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A Boston city councilor, frustrated with redistricting, is bankrolling litigation against it

City Councilor Frank Baker made the $10,000 contribution to support the redistricting lawsuit, which names the city, Mayor Michelle Wu, the City Council, and the election head as defendants.

Best things to do in Rhode Island this week: March 24-31

This week: Triceratops in Providence, snacks, wine and art, culinary cooking class, and more.


Providence towing contract dispute drags up old feuds, new accusations

In a lawsuit filed in Superior Court, State Towing Service, Inc. says Providence wouldn’t pay its invoices, then awarded lucrative towing work to another company — illegally.


Superman building developer still does not have a timeline for construction

Nearly a year after plans to fill the long-vacant Industrial National Bank building in Providence were unveiled, required agreements with state entities still have not been signed.


Tina Pedersen needs a hand (actually, a van)

It’s time to step up, Rhode Island, for the woman who has stepped up for us so many times.


Waiting for Trump, an absurdist play in which nothing happens

“Waiting for Trump” is equally absurd — a motley, endless production signifying just about nothing that allows Trump to sit back and raise money from rubes who worship him.

College basketball

Providence hires Kim English to replace Ed Cooley as men’s basketball coach

English, 34, was 34-29 in two seasons at George Mason, and led the Patriots to a 20-13 record this season.

Oily rags likely caused fire at Senator Warren’s son’s house in Medford, state fire marshal says

State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey’s office said the fire was accidental and was “most likely caused by the combustion of oily rags that had been used in ongoing renovations.”

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From Massachusetts to Florida, Pendenza chased his dreams to become the leading scorer for the Everblades

Before playing professionally with the Florida Everblades, Joe Pendenza, 32, played for Arlington Catholic High, Boston Jr. Bruins, and UMass-Lowell hockey.

South of Boston

Burial Hill tour addresses the history of Town Meeting

The Pilgrims held the first town meeting in Plymouth in 1622, then called “Court Day.”

With ‘Love and Luck’ fund-raiser, Cambridge nonprofit aims to help parents

The Parents Forum, founded in 1991, provides workshops on communication and emotional awareness to community groups. Its annual Love & Luck fundraiser -- which started on Valentine’s Day and usually ends on St. Patrick’s Day - has been extended until April 1, founder Eve Sullivan said.


Trans visibility, battle of the decades, and a mental health marathon

Interfaith Social Services is hosting its annual Stop the Stigma 5K marathon on April 29 in North Quincy.


Holocaust observance to be held at B’nai Tikvah in Canton

Two local children of Holocaust survivors will speak at the annual event on April 18 at Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 1301 Washington St.

West of Boston

Seekonk superintendent to take over King Philip district

Rich Drolet has been Seekonk’s superintendent since 2018.


Voters approve tax increase for new high school in Wakefield

By a vote of 3,427 to 1,431, voters at a special election adopted a debt exclusion — a property tax increase that will be in effect from fiscal 2023 to fiscal 2058.


New team will help select Somerville’s next school superintendent

The new 12-member team will review a new round of applicants for the position and after interviewing selected candidates in closed session, narrow the field to a short list of finalists.