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Rep. Joe Kennedy III, left, elbow-bumps Sen. Edward Markey after their debate for the Democratic primary for senator from Massachusetts, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Springfield, Mass. (Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

Markey, Kennedy face off in Democratic primary debate

Jun. 1, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, said in a televised debate Monday that generations of racial injustice is helping fuel the protests that have swept across the country this week. “The anger that is motivating people...

A woman wearing a mask due to coronavirus concerns, looks at a smashed storefront window in Boston's Downtown Crossing, Monday, June1, 2020. A march in Boston Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25, turned violent after dark. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston cleans up from police protest after night of violence

Jun. 1, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Downtown Boston cleaned up Monday after mostly peaceful protests over the killing of a black man by a white police officer in Minneapolis evolved into violence across the nation. Shop owners and city crews cleared trash and broken glass along Downtown Crossing, a mostly pedestrian shopping...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2009, file photo, radio host Jose Masso introduces a song during the bilingual

Legendary DJs use shows to ease virus exile among Latinos

Jun. 1, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A woman who identified herself Rachel from San Ysidro, California, called in the syndicated “The Art Laboe Connection Show” last month with a message for Alex “the Wizard.” “Babe, I want you to know I love you more than the distance between...

The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings

Jun. 1, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ SAN FRANCISCO — The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings “with offices in downtown city...

A police car burns, left rear, after being set on fire in Boston, Sunday, May 31, 2020, following a march and gathering to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Protests peaceful in Boston by day turn violent at nightfall

Jun. 1, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Sunday afternoon of mostly peaceful protests in Boston broke at nightfall when protesters clashed with officers, throwing rocks, breaking into several stores and lighting a police vehicle on fire. Thousands of mostly mask-wearing demonstrators marched peacefully through Boston in several...

A counter-demonstrator holds up makeshift body bags while separated by police from a protest calling for the repeal of all government restrictions related to concern about the spread of COVID-19, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Statehouse, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Judge denies motion in suit over out-of-staters' quarantine

May. 30, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

A look at the coronavirus-related developments around New England on Saturday. MASSACHUSETTS City officials in Boston are concerned that many Asian American residents may not be getting tested for the new coronavirus. Boston’s Chinatown zip code, where half the residents are of Asian descent, is one of...

Protesters take a knee as another group who was calling for the repeal of all government restrictions related to concern about the spread of COVID-19 sings the national anthem across the street at the State House, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Boston mayor holds prayer vigil over George Floyd's death

May. 30, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The mayor of Boston hosted a prayer vigil with clergy and the city's police commissioner Saturday to honor the memory of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading...

Boston firefighters battle a blaze in South Boston early Saturday, May 30, 2020.    The seven-alarm fire started around 3:30 a.m., the Boston Fire Department said.  (Boston Fire Dept. via AP)

South Boston fire injures 5 firefighters, displaces 40

May. 30, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A massive fire broke out in South Boston early Saturday, tearing through seven residential buildings and leaving five firefighters injured. The seven-alarm fire started around 3:30 a.m., the Boston Fire Department said. Around 40 people have been displaced by the blaze. The firefighters were...

Boston shooting at outdoor birthday leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

May. 29, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

DORCHESTER, Mass. (AP) — A gunman's rampage during an outdoor birthday party near Boston left one man dead and four others injured. Rolando Verdejo, 43, was enjoying a gathering Wednesday night in the city's Dorchester neighborhood when he and four other celebrants were shot, the victim's family and City...

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to buy work from 24 artists

May. 29, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts remains closed, curators remain at work on building out its contemporary art collection. The museum made a pledge Thursday to purchase works by 24 artists living in the country. Nearly all of the artists will be entering the museum's collection for the...