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Land trust invites visitors to do something outdoors, safely

Wildlands Trust, a nonprofit that preserves open space, is offering public programs outdoors for the first time since the lockdown began in March.

For a Lawrence nonprofit, neighbors always come first

ACT Lawrence recently received a major boost when the Latina-led nonprofit was awarded a three-year, $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation.

When it comes to police OT and union contracts, Boston councilors want to see meaningful change

Boston city councilors Wednesday said they want to see structural changes at the police department that reduce its budget, and meaningful reform in the various police union contracts.

Newton’s school nurses call for pay equity with teachers

The union representing Newton’s school nurses is calling on the city to resume talks on a new contract, more than a year after their previous agreement ended, the organization’s president said.

Museum reopening, art tour, and sheep shearing

The Discovery Museum in Acton will reopen to the public on July 28 with free admission for all visitors through August 23.

More than 60 Weymouth businesses apply for grants

The town of Weymouth has about $140,000 in federal money to give small businesses that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dedham residents reject proposed recreational rail trail

For the second time, Dedham has rejected a proposed 1.3-mile recreational trail along a town-owned abandoned railroad corridor.

COVID-19 mask policy got on his nerves

A customer gets angry about a restaurant's mask policy in Hingham, a group of young people break into a city-owned building in Newton, and other odd tales from local police blotters.