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Rick Holloway was tapped to be the new administrator for the Holyoke Soldiers Home but has declined the job.

Newly appointed superintendent for Holyoke Soldiers Home turns down job

Rick Holloway, current administrator of the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise, said Friday a family issue will prevent him from relocating to Massachusetts for the job.

The Great Divide
Last fall, protesters demanding to keep the admission test in place for exam schools rallied at Boston Latin School.

Changes in admission rules for Boston exam schools boosted diversity of accepted students

The data analysis confirms earlier projections that temporarily suspending the admissions exam and instead using grades and ZIP codes would lead to a more diverse selection of applicants and lower the portion of white and Asian students receiving admission offers.

Brockton, MA  07/03/15     Brockton Superior Court arraignment today for Bridgewater State student Kyle Loughlin indicted on several counts involving molesting children at the college daycare center.

Bridgewater state university student charged with abusing children held, awaiting dangerousness hearing

A Brockton superior court ordered Kyle P. Loughlin held while he awaits a sexually dangerous persons hearing and undergoes examination, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said.

Hundreds of Boston law enforcement officers lined the street in front of the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse on April 4, 2007 as family members of slain officer Jeremiah Hurley, who died in a bomb attack in 1991, and officer Francis X. Foley, who survived the attack, arrived at the courthouse to attend the re-sentencing of Alfred Trenkler, the man convicted of the bombing.

Citing First Step Act, judge tosses life sentence for man who built bomb that killed Boston police officer in 1991

A federal judge found an “extraordinary and compelling reason” under the First Step Act, a sentencing reform measure passed in 2018, to void Alfred Trenkler’s current life sentence and replace it with a fixed term of 41 years.

David Tripp, 65, was arrested and faces numerous charges.

Norfolk school bus driver arrested for carrying handgun on a bus of middle schoolers

David A. Tripp, 65, of Norfolk faces charges of reckless endangerment of a child, improper storage of a firearm near a minor, carrying a firearm on a campus, and intimidation of a witness, juror, or court official, Norfolk officials said Friday.

The Black Rose

Another Boston restaurant company is suing its insurer over losses incurred during the pandemic

Glynn Hospitality Group owns nine bars and restaurants in the city, including The Black Rose.

Enoki mushroom recall expanded after listeria found on Mass. samples

A national recall of Enoki mushrooms was expanded after two packages bought in Massachusetts tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, a type of bacteria that can cause serious infection, the state Department of Public Health announced in a statement Friday.

In 2017, Martin J. Walsh kicked off his reelection campaign outside Florian Hall in Dorchester.

In a crowded, diverse mayoral field, where does Marty Walsh’s base go?

Walsh’s departure not only triggered a crowded scramble in this year’s mayor’s race but also presented a question that no single candidate has yet to answer: who gets the Dorchester Democrat’s base?

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A mask-clad bust positioned in front of the “Faith in Isolation Expressed” photography exhibit at the Hebrew College in Newton April 20.

Hebrew College’s photography exhibit explores faith amid isolation

The exhibit can be seen by appointment through June 6 and consists of locally sourced photographs as well as images capturing religion in the pandemic from different parts of the world.

Felipe Abagge, a seventh grader at Suzuki, plays Mozart’s “Arrieta” on piano for the first of five performances at the school’s Spring recitals.

‘They had to grow up, musically, a lot faster’

For the second year in a row, children performed recitals from their living rooms for the Suzuki School of Music in Newton.

All That Jazz Dance Studio is getting ready for their dance recital with hybrid clas

Outdoors or on Zoom, Newton’s dance students are back on stage

After a year of virtual and hybrid classes, Newton dance studios are preparing for a second round of recitals during the pandemic — for some dancers, last year was canceled completely, and this is the first chance at performing publicly since COVID-19.

Newton Community Farm will reopen to the public June 1.

Advice gardeners - from the experts at Newton Community Farm

Barney Keezell is known in his Newton Centre neighborhood for the pumpkins he grows in his hedge.

Some of the banners in WindowART’s first installation, displayed in the Trio development in Newton.

Newton Community Pride brings art to empty storefront windows

The pandemic has left some of the city’s storefronts vacant — but Newton Community Pride is working to fill the empty windows with local art.

Weymouth
Charlee goes to Weymouth High School with the school resource officer, Ryan Hamacher, as the district’s official community resource dog.

Charlee the community resource dog is a hit in Weymouth classrooms

Students attending Weymouth’s public schools in person this spring are getting to know a new member of the community: Charlee the dog.

Vichet Chum, performing in his show, "KNYUM," at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

A Cambodian American teen becomes a modern-day Kerouac in Lowell play

“Kween,” an upcoming play for the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, compares a Cambodian American teen's experience in Lowell to that of its favorite son, author Jack Kerouac.

Road to Responsibility has outfitted a group home in Norwell with iPads and other high-tech devices that residents can employ to accomplish everyday tasks on their own.

Nonprofit outfits ‘smart home’ in Norwell for people with disabilities

A local nonprofit is using cutting-edge technologies to enhance the independence of residents in a group home in Norwell for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex medical needs.

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