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Recent articles by Nik:

Ayanna Pressley is leading legislation to end qualified immunity. Here’s what that means.

“There can be no justice without healing and accountability." → Read More

Ayanna Pressley calls on the Boston police union to apologize to Rachael Rollins

Pressley said the union's tactics were "predictable but deeply disappointing." → Read More

Security footage shows looting of Boston’s first recreational marijuana shop

Pure Oasis, both the first recreational marijuana dispensary in Boston and the first Black-owned pot shop in Massachusetts, was among the many businesses hit by looting early Monday morning in the city. Kobie Evans, a co-owner of Pure Oasis, told The Boston Globe that more than a dozen people entered the store after breaking through a large window around 1:43 a.m. Monday and stole roughly 2,000… → Read More

What to know about the new Phase 2 reopening rules for retail stores in Massachusetts

The next phase of the state's reopening plan will allow customers back inside jewelry shops and clothing stores, but only under a slate of new safety standards. → Read More

Charlie Baker releases new details about the next phases of Massachusetts’s reopening plan

The updated guidance provides more details about where specific businesses and activities fall in the four-phase plan. → Read More

Salem police suspend captain responsible for unauthorized tweet disparaging Marty Walsh

"These comments are uncalled for at any time, but they are particularly egregious at this time when the public is questioning the fairness, equity and legitimacy of the police and their actions." → Read More

Charlie Baker calls out Donald Trump’s lack of ‘compassion and leadership’

"At so many times during these past several weeks when the country needed compassion and leadership the most, it was simply nowhere to be found." → Read More

MBTA defends decision to close downtown Boston stations following protests

Shortly after nightfall Sunday, as the clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement in downtown Boston began to intensify, officers ordered those who had gathered at Boston Common to peacefully protest police violence against people of color to “go home.” The only problem: They were increasingly running out of options. Between 9:20 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday night, the MBTA closed a dozen… → Read More

Salem police apologize to Marty Walsh and Charlie Baker after ‘wildly inappropriate tweet’

The Salem Police Department is apologizing for an apparently rogue tweet from their official account Monday morning ridiculing Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the wake of Sunday’s protests against police brutality. “The earlier tweet was not authorized and in no way reflects the beliefs of the Salem Police… → Read More

How the new Massachusetts restaurant reopening rules will change the dining experience

From the waiting area to the table. → Read More

Here’s what the latest CDC coronavirus death projections show for Massachusetts

Nationwide, the agency expects deaths to surpass 115,000 by June 20. → Read More

How the NFL is closing a ‘loophole’ that Bill Belichick gleefully exploited

The new rule prevents teams from "manipulating the game clock." → Read More

The canceled 2020 Boston Marathon is now a ‘virtual’ race. Here’s what that means.

"While we can’t bring tens of thousands of people from around the world to Massachusetts for the marathon this year, we do hope to bring the spirit of the Boston Marathon to the world." → Read More

Maine delays full reopening of restaurants after increase in coronavirus hospitalizations

And some restaurants are "not happy" about the timing of the decision. → Read More

Massachusetts residents like the idea of MBTA rider limits. Here’s why it’s not happening.

"You may get into a situation where you're bypassing some stops so regularly that the service is not being delivered equitably." → Read More

How the coronavirus could change the way Massachusetts residents commute

A new poll shows that residents have worries about taking group modes of transportation, even after the state reopens. → Read More

Massachusetts education commissioner hopes schools are ‘up and running’ this fall

Massachusetts officials are preparing for the possibility that remote learning continues into the next academic year, but they’re hoping to have students back in school. “I want to be clear,” Jeff Riley, the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education, said during a live-streamed meeting Tuesday. “We are working to have schools up and running in the fall with appropriate safety… → Read More

Activists stage funeral procession through Boston to protest Massachusetts reopening plan

A coalition of Black and Latinx activists staged a protest Monday afternoon against Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, arguing that easing restrictions meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus disproportionately puts communities of color at risk. “We believe it’s happening way too quickly,” said Armani White, an organizer with the Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition, which co-hosted the… → Read More

The MBTA is planning to lower CharlieTicket and cash fares

That’s right — the MBTA is planning to lower some fares. The agency announced plans Thursday to lower the price that riders using a CharlieTicket or cash pay for a single subway or bus trip to the same fare levels as CharlieCard users. The change means that all MBTA riders will pay $1.70 per bus ride and $2.40 on the subway system, regardless of whether they pay their fare with money on a… → Read More

Andrew Yang endorses Stephen Lynch’s primary challenger

"If we had more doctors in Congress, our policies would reflect science and facts." → Read More