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Kashia Pieprzak and her husband, Matthew Gold, were informed that the deed to their new property had a covenant restriction that prohibited people of color from living there. Although such racist restrictions were made illegal in a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1947, it still remains on the deeds of nearly every residence in the subdivision, and on the deeds of many properties around the country.

Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited the Clark Art Institute on Wednesday for a quick tour of the galleries and to announce $2 million in awards to 34 recipients, all part of the Destination Development Capital (DDC) Grant Program, a new competitive grant program created through the economic development bill signed into law by Governor Baker earlier this year.