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In a church basement in Roxbury, a group of immigrants discuss the documentaries they’re learning how to film. Guiding them are volunteers with the nonprofit Community Supported Film.

“It’s incredible to be in a room with 10 people from 10 different cultures, 10 different countries, different religions, different perspectives — in terms of our outlook on the immigrant experience,” says filmmaker Michael Sheridan, who leads the nonprofit.

A court officer listened at the House Chamber doorway on Friday while Speaker DeLeo read a statement about reports of sexual harassment in the building.
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In 1999, when she was a graduate student, Jane Willenbring says she made a promise to herself: One day, she would report what she calls the horrific treatment she received during scientific field work in Antarctica.

“It was possibly the worst … the worst experience of my life,” Willenbring says.

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Massachusetts legislators on the Transportation Committee will learn more Tuesday about a bill that would authorize a study on high-speed train service between Springfield and Boston. 

Boston hopes the city’s talent, education and history will lure Amazon to town.

The city released its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters Friday. And at 218 pages long with two glossy videos, the city flexes its muscles — painting a picture of an innovative, thriving city that is ready to be the next home of the online retail giant.

“We are excited to present the best of Boston to Amazon,” Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement.

It’s been more than a month since Hurricane Maria, but residents of Puerto Rico are still coping with the devastation. Several community groups — many of them nonprofits with missions they have had to suspend in the wake of Maria — are working to provide relief across the island:

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Carmen Osorio stands on the second floor of her two-story home, sun beating down through the rafters where a roof once kept out the elements.

A Puerto Rico couple has made it to Boston in the wake of Hurricane Maria to save their baby’s life.

The couple is staying with an American family in Brookline as they await appointments for their daughter at Children’s Hospital.

Alianette Andino and Kelvin Garcia live in Maunabo, on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico. It’s normally an hour-and-a-half drive to San Juan.

They have a 14-month-old daughter, Amaia.

Boston’s Chief Resilience Officer is warning that people of color are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. 


On April 17, Katie Herzog checked into a Boston teaching hospital for what turned out to be a nine-hour-long back surgery.

The 68-year-old consulting firm president left the hospital with a prescription for Dilaudid, an opioid used to treat severe pain, and instructions to take two pills every four hours, as needed. Herzog took close to the full dose for about two weeks.

Then, worried about addiction, she began asking questions.

Red Sox Bid Farewell To John Farrell

Oct 11, 2017
Red Sox Manager John Farrell, during a game in Baltimore in June 2013.
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The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell after the team's second straight loss in the American League Division Series.

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