VIOLENCE

Dozens of people surrounded a pop-up runway on Boston City Hall Plaza Monday to watch a back-to-school fashion show — of sorts.

Rather than sporting the newest jeans and graphic tees, the student models wore Kevlar helmets, caution tape belts and bulletproof vests.

“This young man here has a helmet [and] a bullhorn in case he just has to warn somebody there is a shooting here at the school,” announced James Hills, an activist and emcee of the event.

One of the models was 17-year-old Kiara DeJesus from Lawrence.

Pro-gun control activists marched 50 miles from Worcester to hold a rally across the street from gunmaker Smith & Wesson's headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Just before a mass shooting at a video game tournament in Florida, a couple hundred gun control advocates held a rally across the street from gunmaker Smith & Wesson's headquarters in Springfield.

Students rally against gun violence near Smith and Wesson in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 14, 2018.
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A four-day march against gun violence is taking place this week from Worcester to Springfield, Massachusetts, ending Sunday at the headquarters of gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson.

Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York.
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MGM Springfield opens its resort casino in just over a week. One nearby casino  -- about 100 miles away in Schenectady, New York -- has been open for about a year and a half.  

Weymouth Vigil Remembers Victims Of Fatal Shooting

Jul 18, 2018

About 2,500 people filled the stands of the Weymouth High School football stadium Monday night to pay their respects to 42-year-old police officer Michael Chesna and 77-year-old Vera Adams, who were both killed Sunday.

Monday would have been the six-year anniversary of Officer Chesna joining the Weymouth Police Department.

Instead, police Chief Rick Grimes posthumously promoted him to lieutenant.

An incident in 2016 between Agawam, Massachusetts, police and a suspect led to three officers getting fired.
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The FBI is ending its investigation into a group of western Massachusetts police officers for allegedly using excessive force against a prisoner. 

Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that he’s appointed Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor to look into the domestic violence accusations against disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Updated at 12:10 a.m. ET on Tuesday

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a vocal critic of President Trump who has championed many women's causes, has resigned following a New Yorker article that detailed allegations by four women that he physically abused them.

State police say nine officers were injured and one person is dead following an explosion at a home in North Haven Wednesday night.

Amaad Rivera

An anti-gun mural in Springfield, Massachusetts, painted by the father of one of the students killed in the Parkland, Florida, shooting, has been vandalized.

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