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Foul smell in downtown Northampton perplexes officials

The city’s fire department received calls about a manure-like odor Tuesday, but were still stumped Wednesday as to the cause.

Hundreds gather at Goodwill for Thanksgiving dinner

About 300 gathered at Goodwill’s annual Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday in Boston, a tradition that dates back to the 1930s.

Cops for Kids with Cancer raises 17K for families struggling with sick children

State and local police have been serving up lasagna, chicken parmigiana, and pizza this holiday season to help support local families struggling with the financial burden of childhood cancer treatment.

State agency targets ‘place of last drink’ nightspots tied to drunken driving

The program will be in operation until New Year’s, the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission says.

Officials to keep watch over stranding of turtles on Cape

A wave of 28 turtles washed ashore on beaches across the Cape’s outer arm Tuesday, officials said.

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John ‘Wacko’ Hurley, organizer of St. Patrick’s parade, dies

Hurley was a central figure in the dispute over whether gay advocacy groups could march in the South Boston parade.


// Remembering a son, and giving thanks

Tom and Sandy Blackshaw know something that only parents who have lost a child can know.

// Amid public furor, T delays rail service changes to 2016

Commuters blasted new schedules released last week for eliminating heavily used trains and stops during rush hour.

// Dorchester man sought in death of woman found burned

Officials said Fernando Owens, 43, of Dorchester, killed the woman, whose body was found in Bridgewater, in retaliation for his son’s murder.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.