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BOSTON (AP) - A man accused of secretly filming boys in restrooms at a Boston high school will be detained pending the outcome of his trial. Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley wrote in an order issued Saturday that 36-year-old Eric Tran Thai poses a risk of flight and danger to the community if released. Thai is charged with videotaping students at Boston Latin School while as they used stalls or urinals
SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) - Workers have demolished three chimneys at the now-defunct Brayton Point Power Plant in Massachusetts. The chimneys were knocked down early Sunday. The demolition was supposed to happen Saturday but was rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions. Two 500-foot cooling towers at the former coal-fired power plant are scheduled to be demolished on April 27.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is pledging to offset the loss of federal funding to women's reproductive health organizations due to a new Trump administration rule covering the federal family planning program known as Title X. The rule would prohibit family planning clinics funded by the program from making abortion referrals. Critics denounce that as a "gag rule."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A community college in Rhode Island is opening its first food pantry for its students. The Community College of Rhode Island says the food pantry will open Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Lincoln campus. The college says it's opening the pantry because research shows that roughly a quarter of community college students do not have reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food.
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