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BOSTON (AP) — Winter doesn’t mean the end of farmers markets in Massachusetts. Once reserved primarily for the summer and fall months, indoor winter markets are popping up in dozens of locations around the state. In Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood, for example, a farmers market opens on...
BOSTON (AP) — The state Department of Transportation is asking the public to suggest ways it can streamline the way it does business. Transportation officials are planning a series of “listening sessions” to hear from residents and business owners. The first session is scheduled for 2 p.m. on...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police say a man was arrested after he walked up to a police cruiser New Year’s Day and began punching the officer in the face. Police say the 23-year-old Everett man faces assault and other charges. A police news release says the officer was parked at Boston City Hall...
BOSTON (AP) — Northeastern University says a 21-year-old student who went missing in November has been found dead. Dennis Njoroge was a native of Kenya who graduated from a Worcester high school and was studying media arts at the university. WFXT-TV reported Sunday that state police had...
BOSTON (AP) — Presidential hopefuls are facing a key deadline in Massachusetts this week. Monday is the last day for candidates to file nomination papers with Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office. The deadline is 5 p.m. Galvin has already randomly chosen the order in which the...
BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of swimmers plunged into Boston Harbor on Friday for the L Street Brownies’ annual New Year’s Day Swim. The Boston Globe reports that almost 1,000 people gathered to participate in the plunge, which is one of the oldest traditions in Boston and has taken place each year on...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Hampden district attorney is warning there may be a more lethal strain of heroin being distributed in the area. Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni said Saturday there has been a spike of medical emergencies and fatalities due to opiates in the past 48...
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — An accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Fitchburg left four people injured, including two young boys. The Telegram & Gazette reports that rescuers received reports of an accident at 9:20 p.m. on Thursday near 500 Ashburnham Hill Road. Injured in the accident...
AGAWAM, Mass. (AP) — Police in Agawam are investigating a head-on crash that left one person dead. The accident happened at about 6 p.m. Saturday in the area of Main Street. Lt. James Donovan says the driver of one of the vehicles, 48-year-old Christopher Young, died after being taken to a...
BOSTON (AP) — Five Massachusetts farms are sharing $400,000 in state grant money to improve their infrastructure. Luther Belden Farm in Hatfield is receiving $100,000 for dairy infrastructure improvements. Burnett Farm in Adams is getting $50,000 for a barn expansion. The Kitchen Garden in...

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