We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

PEABODY — A three-car crash involving an apparent overdose injured at least seven people and left police and first responders scrambling at the height of rush-hour traffic Monday evening.

featured

BOSTON — Access to the overdose-reversing drug naloxone can be had without a prescription in Massachusetts and a majority of states. A "standing order" allows nurses, drug counselors, family members or friends of people dealing with opioid addiction to carry and administer the life-saving medicine.

featured

DANVERS — On Monday morning, Robert H. Roy, a disabled Vietnam combat veteran, told the large crowd gathered inside Thorpe Elementary School how this year marks the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day. 

featured

BEVERLY — As the city's longest-serving mayor, Bill Scanlon walked in the annual holiday parade many times. This year he'll get a ride.

DANVERS — Back in 2011, when North Face fleeces and Coach handbags were coveted commodities, a woman used the credit card information of two Massachusetts women to procure one of each, delivered to the door of her Manchester, New Hampshire apartment.

SALEM — An event promoted as the official book launch party for “Salem Serves,” the latest in more than 10 historical books by Salem author Bonnie Hurd Smith, had a somewhat different focus, as publication had been unexpectedly delayed.

featured

BEVERLY — In Boston, voters last Tuesday elected a City Council with a majority of women for the first time in the city’s history. The election in Beverly wasn’t quite as dramatic, but the city made a statement of its own by doubling the number of women on its city council.

HAMILTON — Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s accreditation may be in jeopardy “if current conditions continue or worsen,” according to the agency that evaluates hundreds of New England colleges.

featured

SALEM — In August 2004, 10 years before he was elected to Congress, Seth Moulton was a young Marine Corps infantry officer on his second tour of Iraq, fighting in the Battle of Najaf.

BOSTON — A new battle is brewing on Beacon Hill over the state’s gas tax, with advocates pushing to raise the levy to pay for upgrades to public transit and fix crumbling roads and bridges.

featured

PEABODY — Peter Kelleher recalled for his student interviewer how, as an Army private with the Third Army during World War II in 1944, he had kept a bridge in Saint-Nicolas in northern France from being blown up.

featured

DANVERS — Residents will be able to learn more about a proposed $3.4 million project to refurbish the old Hay Barn at Endicott Park into a place for weddings, events, conferences, community gatherings and recreational programs.

featured
  • Updated

Veterans Day this year falls on a Monday. Public schools; city, town, state and federal offices; public libraries, post offices, and most banks will be closed. Restaurants, convenience stores, liquor stores, retail stores will be open. Trash pickup will be delayed one day. The MBTA is operat…

SALEM — A Lawrence mother whose 14-month-old baby swallowed a fentanyl-tainted pill left on the floor admitted to a child endangerment charge Thursday in Salem Superior Court. 

BOSTON — Medical marijuana users are on track to regain access to vaping products starting next week after the Cannabis Control Commission did not uphold the Baker administration's ban.

AMESBURY – A New Hampshire man who tracked down a Linwood Place woman on the internet and came to her home unannounced with “ice cream, champagne and condoms” was arrested and charged Tuesday night after police responded to a 911 call, according to Newburyport District Court records.

featured

SALEM — A Marblehead man will spend the next year on probation after admitting to repeatedly punching his 1 1/2 year old yellow Lab named Clemintine while they sat in his parked car at Salem's Forest River Park last spring. 

There is no underestimating the allure and importance of the Atlantic striped bass for recreational and commercial anglers alike. Now both groups face significant catch reductions for the 2020 fishing season for the iconic inshore fish.

PEABODY — A suspended Peabody police sergeant, who is charged with abusing and attempting to strangle his girlfriend during a dispute in August, was arraigned Wednesday on two new charges, both stemming from incidents the woman told police occurred earlier in their relationship. 

DANVERS — A group of residents are pushing to rename the Senior Center on Stone Street after the town's longest-serving town manager: Wayne Marquis.

featured

SALEM — The new head of the Peabody Essex Museum says the sprawling world-class museum, filled with art celebrating the city's historic maritime trade, is shifting its gaze away from building new gallery space toward the North Shore community and the city's Halloween trade.

SALEM — A car's abrupt turn Saturday night into a convenience store parking lot on Lafayette Street in Salem turned up two loaded guns and led to firearms charges against four men.

breaking

BEVERLY — The driver of the car that crashed into a CVS on Dodge Street early Wednesday morning has died in what police are calling a suicide.

AMESBURY — The city will see a new mayor next year after Kassandra Gove defeated incumbent Mayor Ken Gray in the municipal election Tuesday by a 2,306 to 2,149 vote.

Former interim police Chief John McCarthy won one of four city councilor at-large seats at play in Tuesday's elections, becoming the only newcomer to join the body's city-wide representatives.

NEWBURYPORT — The city chose to ban retail marijuana sales with about 36.5% of its 14,782 registered voters turning out at the polls Tuesday.

featured

SALEM — Retired police Capt. Conrad Prosniewski dominated the field in the City Councilor-at-large race Tuesday, securing one of four available seats, while incumbent councilor Elaine Milo found herself out of the running in sixth place. In Ward 6, there was a much tighter race that could se…

Elections 2019

Get the latest news on the municipal elections this year on the North Shore.

The Salem News Podcasts

Check out our series of podcasts on topics from high school football to Halloween in Salem.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Topsfield - Mr. Kenneth A. Moser, 88, of Topsfield, beloved husband of the late Shirley (Mitchell) Moser, died Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Masconomet Healthcare in Topsfield, Mass. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, Ken was the son of the late Roy E. and Rebecca S. (Sticker) Moser. He was raised an…