BOSTON — Employers have been granted a temporary reprieve from the state's new paid family and medical leave law, but it will end up costing them.

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As fishing regulators continue to consider changes to current groundfish monitoring programs, NOAA Fisheries is developing a new strategic communications plan to help stakeholders more fully participate in the rule-making process.

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If the impending shuttering of Whole Foods Market's Pigeon Cove Seafood operation has a silver lining, it may be this: the shifting of seafood processing to an unnamed Massachusetts company could open up another market for fresh Gloucester seafood.

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The Sawyer Free Library was rocking this past Friday night, June 21, when wizard rockers Harry and the Potters performed for more than 170 fans of all ages.

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If you attend a Gloucester High School football game, you’ll see 29-year-old Danny Williamson keeping the crowd energized with his famous sprints down the sidelines. If you’re friends with him on Facebook, you’ll find dozens of likes and comments on his posts about his achievements. And if y…

First came a ban on polystyrene containers, next banishment of those thin, single-use plastic bags.

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People write to us here at FishOn. We don't encourage it, but short of going into the witness protection program or faking our own deaths, we're really not sure what to do about it.

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MANCHESTER -- Town and Massachusetts State Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 48-year-old Manchester woman whose body was found in the sand Saturday adjacent to the Manchester Yacht Club at Tuck's Point.

The sister-city Homestay program with Tamano, Japan, is once again sending a contingent of students to Gloucester this summer, and the organizers are looking for homes for five students and one chaperone. 

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The Massachusetts Environmental Police, in an effort to crack down on unethical recreational fishing, said it issued criminal summons to five fishermen for landing 39 undersized striped bass at Rafes Chasm.

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Gladstone, a jewelry and fine art gallery at 36 1/2 Union St. in Manchester, announces a solo show "Passages & Waterways," featuring works on paper by Boston artist Joel Janowitz. There is an opening public reception this Saturday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Hi, I’m Kyle, a 6-month-old miniature schnauzer mix. I’m blessed with the ability to roll out of bed and head out looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, with little to no effort on my part. I’d be willing to share my best tips and tricks with you, but only for having my presence in your home.…

BOSTON — Federal immigration authorities will be temporarily barred from making civil arrests at Massachusetts courthouses until a final decision is made in a lawsuit brought by two district attorneys.

Kathleen Cail of Peabody has been identified as the 67-year-old woman who died Wednesday after falling from a boat at Cape Ann's Marina Resort into the Annisquam River.

Gloucester schools made gains in cutting tuition costs under the school choice program over the past year, state figures show.
  
 The city's school system still shelled out more than $2 million for students to attend other districts, with the vast majority getting their education in Rockpor…

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U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is trying to secure additional funding for North Atlantic right whale research through an amendment to the federal government funding bill for fiscal year 2020.

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A Maine congressman is borrowing from the groundfish playbook, accusing NOAA Fisheries of using substandard science in its bid to protect right whales in the Gulf of Maine.

Kathleen Cail of Peabody has been identified as the 67-year-old woman who died Wednesday after falling from a boat at Cape Ann's Marina & Resort into the Annisquam River.

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BOSTON — Law enforcement officials have broken up a Merrimack Valley-based narcotics ring, arresting 12 individuals and seizing sizable quantities of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.

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A 67-year-old Peabody woman apparently drowned Wednesday after falling overboard at the Cape Ann's Marina Resort off Essex Avenue.

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Big Mike’s Bikes, Gloucester’s only bike repair business, has a new home for the summer as a pop-up repair and rental shop in the parking lot of the Stage Fort Park Welcoming Center.

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BOSTON — Massachusetts will have to spend more than $18 billion to fortify its coastline against rising seas and monster storms fueled by a changing climate, according to a new report.