NEW ENGLAND

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Sabrina Pedro pushes her young son in a stroller along the short walk home from the Stop & Shop in Grove Hall. It’s the only supermarket in her neighborhood, which straddles Roxbury and Dorchester.

Hanging from the stroller’s handle, in a plastic bag, she has what she calls “tonight’s dinner: lasagna, milk, some carrots.”

A Stop & Shop strike could make errands like this one harder.

Methodist Pastor Becca Girrell.
Courtesy of Becca Girrell

Leaders of the United Methodist Church voted this week to uphold restrictions prohibiting gay clergy and same sex weddings.

ISO New England's control room.
ISO New England

The energy grid in New England has a "strong foundation," but its growing reliance on natural gas and renewable sources increases the risk of not being able to meet the region's demands during the winter, according to the organization that operates the system.

Phil! Gold / Creative Commons/www.flickr.com/photos/phil_g/2047846638

The idea of taxing groceries in Connecticut is meeting with a chilly response. It's uncommon among states in the region.

Patriots fan Dan Sancomb of Billerica, Massachusetts, celebrates the team as it heads to the Super Bowl in 2018.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

The Patriots are going for the franchise's sixth Super Bowl title as they take on the Los Angeles Rams. A victory would tie New England with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowls won by a franchise.

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