April 14, 2020

From The Boston Globe:

UTEC — a Lowell nonprofit devoted to giving troubled young people second chances — has seen challenges it never anticipated in the time of coronavirus. But it is adapting.

No one had ever seen a peace vigil quite like the one that snaked through Haverhill last Saturday. Instead of the familiar candlelight march, a caravan of around 35 cars — decorated with antiviolence slogans — made a statement about two homicides last week that shook the hardscrabble community in the Merrimack Valley.

Even as crime seems to have plummeted in Massachusetts, with most residents spending as little time as possible on the streets, two men in their late teens — Carlos M. Rivera and Efrain Maisonet, both 19 — were slain in separate and unrelated incidents.

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