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A federal government shutdown would have wide-ranging impacts in New England

More than 60,000 federal employees work in the region, and they could be facing halted paychecks. 1 hour ago

Boston police SWAT officers arrest armed robbery suspect in Dorchester apartment

Boston police SWAT officers helped arrest an armed robbery suspect who allegedly barricaded himself inside his Dorchester apartment Monday night, authorities said. 1 hour ago

Nantucket group files appeal in lawsuit against wind turbine farm off Martha’s Vineyard; alleges right whales in danger

A group opposing an offshore wind turbine farm under construction south of Martha’s Vineyard is arguing that a “gravely flawed environmental review” failed to consider the dangers the farm poses to the vulnerable North Atlantic Right Whale population. 2 hours ago

GETTING SALTY

Vida Cantina’s David Vargas talks about the New England BIPOC Fest, bringing real Mexican food to N.H., and gas station pizza

The James Beard-nominated chef puts an emphasis on sourcing his food locally and says, "All you really have to do is take a couple of bites of a taco, and you’re really helping support your community, full circle."

Man, 19, to be arraigned for fatal shooting of Quincy teenager last year

Keniel Diaz-Romero, formerly of Quincy, is scheduled to be arraigned at 2 p.m. in Norfolk Superior Court on a murder charge.

‘I can’t afford the cars I help make’: At Mansfield UAW strike, autoworkers rail against pay disparities

Around fifty employees at the Stellantis parts distribution center are grappling with a tiered payment system that they hope will be terminated in a new union contract.

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Cortney Nicolato of United Way is a problem-solving leader with a bright future in Rhode Island

Nicolato, a prolific fund-raiser and a strong voice on policy, believes Rhode Island can eliminate family homelessness -- and soon.

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Rhode Island College’s free tuition program is here

The numbers are in, and there are 207 students at RIC who started receiving free tuition at RIC through the new Hope Scholarship this fall.