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Two men hospitalized after serious head-on crash in Rockport

The head-on crash involving a dump truck and a small box truck occurred just before 1 p.m. Friday, Rockport police said.

N.H. man accused of fatally shooting estranged wife in house fire dies

Manoel Viana, 57, suspected of shooting his estranged wife who was found dead inside his burning home on Sunday night, died at a Boston hospital, officials said Friday. The New Hampshire state attorney general's office had said it planned to charge him with a charge of first degree murder if he recovered.

Barbershop window damaged in Mission Hill shooting

Officers responded to 1596 Tremont St. on the report of a person shot at 3:35 p.m., Friday but did not find a victim. A barbershop's window was damaged.

School buses left after dropping students off at the Mattahunt elementary school in Mattapan in mid-December.

How many coronavirus cases have been reported in Mass. schools? Check our map

The number of coronavirus cases reported in schools has been steadily rising since the late fall and early winter.

Students were tested for COVID-19 in the lobby of the McGlynn Elementary School in Medford.

Coronavirus cases are rising among children and teens in Mass. Here’s a closer look at the numbers

This week, for the first time, state public health officials released a more detailed breakdown of COVID cases among the 0-19 age group. Overall, 6,982 cases of COVID were reported among those 19 and under from March 21 through April 3, with the highest numbers among older teens.

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Flowers bloom on a tree in Mass. during the springtime.

It’s warming up in New England this weekend. But it won’t last

Saturday looks to be the warmest of the two weekend days, with a storm system heading toward New England on Sunday that will bring some rain.

DMX.

DMX, hip-hop artist with a trademark delivery, dies at 50

DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday.

Romanian man extradited to Mass. on ATM-skimming charges

A 26-year-old Romanian man has been extradited from Germany to Massachusetts, nearly four years after he was indicted on charges connected to an ATM skimming operation across several states that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims, officials said Friday.

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For one of the entries in the album, Nancy Shohet West took a photo of a young bull (right) that joined the herd at her parents’ Carlisle farm.

How sharing photos helps bridge the 1,000 miles that keep us apart

After my daughter left for college last fall, I struggled with my inability to visualize her new surroundings.

After a year’s shutdown because of the pandemic, Pilgrim Hall Museum reopened this month.

Pilgrim Hall Museum reopens with new emphasis on women

The museum says its new exhibit “resets the 400-year story of Plymouth with a focus on the lives and legacies of ‘pathfounding’ women.”

"Save Webster Woods!" signs displayed along Langley Road in Newton in 2016.

Newton, Boston College spar in court over value of Webster Woods

Boston College trustees and Newton officials are wrangling in Middlesex Superior Court over the value of about 15 acres of Webster Woods that the city took through eminent domain more than two years ago.

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Developers will seek changes for a mixed-use residential, retail, and business project at the MBTA's Riverside station that was approved by Newton's City Council last year.

Newton to hold public hearing on updated Riverside proposal that includes two life sciences buildings

Newton’s Land Use Committee and Planning and Development Board will host an April 13 public hearing on a proposed life sciences building and other changes for the Riverside mixed-use development on Grove Street.

Fire crews from Somerville, Cambridge, and Malden battled a four-alarm fire in Somerville, near Davis Square.

Four-alarm fire in Somerville quickly extinguished

Fire crews from several communities converged on a four-alarm fire in Somerville on Saturday afternoon but quickly had the flames under control, officials said.

Marshalee Ellis-Kehlhem sang during a recent Sunday service held remotely from The Greater Framingham Community Church.

‘Death didn’t have the final say’: Easter delivers a message of hope after a year filled with despair

Even as they acknowledge the loss of life and economic devastation caused by COVID-19, some church leaders say there is reason to feel optimism and even joy this season.

Should Massachusetts require auto insurers to refund premiums with people driving less during the pandemic?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Beverly Beckham: Love one another? It seems we have done everything but

We live in a world where when nature isn’t after us, our fellow man is. It didn’t take even half of the United States being vaccinated before mass shootings started up again.

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