In filing the lawsuit, Michael Conlon’s parents are speaking publicly about the shooting for the first time. They argue their son’s death could have been avoided if police had followed best practices and waited for trained negotiators to arrive.’Tuck in your own child tonight and tell me I’m wrong.’. Michael Cox worked for the Boston Police Department for three decades before leaving in 2019 to lead the police department in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Many New Jersey bosses want employees to be face-to-face, at least part of the time, to improve productivity. Details here.Details here.Details here.

Why 5 Massachusetts landmarks are getting new names

From taking a slur out of the name of state landmarks, to primary results from Rhode Island and New Hampshire, here’s what you need to know today.An accident or something more sinister? The grieving family of a deceased Los Angeles Police Department officer alleged he was targeted.Boston is appealing a judge’s order blocking its COVID-19 vaccination mandate on certain classes of firefighters and police officers.

There’s LAPD and LASD — and 70 more(!) police departments operating in Los Angeles County.These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre, and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today.Witness testimony resumes Monday morning in the Darrell Brooks trial, charged in the November 2021 Waukesha Christmas parade attack. This, after the first full week of testimony during the second week of the trial, including emotional testimony about the six who were killed and the more than 60 others who were hurt during the Christmas parade attack.Governor Abbott’s directive that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services should investigate so-called “abusive sex change procedures” fits within a broader project of weaponizing fear to control marginalized families. The issue is not primarily the directive’s misuse of the family regulation system but the system itself. .

. A gunman on Tuesday killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, which is located about 85 miles west of San Antonio. Here are the latest updates.The suspect arrested in connection to Takeoff’s fatal shooting made several tweets after the rapper’s death.When 26 people were murdered at the school in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, the ugliness of social media collided with parents’ grief in a way the world had never seen.

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Details here.For a single day this week, Tufts Medical Center had no COVID patients in any intensive care units. Across the state, the number of COVID patients in ICUs is dwindling. . From the death of beloved celebrity Leslie Jordan, to the installation of Rishi Sunak as Britain’s newest prime minister, here’s some of the top news from the last week.

. A look back at the esteemed personalities who’ve left us this year, who’d touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.

. Diapers aren’t covered by any government assistance programs, and they’re getting more expensive. For families struggling to afford them, diaper banks fill the gap. . The 60-year-old actor was the son of “Sopranos” star Tony Lip, and Frank’s brother Nick co-wrote and co-produced the Oscar winning film “Green Book.”. John Taylor Williams takes readers back to 1910-1960, a time when Provincetown, Wellfleet and Truro were a hotbed of radical thought, avant-garde art and free love.