Friday after Beijing said it would step up its supervision of Chinese companies listed overseas, including reviews of their cybersecurity.

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 test to a person at Sameday Testing on July 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

CDC scaled back tracking breakthrough cases just as the Delta variant grew​​​​​​

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped comprehensively tracking what are known as vaccine breakthrough cases in May, the consequences of that choice are only now beginning to show.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., updates reporters on the latest action in the infrastructure negotiations between Republicans and Democrats, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Senate advances nearly $1 trillion infrastructure plan

The Senate advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan on Friday with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to amend it.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Democratic leaders discuss their legislative agenda, including voting rights, public health, and infrastructure, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021.

With evictions looming, Congress strains to extend ban

Hours before a nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire, Congress raced Friday to try to extend the ban in a longshot effort to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19 surge.