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FILE - This Dec. 23, 2019 file photo shows Florida Panthers center Brian Boyle (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Fla.  The predominantly white sport of hockey has a checkered history of racism and a culture of not standing out from the team or speaking out. The death of George Floyd in Minnesota has shattered that silence.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

'Long overdue': White NHL players find their voice on racism

Jun. 14, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

Brian Boyle is a 35-year-old grizzled veteran of 13 National Hockey League seasons who grew up outside Boston. After seeing video of George Floyd's death, Boyle wanted to say something. The Florida Panthers forward, though, wasn't sure how and didn't want it to come off the wrong way. He wound up calling former...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 12, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Gov. Lamont’s dubious claims Republican-American June 11 First of two parts. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut’s perpetually shaky finances are even shakier. Gov. Ned Lamont has said there is little chance unionized state employees will...

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Rhode Island lifts curfew after 100,000 protest peacefully

Jun. 6, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

Here is a look at developments related to protests of police treatment of African Americans across New England: RHODE ISLAND Providence lifted its curfew Saturday after a Black Lives Matter demonstration drew at least 10,000 peaceful protesters — and resulted in nine arrests. “Yesterday, we came...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak shoots during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Boston. Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Boston's David Pastrnak share the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy the league announced Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

NHL awards regular-season trophies for season cut short

May. 28, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

Since the NHL is planning to go straight to the playoffs, it's handing out a handful of trophies for the regular season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Not long after unveiling a 24-team right to the playoffs format, the league on Thursday announced the winners of its regular-season awards. Play was halted...