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Dave Epstein | Forecast

Sunshine for the remainder of the week, then a weekend of classic fall weather on tap

Thursday and Friday will see warner temperatures before cooler weather moves in.

RHODE MAP

While you were sleeping, Woonsocket’s mayor got the boot

But Lisa Baldelli-Hunt will be sworn in as mayor again in early December. Wait. What?

Senator Warren to hold congressional hearing in Boston about economic cost of T safety failures

The MBTA’s safety failures have attracted the attention of federal lawmakers.

PODCAST

R.I.’s 2nd Congressional District candidates differ on major issues: abortion, guns, immigration

Republican Allan Fung and Democrat Seth Magaziner discuss their own positions on issues – and critique their opponent’s – in a special two-part Rhode Island Report podcast.

Some doctors are reluctant to care for patients with disabilities, study finds

Details of three focus groups made public this week offer disturbing and eye-opening details about the challenges individuals with disabilities face when seeking care.

Police seek suspect who allegedly robbed, assaulted woman in South Boston

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for allegedly robbing and assaulting a woman near 506 East Sixth St. around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2022. There are 86 days left in the year.

Should undocumented immigrants in Mass. be able to get driver’s licenses? Question 4 puts issue to the voters.

Currently, people without legal status in Massachusetts can attend public schools, qualify for free school meals, partake in some housing assistance programs, and receive public health services such as vaccinations.

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Brookline

Brookline recognized in Fortune’s ‘25 Best Places to Live for Families’

Brookline was recognized by Fortune's “25 Best Places to Live for Families” list, grouping the town with communities the magazine said provide the right mix of services to meet the needs of multigenerational families.

Cohasset

Emergency call box gives beachgoers direct access to 911

The call box, across the street from Black Rock Beach, is bright yellow and has a large sign and light to make it easy to see.

Canton

Doody steps down from fire department to take town administrator job

He started as town administrator on Oct. 3, taking over from Charles Aspinwall who retired after six years in the job.

Newton taking more time before adding new Bluebikes stations

A plan to install new Bluebikes rideshare stations across Newton by the end of September will likely be delayed until the spring.

Family ACCESS holds Literacy Day for Newton residents

Literacy Day came in the aftermath of remote learning during the pandemic shutdowns, a time that was difficult for many young children who were just beginning or continuing their early education.

The asphalt exodus: Bicyclists and runners turn to gravel trails as a safer way to ride and run

Enthusiasts say off-road terrain provides a refuge from aggressive drivers and more routes to explore.

The Argument

The Argument: Should Massachusetts impose an additional tax on income above $1 million?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

Discovering there’s no quit on the volleyball court

Volleyball has taught me that effort, real effort, isn’t sporadic. Effort doesn’t mean trying and failing, trying and failing, trying and failing.