BEVERLY — A New Hampshire man is facing assault and firearm charges after police say he flashed a handgun at another driver who had inadvertently cut him off in Beverly Wednesday afternoon.

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Environment Massachusetts is conducting a statewide Save the Bees campaign this summer, canvasing to encourage people to take action to prevent bees from dying off. The campaign is specifically geared to passage of an act to protect Massachusetts pollinators, which would restrict the use of …

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BOSTON — Law enforcement officials have broken up a Merrimack Valley-based narcotics ring, arresting 12 individuals and seizing sizable quantities of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.

BOSTON – Eliminating the separate, lower minimum wage for tipped employees would help workers achieve greater financial stability and reduce exposure to harassment, advocates said Tuesday.

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DANVERS — Hobart Street resident Robin Kellow was upstairs in the shower Tuesday evening when she heard one of the young hockey player she hosts, Martin Moioffer, yelling something and running up and down the stairs.

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PEABODY — Since its founding 41 years ago, Christian Book Distributors has been known by its customers and employees as CBD for short.

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BOSTON — Massachusetts will have to spend more than $18 billion to fortify its coastline against rising seas and monster storms fueled by a changing climate, according to a new report.

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SALEM — Courtney Casey thought her emotional support dog, Nigil, would be better off inside her Jeep, parked in a dim garage, than walking around downtown Salem for five hours on a fall afternoon, her attorney suggested on Wednesday.

BOSTON — Labor rights groups are pressuring the state to require overtime pay for hundreds of thousands of salaried Massachusetts employees who don’t get paid for working extra hours.

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DANVERS — A family was left at least temporarily homeless after a fire possibly caused by a candle broke out about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in their 175 Hobart St. home.

PEABODY — The City Council's Finance Committee Tuesday night approved a $1.16 million supplemental school budget and shifted water and sewer costs out of the city's operating budget into a separate enterprise fund, a move which resulted in a 9% increase in rates.

MARBLEHEAD — Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Question 1, a debt exclusion override of Proposition 2 1/2 to pay for the $54.8 million construction of a new 450-student Bell-Coffin-Gerry school at the site of the Bell School on Baldwin Road.

SALEM — A now-disbarred Andover lawyer pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that she embezzled $170,000 from the estate of a Salisbury man, then misled the man's family and a judge. 

GLOUCESTER — Fourteen jurors were lined up outside the door to the courtroom Tuesday morning, waiting to be led to their seats to hear opening statements in the trial of a serial drunken driver who struck a pedestrian two years ago in Gloucester. 

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PEABODY — As the city gears up for its 36th annual Peabody International Festival, organizers are working on something a little different for the scores of local artisans who sell their wares to the thousands who flock to Peabody Square each September.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics.

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say they're likely to recommend charging an 80-year-old hiker who was rescued while trying to reach the summit of Mount Washington.

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BOSTON — State transportation officials are considering whether to keep the carpool lane along Interstate 93 open to general traffic for the next two years to help alleviate traffic congestion from the Tobin Bridge project.

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SALEM — Fire pits that burn wood and charcoal are already illegal in Salem, but the fire department wants to get that message out in a bigger way — and quickly.

PEABODY — Soon, Comcast will no longer be the only bundled cable television, high-speed internet and phone service provider in the city. 

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BEVERLY — A Boxford man will serve six months in jail and must perform 100 hours of community service for a drunken driving crash that left a mother and daughter from Marblehead with serious injuries as they were attempting to cross a Beverly street last December. 

SALEM — Police are still investigating and searching for a suspect in a shooting reported outside of the Bell at Salem Station apartments late Sunday night.

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PEABODY — While U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton's favorite beverage is milk, the Salem Democrat was "not crying over spilled milk" that he did not make the debate stage in Miami for the first round of 2020 Democratic presidential debates on June 26 and June 27.

MARBLEHEAD — Voters heading to the polls for Tuesday's Special Election will face a debt exclusion override of Proposition 2 1/2 to pay for the $54.8 million construction of a new kindergarten through third-grade school for 450 students on the site of the Bell School on Baldwin Road.

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SALEM — The city's new waterfront park on Derby Street, delayed by rainy weather and a variety of other issues, is finally nearing completion.

DANVERS — Residents of The Brentwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center reported several instances of verbal and physical abuse last year, including choking and being dragged into a room and left alone, according to state inspection reports.

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PEABODY — CuriousCity, the city's pop-up children's museum, with its giant storybook, Discover City where kids can design and make things, and miniature George Peabody Co-operative Bank, was supposed to close at the end of the month.

NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for one primary and six alternate seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.

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BEVERLY — Twice-inducted Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame member David Crosby was forced to cancel the second half of his Saturday night concert at the Cabot after being taken ill.

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Gloucester, MA - Claire R. (Caron) Valaskatgis, 85, of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday evening, June 15, 2019 at Care One at Essex Park, Beverly. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Valaskatgis. Born in Salem, Mass. on January 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Henri and Alice …

Salem - Marie (Carr) Daffe, 93, of Salem, passed away, June 14, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late J. Robert Daffe. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Beatrice (Kiley) Carr. Following her…