Top Boston news: Fecal bacteria found at local beaches; resources urged for opioid crisis; more

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Newton judge accused of helping immigrant escape gets pay restored

A Massachusetts judge charged with helping an immigrant escape a federal agent waiting to arrest him will be paid while her legal battle plays out, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday.

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Sex offender listed on registry as homeless, victims concerned

A convicted child rapist released from prison in Massachusetts has been listed as homeless in his sex offender registration. An attorney for some of the victims says registering as homeless creates loopholes for sex offenders and that her clients remain concerned.

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High levels of fecal bacteria found at hundreds of state beaches

Swimmers are at serious risk of falling ill due to water pollution at Massachusetts beaches, a new report finds. More than 200 beaches were found at least once in 2018 with levels of fecal bacteria above the threshold set by the Environmental Protection Agency, the report says. 

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Suffolk County sheriff 's op-ed on opioid crisis calls for more resources

"All of these neighborhoods must be returned to the livable/workable environments that residents and businesses rightly deserve, not for a day or a week, but permanently," the sheriff wrote.

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Encore Boston Harbor cuts into Rhode Island casino business

Twin River, the owner of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, said its casino has been impacted by new competition in Boston and layoffs may result.

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