Top Boston news: Mayor names chief of equity; Southie lawns used as restrooms; more

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Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Boston.

Packed beaches, closed community center creates restroom unrest in Southie

Some South Boston residents are experiencing toilet trouble as beachgoers start using their front yards as restrooms.

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Families in fear as eviction protections set to expire

State housing advocates say Massachusetts will see a wave of evictions if certain pandemic-era protections are not extended. They predict the public health crisis will turn into a homelessness crisis, and they are calling on city and state leaders to help. 

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Mayor names Karilyn Crockett as Boston's chief of equity

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday announced Dr. Karilyn Crockett as the city's new chief of equity to create equity and inclusion within his administration. Crockett, an MIT professor, was picked to head the new department in order to combat racial injustice within the city.

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Former Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland marries his fiancée in Newport

Once the Red Sox’s No. 1 prospect, he retired from baseball at the age of 22 after several surgeries to remove a brain tumor.

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Traffic stop leads to 3 arrests, illegal gun seizures

A vehicle pulled over for a routine traffic stop early Monday morning in Boston led to the arrest of three people and the seizure of two illegal guns, Massachusetts State Police said. A trooper had stopped a vehicle for a defective headlight on Massachusetts Avenue, near the South Bay Shopping Center, just before 2 a.m. 

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