Top Boston news: Woman fatally shot in Lowell; most back sweeping police reforms; more

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Boston Police: Officers were ‘surrounded and assaulted by hostile crowd’ while making arrest

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross says he's alarmed by the alleged incident.

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23-year-old woman shot, killed in Lowell

A 23-year-old Boston woman was shot and killed in Lowell Tuesday afternoon.

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Boston city councilors divided over heated budget debate on defunding police

The city of Boston was in the middle of a budget debate on Wednesday as councilors considered a proposal introduced by Mayor Martin J. Walsh that stood to repurpose millions of dollars away from the police department.

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With families staying home, Boston hospital takes pediatric care on the road

Even as Massachusetts reopens, doctors say many parents are still too worried about COVID-19 to bring their kids in for routine care. But that could leave them vulnerable, particularly if children skip routine vaccinations that protect them from a host of serious diseases. 

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Majority of residents back sweeping police reforms, poll finds

With momentum growing behind efforts to reform policing across Massachusetts, an overwhelming majority of residents support the idea of licensing police and holding cops to a set of professional standards that includes a ban on the use of chokeholds, according to a new poll. 

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