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This Jan. 1, 2014, file photo shows fireworks lighting up the sky over Boston Harbor to celebrate First Night in Boston, during New Year's celebrations. (Elise Amendola/AP)
This Jan. 1, 2014, file photo shows fireworks lighting up the sky over Boston Harbor to celebrate First Night in Boston, during New Year's celebrations. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for June 25. Chris Citorik is our host.

  • The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released guidance on how schools could reopen. We hear from local school community members and speak with Jeffrey Riley, commissioner of elementary and secondary education.
  • Local authorities are reporting a massive uptick in firework complaints this year. To figure out what's behind the recent increase in fireworks and efforts to contain it, we speak with neighborhood and city leaders in Salem and Boston.
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday a new initiative in the city, aiming to raise millions of dollars to address racial inequity. It's called the Boston Racial Equity Fund, and on its committee will be Lee Pelton, president of Emerson College. We speak with him about what this means for Boston.

This program aired on June 25, 2020.

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