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Walgreens allows R.I. teachers to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

However, the state itself has not yet prioritized teachers and related staff in their vaccine distribution plans.

RI NEWS

Central Falls lawmakers introduce bills aimed at closing Wyatt by 2028

“We are here today in an attempt to right the wrongs of our predecessors and to do right by our community,” Rep. Giraldo says.

RI NEWS

Making a push for a Rhode Island state coral

Don’t underestimate the importance of astrangia poculata. It’s New England tough.

New England news in brief

New England news in brief

DCYF says neglect contributed to deaths of young sisters in Providence house fire

The girls were home with extended family members when their house on Lucy Street caught fire.

Rosalyn Koo, 94, dies; fund-raising powerhouse for Chinese communities

Ms. Koo had had a successful career as the chief financial officer and a partner of MBT Associates, a large architectural firm based in San Francisco, when in 1988 she retired, at age 62, to devote herself to good works. She became the kind of funding angel of whom nonprofits dream.

SJC: Christian college can’t claim former social work professor was minister in legal dispute

The duties of a former social work professor at a Christian college in Wenham did not meet the legal definition of a religious minister at the school, meaning she was entitled to protections against workplace discrimination that are unavailable to ministers at faith-based insitutions, the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled Friday.

1,677 cases, 25 deaths, and 74,520 shots, including J&J doses: See today’s COVID-19 data from Mass.

The state said 27,382 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 716 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

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Story about cat teaches children to ‘stand tall’ against peer pressure

“Nala’s Backyard Adventures: Nala Stands Tall” was written by Despena Zouzas of Chelmsford, with illustrations by Maria Katinas of Watertown.

Quincy literacy program shows that where there’s a will, there’s a way

Despite technological challenges imposed by the pandemic, tutors and students continue one-on-one lessons virtually through the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Wellesley voters back referendum question renaming Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The nonbinding question appeared on the ballot for the town’s municipal election, which included candidates for local office.

THE INFORMER

Shipwrecks, Route 9, and a virtual bingo night

Peabody Essex Museum’s upcoming exhibit “Shipwrecks” by artist Alexis Rockman will open to the public on March 6.

Newton

‘Newton Al Fresco’ to bring outdoor dining to city starting April 1

“Newton Al Fresco,” a local program to encourage outdoor dining and help restaurants amid the pandemic, is expected to begin April 1, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said in a statement.

Thomas Farragher

Devastating fire at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut can’t touch its soul

The Feb. 12 fire that tore through the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp destroyed the camp’s wood shop, its camp store, its cooking zone, and its arts & crafts center. But it could never reach the camp’s heart.

‘It is not just about memorizing facts.’ Historians examine how Black History Month was intended to be celebrated

Over time, Black History Month has become a time when topics, such as slavery, Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Era, are tackled in schools and in the media. But that wasn’t what Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History,” meant for the time solely to be about.

Forecast | Dave Epstein

Meteorological winter ends this weekend

This means that when we start the next work week, it’s officially spring in a weather person’s handbook

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