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Top Boston news: Mayor fears spike in virus cases due to protests; cops seize fireworks, guns; more

Top Boston news: Mayor fears spike in virus cases due to protests; cops seize fireworks, guns; more
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By Hoodline - Published on June 08, 2020.

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

Protesters march past police headquarters to protest brutality, call for change

Hundreds of people gathered at City Hall Plaza on Sunday before marching past Boston Police Headquarters to protest the death of George Floyd and police brutality, calling for major reforms.

Read the full story on 7News - WHDH Boston.

Cops seize fireworks, guns in Mattapan

Police officers found two cars with fireworks piled atop and in one car and guns in another. Wesley Pereira, 25, of Dorchester, was arrested on several charges.

Read the full story on Universal Hub.

Interfaith memorial, funeral procession held to honor black lives

A memorial service was held Sunday in Boston to honor the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, amid ongoing protests denouncing systemic racism and police brutality against black people.

Read the full story on NBC Boston.

Mayor fears another spike in coronavirus cases due to protests

During a live appearance on WCVB's "On the Record," Mayor Marty Walsh said he is afraid that the city will see a second surge in COVID-19 cases due to the large protests in Boston over the death of George Floyd. 

Read the full story on WCVB Channel 5 Boston.

Opera singers serenade the streets of North End

Passersby in the North End have been getting some high culture from high above the street on the weekend. Two opera singers serenaded the neighborhood from a balcony over Hanover Street on Saturday. 

Read the full story on 7News - WHDH Boston.


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