Shortly after the COVD-19 pandemic hit Cape Ann a year ago, Steve Day’s computer repair shop actually saw a bump in business.
After residents continued to voice their concerns about having a police shooting range behind Haskell Pond in West Gloucester, city officials have recommended changes to find a compromise between officers' need for training and neighbors' wishes.
ROCKPORT — Liam O'Connell, the lawyer representing former fire Chief James Doyle, has filed a grievance regarding Doyle's termination. The town, through its lawyer, said it will not entertain the accusations.
NEWBURYPORT — A local man faces a misdemeanor breaking and entering charge after Boston police say he broke into Fenway Park early Saturday morning and then scaled the left field wall known as the Green Monster.
As Massachusetts enters the second month of March to be shaded by the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people here who have been fully vaccinated is roughly equal to the number of people who have been infected with COVID-19 over the last year.
BOSTON — Secretary of State William Galvin wants to see Congress pass a law guaranteeing that every voter can cast a mail-in ballot in federal elections.
BOSTON — Marijuana retailers want to do away with the impact fees they pay to cities and towns in order to set up shop, arguing that the industry has had minimal impact on police, fire and other municipal services.
IPSWICH — Calling it "obviously a very, very sad case," a Newburyport Superior Court judge on Friday approved a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit against a driver who struck and killed an Ipswich man and seriously injured the man's wife and son last year in Ipswich.
Lowell School Committee member Robert Hoey Jr. has resigned via social media after referring to a Gloucester Public Schools administrator by an anti-Semitic slur.
BOSTON — Lawmakers are making another push to drum up revenue from fees on ride-hailing services but the effort faces pushback from the companies who say it will mean higher costs for Uber and Lyft rides.
METHUEN — More than 100 pets evacuated from winter storm-ravaged Texas are on their way to Massachusetts and will be ready for adoption as early as next week.
Lowell School Committee member Robert Hoey Jr. has resigned after referring to Gloucester Public Schools’ director of finance and operations by an anti-Semitic slur
ROCKPORT — An explicit political sign on Curtis Street has neighbors complaining to town officials and police, but they say there's not much to be done.
Cape Ann did well in the most recent round of state Seaport Economic Council grants, with projects in Manchester and Gloucester receiving almost one-third of the $3.8 million awarded to nine coastal projects.
ROWLEY — A Beverly woman clocked driving roughly 110 mph on Interstate 95 south last month admitted responsibility and was ordered by a Newburyport District Court judge to pay a $405 fine.
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker acknowledged problems with the state's rollout of COVID-19 vaccines at a legislative oversight hearing on Thursday, but he argued the system has vastly improved and vowed to get more shots into people's arms.
The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, including the Cape Ann chapter, invites high school students to enter its “Democracy Challenge” student video contest.
CONCORD, N.H. — A self-proclaimed white nationalist was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three-and-a-half years in federal prison for threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a separate racist group that he believed was harassing him.
BOSTON (AP) — Former State Rep. David Nangle pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal district court to a series of charges including illegally using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses.
ROCKPORT — During the first round of Rockport Public Schools' state-granted weekly COVID-19 tests, school officials were able to locate only two positive cases among the district's staff and 92% of its student body. As a result, the district transitioned back into hybrid learning in full as …
Massachusetts has set fishing regulations for the upcoming 2021 recreational fishing season, retaining the status quo in state waters on seasons and limits for most species.
BOSTON — Lawmakers are taking aim at insurance companies with a plan that forces them to cover COVID-19-related claims filed by businesses and eliminate "virus exclusions" in many policies.
When a relatively new nonprofit organization heard residents were in need of personal care items, it quickly reached out to its 6,5000 Facebook followers to help.
BOSTON — More than 300 companies were cited for violating state labor laws amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, according to data from the attorney general's office.
BOSTON — College athletes could get paid for the fame and notoriety they gain by playing sports under a proposal in Congress that would do away with longstanding rules that forbid compensation for collegiate sports.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police and firefighters responded to the scene of an apparent construction accident in the city's Financial District on Wednesday morning in which critical injuries were reported.