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Missing 5-year-old child found by hiker in Lincoln

The child ran away from a group walking along a conservation trail at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, fire officials said.

Mayor’s office sets aside nearly $600K to aid stream of Haitian arrivals from the Southern border

The money from the mayor’s office will help support work being done by local nonprofits.

Mass. State Trooper honored at Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Thomas W. Devlin was one of 300 law enforcement officers whose names were added to the memorial during a candlelight vigil Thursday at 6 p.m., State Police said in a statement on Instagram.

Joyita Dutta runs the Biomedical Imaging and Data Science Laboratory at UMass Lowell.

UMass Lowell researcher aids fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Joyita Dutta is an electrical engineer, but the University of Massachusetts Lowell researcher has devoted much of the last decade to helping with a medical quest.

Artist Joan Drescher's collage “Eye of the beholder” is on view in the Coastal Printmakers' exhibit at The James Library this fall.

The James Library opens its doors to art and music

First up is an art exhibit by 14 accomplished South Shore artists.

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.


Cochituate Rail Trail is up and running

State and local officials recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Framingham-Natick Cochituate Rail Trail, a paved recreational path in Natick and Framingham.


Scituate’s Minot Fire Station will be sold at auction

The town of Scituate is auctioning off the old Minot Fire Station - “as is, with all faults” - at a public auction on Oct. 26.