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DANVERS — Twelve men who were at one time associated with St. John's Preparatory School are on a list released Friday of current or former Xaverian Brothers members with "a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against them." 

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Those visiting Marblehead are in for a sight, as the town transformed into Salem during Halloween almost overnight.

SALEM — A Salem man with a degree in criminal justice and, at least until his arrest, a job as a security guard, has been charged with stealing a power wheelchair and taking it on a joyride around downtown Salem Sunday evening. 

NEWBURYPORT – A local business owner filed a complaint with police Saturday shortly after a sign accusing her husband of being an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was found hanging from a bridge over Merrimac Street near her salon. 

[Story Developing] In the first eight days that Encore Boston Harbor was open, gamblers wagered more than $93.5 million on the slot machines alone at the Everett casino and the Wynn Resorts operation counted $16.79 million in total revenue, or more than $2 million a day.

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BOSTON — Advocates of a statewide ban on plastic shopping bags are among those urging lawmakers to toss the latest attempt at legislation in the trash.

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SALEM — Local residents and developers can now compete for the right to save the historic Salem Diner. 

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SALEM — City officials were hoping three companies would pitch their ideas for redeveloping the vacant Superior Court and County Commissioner buildings on Federal Street.

LAWRENCE — A Lawrence man is facing charges in connection with a car crash that killed an 8-year-old girl Saturday night, according to a statement from Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.

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DANVERS — A water main break early Friday evening at the intersection of Conant, Elliott, and Poplar streets and Burley Farm Road has left a sinkhole.

PEABODY — As Massachusetts State Police Trooper Christopher Goodwin put the handcuffs on his wrists, William Schreiter began to plead. 

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BEVERLY — When Lance Daly lived in an apartment on Prospect Hill in Beverly, he and his friends would sit on the porch overlooking a nearby brick structure and wonder, “What the heck is that?”

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker has rejected a labor-friendly proposal to give unions more access to public sector workers, saying provisions violate employees' privacy rights.

BOSTON — The Registry of Motor Vehicles has not only been failing to review out-of-state driver violations, but has often failed to warn other states about infractions in Massachusetts, officials said Friday. 

SALEM — The state attorney general’s office is reviewing Peabody Essex Museum’s move of historical Salem documents from the Phillips Library to the museum’s Collection Center in Rowley.

PEABODY — The first test of new residential overlay zoning meant to spur a dense mix of housing and commercial uses in and around the Northshore Mall passed 10-0 by the City Council Thursday night.

HAMILTON — The town clerk's office in Hamilton, left unstaffed by the resignation of Andrea Dello Russo and the promotion of her assistant to a new role in the town's government, will reopen on a full-time basis Monday after weeks of limited hours, the town manager said on Thursday. 

PEABODY — The light plant's rates that kicked in July 1 are the lowest they have been since December 2009, according to Peabody Municipal Light Plant spokesman John Maihos.

BYFIELD – A Haverhill woman charged with breaking into at least two storage units in April pleaded guilty to larceny and breaking and entering charges Thursday in Newburyport District Court and was sentenced to nine months in jail. 

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BEVERLY – Front Street resident Ginny Hartnett said she already has a tough time finding a parking space near her home in the historic Fish Flake Hill neighborhood.

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MARBLEHEAD — Glover’s Marblehead Regiment will again host its annual Revolutionary War Encampment living history event at Saturday at Fort Sewall, 8 Fort Sewall Lane, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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PEABODY — After months of speculation, Hemisphere Development Group LLC has filed a special permit application to redevelop the former J.B. Thomas Hospital site into 110 senior condominiums spread among three residential buildings.

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DANVERS — Some might say hockey player Martin Moioffer has ice water in his veins. 

BEVERLY — A former Beverly man admitted Wednesday to threatening his pregnant neighbor in a Beverly condo complex with a handgun last April because he was angry at the noise her fiance's service dog was making. 

SALEM — A Gloucester man is facing a breaking and entering charge after allegedly going into a Manchester home while dressed like a pirate, startling a middle-aged woman who lives there, Sunday evening. 

Read more about this year's high school graduates on the North Shore in our special Salute to Seniors section.

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