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SALEM — Congressman Seth Moulton, yet again, will not be among 20 presidential candidates on the stage now for the second round of Democratic National Committee debates, July 30 and 31 on CNN.

PEABODY — Councilors say a new measure meant to spur housing in commercial places such as the Northshore Mall and parts of Route 1 is in need of a fix.

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MARBLEHEAD — Police said they are investigating a shooting on Thursday night in which two or three shots were fired and nobody was struck. 

INDIANAPOLIS — Seth Moulton, a presidential candidate for 2020, called for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump and encouraged the attendees of the Young Democrats of America convention to do “what’s right.”

SALEM — A trifecta of housing development options are gradually working their way through the City Council's chambers.

SWAMPSCOTT — Peter Spellios, chairman of the Select Board, thanked fellow Swampscott resident and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker for speaking out against tweets and comments President Donald Trump directed this week at four progressive members of Congress known as 'The Squad.'

BOSTON — The drawn-out wrangling over details of a nearly $43 billion spending plan earned Massachusetts a new distinction on Thursday: It became the only state that starts its fiscal year in July and still doesn't have a formal budget.


SWAMPSCOTT — A mile from his own home, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday announced nearly $120 million in subsidies and tax credits to spur more affordable housing in the state.


SALEM — Bentley Academy Charter School is departing from its charter school model and becoming an "innovation school" under direct city control beginning with the 2020-21 school year.

SALEM — An early alarm and almost instantaneous response by firefighters likely prevented extensive damage Thursday afternoon from a fire in the basement of the three-story apartment building at 12-14 Summer St.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he was unhappy with his supporters chanting "send her back" after he assailed a young Democratic congresswoman who he's suggested should leave the U.S.

MIDDLETON — Gov. Charlie Baker touted the state's economic prowess to a gathering of North Shore business leaders on Thursday, but warned that a shortage of housing threatens to tamp down gains made in recent years.


Gov. Charlie Baker remained the country's most popular governor in the latest Morning Consult quarterly rankings released Thursday, enjoying 59-point net approval during a survey period that largely took place before a string of breakdowns on the MBTA and a scandal at the Registry of Motor V…

As it continues to build out the nation's first statewide cannabis social equity program, the Cannabis Control Commission on Wednesday selected six organizations to provide technical and financial assistance to prospective business owners from communities disproportionately harmed by past dr…

SALEM — Bentley Academy Charter School is departing from its charter school model and becoming an "innovation school" under direct city control beginning with the 2020-21 school year.

PEABODY — Peabody High will have a new principal this fall with the sudden resignation of its well-liked educational leader, Eric Buckley.

BOSTON — Democratic Rep. Lori Trahan is being criticized for offering advice over social media to legal or illegal migrants on how to deal with federal immigration crackdowns.

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016, more than a week after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information that supports the actor's claims of innocence.

The Board of Higher Education plans a series of early August hearings on proposed regulations involving the identification and monitoring of private colleges and universities at risk of closure.

MARBLEHEAD — Two Arizona motorcyclists who, by all rights, could have been the middle ingredient in a car-motorcycle sandwich, actually walked away from their head-scratching crash with relatively minor injuries.

SALEM — The former youth hockey coach charged with molesting 10  boys he had been hired to coach was unsuccessful in his bid Wednesday for a bail hearing, as the local court is waiting on yet another ruling from the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC). Christopher Prew, 32, of Winthrop, has been he…

AMESBURY — A Middleton man, who frightened a woman and her toddler when he mistakenly tried getting into their car after picking up methamphetamine, escaped jail time following his appearance Monday in Newburyport District Court.  

[Developing] The MBTA’s Blue Line is partially shut down Wednesday morning as the transit agency deals with a power issue near Government Center.


SALEM — Congressman and presidential candidate Seth Moulton raised more than $1.2 million in the second quarter of the year, his campaign announced Tuesday, putting him far behind the top-tier presidential candidates. But he is not giving up.


BOSTON — Package store owners are resisting a proposal to lift the state's prohibition on discounts for beer, wine and liquor sales, saying it will drive small, mom-and-pop retailers out of business.

SALEM — The trial of a man charged with murdering his estranged wife in her Salem apartment nearly three years ago is set to get underway in September. 

HAMILTON — A now-former selectwoman was not harassing the town of Hamilton's now-former clerk when she made inquiries and public statements concerning the office, an investigation by an outside lawyer concluded. 

PEABODY — A Peabody man who has already done jail time on prior gun charges was arrested Tuesday morning on charges that he was selling fentanyl, following a nearly 10-month investigation by Peabody police detectives. 


DANVERS — North Shore Community College has received the largest gift in the college's history, a $1.765 million donation that will be used to create a simulation health care center, the college announced Tuesday.

SALEM — A Salem District Court judge on Tuesday sharply increased the bail of a Lynn man who was deported before he could stand trial on charges that he ran a drug ring in Salem back in 2016.

PEABODY — A civil lawsuit accusing Peabody police of using excessive force while arresting a teenager at the McDonald's in downtown Peabody 3 1/2 years ago is scheduled to go to trial in October. 

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

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