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Photo: One of the young alligators at Stone Zoo on loan from Alligator Adventure in South Carolina. The three adults in the group will go home for the winter, but the zoo plans to keep the young ones here year round for educational programming.
Full story and more photos by Greg Cook.

Photo: One of the young alligators at Stone Zoo on loan from Alligator Adventure in South Carolina. The three adults in the group will go home for the winter, but the zoo plans to keep the young ones here year round for educational programming.

Full story and more photos by Greg Cook.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Top: Kiteboarding instructor Eric Gustafson works to get his kite into the air off the coast of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

Below: The federal agency that oversees the refuge says kiteboarding and piping plovers are a bad mix. It’s proposed a ban on the sport there.

Full story: Kiteboarders Protest Proposed Monomomy Ban

Photos: Jesse Costa/WBUR

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The greasy pole contest is a highlight of Gloucester’s annual St. Peter’s Fiesta, which began in 1926 and has grown over the years to become a city-wide party, including parades of statues and paintings through the streets and rowing races. (Photo: Greg Cook)
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The greasy pole contest is a highlight of Gloucester’s annual St. Peter’s Fiesta, which began in 1926 and has grown over the years to become a city-wide party, including parades of statues and paintings through the streets and rowing races. (Photo: Greg Cook)

More photos.

Friday, June 27, 2014
A day after the U.S. Supreme Court’s buffer zone ruling, an anti-abortion advocate attempts to hand out literature inside the yellow line at a Boston clinic.
Full story.

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court’s buffer zone ruling, an anti-abortion advocate attempts to hand out literature inside the yellow line at a Boston clinic.

Full story.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Breaking News: The Supreme Court has struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
Photo: Frank Porter stands amid anti-abortion signs just beyond the 35-foot perimeter outside of a Planned Parenthood office on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Breaking News: The Supreme Court has struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

Photo: Frank Porter stands amid anti-abortion signs just beyond the 35-foot perimeter outside of a Planned Parenthood office on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
This week from the Remembrance Project: Charlotte Rose Brand died April 16, 2014, in Peabody, Massachusetts. She was 91 years old, and so central to her large family that they were left, as her niece put it, “desperate with feeling.
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This week from the Remembrance Project: Charlotte Rose Brand died April 16, 2014, in Peabody, Massachusetts. She was 91 years old, and so central to her large family that they were left, as her niece put it, “desperate with feeling.

Full story.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Concord Seed Lending Library is part of a growing movement across the country. One goal of seed lending libraries is to preserve the antique fruits, vegetables and flowers, otherwise known as heirlooms.
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The Concord Seed Lending Library is part of a growing movement across the country. One goal of seed lending libraries is to preserve the antique fruits, vegetables and flowers, otherwise known as heirlooms.

Full story.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Kervin Elleyne, 67, receives end-of-life care at the Barbara McInnis House in Boston, which has 100 beds for homeless and undocumented individuals.
He says it’s “one of the best places that a person could ever be.”
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Kervin Elleyne, 67, receives end-of-life care at the Barbara McInnis House in Boston, which has 100 beds for homeless and undocumented individuals.

He says it’s “one of the best places that a person could ever be.”

Full story.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Francia Fortuna, a single mother of two who has helped Natale DeMarco for the past four years, makes $10.42 an hour. An amendment filed to the Massachusetts Senate’s budget plan would increase wages for home care aides like Fortuna. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Francia Fortuna, a single mother of two who has helped Natale DeMarco for the past four years, makes $10.42 an hour. An amendment filed to the Massachusetts Senate’s budget plan would increase wages for home care aides like Fortuna. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Full story