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Top Boston news: Report: Boston police overwhelmingly stop black people; MBTA ridership increases

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By Hoodline - Published on June 17, 2020.

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Boston.

Report finds BPD overwhelmingly stops black people

The Boston Police Department is facing backlash after a new internal report shows its officers overwhelmingly single out black people. Black people, who make up about a fourth of the city's population, accounted for nearly 70% of the department's stops over the last three years. 

Read the full story on NBC10 Boston.

Sister of fallen black BPD officer: ‘There shouldn’t be a side to choose’

The sister of a fallen black Boston police sergeant says he would be working to bridge the divide between police and community members in a time when racism in policing is under the microscope.

Read the full story on 7News - WHDH Boston.

MBTA sees more riders, but far fewer than in pre-coronavirus days

MBTA ridership is creeping upward from record lows as Massachusetts businesses continue to open, but overall public transit use remains far lighter than before the pandemic.

Read the full story on NBC Boston.


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