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39 minutes ago
Massachusetts sees brisk trade in illicit ivory

BOSTON (AP) - The Beverly auctioneer made quick work of a bullwhip belonging to television cowboy Rex Trailer and a 19th-century Russian icon before turning later to Chinese figurines that had been advertised as wood.

39 minutes ago
'Pickleball' spurs physical activity in Massachusetts town

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Some households set up basketball hoops and swimming pools to boost outdoor activity. Sue Carnevale had something else in minda" a pickleball training center.

57 minutes ago
Boston's David Ortiz starting at 1st base

BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz will be using his glove to start a game in Fenway Park for the first time in nearly 10 years.

Today at 12:18PM
With Massachusetts officially in the casino game, now what?

BOSTON (AP) - The casino gambling industry is off and running with the recent opening of the Plainridge Park Casino in southeastern Massachusetts.

Today at 12:00PM
Cargo ship arriving Monday in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - The first heavy freighter to offload cargo at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal is arriving this week.

Today at 11:24AM
On gas, nuclear, hydro, Vermont ducks energy problems

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - When Vermont became the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in 2012, Gov. Peter Shumlin said the ban was "in keeping with our environmental ethic and our protection of our natural resources."

Today at 11:24AM
No more 'honor' system at MBTA parking lots

BOSTON (AP) - The MBTA is saying goodbye to the so-called "honor box" payment system at unstaffed T parking lots and urging customers to take a more modern approach.

Jul 4
Parades, hot dogs, cold beer: America celebrates July 4

Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations:

Jul 4
Buchholz tosses complete game, Red Sox beat Astros 6-1

BOSTON (AP) - Clay Buchholz knew he had it going right away.

Jul 4
No injuries as woman hits cars, house trying avoid parade

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) - Police say a woman hit two cars and a house while trying to turn around and avoid the Fourth of July parade in East Longmeadow.

Jul 4
Lawrence woman fatally shot, police investigating

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in Lawrence.

Jul 4
America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer

The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the country:

Jul 4
New program opens parks, recreation options for disabled

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - When hiking, Sheila Collins may not be able to see the path she's walking on so well, but she can still sense of the magnificence of the nature surrounding her.

Jul 4
Massachusetts officials say animal cruelty a major problem

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The link between animal abuse and other violent crimes is well-documented, and law enforcement agencies and courts are recognizing that people who commit serious acts of animal abuse frequently have past criminal histories or are more apt to commit violent crimes against humans.

Jul 4
Gardner fire chief hospitalized from injuries at fire scene

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Gardner's fire chief remains hospitalized in Worcester from injuries sustained fighting a house fire.

Jul 4
Cape Cod officials issue Great White Shark safety tips

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) - Cape Cod officials are reminding visitors how to stay safe as great white sharks begin their annual return to the tourist destination.