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Lindsay Clancy’s lawyer said she was on 13 different drugs for mood disorders, anxiety, and psychosis. Was she over medicated?

Specialists who treat women with these mood disorders say it’s not uncommon for providers to try multiple medications. Yet, some said that using more than a dozen such drugs in such a short span of time is unusual.

12-year-old girl struck by vehicle in Concord

The child was flown to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries after she was struck shortly after 7:30 a.m. Friday while crossing Commonwealth Avenue. The driver stayed at the scene, police said

Over 34,000 bags of heroin seized, three arrested, in Holyoke narcotics investigation

After a lengthy drug trafficking investigation, police seized 34,250 bags of heroin, $32,645 in cash, and 258 grams of suspected cocaine from a home and vehicle, officials said Friday.

‘I hate the cold’: In Boston, homeless people seek shelter from an extreme chill

As record low temperatures prepare to blanket Massachusetts this weekend, homeless Bostonians are facing a frightening dilemma: Head to shelter or brave weather this city hasn’t seen in more than a century.

Baby killed, mother seriously injured, after tree falls on vehicle in Southwick

The tree came down due to heavy winds on Friday, killing the baby and seriously injuring their mother, a 23-year-old Winstead, Conn. woman, officials said.

Boston must work to address its role in disparities, Wu says

“I have the chance to be surrounded by Black excellence, Black joy, Black brilliance, Black persistence, every single day here working for the city of Boston,” Wu said.

East Boston fire leaves 12 displaced amid cold emergency, no injuries

The American Red Cross was seeking to assist residents of 41 and 43 Cottage St., where a fire quickly spread amid the bitter cold Friday afternoon, according to the Boston Fire Department.

Harvard winding down misinformation expert Joan Donovan’s research over school policy

During her time at Harvard, Donovan has become one of the most high-profile researchers on online extremism, media manipulation, and disinformation campaigns.

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INFORMER

A pipe organ concert, a valentine-themed market, and auditions for a ballet summer program

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program celebrates and recognizes students accomplished in career and technical education.

NORWELL

Norwell voters fail to pass proposal for new town hall

The current building at 345 Main St. was built in 1950 and has been in failing condition for more than a decade, according to town officials.

The keys to success

Second Chance Cars provides automobiles to low-income recipients who can demonstrate that owning a car would help them get a job, keep a job, or advance within their field.

Brookline health officials to study impacts of retail marijuana on community, youth

The study will examine the legalization of retail marijuana and its impact on the community, particularly the town’s youth, officials said.

FIELD GUIDE

Poking around the lives of prickly porcupines among us

Contrary to folklore, porcupines cannot shoot their quills — they turn their back toward a potential predator when threatened and raise their quills.

BLOTTER TALES

Firefighters rescue a toy doll that fell into a storm drain

Firefighters save the day when a girl drops a doll down a sewer drain, a man finds a shard of a kitchen knife in his sandwich, and other odd tales from local police departments.

Genocide education grants distributed to local schools

An Act concerning genocide education, a law passed in December 2021, requires all Massachusetts school districts to include genocide education in middle and high schools.

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Local orchestras, bands heat up the winter music scene

The Bailey Street Brass, a South Shore-based brass quintet composed of Brockton Symphony Orchestra players, consists of two trumpets, a horn, trombone, and tuba.