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MARBLEHEAD — A 70-year-old man was seriously injured when he fell 20 feet from a ladder on Pleasant Street in Marblehead Monday morning.


TOPSFIELD — When America’s oldest agricultural fair gets underway Friday night, it will look a little different than it did two years ago.

Masks will remain required in Massachusetts public schools until at least Nov. 1, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said in guidance issued to districts and published Monday.

SALEM — The city has released a list of anticipated road closures for October in Salem, including parking lot closures and traffic impacts from planned special events. The Salem police will close roadways at any point if they determine they should be closed for public safety reasons.

BEVERLY — Details surrounding the case against a Beverly man charged with murder six months ago continue to be kept from the public.

A Superior Court judge on Thursday denied the request of the union representing 1,800 members of the state police to block the implementation of Gov. Charlie Baker's vaccine mandate until the details can be collectively bargained.

BOSTON — Public workers who claim hours they didn’t work could be sued in civil court under a proposal by the state’s inspector general, who says unscrupulous workers are robbing cities and towns of millions of dollars.

SALEM — A Peabody man charged in a crime spree, including the armed holdup of a Salem gas station and an armed carjacking back in August, will remain held on $100,000 bail following his arraignment in Salem Superior Court on Thursday.

MARBLEHEAD — Police have no evidence as of now to suggest that a group of teens found on the roof and grounds of Temple Emanu-El last weekend had any intention of committing a hate crime, the town’s police chief said Friday.

DANVERS — A Maine restaurant owner charged with drunken driving for the sixth time since 1983 will remain in custody, at least for now, pending a hearing to determine whether he poses a danger to the public.

NEWBURYPORT — A Danvers woman on probation for stealing items from a Newburyport store narrowly avoided a jail sentence after admitting to a judge she violated probation when she was caught shoplifting again.


CONCORD, N.H. — Retired Roman Catholic Bishop John McCormack, who faced criticism for his role in Boston’s clergy sex abuse scandal and led New Hampshire’s diocese during its own reckoning, has died.

If you're trying to break into the housing market right now, you may find that your down payment fund isn't going as far as you thought it would. Record-breaking rises in home prices mean the targets you set to save, say, 20 percent of your expected home purchase price may no longer cut it.

PeabodyWednesdayA Mandalay Drive resident came into the station, at 4:36 p.m.. to report a case of unemployment fraud.

The American housing market has been red hot. The combination of low borrowing rates, strong demand for more living and work-from-home space as the pandemic wears on and tight supply have driven up prices.

Southern California home prices were essentially flat in August from the previous month, as the market cools slightly from its torrid pace earlier this year.


The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest of "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday.


BOSTON -- Lawmakers want to shake up the state agency that oversees veterans affairs in Massachusetts in response to a COVID-19 outbreak last year at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home where nearly 80 residents died.


BEVERLY — Local preliminary elections are notorious for drawing a narrow slice of the electorate. But even by those standards, Tuesday’s election in Beverly stands as the ultimate in voter apathy.


BOSTON — Rising seas and damaging storms fueled by climate change threaten coastal communities, and lawmakers are seeking protections to harden the shoreline.

SALEM — Nearly six years after his conviction for first-degree murder, rape and robbery in the 2013 killing of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer, Philip Chism’s appeal is moving forward, with the state Supreme Judicial Court formally entering the case on its docket last month.

An exhibition of pastel paintings by Andrew Anderson-Bell has opened at the North Shore Arts Association, at 11 Pirates Lane, in Gloucester. The show of new works by the award-winning Ipswich artist will be on display through Sept. 29.


Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell in August and prices that have been soaring eased, the latest sign the housing market is cooling as intense competition leaves many would-be buyers on the sidelines.

SALEM — Salem police are investigating gunfire early Wednesday that left two vehicles damaged and shell casings scattered in the city’s Point neighborhood.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The three-bedroom, two-bath home has a corduroy-patterned exterior, rounded corners — and a cement pour that oozed from an industrial-sized toothpaste tube. And most intriguing of all, it comes from a 3D printer.


WASHINGTON — Bipartisan congressional talks on overhauling policing practices have ended without an agreement, the top Democratic bargainer said Wednesday, marking an unproductive end to an effort that began after killings of unarmed Black people by officers sparked protests across the U.S.

BOSTON — Lawmakers heard pitches on Tuesday to carve out a slice of federal relief funds to expand mental health and substance abuse programs, support regional food pantries and health boards, and cover other post-pandemic needs.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online learning.


BOSTON — The pandemic has taken a toll on the test scores of Massachusetts students, according to statewide MCAS test results from the spring 2021 exam released Tuesday by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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