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Top Boston news: Man accused of stabbing officer; bonus provision in police reform bill criticized

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By Hoodline - Published on June 24, 2020.

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

State reportedly shows lowest coronavirus transmission rate in US

As Massachusetts recorded just 17 new coronavirus fatalities on Monday — the state’s lowest COVID-19 death toll since the early days of the pandemic — the commonwealth also now has the lowest transmission rate in the U.S., according to a website.

Read the full story on Boston.com.

Baker: Sales tax holiday a chance to boost local businesses

This year's Massachusetts sales tax-free weekend scheduled for Aug. 29-30 is a chance to support local businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday.

Read the full story on WCVB.

Governor criticized over bonus provision in police reform bill

Gov. Charlie Baker was met with frustration from Mattapan residents who took issue with an aspect of his policing reform package, specifically a provision that would make officers eligible for one-time bonuses of up to $5,000 if they receive additional training in de-escalation techniques, bias-free policing or narcotics.

Read the full story on NBC Boston.

Man accused of stabbing police officer inside public safety building lobby

A Southborough police sergeant was taken to the hospital after he was stabbed in the back Monday night inside the town’s public safety building. Sgt. James Deluca was treated and released early Tuesday morning.

Read the full story on Boston Globe.


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