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Carl Yastrzemski is a living baseball legend with a Triple Crown season (1967) and a 23-year, Hall of Fame career on his resume.

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PEABODY — Superintendent Cara Murtagh announced Monday she is keeping Dr. Chris Lord on as the principal of Peabody High for the next year instead of making a new hire for the job.

BOSTON — Package stores are gearing up for what could be a costly ballot battle with a multinational convenience store chain that wants to lift the state’s decades-old restrictions on alcohol licenses.

PEABODY — A Peabody police sergeant, already facing charges after allegedly trying to strangle his girlfriend last month when she told him she was ending their relationship, has now been ordered held without bail, after police say he violated a restraining order on Friday. 

SALEM — The former Salem man charged with killing his estranged wife in her Salem apartment three years ago is expected to take the stand in his own defense on Tuesday. 

BOSTON — A Republican-backed fiscal watchdog group will ask a federal judge on Tuesday to void a new state campaign finance law that requires the disclosure of top donors in political advertising.

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MANCHESTER — A lifejacket saved a kayaker who floated in 4-foot seas for about three hours before being found off House Island, on the outskirts of Manchester Harbor, the Coast Guard said.

SALEM — Below are capsule profiles for six of the seven candidates running for three seats on the Salem School Committee. A preliminary election Tuesday, Sept. 17, will narrow the field to the top six vote-getters, who will advance to the general election on Nov. 5.

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BEVERLY — The Beverly Housing Authority is hoping to do a much-needed $3 million renovation of its Balch Street apartment complex for elderly and disabled residents.

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MARBLEHEAD — The school year is off to an "excellent start," says Donna Zaeske, principal at the Bell at Eveleth School, who oversees the town's smallest public school for some of the town's youngest students.

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SALEM — Now that he is out of the race, Congressman Seth Moulton, D-Salem, said it's important to understand why he took a shot at being president in the first place — to beat President Donald Trump.

SALEM — Below are capsule profiles for the 11 candidates running for four at-large seats on the Salem City Council. A preliminary election Tuesday, Sept. 17, will narrow the field to the top eight vote-getters, who will advance to the general election on Nov. 5.

MANCHESTER — A lifejacket saved a kayaker who floated in 4-foot seas for about three hours before being found off House Island, on the outskirts of Manchester Harbor, the Coast Guard said.

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MARBLEHEAD — Gen. John Glover’s Regiment of hearty Marblehead sailors and fishermen were the first to lead George Washington’s troops across the Delaware River on Christmas evening in 1776, says Larry Sands of Marblehead.

SALEM — After more than a year of work, dozens of hours of hearings and one failed ordinance proposal, the City Council finally approved a special permit process Thursday night that will allow vacant municipal and religious buildings to be redeveloped into housing.

BOSTON — The state’s antiquated natural gas system has myriad safety risks that are being compounded by gaps in regulatory oversight and other deficiencies, according to a new independent report.

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DANVERS — On July 15, Donny Yeaton, a mechanic and longtime town Department of Public Works employee, was headed home after work on his Harley-Davidson when a car ran a red light at Endicott Street and hit him broadside, said Danvers police officer Kevin Wood, one of Yeaton’s friends.

PEABODY — A merger between two of the North Shore’s oldest banks will become official on Oct. 1.

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BEVERLY – As home to the only race in the Sept. 24 preliminary election, Ward 3 pretty much had the stage to itself Thursday night.

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SALEM — An order targeting flagpoles at Riley Plaza in downtown Salem has brought the debate surrounding Columbus Day to the City Council chambers, and it passed without the explorer's name attached to it.

SALEM — A former four-term councilor and two fresh faces to the city's political scene will be on the ballot for Ward 6 City Councilor in next week's preliminary election, which will send two of them on to the general election in November.

SALEM — Voters in Ward 3 will be faced with choosing between one of four candidates vying for that seat on the City Council in next week's preliminary election.

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BEVERLY – The planned closing of a mental health and addiction program at Beverly Hospital has been postponed due to the hospital's failure to notify state officials of the move.

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BEVERLY — A former Swampscott police officer who murdered a Beverly man more than three decades ago has been granted parole, even as he continues to maintain that the Essex County District Attorney's office is lying about his motive for the 1987 murder and insists that he acted in self-defen…

BOSTON — Counselors for recovering addicts and their families are among those applauding Attorney General Maura Healey's refusal to sign onto a multi-billion settlement with Purdue Pharma over its role in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis.

SALEM — A former Salem man on trial for strangling his wife — a killing he says he committed in the heat of passion — was scolded by the Salem Superior Court judge presiding over his trial, after making a series of gestures and at least one comment about his estranged daughter's testimony on…

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BEVERLY — After being closed for 72 hours due to a rehabilitation project on Runway 16/34, the Beverly Regional Airport reopened in time to welcome five World War II vintage planes for the public to explore this weekend. 

BOSTON — There are more than 3,600 veterans attending public higher education institutions in Massachusetts, and a state lawmaker from Westford is pitching a bill he says will help those students and active-duty military members transition to life on campus.

As officials warn about the significant risks Massachusetts faces from Eastern equine encephalitis, this year's first case of another illness often transmitted by mosquitoes, West Nile virus, has been confirmed.

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BOSTON — Under fire for its role in the opioid epidemic, the company that makes and sells OxyContin has reportedly agreed to a settlement with 22 state attorneys general and thousands of municipalities, but not Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who is pledging to continue her figh…

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DANVERS — While Lynn Mayor Tom McGee can boast about his city's waterfront and the fact acts like Bad Company are selling out the Lynn Auditorium, Beverly Mayor Michael Cahill one-upped him with the truth that the Garden City has Blue Oyster Cult at The Cabot, and a new waterfront restaurant…

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PEABODY — Several hundred seniors gathered under two big tents Wednesday around noon at what turned out to be the largest Senior Day ever held at the city's Brooksby Farm on Felton Street; it was also the 18th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11.

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SALEM — Douglas Steeves Jr. was angry. Both the prosecution and the defense agree on that. 

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BOSTON — Sales of ivory and rhinoceros horn between Massachusetts residents, technically legal thanks to a gap in state law, will contribute to rapidly declining animal populations if left unaddressed, lawmakers and supporters of legislation said Tuesday.

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New audit results suggest state regulators have not properly prioritized and conduct investigations of cases of alleged mistreatment of nursing home residents in Massachusetts, prompting a call for change from from Auditor Suzanne Bump.

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BEVERLY — Residents once again turned out in force for a public hearing on a proposal to build another new apartment building on Rantoul Street.

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SALEM — One of the most influential people in bringing British drama to American television sat in an armchair with an interviewer at Salem State University Tuesday night, two martinis ready to go between them.

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PEABODY — Mayor Ted Bettencourt tried to clear the airwaves when it came to the status of a legal appeal of a controversial cell tower planned for land behind Michael’s Limousine at 161 Lynn St., during a neighborhood meeting Tuesday night.