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A running list of Cape Cod beach closures due to shark sightings

Numerous Cape and Islands beaches have been temporarily closed for swimming over the summer after sharks were spotted in the waters off shore.

Suspect in David Ortiz case to get hearing Monday on his potential release

A suspect in the David Ortiz shooting case will get a hearing Monday morning in the Dominican Republic to review the one-year detention he is currently serving for his alleged involvement in the crime.

Hundreds rally at City Hall Plaza against gun violence

The rally, one of many scheduled across the country this weekend by Moms Demand Action, came after the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton, which together left 31 dead and scores injured.

Jewish schools, synagogues seek state grants to improve security

As anti-Semitic incidents rise both in Mass. and beyond, day schools, community centers, and synagogues are seeking out more advanced security measures that may have once been unthinkable.

Racing toward the future, while wearing robots

Wearable robotics technology could help soldiers and first-responders conserve energy in strenuous situations, according to a Harvard University and University of Nebraska Omaha team.

How does Encore Boston Harbor keep its flowers so fresh? Meet the shrub whisperer

Patrick Chadwick is the flower foreman at the Everett casino. He aims to deliver “a transcendental garden experience” at Encore Boston Harbor.

10-year-old Victoria Carregal takes delight in Flight of the Angel

The Peabody native played a big role in the annual Fisherman’s Feast celebrations in Boston’s North End on Sunday Night.

Boston’s Dominican parade: 2.7 miles of music, marching, and muñecas

The 34th Dominican Festival of Boston took place Sunday in celebration of Restoration Day, a Dominican holiday.

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Who are you going to call when (gasp!) your kids have lice?

Lice Treatment Center Metrowest brings its services, and all-natural shampoo, to families, schools, and camps.

Five elderly siblings reunited in Peabody

“We started our lives together and we are so lucky to be ending our lives together,” said Mary Cena, 92.

Once an immigrant, now she helps others

Once an immigrant, Saska Icitovic of Lynn now helps others who fled oppression in their native lands.

Openings, closings, and more in the south suburbs

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs south of Boston.


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