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State lawmakers on Monday unveiled proposed new congressional maps for Massachusetts that would put all of Fall River into the 4th District represented by freshman Democrat Jake Auchincloss.


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For Boston’s communities of color, the redistricting process for the Massachusetts House and Senate offers a chance to advocate for better representation. Under maps expected to be approved Wednesday, the state Legislature would add 13 new majority-minority districts — districts in which the larger share of population is not white — in the House and three new ones in the Senate, resulting in a total of 33 House districts and six Senate districts that are majority-minority.


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In the spring of 1812, a drawing of a dragon-like creature with a forked tongue was published in the Boston Gazette newspaper. Its body encompassed a stretch of land from near Boston up the New Hampshire border, then hooking left to the ocean.


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