FILE - In this June 24, 2009, file photo Anna Kane, 5, looks down from "The Ledge," at Chicago's 110 story, 1,450 foot Willis Tower. The glass balcony is suspended 1,353 feet in the air and juts out 4 feet from the Sears Tower's 103rd floor Skydeck. The Tower is in contention with the 104-story, 1,776 foot One World Trade Center, a skyscraper built at the site of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York as the tallest building in America. A committee of architects recognized as the arbiters on world building heights is meeting Friday Nov. 8, 2013 in Chicago to decide whether a design change affecting One World Trade Center's needle disqualifies its hundreds of feet from being counted, which would deny the building the title of nation's tallest giving the title to Willis Tower. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
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Keenan to resign to take Salem State job
SALEM — State Rep. John Keenan said Tuesday he will resign from office Aug. 24 to take a new job as vice president of administration at Salem State University.
His announcement ended months of speculation about where the five-term Democrat would end up after leaving the Legislature. As it turns out, he is leaving four months before his term would have expired.
Legislature approves naming Salem Probate Court after Judge Thaddeus Buczko
BOSTON — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill to designate the Essex Probate and Family Court, located in Salem, in honor of Judge Thaddeus Buczko.
Chism attorney wants 'youthful offender' indictments dismissed
Philip Chism's attorney will argue that the state's "youthful offender" law, which requires that the Danvers teen be tried as an adult in last fall's rape and murder of his teacher, is unconstitutional.
In documents filed Monday, defense attorney Denise Regan contends that the statute, enacted in 1996, creates two classes of children within the court system, distinguishing them based solely on the charge.
Whale watching boat snagged by lobster trap rope
BOSTON (AP) — They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope off Massachusetts and they were forced to spend a long night at sea.
Market Basket store managers vow to resign
Store managers and assistant managers at Market Baskets in the area signed petitions Monday declaring they would work only for Arthur T. Demoulas, no matter who buys the grocery chain. "It was a voluntary petition," Salem store manager Dave Webber sa
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