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INNOVATORS Q&A

Black Lives Matter RI aims to open a charter school in Pawtucket

The African-American Innovation Center will focus on engineering, science, and information technology.

BALLOT QUESTIONS

R.I. is one of five states that have racial justice questions on the ballot this year. Here’s what the others are considering

Other states are asking voters to repeal a ban on affirmative action, change the state flag, and strike slavery as a criminal punishment from their constitutions.

Crews respond to water main break near South Station

The intersection of Summer and High streets remained blocked late Sunday evening, officials said.

Was Fauci surprised Trump got COVID-19? ‘Absolutely not’

Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a “60 Minutes” interview that he was worried President Trump would get sick when he saw photos of Trump at a Rose Garden ceremony for the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Man charged with firing gun during fight in Worcester

No one was injured by the gunshot, according to police.

Billerica 18-year-old charged after report of gunshots near pond

The pond has been the site of multiple disturbances over the last several months, including three separate reports of gunshots in October, police said.

Douglas woman charged with assault and battery on man supporting Trump

The woman allegedly knocked the 73-year-old man over, injuring his finger, police said.

Adrian Walker

Extending eviction moratorium would finish Ralph Gants’s last project

As the overseer of the state’s court system, the late Ralph Gants had some authority over the eviction process, and his concern was for the low-income tenants who would be at risk of losing shelter.

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A new comedy, haunted carwash, and plant diversity

The Merrimack Repertory Theatre will present “The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge,” Trista Baldwin’s new comedy, as the second entry in MRT’s First Look reading series live on Zoom at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Bird Park offers autumn trails that teach and entertain

Bird Park, a Trustees of Reservations property in Walpole, has created two special trails for visitors this month.

Newton schools bring on first director of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Kathy Lopes said she plans to ensure all families feel supported and to help teachers and students take an active stance against racism.

Wellesley

Wellesley offers socially distant options for Halloween this year

Wellesley’s Recreation Department is offering family-friendly activities this month so people can stay safe during the pandemic, the town said in a statement.

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