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Most Rhode Island voters don’t think President Biden should run in 2024, new Boston Globe/Suffolk poll shows

Even reliably blue Rhode Island has concerns about President Joe Biden seeking a second term. 1 hour ago

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Gorbea leads McKee, Foulkes surges in R.I. governor’s race, Boston Globe/Suffolk poll shows

“Now it’s not a two-person race – it’s a three-person race,” Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos says. 1 hour ago

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Republican Allan Fung leads in R.I.’s 2nd Congressional District, new Boston Globe/Suffolk poll shows

The former Cranston mayor leads each of his potential Democratic opponents, giving the GOP its best chance to flip a seat that has been held by Democrats since 1991. 1 hour ago

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Cost of living is top issue in R.I. governor’s race, new Boston Globe/Suffolk poll shows

The survey of 800 likely voters shows that 32.5 percent identified the cost of living as the top issue in the race, a sign that the national inflation crisis and increased costs at the gas pump and the grocery story are taking their toll on Rhode Islanders. 1 hour ago

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Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll of likely Rhode Island voters: Explore the data

The cellphone and landline poll of 800 likely midterm voters in Rhode Island was conducted June 19 to June 22 by Suffolk University for the Boston Globe. 1 hour ago

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Nearly two-thirds of Rhode Islanders favor banning assault weapons, new Boston Globe/Suffolk poll shows

The General Assembly passed three pieces of gun legislation this session, but it did not take up a proposed ban on assault-style weapons. 1 hour ago

Shooting fears sow chaos at San Francisco, New York City Pride events

Fears of active shooters at Pride events in New York City and San Francisco caused chaos Sunday, overshadowing the celebrations amid heightening concerns about previous shootings at LGBTQ spaces and the frequency of mass shootings in the United States.

Injured in Vietnam, John Eade, 79, became a leader in politics, government, and architecture

From Vietnam to Boston City Hall, Mr. Eade was praised for his courage and exacting sense of right and wrong.

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Buttonwoods Museum reimagines how to tell Haverhill’s history

The Buttonwoods Museum is embarking on a project aimed at re-energizing the Water Street institution and making it more representative of Haverhill's diverse population.

‘A topic that resonates’: Documentary on loneliness brings people together at West Newton Cinema

More than 130 people gathered together in the West Newton Cinema on June 15 to watch “All the Lonely People,” a documentary on loneliness and social isolation before and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newton Highlands Village Day festival celebrates the ‘Highlands and life’

After missing two years due to the pandemic, more than a thousand visitors celebrated the 45th annual Newton Highlands Village Day street festival and 5K road race June 12.

Neither snow nor rain? Mail delivery in Newton hit by staffing shortages

Newton is one of many cities around the country experiencing staffing shortages with the United States Postal Service — straining workers, causing disruptions in mail delivery, and leaving some residents wondering why their mailboxes are empty.

Newton School Committee picks former Brockton superintendent as interim leader

Newton’s School Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved Kathleen Smith, a longtime Brockton educator and former superintendent, to lead the city’s school system as its interim leader for the coming academic year.

Newton officials press state for $85 million to upgrade commuter rail stations

Members of the Newton City Council and the city’s mayor are asking state lawmakers for $85 million to help cover the cost for long-sought upgrades at the city’s three Commuter Rail stations.

Newton leaders push back on MBTA proposal to slash seven express bus routes

Newton’s leaders are pushing back on a sweeping redesign of the MBTA’s bus network that would scale back the number of express bus routes serving the city.

Live music is now on the menu around Greater Boston

As more people grow comfortable gathering again, some are finding they don’t need to venture all the way into the big city to enjoy live music.