CONCORD, N.H.  — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013.

BOSTON — Opposition among members of the Governor's Council to putting another prosecutor on the Parole Board could derail Gov. Charlie Baker's newest nominee, who chastised the council at her recent confirmation hearing and openly contemplated withdrawing.

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NEWBURYPORT — A local man accused of uploading a nude video of his ex-girlfriend on Twitter earlier this year avoided jail time Wednesday in Newburyport District Court after admitting a judge could find him guilty of criminal harassment. 

ROWLEY – A veteran Rowley police officer filed suit against the department's chief and other officers Tuesday in Salem Superior Court seeking cash damages for emotional distress, civil rights violations and violating the state's Whistleblower Law. 

REVERE – As the state's first eastern Massachusetts casino prepares to open Sunday, residents in Everett and neighboring Revere are bracing for its potential impacts.

LYNNFIELD – House Minority Leader Brad Jones, who has led the super-minority House Republican caucus since Tom Finneran was speaker, will have a special guest at his Lynnfield fundraiser Thursday night.

BOSTON — The degree of funding boosts for low-income students is a key difference between one pending school finance proposal that would lead to $460 million in additional district funding by fiscal 2026 and another Beacon Hill plan that would result in $1.4 billion, according to a new analysis.

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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BOSTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making the case for impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, even as she seeks the Democratic nomination to challenge his re-election next year.

MIDDLETON — The president of the Danvers Fish and Game Club has pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault and battery stemming from an alleged confrontation with another club member last year. 

NEWBURYPORT — The five wooden artists' shanties which popped up on the west side of Waterfront Park over the weekend will be moved after Waterfront Trust officials learned the structures were on its property without permission.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him.

BOSTON — MBTA riders on Tuesday morning endured soggy, delay-filled commutes following an early morning Red Line train derailment that had negative ripple effects throughout the system.

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Doctors removed David Ortiz's gallbladder and part of his intestine after the beloved former Boston Red Sox slugger known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic, a spokesman said Monday.

BOSTON – The 116 lifeguards who will keep an eye on swimmers at metro area beaches operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation received new training this year on what to do if or when they come across a person suffering from a drug overdose.

NEWBURYPORT — The city's own William Shuttleworth touched ground in Canton, Ohio, on Wednesday, making a stop on his 3,000-mile journey by foot to California to raise awareness for veterans' issues.

BOSTON – Environmental policy cannot move forward without addressing the social injustices absorbed by communities that have traditionally hosted major industrial operations, advocates said Wednesday.

BOSTON — Physicians and medical researchers are pressing for tougher laws to protect the public from high-potency cannabis products.

QUINCY – Sen. Michael Brady, a third-term Democrat from Brockton, agreed Tuesday to surrender his driver's license for 45 days and enlist in an alcohol use education program to resolve charges stemming from a drunk driving incident over a year ago when he was arrested in Weymouth.

BOSTON – Supporters of a comprehensive sex education bill say momentum is building behind their years-long push, with a majority of state lawmakers lined up behind the legislation.

BOSTON – With Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station now offline for good, Attorney General Maura Healey is worried there is not enough money to safely clean up the Plymouth plant site and renewing her call for federal regulators to hold a hearing on the proposed sale and decommissioning of the plant.

BOSTON — If you’re at least 21 in Massachusetts, you can legally buy recreational marijuana at more than a dozen stores that have opened over the past several months. But when it comes to using those products, the law says you can only do so discreetly and privately.

WEST NEWBURY — Amid a chorus of praise from residents for this year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremonies, the presence of a Confederate flag and aggressive language on a vehicle rolling down Main Street on Monday has has drawn criticism from residents who found the display to be offensive.

MANCHESTER — In the end, finding her own slice of history turned out to be the easy part for Manchester historian C.P. "Kitty" Weaver. She merely had to journey to the attic of her Bridge Street home, which housed one of two remaining original copies of the seminal treaty signed 151 years ag…

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking an independent monitor to keep an eye on Wynn Resorts for five years, a condition of the commission's order penalizing the gambling company for its "significant" and "repetitive" failures related to sexual misconduct allegations against founder …

State public health officials this weekend confirmed a second case of measles this year in Massachusetts, diagnosed Friday in a child from Greater Boston who visited a handful of South Shore locations this month.

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

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