BOSTON — With the clock on the legislative calendar ticking, good government groups are urging lawmakers to act fast to allow people to register to vote on Election Day.

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The recreational boating industry, not unlike its commercial fishing counterpart, is staring down a burgeoning workforce shortage, particularly in skilled technicians. Now the industry and local vocational educators are trying to push back.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in China.

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A new group headed by former City Council President Paul Lundberg believes that a new school in East Gloucester will provide a modern learning environment for children.

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The former Fuller School site will be home to a local bank's newest branch. 

DANVERS — Three North Shore-based banks are planning to open new branches this year as they continue to stake out territory in a competitive market.

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SALEM — Congressman Seth Moulton has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. 

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BOSTON — The schedule has been set for legislators to hear testimony and ask questions of the Baker administration about its $44.6 billion budget plan for fiscal 2021.

BOSTON — The group of parents, students and advocates who sued the state last summer alleging unconstitutional disparities in public school funding said they're dropping that lawsuit, describing themselves as "pleased" with the Legislature's education finance overhaul and Gov. Charlie Baker'…

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has received more than $160 million from federal immigration authorities since 2012, most of which went to four county jails in exchange for housing and transporting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, according to a report in The Boston Sunday Glo…

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Demolition isn't the only thing underway at the intersection of Main and Elm streets. 

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When Adam Farber moved back to the North Shore and took over his father's business, he had some pretty big shoes to fill. 

BOSTON — Public schools, prisons and homeless shelters would be required to provide free menstrual hygiene products under plans being considered on Beacon Hill.

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We here at FishOn have stepped away from our royal duties and frankly the royal family couldn't seem more pleased. While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got Canada and Frogmore Cottage, we got a couple of Keno quick picks and residency at the royal kennel in Dogtown, Scratchnsniff Cottage. We…

BOSTON — Massachusetts is joining the race to decarbonization, with state leaders weighing ambitious plans to all-but-eliminate greenhouse gas emissions over the next three decades.

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The New England Fishery Management Council is set to resume action on the contentious groundfish monitoring amendment next week, but the Gloucester-based Northeast Seafood Coalition is questioning whether the council is rushing its own process and operating with incomplete information.

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Organizers of an annual event hosted to help veterans reintegrate into Cape Ann life after leaving the armed forces are changing things up.  

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There was lots of big hair, loudly-colored clothing and rubber bracelets at East Gloucester Elementary School on Friday.

BEVERLY -- The MBTA has doubled the price of parking at its garage in Beverly in the agency's latest effort to calibrate just how many people use the facility.

Members of Masconomo Council 1232 Knights of Columbus recently hosted their annual holiday dinner meeting at The Antique Table in Manchester.

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The East Gloucester Winter Carnival happens this Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Gloucester Elementary School, 8 Davis St. This family-friendly festival features crafts, games, face painting, prizes, a cake walk, a bake sale, food and more. More information available by call…

Gloucester police arrested a Medford man on a variety of charges early Friday morning after he led four police cruisers on a chase up Washington Street and through portions of downtown.

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Hi, Aspen here! I’m a girl and one of seven bouncy, adorable 2-month-old puppies complete with wrinkles here at Cape Ann Animal Aid. We traveled from Virginia and can’t wait to meet our new family! Could it be you? We are happy-go-lucky pups. The folks here are guessing we have some terrier …

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BOSTON — The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company was ordered to spend 5 1/2 years in prison for orchestrating a bribery and kickback scheme prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis.

BOSTON — Former New York City mayor and Medford native Michael Bloomberg has hired a top political advisor to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to advise his Massachusetts presidential campaign efforts in the run-up to Super Tuesday.

NEWBURYPORT — The Institution for Savings Bank, which has branches in Gloucester and Rockport, marked its 200th anniversary Tuesday by raising a commemorative flag outside its main office building on State Street.

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ROCKPORT — Halibut Point State Park has garnered $100,000 for new interpretive signage.

BOSTON — Police have seized weapons belonging to at least 20 people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others under the state’s “red flag” law, according to newly released data.

A Gloucester man is among the four people injured in a three-car crash that was caused by a driver heading the wrong way on Route 128 in Danvers early Thursday morning.

A Gloucester man has been sentenced to five to six years in state prison after a jury found him guilty trafficking of women for sex at brothels in and around Boston and money laundering.

MANCHESTER — The weather gods again have prompted organizers to postpone the bonfire planned to kickoff Manchester's bicentennial.

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Law enforcement personnel and community members have rallied together to make sure that families can spend quality moments together during trying times.

BOSTON — Passengers aboard a flight arriving from China were screened at Boston's airport Wednesday night as health officials around the world work to contain an outbreak of a new strain of a disease that's sickened hundreds and killed more than a dozen people in China.

BOSTON — Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has been pressing lawmakers for years to allow the cash-only Massachusetts Lottery to enter the modern age and shed its exclusive reliance on cash. The budget Gov. Charlie Baker filed Wednesday would let the Lottery take a small step in that direction.

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Essex - David L. Andrews, 76, of Essex, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at Beverly Hospital. Born in Ipswich he was the son of the late Lewis W. and Theresa (Canillas) Andrews. David attended Essex Elementary School, grades 1-8. He also attended Gloucester High School, grades 9-10. Aft…