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Graphics: A closer look at the Cape Cod COVID-19 cluster data

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday zeroed in on the Massachusetts residents involved with the Provincetown outbreak. Here's a closer look at what the numbers show.

Gold medal winner Sunisa Lee of the United States, right, and silver medalist Rebeca Andrade of Brazil during the medal ceremony for the women's all-around gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Olympics Thursday. Lee is next scheduled to compete Sunday in the uneven bars final and on Tuesday in the balance beam final.

Massachusetts’ Hmong community celebrates Lee’s Olympic glory

Suni Lee was fresh off her gold-medal-winning gymnastics performance at the Tokyo Olympics when Lisa Estrella Yang’s phone started “blowing up” with text messages from family members ecstatic that a fellow Hmong American was an Olympic champion.

Today in History

Today is Saturday, July 31, the 212th day of 2021. There are 153 days left in the year.

The shooting scene near Corinth and Birch streets in Roslindale Square is under investigation by Boston Police.

Boston police searching for information in killing of woman in Roslindale Square

Police on Friday continued their search for those responsible for the fatal shooting of a woman who was attacked in broad daylight in Roslindale Square on Thursday.

The faded starting line of the Boston Marathon on Main Street in Hopkinton.

Some Brookline Select Board members push back against BAA permit for Marathon

Some members of the Brookline Select Board are threatening to block the Boston Marathon from coming through the town in October if the Boston Athletic Association doesn’t do more to recognize native groups as the Oct. 11 race is due to take place on Indigenous Peoples Day.

Investigators at the scene of a crash between two Green line T trains.

‘It was so fast’: Passengers, witnesses describe the moment when 2 Green Line trains collided near BU arena

Two MBTA Green Line trains crashed into each other on Commonwealth Avenue in front of Boston University Friday evening, injuring 25 people and causing significant damage to the trains and trolley tracks. An investigation is underway.

Teen cyclist struck and killed on Route 1A in Ipswich

A 16-year-old boy was riding south in the northbound lane of Route 1A when he was struck by a Ford pickup truck Friday, police said. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. The driver stayed at the scene, police said.

Jamaica Pond closed due to suspected algae bloom

A public health advisory issued Friday bans swimming, fishing, boating and all other water-based activity in the pond, the Boston Public Health Commission said. Dogs are also not allowed to swim in the pond or drink the water, the statement said.

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Foxborough Police Officer Ryan McGrath helps a deer that had its head stuck in a soccer net at the Ahern Middle School on July 15.

Deer trapped in soccer net is freed by police

A deer gets tangled up in a soccer net, golf balls cause trouble, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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Mark Goldman, a football player at Norwell High and Bridgewater State, still holds BSU single season and career records for quarterback sacks 30 years after his final college game.

No. 55 still brings back memories for Bridgewater State’s Mark Goldman

Thirty years after playing his final football game for Bridgewater State, Mark Goldman still holds the program’s single-season and career records for quarterback sacks.

Musary has been providing instruments (including this drum kit) for students in the music room of a community center in Tanzania.

‘Music is a worldwide language that we all speak’

Through August, The Musary and Teach to Learn are offering a free Global Music Workshop online with performers demonstrating the music of India, the Dominican Republic, Russia, and Colombia.

Paintings by Ibrahim Ali-Salaam, including "Beautiful Little Monster #5"  will be on display at Brockton Public Library beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Father and son are focus of exhibit at Brockton Library

Brockton Public Library will host an exhibition of work by Boston artist Ibrahim Ali-Salaam centered on his series of paintings called “Beautiful Little Monster.”

The shark warning flag was flying in June 2020 at Nauset Beach in Orleans.

Great white shark sighted off Nauset Beach in Orleans, town reports

A great white shark was spotted Thursday morning off the coast of Nauset Beach in Orleans, according to the town and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, left, is running for a second term this year. She faces challenges from Amy Mah Sangiolo, center, a former Ward 4 Councilor-at-large; and Albert Cecchinelli.

Newton to hold Sept. 14 primary for three-way race for mayor

Newton will hold a citywide Sept. 14 primary to winnow down a three-way race for the next mayor ahead of the city’s municipal election in November.

The Rotary Club of Newton’s clothing drive collected a total of 4,433 pounds of textiles, according to organizers of the June 5 event.

Clean out your closet for a ‘Pop the Trunk’ clothing drive in Newton

The Rotary Club of Newton has kicked off a partnership with Helpsy, the largest clothing collection company in the Northeast.

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Sprinklers watering the baseball field at Albemarle Park in Newton.

Newton to hold hearing on proposed Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Newton’s Parks & Recreation Commission is expected to vote Monday on a proposed Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in October at Albemarle Playground.

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