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Boston mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi George.

Essaibi George defends ad with accent while having a laugh with it in ‘On the Record’ interview

City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George’s thick Boston accent has become a lightning rod in the mayoral campaign, a talking point among supporters and opponents alike. On Sunday, she sought to make light of the discourse, while fiercely defending her Dorchester upbringing and the values from her immigrant parents.

Today in History

Today is Sunday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2021. There are 75 days left in the year.

Earl Old Person, chief of the Blackfeet Nation, in 1998.

Blackfeet Tribal Chief Earl Old Person dies of cancer at 92

Elected to the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council in 1954, Earl Old Person served for over 60 years. He was chairman of the business council for over 50 years, the tribe said, making him the longest serving elected tribal official in the country.

A surfer holds a board at the Orofara surfing spot near Mahina, on April 30, 2020.

Tom Morey, inventor of wave-riding Boogie Board, dies at 86

One of Southern California's finest surfers of the 1950s and early '60s and, at the same time, a working jazz musician and an aeronautical engineer, nothing Tom Morey did made as big a splash as the 3 1/2-foot board he carved from a piece of foam in 1971.

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Waterfire in Providence on Saturday was the first time in 27 years that the event was dedicated to celebrating Rhode Islanders of color.

Papitto Opportunity Connection wants to help transform R.I. with scholarships -- and a $1m prize

The “Transform Rhode Island Scholarship” gives students of color the opportunity to lead, and to see their best ideas funded immediately

Authorities investigating incident involving members of a Woburn Memorial High School sports team

Authorities are investigating an incident involving members of a Woburn Memorial High School sports team, officials said Saturday.

Search set to continue Sunday for man who went boating in Somerset Friday and did not return

The search for a man who went boating Friday night in Somerset and did not return has been suspended for the day, officials said Saturday evening.

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Visitors from Philadelphia got all dressed up to have their photograph taken at Witch Pix Costume Studio in Salem. From left: Jennifer Veasey (mother to Abbey and Emily), Olivia Opiela, Abbey Veasey, Emily Veasey, and Michelle Iacovelli (mother to Olivia).

For Salem’s ghosts and witches, goblins and ghouls, vaccinations are the most coveted treats

Salem, the Witch City, prepares for a Halloween that — compared to a year ago — is destined to be more treat than trick.

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Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, left, is running for a second term this year and faces a challenge from Amy Mah Sangiolo, right, a former Ward 4 Councilor-at-large. LEFT: PAT GREENHOUSE / GLOBE STAFF RIGHT: SANGIOLO CAMPAIGN

Newton’s mayoral contenders offer visions on housing, inclusion, and environment at forum

The race pits Mayor Ruthanne Fuller against former city councilor-at-large Amy Mah Sangiolo on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Many Flores, co-owner of The Texture Temple, cut Nickie Martinez’s hair on a recent Friday afternoon.

‘We support each other’: Beauty businesses gather under one welcoming roof in Newton

My Salon Suite in Nonantum is home to 42 businesses offering everything from spray tans and waxing to eyebrow threading and loc services.

Surgical nurse Heather Garvie.

For medical tent volunteers, Marathon provides a welcome sense of normalcy after toll of COVID

More than 1,500 health care workers will be stationed at medical tents along the storied Boston Marathon course on Monday.

Trisha Riccardi has a family member and a friend battling addiction. She came to the display of flags to honor them.

With memorial on marathon route, doctors honor lives lost to opioids

A 2,104-flag memorial at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, created by two doctors there, honors Massachusetts residents who died from opioid overdoses.

Jodi-Tatiana Charles of Marblehead has hosted more than 175 episodes of “Minding Your Business with Jodi-Tatiana.”

Marblehead podcaster invites entrepreneurs to share their struggles and triumphs

“Hearing all these stories of resilience from innovators and entrepreneurs who are thriving in the new normal is so inspiring," said Jodi-Tatiana Charles.

Should Massachusetts undocumented immigrants pay in-state tuition rates at Massachusetts public colleges and universities?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

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A wild adult timber rattlesnake observed during a snake population study in April 2021 in western Massachusetts.

The buzz about timber rattlesnakes

With their formidable appearance, unique rattle, and prominent place in folklore, rattlesnakes are doubtless the most legendary snakes in the United States.

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This bobcat was seen relaxing in a yard in Ayer.

Look at this bobcat relaxing on a bed of mulch

A bobcat is captured on camera, a woman gets stuck inside a car wash, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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