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Top Boston news: Council considers sweeping changes in BPD; free coronavirus tests at protest sites

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By Hoodline - Published on June 18, 2020.

Missed the most recent top news in Boston? Read on for everything you need to know.

City councilors want police department to limit use of tear gas, stop using rubber bullets

The Boston City Council on Wednesday discussed sweeping changes that could be adopted by the Boston Police Department.

Read the full story on 7News - WHDH Boston.

Go to a protest, get a free COVID test

Free pop-up coronavirus testing sites are open today throughout Massachusetts amid ongoing protests against racial injustice.

Read the full story on NBC Boston.

District attorney responds to protesters calling for justice for black men killed by police

A protest that drew about 100 people on Tuesday called for Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to reopen investigations into black men killed by law enforcement. Rollins said she is “committed to discussing these cases” with members of her Discharge Integrity Team.

Read the full story on Boston Globe.

In-line skating makes comeback during pandemic

At the Beacon Hill Skate Shop in Boston, owner Chris Kinchla says he can barely keep in-line and roller skates in stock since he reopened in the pandemic. 

Read the full story on NBC Boston.


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