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July 5, 2014

Rally planned for 'women's equality'

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Democrat Steven Grossman had the second most in his campaign account with nearly $932,000 according the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance. Grossman raised about $150,000 in June.

Fellow Democrat Martha Coakley came in third with about $490,000 left in her campaign account, having collected about $172,000 in June.

Another Democratic candidate Don Berwick appeared to get a bounce from his strong third place finish in his party’s state convention. He raised nearly $156,000 in June, bringing his total to nearly $225,000.

Baker’s Republican opponent Mark Fisher raised less than $3,000 in June, finishing with about $4,400 in his account.

Bench to be dedicated in honor of Fitchburg boy

FITCHBURG, Mass. — Family, friends and volunteers are gathering in Fitchburg to dedicate a granite bench in memory of the 5-year-old boy who was missing for months before being found dead.

The dedication of the bench in memory of Jeremiah Oliver is scheduled to start at noon Saturday in Coggshall Park.

The dedication will be followed by a ceremony to honor those who volunteered to search for Jeremiah, and raised money for his funeral and for a trust fund for his siblings.

Jeremiah was reported missing in December and his body was found in April.

His mother and her boyfriend have been charged in his disappearance, but no one has been charged with his death.

The case led to an overhaul in the state’s child welfare department.

Bomb scare closes at Harvard building

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Authorities are searching for suspects whose hoax calls triggered the evacuation of several buildings at Harvard University and a futile search for an armed man and bombs on campus.

Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick says police received four calls reporting bombs planted on campus and a man carrying an assault rifle at the Ivy League school on Saturday morning.

Harvard University’s police department says in a community advisory that it immediately ordered evacuation of buildings identified by the caller. The agency also notified colleagues at the Cambridge police and fire department, and their joint search of the locations failed to yield bombs or an armed man.

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