News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) - Boston's bike share program is expanding to more parts of the city. Mayor Marty Walsh's office says the city will be adding 19 Bluebikes stations in southern Dorchester, Mattapan and Roslindale in the coming weeks. In the next few months, the city plans to install another 30 stations in neighborhoods that already have the bikes. Walsh's office says 30 more will be added next spring.
TRURO, Mass. (AP) - The Cape Cod beach where a New York man was bitten by a shark has been indefinitely closed to swimming after more sharks were spotted in its waters. The town of Truro said in a brief statement Friday night that Long Nook beach will be closed until further notice due to continued shark activity. The beach near the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula has been closed since a 61-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday with puncture wounds to his torso and legs from a shark bite.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - A campground in a state park that's been closed for a decade is finally reopening to the public. The Department of Conservation and Recreation says the campground in Massasoit State Park in Taunton reopens Friday. The public is invited to gather around a community campfire and roast s'mores to celebrate the reopening. The site has been closed since 2008 when a lightning storm ruined the underground power system. Since then it has undergone a $5 million makeover.
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston rally against "far-left violence" has been met by hundreds more counterprotestors a year after a similar demonstration drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters. The Boston Free Speech event drew a few dozen supporters to City Hall Plaza waving American flags and signs decrying Marxism. More than 300 counterprotesters organized by the Democratic Socialists of America and others confronted the rally with anti-Nazi chants and banners. Boston police said they made no arrests.
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