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Worcester honors six fallen firefighters 23 years after deadly warehouse blaze

The group of firefighters known as the "Worcester 6" lost their lives battling a blaze inside Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. on the evening of Dec. 3, 1999.

Police identify pilot killed in Falmouth plane crash, wife hospitalized with serious injuries

Carl Willis and his wife Candace "Candy" Oldham were returning from a day trip to Westfield they were taking with several other couples who loved to fly. Willis was remembered as kind and "always very friendly."

2 dead, 5 injured in Worcester crash after car speeds away from police

Officers had initially stopped the car after receiving a 911 call that the driver had threatened two men with a handgun. A search of the car later turned up a black airsoft gun disguised to look like a Glock 19 handgun, police said.

Remains of Cambridge soldier killed in WWII identified

Private Joseph E. Lescaut of the US Army Air Forces died on July 26, 1942 at the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines.

Man dies after falling 40 feet from elevated roadway onto on-ramp near the Ted Williams Tunnel

A 33-year-old man exited a vehicle that was in traffic and crossed over a railing and fell onto the on-ramp at about 7:30 p.m., State Police said Saturday.

Police investigate a man’s fatal shooting in Nashua, N.H.

Joseph Bisson, 57, died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen and head, after being shot at 56 Amherst St. Friday evening, officials said Saturday.

Missing elderly man found safe in Concord, police say

Huanlu Wang, who only speaks Mandarin, left his home on Sachem Way in Acton on foot around noon Friday. On Saturday morning, police announced he had been located.

Man arrested in connection with murder of woman in Jackson, N.H.

Brandon Mitchell, 22, of Jackson, allegedly shot Esmae Doucette, 23, also of Jackson, last Wednesday. according to the New Hampshire attorney general's office.

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Holiday concerts ringing, if you’re listening

Seasonal programs feature anniversary celebrations of the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Nutcracker,” and more.

INFORMER

Winter concerts, a gingerbread house contest, and ‘The Nutcracker’

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras is hosting an afternoon of winter concerts on Dec. 11 at the Dolan Performing Arts in Ipswich.

Quincy

Quincy council approves $23 million more for public safety building

Officials blamed the cost overrun primarily on inflation.

More than 1,600 sign petition supporting permanent outdoor dining in Newton

Close to 20 restaurants in Newton were able to provide outdoor dining using parking spaces in front of their establishments this year.

Former home of beloved ‘Eyes on the Prize’ creator becomes Boston landmark

The city first received a petition from residents seeking the designation in 2017.

NO LIMITS: Waypoint Adventure gives students with physical and emotional challenges real-life experiences outdoors

Year-round programs include hiking, rock climbing, paddling, cycling, and cross-country skiing.

THE ARGUMENT

The Argument: Should the state require later start times for all middle and high schools?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

‘To do nothing is not an option:’ In Brookline, controversy grows over future of aging public ice rink

In Brookline, a potential expansion of a beloved — but aging — public ice rink has pitted critics against project proponents over concerns that a larger facility could spoil a gem of a public park.