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BLOTTER TALES

Now that’s one big lizard

A 4-foot-long lizard is found in someone's driveway, a man gets locked in handcuffs and then can't find the key, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Gloucester teachers jump in to produce face shields for essential workers

Teachers and a lab coordinator from the high school and O’Maley Innovation Middle School volunteered to help create plastic face shields using the two schools’ approximately 40 3-D printers.

With daily jokes, Bridgewater-Raynham schools turn frowns into smiles

Hundreds of people tune into the daily “Turn That Frown Upside Down Joke of the Day Challenge.”

Sailing is a way of life for former Milton Academy, BC captain

Martha Fortin, who learned to sail at age 6 at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, may find herself at the America’s Cup Races in New Zealand next year.

Protective gear, grab-and-go meals, and educational resources

UMass Lowell students in the university’s 3D Printing Club have donated hundreds of items of protective gear — including masks, face shields, and “ear-savers” — to COVID-19 first responders.

Newton City Council approves $2 million for COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program

The city has partnered with Metro West Collaborative Development to assist Newton households that have been negatively impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

How Newton Community Farm is pushing forward amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The staff is finding ways to encourage local interest in the farm’s work and at-home gardening.

SALEM

Salem expands sidewalk areas downtown to enable social distancing

Salem has temporarily expanded the sidewalk areas along five downtown streets to make it easier for pedestrians to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.