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It’s always the big question, when you move to a new home: What are the neighbors like? Noisy, nosy, quiet, friendly? Furry, feathery, carnivorous, vegetarian?

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A lawsuit brought by a former altar boy who said he was raped as a child in the 1960s by a now-deceased Roman Catholic bishop has been settled. The sides announced the settlement Friday. Terms were not disclosed. The plaintiff identified in court papers as John Doe alleged in the suit filed in February 2021 that not only was he abused by the former Diocese of Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon as well as two other clergy, but also that the church engaged in a yearslong coverup to protect the bishop’s reputation and legacy. The diocese’s current bishop in a statement announcing the settlement apologized.

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The second-largest health insurer in Massachusetts has been targeted by a ransomware attack in which sensitive personal information as well as health information of current and past members may have been compromised. Point32Health said Tuesday that a “cybersecurity ransomware incident” affecting its Harvard Pilgrim Health Care program was detected April 17. Information including members’ addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, Social Security numbers and medical history may have been compromised. The company did not say how many members may have been affected. The company has hired a third-party expert to investigate and informed the FBI.

Watching Kate Baldwin go to work on this piece at Berkshire Theatre Group’s intimate 122-seat Unicorn Theatre it feels as though the play was written for her; so completely does Baldwin own it — not to mention the stage, which she makes home for just under an intermissionless two hours. 


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