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DANVERS — This case involves a golf cart, a suspect who lives in a mobile home park and the theft of a hand dryer from a gas station restroom. But despite sounding like a typical "Florida man" news report, it happened in Danvers, Massachusetts. 


BEVERLY — The MBTA has doubled the price of parking at its garage in Beverly in the agency's latest effort to calibrate just how many people use the facility.

BOSTON — Brian Rosa, a 13-year-old living in Allston with his parents and younger sister, said he lives in fear of losing his family. Sony Fernandez, an immigrant from Brazil living in Fall River, said she has witnessed the disruption deportation causes among immigrant communities in the state.

BOSTON — The Baker administration is again proposing $200 million in annual local road repair funds, despite repeated calls from municipal officials for a larger allocation and a multi-year plan to help meet pressing infrastructure needs.

SALEM — A zoning plan to allow 180 apartments across seven separate parcels on Highland Avenue failed by a single vote from the City Council Thursday night, thus allowing the project to go forward in a way that supporters have argued is worse by design.

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DANVERS — Four people suffered minor injuries in a three-car crash that was caused by a driver heading the wrong way on Route 128 early Thursday morning.


BEVERLY — When news spread that the longtime owners of the Book Shop of Beverly Farms were looking to retire, some customers feared another story of the demise of an independent bookstore. Fortunately for local book lovers, the plot was not that predictable.

SALEM — Lawyers for a man and woman charged with assaulting another woman during a brawl outside a downtown Salem bar last October say video they have obtained contradicts witness statements and parts of a police report. 

NEWBURYPORT — Juniors and seniors at Newburyport High School will soon be able to earn both college and high school Advanced Placement credits through a tuition-free dual enrollment program with Endicott College.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate headed into the second day of arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment case as House Democrats argue that he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress for personal political gain ahead of the 2020 election.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship.

BOSTON — The median sale price for single family homes in Massachusetts set an all-time record last year, and a real-estate industry analyst expects the trend to continue in 2020.

BOSTON — Police have seized weapons belonging to at least 20 people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others under the state's "red flag" law, according to newly released data.

BOSTON — Communities and schools will see more money from the state under Gov. Charlie Baker’s preliminary 2021 budget, which was unveiled Wednesday.

MARBLEHEAD — An Illinois attorney who was already facing charges in Essex County related to his alleged role in a "romance scam" that targeted a Marblehead woman two years ago is now under federal indictment. 

SALEM — A 27-year-old Amesbury man is being held without bail, charged with targeting and then robbing a man 40 years his senior last September in downtown Salem. 

BOSTON — A watchdog group says U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan "knowingly and willfully violated federal law" by loaning money to her campaign ahead of the 2018 election.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses.

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DANVERS — The Board of Selectmen is urging the Legislature to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day, elevating a discussion in Oniontown that could lead to further local action down the road.


SALEM — The historic impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate of President Donald J. Trump and whether his dealings with Ukraine constituted "treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors" began in earnest on Tuesday.

DANVERS — The drunken driving case against a now-suspended Danvers police officer has been moved to Newburyport District Court, where he was arraigned on Tuesday. 


BOSTON — City and town leaders are pressing lawmakers to make permanent a popular, yet controversial subsidy that doles out tens of millions of dollars worth of tax credits to Hollywood studios.

SWAMPSCOTT — Rory Richards of Swampscott won a $1 million Powerball prize after the first five numbers on his ticket matched those selected in the game’s Jan. 11 drawing.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol. Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial.

BOSTON — During his run for governor in 2014, Charlie Baker promised to increase total local aid, including education funding and unrestricted aid, by the same amount as growth in state revenues.

SWAMPSCOTT — A 17-year-old Swampscott male was in critical condition after a car crash in Swampscott on Saturday night, according to the Essex District Attorney's Office.


DANVERS — Townspeople and area residents turned out by the hundreds Monday at Danvers High School to honor — in art, music and personal experience — the history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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BOCA RATON, FL - Natalie (Simon) Katz, 79, of Boca Raton, Fla. (formerly of Swampscott), died on Thursday. Born and raised in Lawrence, Natalie Katz was the wife of the late Loeb Katz, who passed in 2016 for 53 years. She was a longtime member of Temple Emanuel of Andover, Temple Emanuel, Ma…