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A new proposal would replace R.I.’s controversial coastal regulator

If approved, the CRMC would be replaced with a state agency whose leader reports directly to the governor.


Ed Cooley owes PC Friars fans nothing more than what he’s already given

In the 11 years Coach Cooley was the Mayor of Friartown, he reinvigorated a basketball program that was teetering toward irrelevance, and he elevated the broader recognition and reputation of Providence College.

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Providence native Ed Cooley jumps at chance to rebuild Georgetown men’s basketball program after 12 seasons with Friars

Cooley, who was named the national coach of the year in 2022, coached the Friars to their first Big East regular-season title and seven NCAA Tournament appearances.

Former US representative John Jenrette, jailed in Abscam scandal, dies

Mr. Jenrette served three terms as a Democrat in the U.S. House, and while his crime and escapades received the most attention, he also was known for securing federal help for his mostly rural district.

Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra, ‌face of Puerto Rican culinary history, dies at 67

Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra, a food historian who as Puerto Rico’s leading gastronomy expert sought to define the island’s cuisine and educate the world about it, died March 8 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was 67.

North Atlantic right whale and her calf seen in Cape Cod Bay

The sighting of a North Atlantic right whale named Porcia and her calf on March 18 was the first North Atlantic whale sighting in Cape Cod Bay this year.

Company offering new AI body scans slated to open in Mass. Experts warn about cost, false positives.

Some experts are concerned that these new body scans for the “worried well” are surging ahead of the current science on AI.

Dog snatched from owner on Beacon Hill, police say

Police said as someone was walking the dog, a blue colored sedan pulled up and someone exited the vehicle, grabbed the pooch, and drove off.

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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.