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Jaki Byard
South Carolina Public Radio

For Worcester-born acolytes like me and Chet Williamson, the devoted author of Falling Rains of Lifea new on-line biography of Jaki Byard, it was inevitable that as teenaged converts to jazz in the late 1960s, John A. Byard, Jr. would become an intriguing figure for us, and in time even heroic.

An ICE badge.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Federal immigration officials have apprehended dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally in a series of sweeps in New England. 

Tom Turco, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's new public safety chief, started in the Baker administration as undersecretary of criminal justice.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker welcomed new Public Safety Secretary Tom Turco to his cabinet on Thursday and bid farewell to outgoing secretary Dan Bennett in the first post-election shakeup of the administration's senior leadership team.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks with the press about his casino project, formerly called Wynn Boston Harbor, in Everett, in a file photo.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

The interim chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is acknowledging regulators are frustrated there is uncertainty around the casino project in eastern Mass.

A view from Mt. Greylock in western Massachusetts.
Charlie Kellogg / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/papa_charliegeorge

Standing on top of Mt. Holyoke, I can see Mt. Greylock to the west, and Mt. Monadnock to the north.

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