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DANVERS — Pulitzer Prize-winning author, war correspondent, Harvard University professor and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told an audience of more than 500 at St. John’s Prep Tuesday night that some students asked her question she had never been asked before.

BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker has appealed a Superior Court judge's ruling that would lift the governor's four-month ban on the sale of nicotine vaping products on Monday unless the administration makes changes.

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BOSTON — Animal welfare activists on Tuesday called on lawmakers to ban the use of elephants, big cats and other exotic animals in traveling circus shows.

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SALEM — City and state health officials are investigating “several cases” of Legionnaires’ disease tied to water quality at Pequot Highlands.

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SALEM — Salem State University is rolling out a "bold" plan for upcoming campus changes.

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PEABODY — Police seized $1.2 million worth of marijuana, byproducts like THC oil used in vaping devices and infused edibles, hallucinogenic mushrooms, oxycodone and thousands of vape cartridges Friday evening from a Peabody home.

BEVERLY – Plans to build the city’s first new police headquarters since officers carried six-shooter revolvers and drove Ford Model A’s cleared what likely is their final hurdle Monday night when the City Council approved $24 million of long-term borrowing to fund most of the project.

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BEVERLY – Plans to build the city’s first new police headquarters since officers carried six-shooter revolvers and drove Ford Model A’s appeared poised to clear a significant hurdle last night when the City Council approved $24 million of borrowing to fund most of the project.

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been indicted on 23 charges saying he negligently caused the deaths and was under the influence of one or more drugs at the time.

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SALEM — Gail Kucker, secretary to hundreds and mother to thousands, was honored at Salem High School yesterday with the dedication and renaming of the main office she worked in for 33 years.

GLOUCESTER  – With the exception of forced downtime from a couple of October nor'easters, the Indian summer autumn has provided Gloucester recreational charter fishing operators and their symbiotic partners, the whale watch outfits, with a good fall on the water.

BEVERLY — A former Beverly Hospital pharmacy technician accused of stealing more than 18,000 pills — most of them opiates — from electronic medication cabinets has again delayed her case. 

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SALEM — There's little left of the old district court building downtown, as demolition wraps up this week on the site. And it's still a week shy of Halloween, which the development team says it's been very mindful of.

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BOSTON — In a ruling critical of how Gov. Charlie Baker went about banning the sale of all vaping products for four months, a Superior Court judge on Monday allowed the administration's full ban to stay in effect, but only until next week unless changes are made.

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[Story Developing] A Superior Court judge on Monday allowed Gov. Charlie Baker's ban on the retail sale of vaping products to remain in place, but set deadlines for the administration to amend its order to allow for greater public feedback.

BOSTON — There were five "key themes" listed on the poster board next to Gov. Charlie Baker as he introduced a sweeping health care bill on Friday afternoon, including one that is also supported by an executive order the governor signed the same day.

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Dozens of people donned hats and sashes in Haverhill to pay tribute to the Haverhill suffragists who marched 100 years before them in the quest to allow women to vote.

BOSTON — Scores of high school students can retake a portion of last year’s MCAS exam after state education officials voided a controversial question that some deemed racially insensitive.

SALEM — As appeals on F.W. Webb's plans for a showroom on Bridge Street continues in court, the company is now in the final phase of $1 million in renovations to its main building at 295 Bridge St.

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SALEM — A Gloucester woman caught on cell phone video tussling with a Beverly woman on Route 128 in Danvers during a "road rage" incident in March will be on probation for a year.

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SALEM — Below are capsule profiles for the eight candidates running for four at-large seats on the Salem City Council. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SALEM — Starting this winter, the city plans to stop allowing residents to park in most school parking lots during winter snow emergencies.

Chief executives of a handful of pharmaceutical and drug distribution companies were negotiating Friday with government attorneys to see if they can reach a settlement ahead of the first federal trial over the nation's opioid crisis.

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BEVERLY — For Roy Enos, it was all about the olive oils. Paulie Eliuk was interested in the free gift card. And for Lili Rosso, it was her first-ever visit to a Whole Foods Market.

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