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The elite men begin the race on Monday. It was the sixth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.
Robin Lubbock / WBUR

Kenya's Lawrence Cherono outsprinted Ethiopa's Lelisa Desisa over the final few steps to win the Boston Marathon on Monday.

A commuter rail train at a ribbon-cutting event in Springfield, Massachusetts, on June 15, 2018.
Frederick J. Gore / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

Starting Monday, there is no longer a train that can get travelers from Hartford, Connecticut, into Springfield, Massachusetts, before 9:00 a.m.

From left seated in the same row in Hampden Superior Court: Springfield police officers Igor Basovskiy, Anthony Cicero, Daniel Billingsley, Christian Cicero and Jameson Williams.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Thirteen current and former Springfield, Massachusetts, police officers have been arraigned on charges of either participating in or helping cover up an attack on four men outside a city bar in 2015. 

An undocumented Hartford woman already in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been granted a temporary stay of deportation -- but it's not yet clear if that will allow her to stay in the United States. 

A parking garage wall near Chestnut Towers in Springfield, Massachusetts, is one of the sites for a mural project.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

A whole lot of murals are coming to the largest city in western Massachusetts.

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