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Bone chilling temperatures predicted on Mount Washington during weekend cold snap

The dangerously frigid temperatures rolling into the region this weekend could make it feel as cold as 101 degrees below zero at the summit of Mount Washington, according to forecasters. 1 hour ago

‘Newly retired group meets on the golf course’: Ex-NFLers, celebs offer Tom Brady congrats on retirement

Luminaries of sports and media reacted with surprise, appreciation, and a few pithy jokes to Tom Brady’s announcement Wednesday morning that he’s retiring from the NFL “for good.” 1 hour ago

Another $31 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Massachusetts

For the second Tuesday in a row, the winning ticket for a $31 million Mega Millions jackpot came from Massachusetts, officials said. 1 hour ago

Beyonce announces world tour, including Gillette Stadium date this summer

The superstar announced Wednesday that her long-awaited “Renaissance World Tour” will kick off this summer with a stop in Foxborough on Aug. 1. 1 hour ago

RHODE MAP

Police reform, housing top the wish list for R.I. municipalities

The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns is out with its annual priorities for state lawmakers. 2 hours ago

RI FOOD & DINING

RI VegFest returns with plans for more vegan food, less waste

This year the organizers plan to work with Bootstrap Compost, a residential and commercial food scrap pickup service operating in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Dangerous intersections and roads in Boston and Springfield are about to get multi-million dollar upgrades

The money will pay for new speed humps, raised sidewalks, and other improvements to reduce speeding and increase visibility.

RI EDUCATION

Students in Central Falls got $10k to upgrade their high school. It drove a citywide ‘wave of democracy’

A budgeting model originated in Brazil launched as an elective class in Rhode Island’s poorest city. The approach is now taking hold statewide.

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

Local orchestras, bands heat up the winter music scene

The Bailey Street Brass, a South Shore-based brass quintet composed of Brockton Symphony Orchestra players, consists of two trumpets, a horn, trombone, and tuba.

INFORMER

A behind-the-scenes food tour, a jazz concert, and a nature sketching workshop

Foodies looking to try local eateries can join the Union Square Somerville Food Tour in Somerville.

Newton

Newton Community Pride announces Black History Month events

Black History Month is being commemorated this year in Newton with five free events in February meant to celebrate the “spirit, history, and culture” of Black America, according to organizers.

WEST OF BOSTON

Nominations sought to honor business leaders of color in western suburbs

Nominations are open to honor the most influential business leaders of color in Boston’s western suburbs, as well as recognize the region’s emerging top talents, organizers said.

Newton

City of Newton’s NewMo rideshare service offering all customers one free trip until Feb. 15

NewMo, which is short for “Newton in Motion,” rolled out three years ago as a transportation service for seniors, and expanded to take anyone as a customer in October 2021.

Quick getaways to the slopes

Blue Hills in Canton, Ski Bradford in Haverhill, and Nashoba Valley in Westford offer great escapes from indoor COVID confinement.

THE ARGUMENT

The Argument: Should Massachusetts give public school teachers the right to strike?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

Two little girls laughing until someone told us to stop

Janet’s timing was spot on and her laugh was contagious. She would laugh and then I would laugh, as we walked every morning to the school bus stop in Randolph, or on Saturday afternoons home from confession.