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Finally: Census Bureau to release local data next week

The U.S. Census Bureau is expected to release data at the local level for Massachusetts next week. The data will be used to redraw the state's Congressional, Governor's Council, and state House and state Senate districts.

The other states also receiving their local data include Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, West Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. For each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

According to the Census Bureau, the information will include "summaries of population totals, as well as data on race, Hispanic origin and voting age for multiple geographies within the jurisdictions, such as census blocks, tracts, voting districts, cities, counties and school districts."

Via State House News Service: The Legislature's redistricting committee yesterday released a hearing schedule, with some meetings, including one planned for Roxbury, still in the works.

The meetings include:

-- Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m., Springfield High School;
-- Monday, March 28, 6 p.m., Lynn City Hall;
-- Monday, April 11, 6 p.m., Clark University, Worcester;
-- Monday, April 25, 6 p.m., Pittsfield City Hall;
-- Monday, May 2, 6 p.m., Massasoit Community College, Brockton;
-- Wednesday, May 11, 6 p.m., Framingham State University;
-- Monday, May 16, 6 p.m., New Bedford Public Library;
-- Tuesday, May 31, 6 p.m., Greenfield Community College;
-- Monday, June 6, 6 p.m., Quincy High School;
-- Monday, June 13, 6 p.m., Lawrence High School