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Man arrested after alleged fight involving a gun at Fairhaven store

Brandin Gonsalves, 22, was arraigned in New Bedford District Court Wednesday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of ammunition without a license, carrying a firearm without a license, and assault with intent to kill, according to police.

‘No plan’ to change Wellesley College admissions after students support referendum to admit transgender men

Wellesley president Paula Johnson said the school's mission as a women’s college remains relevant, even as the student body has become more diverse.


R.I. takes legal action against City of Woonsocket, operators of faulty facility that processes region’s wastewater

The civil complaint states that RI DEM has sent the city and its contractors several letters of non-compliance for failure to meet the conditions of the facility’s discharge permit, which requires that all wastewater be fully treated before being discharged into the Blackstone River.

Two months in, Healey faces a familiar challenge for past governors: an MBTA in disarray

While the new governor says she now owns the T, some advocates believe she could be more vocal by forcibly calling out the problems and her plans to address them.

As public health emergency ends, COVID vigilance should remain, public health experts say

Governor Maura Healey announced on Wednesday that she would end the state’s public health emergency, marking the beginning of what public health officials say is the next phase of life with COVID-19.

Victim identified, suspect charged in fatal Springfield shooting

Jahvante Perez, 25, of West Springfield, was shot around 7 p.m. Friday on Caldwell Drive. Jordan Cabrera, 25, of Chicopee, was charged with his murder, officials said Wednesday.


Reversing Roe was never going to be enough

The extremists have always wanted a national ban, and one that goes beyond surgical abortion to medication-assisted abortion.

NH Politics

Republican James Sununu wins reelection in North Hampton, N.H. — with help of local Democrats

Unified in their desire to improve cell phone access in this coastal town, residents voted for the person they thought could get the job done -- regardless of political party.

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‘Remember that time when there was nowhere else we needed to be?’

Three years after life changed drastically in households across the country, some adults cling to the habits developed during that time – or wish they could retain just a little bit of that forced tranquility.


Police help the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile makes an appearance in Pepperell, wild turkeys scare people in Wilmington, and other odd tales from local police departments.

Rain, snow, or shine, Mill City Weather is the go-to source in Merrimack Valley

“A lot of people rely on us, which is a big responsibility — in a nice way,” said founder Shawn Kelley.

Gloucester’s Indigenous history showcased in 400th anniversary celebration

The Cape Ann Museum’s partnership with SmokeSygnals and others is planned to celebrate the city’s 400th anniversary.

South of Boston

Life goes down a ‘Rabbit Hole’

Kingston theater stages Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about grief and rediscovering hope.


Women’s history, barks and books, and a search for spring

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour of the Ames mansion in Easton, home to the Ames family who were active suffrage leaders in Massachusetts.


Norwell businesses offered rebates to become energy-efficient

The rebates range from $4,000 to $30,000, depending on the company’s size and the type of systems that are installed.


Mill City Grows to hold annual Seed Swap March 18 in Lowell

Participants can choose from more than 1,000 seed packets for their home, school, or community gardens.